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Texas Two Step: Balcones Resources and Round2 Inc. Partner to Expand Recycling Services

Austin, TX, August 10, 2011 --( Balcones Resources and Round2 Inc., two unique recycling providers, have entered into a long term agreement which will enhance the breadth of their recycling capabilities.

“Balcones is extremely excited to partner with Round2. We’re now able to offer our customers a more integrated solutions package to their sustainability needs. Round2 is a quality company that mirrors our philosophy related to the consistent delivery of a positive customer experience,” said Kerry Getter, Balcones Resources CEO.

Balcones Resources was recently awarded 60% of the City of Austin’s curbside recycling contract. Additionally Balcones currently recycles approximately 80% of Downtown Austin’s office buildings and 70% of Downtown Dallas. In 2010 Balcones Resources diverted approximately 127,000 tons from the landfill. With the Round2 partnership, Balcones Resources expects to see a 30% increase in diversion rates for 2011.

On July 20th, Obama administration officials along with industry leaders from Dell, Sprint and Sony Electronics met at Round2’s corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas to sign and release a strategy for the responsible management and recycling of electronics. The “National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship” further highlights the importance of the alliance between Round2 and Balcones Resources.

“Our strategic partnership will be a huge benefit to our combined customer base,” said Randy Weiss, Round2’s President and CEO. “Partners like Balcones Resources allow us to provide additional services to our eRecycling offering with ease and confidence knowing that they share our commitment to sustainable solutions.”

Balcones Resources is the largest independent recycler and provider of comprehensive environmental services in the Southwest. With locations in Austin, Dallas and Little Rock, Balcones focuses on the collection and processing of several grades of paper, plastic and aluminum. Additionally the firm offers a wide range of customized environmental services, ranging from recycling expertise and SingleCycle™ recycling programs to document destruction, equipment sales and leasing, and solutions for hard to recycle items.

Round2 INC. is a leading eRecycling service provider offering a wide range of integrated asset disposition, technology recovery and recycling solutions. Round2’s innovative solutions allow clients to better manage their end-of-life asset retirement process, technology rotation and data security requirements, while maximizing economic returns. Round2 is an R2 Certified, ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001: 2004, and OHSAS 18001: 2007 registered company.

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