What IS e-WASTE?
Electronic waste or e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling or disposal are also considered e-waste. Informal processing of e-waste in developing countries can lead to adverse human health effects and environmental pollution.
Electronic scrap components, such as CPUs, contain potentially harmful components such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, or brominated flame retardants. SOURCE
Why choose TRC as your electronics recycler?
Your environmental and information security concerns when it comes to recycling your electronic waste are our priority. Improper disposal of electronics leads the way to many environmental hazards.TRC service can reduce your liability by providing a network of certified processors and recyclers to safely and responsibly handle your e-waste.
Computer monitors and television picture tubes average four or more pounds of lead per unit. Circuit boards and other components often contain additional contaminates and heavy metals such as lead and mercury, even barium and lithium. Read about the CRT recycling process on TRC's blog.
what happens to the data on my computers?
Important data reside on your computer equipment. Don’t let this information get into the wrong hands! We provide guaranteed protection of your data because equipment is dismantled and components are processed into raw materials. Memory chips and hard drives are destroyed so data is irretrievable. Your end-of-life electronics are not exported, re-sold, refurbished, re-distributed, or re-purposed. With TRC, rest-assured your sensitive information destruction needs are met with care.
Responsible Recycling Practices: TRC partners are fully vetted members of e-stewards, ISO14001:2004, ISD9001:2008.
All shipments are tracked and Certificates of Recycling are issued to each customer.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR CRT RECYCLING?
TRC partners offer a state-of-the art, automated de-manufacturing and recycling system providing an effective, economical
solution for recycling obsolete monitors and televisions into various new glass uses and products. Downstream
vendors provide a recycling or reuse process that is the preferred method of recycling by state and federal agencies. CRT waste is sorted by type and chemistry to produce glass that is ready for the downstream companies. This proprietary CRT glass process meets and exceeds all federal regulations and guidelines regarding the CRT Rule. All protocols meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations, while safely processing the glass with no exposure to the environment.
- TRC partner's glass-to-glass recycling safely removes the coatings allowing it to be recycled into new CRT glass and reused. This sustainable method prevents the lead from leeching into the environment and causing harm.
ITEMS ACCEPTED BY TRC
- Cell Phones
- Circuit Boards
- Hard Drives
- UPS Systems
- See Universal & Hazardous Wastes