How to Handle “E-Waste”

computer wasteOther than generating hazardous waste, many companies also generate electronic waste or “e-waste” but may not know it. Those computers you purchased from the big box stores have components to them that can be recycled, reused, or scraped. Everything that has a circuit board has a value for recycling. We live in a throw-away society but being able to recycle to reuse the metals is important to be sustainable.

Here are some services we provide.

  • E-Scrap
    • Unwanted or outdated electronics that will be recycled.
  • ┬áSecure destruction
    • Does your facility have security measures to securely dispose of sensitive material? We can securely dispose of electronic equipment that holds important data for your company.
  • Universal waste such as batteries, ballasts, and fluorescent lamps.

Who Generates E-Waste?

We have been assisting customers with managing their electronic waste to provide a more sustainable practice for their business. It is surprising how many different industries generate e-waste:eWaste specialists

  • Health Care
  • Microelectronics
  • Original Equipment Manufactures
  • Contract Manufactures
  • Telecom
  • Government

How to Store Electronic Waste

First, the generator will need to determine if the equipment is no longer in use or outdated. If it is either then it is classified as e-waste. The generator can separate out the waste by putting items in with their universal waste collection for your transporter to separate out. Then at the destination facility, the electronics are categorized, taken apart and shredded appropriately. Lastly, the scrap is collected and is able to be reused in manufacturing electronics and other equipment.