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Cal-Green recycles electronic waste
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Cal-Green Recycling employees Avery Noble, Samantha Barragan, Sara Jackson, Jake Hernandez, and Bill Leifried provide managed disposal for unwanted IT equipment. - photo by NANCY ANGEL / The Journal

Name of business: Cal-Green Recycling

Type of business: Recycling company

Location:  2474 Industrial Rowe, Turlock

Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays.

Contact info: Call 668-1738, or visit

History of business:  Hank and Vickie Jackson transformed their passion for recycling into an electronic recycling business in Turlock.

With Hank’s experience in electronic waste recycling, Cal-Green Recycling opened its doors to the local community in May 2010 with three employees on staff.

“Cal-Green offered something no one else was doing, picking up for free,” said Vickie Jackson.  “Our company offers free disposal to residences, and also businesses.  We also dismantle and destroy personal information.”

Today, Cal-Green has a collection site in Tuolumne County and a dismantling site in San Bernardino County.  It was the first company in the Turlock area to ensure all information is dismantled before being disposed of.  The company uses the Department of Defense wiping process to erase all hard drives.

Last year, Cal-Green won the National Chamber of Commerce Award for Recycling Company in Turlock.

 Business specialty:  Cal-Green Recycling provides a managed disposal program for unwanted IT equipment. Beyond recycling, the business also liquidates surplus computer inventory, and provides certified off-site and on-site electronic data destruction services. 

“We accept all electronics,” said Jackson. “If it runs off electricity or battery, we take it;  so, any appliance, large or small, computers and other computer related components, and just about anything else."