What is e-waste?
E-Waste is a popular term coined to describe discarded electronic products which are damaged or simply obsolete. While there is no clear definition for the types of items considered e-waste, (e.g. whether to include electronic appliances like microwaves), it is most often used in regard to consumer, business and office equipment.
What items do we collect?
Here are some of the items we collect.
- LCD Monitors/CRT-TV’s
- Scanner products
- Digital Cameras
- PDA/Handheld devices
- Cell Phones
- Servers / Switches
- Computers / Laptops
- Dry-Sealed Rechargeable Batteries
- Uninterruptible Power Supplies
- CD Rom/DVD/CDRW
- Electronic devices
- Industrial switching
- Medical Devices
- POS equipment
- Electronic Components
- Phone Systems
Where does the product go?
Products collected by Electronics Recycling Services are either, recycled, or destroyed in an environmentally safe way. Our partner repair facilities can re-work anything that still has a technology life and distribute it to charities or clients throughout the world. If products have reached their end of life but still have reusable components such as plastics or metals, we break them down into their component pieces and recycle them. For data, drives, prototypes, and anything else where security is an issue, we thoroughly destroy them using our proprietary destruction process. Our unique closed loop audit system provides our clients with a thorough audit trail for their e-waste disposal.
Why can’t I just throw my e-waste in the trash?
In most states it is now illegal to place electronic equipment into the trash. Mercury, lead, and other hazardous materials can leak from landfills into the water supply, accumulating at unsafe levels. The EPA and State Authorities are increasing their attention to this issue and have levied fines. Proper disposal prevents damage to the environment as well as unpleasant legal consequences.
How much does it cost?
With Electronics Recycling Services, drop-offs are always free. Pickups, data destruction services, and other value-added services are priced competitively. For more information on pricing and pickups please Contact us in order for us to provide you with availability and accurate pricing.
- Recycling – products are disassembled for core component recycling
- Destruction – products are physically destroyed, then broken into components for recycling
- Recovery – products are salvaged and any equipment recovered for reuse
- Resale and Recovery – products deemed as ‘free title’ and resalable are reintroduced into the consumer chain for reuse.