We responsibly recycle non-viable IT Hardware. So if you want to clear floors or campuses of IT, we’re your one-stop shop. Keep in mind; our focus is paying you for working IT you no longer need. If we are unable to return value on your equipment, we’ll consult with you on finding a better outlet. For projects where most of the IT is more than five years old, it is likely that recycling all of it may be your best route. In that event, we would refer a certified recycler in your area to handle the project.
Large organizations use a lot of computers and other hardware. They likely upgrade on a set cycle. And when the new goes in the old goes out. But what does ‘out’ mean? Like outer space? Out in your backyard at home? Does it matter?…
It does matter. Electronics contain precious metals, but they also contain toxic elements like lead, mercury, and other heavy metals. We sort these materials and send them to the appropriately certified processor, who then renders them for reuse, or non-toxic for industry standard disposal. Gold is the most valuable metal that can be recovered from IT. But silver, copper, plastic, iron, cadmium, palladium, aluminum, etc. can be recycled. Although plastic often requires a recycling cost because of the low value. Printers are especially labor intensive to the recycler.
We make it easy to be environmentally responsible. Feel free to ask for our downstream records of where your non-viable IT ends up. Or you could always schedule an onsite audit or our facility (Or just show up, we’re always ready!). Our HQ is in Naples Florida, so if you’re up north, I would recommend a winter visit when it’s a cool 72F/22C.
Downstream of e-Scrap
What do we do with your e-Scrap? Memory, processors, hard drives, and circuit boards have gold value. So those are sold accordingly. The parts are shredded and separated for gold using magnets. The non-waste products are rendered non-toxic and properly disposed of. The gold is melted down and reused.
Other whole systems and parts, like printers and peripherals, are sent to demanufacturing facilities. The items are disassembled, and the resulting pieces are sorted and shredded for processing for smelting and reuse. Our downstream vendors have the appropriate state and EPA licenses for shredding, processing and smelting. Those include air, water, and ground pollution controls. For instance, certain products must not be exposed to rain for fear the runoff will contaminate ground or water. Air emissions from smelting operations are regulated such necessary filters catch any regulated particulates, and stacks are high enough to emit into the upper atmosphere sparing the local area.
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