Today is an exciting day for us here at Homeboy Recycling. Not only is it America Recycles Day, it is also our one year anniversary of being part of the Homeboy Industries family. Together in the last year we have recycled 1,000,000 lbs. of electronics and grown our team by 8 employees. We are so appreciative of the Homeboy Family and look forward to all the future jobs we will create & electronics we will recycle. Cheers to many more & thank you for all the support we've received so far!

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In 1986, when Reverend Gregory Boyle was appointed pastor at Dolores Mission Church in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, he said “there were eight gangs at war each other.”

Two years later, he and other community members began what would later grow into Homeboy Industries, the world’s largest gang intervention and rehabilitation program. It developed from an initiative to create opportunities for gang members. This was a novel approach to crime, since mass incarcerations were the primary tactic for dealing with gang violence at the time. Read More:

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In 1986, when Reverend Gregory Boyle was appointed pastor at Dolores Mission Church in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, he said “there were eight gangs at war wi...
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Curt Hahn
· November 24, 2015
Brian is the Turntable TECH ! He just Finished retuning and retweaking my second turnatble .
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He also replaced the needle ....
This was my second visit there for service and also got rid of a lot old electronics stuff from my storage unit
what a neat place to visit and see alot of Vintage electrronics Can't wait to see the mueseum when it opens up
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Carol McGovney
· February 14, 2017
Anything Homeboy is a WINNER! I fully am behind and support this new business venture!
Bob Haas
· October 26, 2016
I just got home with my repaired Dual turntable.
Thanks, Brian.
Juan Tillis
· December 5, 2014
Truly a progressive company making a difference in the world.

Tomorrow is America Recycles Day! Bring by your electronics tomorrow from 10-5:30 to join in with the rest of America to keep valuables & toxins out of our landfills AND help us create more jobs!

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We will be closed tomorrow 11/10 for Veterans Day. We will reopen on Monday 11/13. Have a safe and happy weekend!

We will be participating in Antioch University Los Angeles Sustainable Living Fair! On November 13th, we will be collecting electronics for the students at Antioch University and tabling about how electronics recycling contributes to a sustainable environment!

Celebrate America Recycles Day with Homeboy Recycling

In case you missed it, we are now located at 1370 E 18th St. on the south side of Downtown LA. We are all settled in to our new and improved space, which greatly expands our capacity to repair, refurbish, and recycle electronics. Come visit!
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Here is a sneak peek of a powerful passage from Father Greg's new book, "Barking to the Choir"! You can preorder a signed copy from us to be shipped on November 8th at

Impact Recyclers is hiring! (We are a founding partner of IR, which is a network of certified electronic recyclers with social missions just like us located around the U.S.). Impact Recyclers is looking for an experienced Sales Lead to support national marketing efforts. This is an exciting opportunity for candidates looking to take their industry knowledge into the social enterprise space! Please send your resume and cover letter to by December 1st. Thanks for your interest!

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Fun Fact: The last time the Dodgers won the World Series was the same year Homeboy Industries was founded! Throwback to 2015 when they payed a visit. What an exciting time for the city of LA! #WorldSeries2017 #ThrowbackThursday

Our new Business Development Manager, Yolie, was out representing Homeboy Recycling at LACI's event to welcome Matt, the new President and CEO of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator! We were very excited to be at the event & provide tasty Homeboy Industries pastries for all of the guests!

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator added 42 new photos to the album: LACI's First Fundraiser Helps Create an Inclusive Green Economy.

Thank you, Mayor Eric Garcetti, for rolling out the #WelcomeMatt Thursday night for our new President and CEO Matt Petersen! We're also incredibly grateful to t...he Los Angeles Department of Water & Power and Morton La Kretz and Linda La Kretz Duttenhaver, without whom the La Kretz Innovation Campus would not exist.

P.Y.T. Los Angeles and Chef Josef Centeno and our sponsors Eventologie, Homeboy Recycling with Homegirl Cafe and Bakery, Pellegrini Wine Company, Apotheke Los Angeles, and Mulholland Distilling also deserve special shout-outs for providing an incredible meal, delicious libations, and scrumptious desserts for our guests.

Your support during our first fundraiser means so much to LACI, to our entrepreneurs working to save the planet, and to the communities near and far that we serve in building a just and green economy.

Gold Sponsors
- Melony & Adam Lewis
- PG&E

Silver Sponsors
- Herbalife Nutrition

- Apotheke Los Angeles
- The Avatar Alliance Foundation
- BYD Motors
- Greenlots
- Morton La Kretz
- Linda La Kretz Duttenhaver
- David Nahair Companies
- Paul Jennings, PCS Energy, LLC
- Bernie Cahill, ROAR
- Rachel M. Simon
- Hive Lighting

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Great article on 10 ways to celebrate Repair Day! We have a great repair team here who specializes in repairing vintage audio equipment!

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We hope you have your screwdrivers handy—because tomorrow is International #RepairDay!

Happy National Reuse Day! The best thing to do with your electronics is reuse them in new ways before recycling to give them a second life. We are dedicated here to reuse as much as we can, whether thats using recycled electronics in our office, repurposing furniture or using recycled items for art projects! Brian is committed to fixing electronics so our customers can reuse them for years to come! (Tomorrow is also national repair day!)

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We still love collecting vintage electronics! We are open M-F 10-5:30 for drop offs at our new warehouse: 1370 E. 18th St. Los Angeles, CA 90021. Come check it out & bring in your old electronics!

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An important article that validates why recycling with Homeboy Recycling is always a good idea. We're the top certified e-waste recycler in LA and our process ensures that your data will always be safe!

Electronic waste is a huge problem that the world has to deal with. Every aspect of human existence is now invaded by electronic devices-TVs, servers, ph...

We loved being able to collect electronics at this years 5k! Thanks to all who came out, ran, walked and supported Homeboy Industries. We appreciate all of you!

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We loved showing our space and sharing what we are up to at Homeboy Recycling!

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By far one of our favorite aspects of Summit this year, our local social enterprise tours! It's so important to take the time to learn about each other as we al...l strive toward change-making missions. Just one of the many ways we can continue to be a supportive community. Take a look at our participants' photos of the tours.

Thank you to LA Conservation Corps, The L.A. Kitchen, MADE by DWC, LocoL, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, Homeboy Recycling, With Love Market and Café, Homeboy Industries, LURN, Chrysalis, and Everytable for opening your doors to our participants and the social enterprise community.

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