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Don’t Forget to Add E-Waste Recycling to Your Spring Cleaning Strategy

With its fresh, clean air and rising temperatures, spring is the ideal time to open up the windows and give the home a thorough cleaning from top to bottom, hence the term “spring cleaning.” But, the home isn’t the only place that needs an annual clean-up. Spring also makes for the perfect time to spruce up and streamline the office. And, for many companies, this means getting rid of inventories of old, outdated IT.

If your office is undergoing an IT spring cleaning, then you need to ensure that you’re utilizing the services of a reputable e-waste recycling provider. Doing so will not only protect your company from costly EPA fines and penalties, but you’ll be doing the environment a favor by keeping all of the toxic elements found in today’s technology out of local landfills.

How Does Recycling of E-Waste Work?

The first thing you will need to do is take inventory of the equipment you want to be recycled. This includes any electronic item with a battery or power cord. Next, contact Liquid Technology and provide us with a detailed list of your end-of-life inventory. Our e-waste recycling specialists will work with you to schedule a date and time of pick up and we’ll take it from there.

After we remove the equipment from your premises, we’ll provide you with the documents you need to verify that your business has adhered to the EPA’s e-waste recycling standards, including an auditable report for data destruction and a DVD video of your hard drives being shredded (if utilizing those services).

Once your equipment arrives at our service center, we disassemble each component by hand to remove any raw or reusable materials. The materials are then sent to our e-Stewards-certified downstream partners for processing and recycling.

Why Every Company Needs to Include e-Waste Disposal in Its Spring Cleaning

According to the EPA, in 2011 there were 2.37 million tons of electronic products ready for end-of-life management, but only a quarter were recycled. As a result, the waste stream of electronic devices grows by more than 5% every year. With most Fortune 500 companies issuing an average of 3.5 devices to each employee, corporations can help manage the flow of e-waste significantly simply by adopting an e-waste recycling strategy.

E-waste recycling is a serious issue that can provide immense benefits to not only the environment, but the economy as well. Consider these facts:

  • Recycling one million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by 3,657 U.S. homes in a year.
  • The amount of gold salvaged from one metric ton of circuit boards is more than 800 times the amount mined from one metric ton of ore.
  • Recycling e-waste keeps toxic materials like lead, nickel, mercury, and cadmium out of the environment.

Contact Liquid Technology Today for Prompt, Affordable E-Waste Recycling and Disposal

Liquid Technology is an e-Stewards certified e-recycler, a member of NAID®, R2-certified, and an ISO 14001 certified e-waste recycler. We are fully-insured and we adhere to a strict no landfill, no export, and no prison labor policy. We can provide your company with EPA-compliant e-waste recycling and disposal services it needs quickly and affordably.

We are here to help you – quickly and easily. We can be reached by calling our toll-free number, by email or simply complete our quick form for a free quote and a Liquid Technology Assessment Specialist will promptly respond to you. Feel free to include an inventory spreadsheet of your IT inventory to help expedite the process.