Question and answer section
We’re proud of our SoMa and Downtown stores, both of which received their Green Business certification through San Francisco’s Department of the Environment. San Francisco Green Businesses are committed to making our communities and planet safer, cleaner, and sustainable for all by meeting high environmental standards in various areas, including recycling and composting, energy efficiency, and water conservation.
And we thank you for making Cole Hardware one of the top spots to recycle in the City.
How Much Did We Recycle?
Quite a lot! We’re happy to be a partner with San Francisco’s vibrant Department of the Environment for about 20 years now. It all started with our battery recycling program and has expanded from there. Our warehouse crew members look forward to their weekly visits from Recology, and especially Luke, who has been servicing our stores for many years. The department shared with us their estimates of what our San Francisco stores recycled for the community from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. We found the numbers quite impressive, and we want to thank all our loyal customers as well as our crew members, especially our warehouse teams, who are often inundated with recycled items until the next pickup.
These figures are for our five San Francisco locations.
Gallons of batteries: 1,232
Gallons of paint: 6,923
Number of fluorescent tubes: 5,381
Number of fluorescent bulbs: 5,172
Number of propane cylinders: 535
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