Recycling services

Recycling experts with your sustainability goals in mind

ACTenviro is expert in developing creative, sustainability programs, and finding environmentally-sound outlets for recycling spent materials. 

Here are a few examples of how by-products can be recycled:

  • Spent materials from the semiconductor industry make perfect raw ingredients for the painting industry.
  • Items with high energy content can be directed to cement kilns for use as a supplemental fuel source in their production processes.
  • Similarly, high-energy non-hazardous materials can be converted into energy at waste-to-energy plants.

Our recycling experts can uncover synergies between generators of waste materials and consumers who turn these materials into new products. We provide comprehensive recycling options for:

  • Solvents
  • High-BTU solids and liquids
  • Aqueous solutions
  • Batteries
  • Universal waste (fluorescent tubes, mercury, etc.)
  • Electronic waste (“e-waste”)
  • Light ballasts
  • “Exit” signs
  • Precious metal-bearing waste
  • Used oil and oily water
  • Cardboard, paper, plastics, etc.
  • Medical waste
  • PPE waste

Our programs include: 


Our CLOSED-LOOP recycling programs for plastics and PPE are designed to empower the future with clean energy. 

5,000 tons Plastic = 1,052 gallons of fuel


ACTenviro’s – Waste-to-Energy takes non-hazardous waste – otherwise destined for landfill – and combusts it, generating steam for electricity production. Ash is processed to recover metal for recycling while all gases are collected, filtered and cleaned to minimize environmental impact.


  • On average, 1 ton of waste = 500-650 kWh of power and ~50 lbs. of recycled metal
  • Cleaner source of energy
  • Fewer fossil fuels burned: 1 ton of waste = ¼ ton of coal
  • Methane from landfills: 20+ times more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas


ACTenviro’s Microwave Disinfection System – the first of its kind in California to offer a waste-to-energy Red to Green option – will enable you to go green by safely disposing of your medical waste in a way that is both economical and environmentally-friendly.


PaintCare makes it easy to recycle leftover paint. In states with paint stewardship laws, we operate recycling programs on behalf of paint manufacturers.

ACTenviro is proud to partner with PaintCare Inc., a non-profit organization representing paint manufacturers/producers to plan and operate paint stewardship programs in U.S. and jurisdictions that pass paint stewardship laws.

In states where PaintCare operates, we encourage households and businesses to take their unwanted, leftover paint to a PaintCare drop-off site. 

To be accepted for drop-off, PaintCare products must be in their original containers of no larger than 5 gallons in size, must have the original manufacturer’s printed label on the container, and must be covered with a secured lid. We cannot accept open or leaking cans. Please review the detailed list below of PaintCare products and non-PaintCare products: PaintCare Products vs. Non-PaintCare Products

We accept PaintCare qualifying containers at the following ACTenviro branches:

  1. Escondido, CA
  2. Redlands, CA
  3. San Jose, CA
  4. Dixon, CA
  5. Merced, CA
  6. Denver, CO
  7. Tacoma, WA
  8. Clackamas, OR

To see all drop-off locations, visit: https://www.paintcare.org/drop-off-sites/. To request a PaintCare quote, fill out our form here.

A Recycling Story: ACTenviro and Bachem

ACTenviro was proud to be honored with another IEA (Industrial Environmental Association) “Environmental Excellence Award” at their annual conference in San Diego this year (2023). This award was presented to ACTenviro and Bachem for their collaborative effort in developing a carbon recycling program for Bachem, saving them 360K per year and, more importantly, eliminating 50 tons of carbon per year from going to landfill.

“We’re involved in all facets of hazardous waste management. Our passion is really providing our clients with comprehensive solutions that both their budget and environmental goals.” (Account Manager at ACTenviro)

Satisfied Customers

  • Our account manager and his support team’s responsiveness and personalized service make doing business with ACTenviro a real pleasure. ACTenviro handles my client’s chemical, biological and radioactive waste.
    Contract Environmental Health & Safety Consultant
    Biopharmaceutical Company
  • Thank you very much for your service at our initial appointment. Your technician was great and provided excellent customer service. Your company has exceeded our expectations. ACTenviro will be our go-to waste disposal company
    Corporate Vice President
    Design, Manufacturing and Distribution Company


*ACTenviro has National service and consulting capabilities across the US

San Jose (Corporate Offices and Working
967 Mabury Road
San Jose, CA 95133
Phone: (408) 548-5050
24.7 ER: (866) 348-2800
Fax: (408) 548-5052
6940 Tremont Road
Dixon, CA 95620
Phone: (800) 559-3274
Los angeles
12235 Los Nietos Road
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Phone: (714) 545-2191
1210 Elko Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Phone: (408) 548-5050
Fax: (408) 548-5052
san diego
2010 W Mission Road
Escondido, CA 92029
Phone: (858) 925-2500
4 Wayne Court, Building 9
Sacramento, CA 95829
Phone: (916) 299-4228
inland empire
600 Iowa Street
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: (909) 406-4400
265 Riggs Avenue
Merced, CA 95341
Phone: (209) 722-4228
Fax: (209) 722-8228
13600 SE Ambler Road
Clackamas, OR 97015
Phone: (971) 279-6780
New Mexico
208 Murray Road SE
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone: (505) 445-9400
Fax: (505) 445-9401
ACTreatment (TSDF)
6137 Edith Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 349-5220
Fax: (505) 344-7986
El Paso
511 Highway 213
Chaparral, NM 88081
Phone: (575) 824-0164
6212 S 75th Avenue #4
Laveen Village, AZ 85339
Phone: (602) 842-9160
5568 N Camino De La Tierra
Tucson, AZ 85705
Phone: (520) 471-4672
4730 Bronze Way
Dallas, Texas 75236
Phone: (469) 518-6400
Fax: (469) 518-6402
1700 North E Street
La Porte, TX 77571
Phone: (713) 568-2500
Fax: (713) 568-2501
4295 Kearney Street
Denver, CO 80216
Phone: (720) 386-2900
Fort Washington
500 Office Center Drive
Suite 400
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Phone: (626) 224-1666
1809 E. Houston Ave
Spokane, WA 99217
Phone: (509) 503-1300
Fax: (509) 503-1301
2923 S J Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
Phone: (253) 357-5200
Fax: (253) 357-5201
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