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Computer E-Waste Recycling Process & Disposal Methods

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Computer E-Waste Recycling Process

Environmentally-Responsible E-Waste Disposal Methods

Liquid Technology takes pride in the fact our e-waste recycling process strictly adheres to the Environmental Protection Agency’s rules and regulations. As computer recyclers  of excellence, Liquid Technology ensures our clients that all of their equipment will be disposed of properly and in accordance with all current federal, state and local regulations concerning the proper disposal and recycling of e-waste. 

The E-Waste Recycling Process Helps Organizations Manage Risk

Here are some examples of how our e-waste disposal methods help our clients minimize their risks.

Recycling CRTs 

Decommissioned CRT monitors pose a serious health threat to the environment if they are not subjected to proper recycling and disposal processes. Toxic substances such as lead, mercury, barium, cadmium and phosphorous are all contained inside of a CRT. Unlike many of our competitors, Liquid Technology does not sell or export CRTs in our e-waste recycling process. Instead, we send all of our unsalvageable CRTs to our downstream e-Steward Certified partners where they are taken apart by hand to ensure zero environmental impact.

Recycling PCs/Servers

Through our responsible e-waste recycling process, end of life PCs and servers are all demanufactured in-house by our trained technical staff. Individual components such as CPUs, RAM and hard drives are harvested and remarketed whenever possible. The rest of the machine is stripped down and sorted into different material streams such as plastics, metals, circuit boards and cables. These are then sent to our downstream partners who refine and smelt these items into raw materials that can be reused in another capacity.

Printers/Copiers/Fax Machines

These low-grade items are stripped of any potentially toxic materials such as large LCD screens or toner cartridges and then sent downstream where their plastics and metals are recycled and reused.

Recycling UPS & Battery Backups 

The majority of Battery Backup systems use lead acid (wet-cell) batteries. Lead is an extremely toxic substance, so it’s imperative that it be dealt with properly during e-waste recycling. Our downstream partner does this by smelting and refining the batteries into recycled commodities such as hard and soft lead and sodium sulfate (fertilizer). The scrap plastic is then broken down and used to create new battery cases.

Learn More About the E-Waste Recycling Process

Download our informative e-waste recycling whitepaper to learn more about EPA-compliant disposal of e-waste and what you should look for in a reputable e-waste recycler.

Contact our computer waste recycling experts today for fair prices and fast removal of your excess IT assets. 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 and a Liquid Technology Assessment Specialist will promptly respond to you. Feel free to include a computer equipment liquidator spreadsheet of your excess IT equipment to help expedite the process.


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