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Dr. Larry Zirkle

General Manager

Total Reclaim Inc

Direct Phone: (907) ***-****       

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Total Reclaim Inc

2200 6th Avenue South

Seattle, Washington 98135

United States

Company Description

Total Reclaim Inc. specializes in environmentally sound management and recycling of CFC gases and refrigeration units along with other hard-to-handle materials. Total Reclaim is the largest CFC unit decommissioning facility in the Northwest, processing... more

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Anchorage Alaska Recycling Services for Computers & Electronics, Refrigerants & Appliances

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Total Reclaim | Recycling News & Events

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"People thought they were doing the right thing. For thousands of years, villagers have been taught to bury their waste..." - Larry Zirkle, Total Reclaim, Inc.
When we think of waste burning in open pits and once pristine landscapes littered with old electronic equipment, what comes to mind are places in remote parts of the world, where the dumping of broken down electronics has been vividly documented.
But there is no need to travel to distant lands to see piles of burning waste, says Larry Zirkle of Total Reclaim, Inc., a Pacific Northwest company that specializes in environmentally sound recycling of computers, electronics and other hard-to-handle materials. As close to home as rural Alaska, where Zirkle travels to teach villagers how to remove refrigerant from their refrigerators, there are heaps of metal waste, animal carcasses, computers and refrigerators piled high, sometimes being burned, with potentially appalling public health implications.
"People thought they were doing the right thing," Larry explains. "For thousands of years, villagers have been taught to bury their waste material or put it near the water to be washed away. When this was all organic matter, there wasn't a problem. But now that they're dealing with a different type of waste, they run the risk of releasing high levels of mercury, lead, and fecal bacteria into surrounding rivers."
Zirkle, who is part Native American, left corporate America at the age of 47 and took it upon himself to travel to and educate rural native Alaskan communities about the impact of electronic waste on the environment and on a tribe's traditional values and way of life.
The problems of waste disposal are often compounded by the villages' remote locations, where the lack of transportation infrastructure can make even the disposal of recyclables a considerable challenge. Zirkle teaches villagers how to recover waste materials and repair broken appliances. He also works with the EPA and others to find cost-efficient solutions to the waste challenge, such as developing recycling/recovery hubs along the coast so that villagers can drop off their waste in one place.


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Larry Zirkle is general manager of the Alaska office of Total Reclaim, a computer and electronics recycling firm. Total Reclaim, which Zirkle started in his garage in 2005, operates in a 4,000-square-foot warehouse in South Anchorage.

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Larry Zirkle is general manager of the Alaska office of Total Reclaim, a computer and electronics recycling firm. Total Reclaim, which Zirkle started in his garage in 2005, operates in a 4,000-square-foot warehouse in South Anchorage.
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In 2009, Total Reclaim's lighting business quadrupled, and business overall grew about 30 percent, said Larry Zirkle, the energetic general manager of the firm's Alaska office.
Overall that amounts to about 53,000 pounds of electronics a week, of which everything but the chemically treated wood on television consoles is recyclable, he said.
"I think it's our outreach program," said Zirkle.
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Total Reclaim, which Zirkle started in his garage in 2005, operates in a 4,000-square-foot warehouse in South Anchorage. Zirkle and his staff of eight have a mission to increase the number of businesses and individuals who recycle electronics.
"People are understanding. They walk into our shop and see piles of electronics, and we say 'that's only two days' work,' " said Zirkle.
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The Matanuska-Susitna Valley, the fastest growing area of Alaska, does not currently have a program for electronics recycling, but Zirkle said he hopes to find a place where his firm can hold an event there.


Green Products | Environmental Products News for 01/17/2010

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Larry Zirkle is general manager of the Alaska office of Total Reclaim, a computer and electronics recycling firm. Total Reclaim, which Zirkle started in his garage in 2005, operates in a 4,000-square-foot warehouse in South Anchorage.


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Larry Zirkle of Total Reclaim leans on just some of the televisions that have come into the business in just the past few days. The TVs are placed on pallets and shipped out for recycling.

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Larry Zirkle of Total Reclaim leans on just some of the televisions that have come into the business in just the past few days.

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