Electronic Recycling Events

There are many reasons why we should be recycling our old and broken electronics. With e-waste being the United States’ fastest growing waste stream and contributing to over 70% of the hazardous waste in our landfills, it is astonishing that electronics are still only recycled at a rate of approximately 12%. The issue seems to be not that people do …

New Law Would Limit Exports of Electronic Waste

On July 23rd of this year, a bill prohibiting the exporting of electronic waste in order to avoid improper and dangerous disposal was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives.  H.R. 2791, The Responsible Electronics Recycling Act of 2013 (RERA) is an amendment to The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) which already restricts the export of ‘restricted electronic waste’ …

The Importance of E-cycling

When it finally comes time to get rid of that old hard drive, things aren’t as simple as just tossing it into the trash. Not only is this illegal in many places—doing so also contributes to increasing toxic chemicals in landfills. When weighing your electronic recycling options, remember that disposing of them is more complicated than it may seem. Where …

Repercussions for Electronics Recyclers that Mishandle Material

Whether you represent a business upgrading electronic equipment or simply looking for an outlet for that box of unwanted electronics in your basement, it’s important to do your electronic recycling homework. All e-waste services are not created equal. 5 Questions for Prospective Recyclers: What happens to the items after I bring them to you? Do you have a written landfill …

What to Do About the E-waste Conundrum

It’s a common problem: We’ve got electronics we no longer want or use but we just don’t know what to do with them. This class of waste, commonly referred to as “e-waste,” keeps growing faster than any other waste stream in industrialized countries. Computers, televisions and cell phones make up just a few of the items we replace with regularity.  …