E-Waste Recycling

Computers, monitors, keyboards, mainframes, telephones, cell phones are the most common electronic wastes.
Due to the low cost of new equipment and the constant advancement in technologies there has been a surplus of electronic waste.   

Computers contain hazardous substances such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), lead, antimony, mercury, chromium, cadmium, lithium, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), halogenated flame retardants, beryllium, etc.

Lead is commonly found in the solder used on computer chips and circuit boards. PCBs are sometimes used in lubricants or coolants. PVC is used in cables. Antimony and halogenated flame retardants are used in the monitors and printed circuit boards. Mercury is used in the back lights. Beryllium is present in the mother board. Chromium, cadmium, lithium are present in batteries and used in plating.

All the components of electronic waste are stripped and separated. The follow segregated materials are further processed and recycled:

  • CRT Glass
  • Steel
  • Wiring/Cords, etc.
  • Copper
  • Circuit Boards
  • ABS Plastic