> Recycling Electronic Waste
While people enjoy the benefits of faster, better technology both at work and at home, the number of unwanted computers, televisions, and other electronic devices grows at an alarming rate. Over 8,500 tons of electronic waste, or e-waste, was generated in 2005 in Washington State alone.
E-waste contains toxic materials such as lead, mercury, and cadmium and others. Several states and municipalities have enacted legislation to reduce the amount of e-waste that enters landfills and to minimize the impact of e-waste on the environment. Total Reclaim Recycles:
- Monitors (CRT, LCD)
- Printers (fax, scan, copy)
- Servers, routers, hubs
- VCRs, DVD players
- Stereos & Audio Components
- Misc. Electronics
- Returned/Unwanted Products
- Cell phones
- PDAs, handheld games
- Communications Equipment
- Misc. Office Machines
Recycling fees apply for most items. Volume discounts are available. Please contact the location nearest you for more details.
Total Reclaim collects electronic waste from businesses, individuals, community collection events and other sources. Some items can be marketed for reuse with little-to-no repair. Others must be refurbished before they can be offered as used electronics.
Most of the e-waste is processed and separated into various raw materials such as plastic, glass, steel, copper, and aluminum. These materials become commodities that are used as feedstock in the manufacturing of new products. Using advanced technology, highly trained personnel, logistical planning and considerable effort, the toxic materials present in e-waste can be recovered and kept out of our landfills.
Total Reclaim has collected and processed millions of pounds of e-waste. We are the leading computer and electronics recycler in the Pacific Northwest. Working together, we can solve your e-waste problem in a cost-effective, environmentally responsible manner.
Links to more comprehensive information on e-waste and the impact of toxins on the environment can be found on our Useful Links page.