When computer manufacturers aren't the best choice for recycling computers

Posted on Mar 2 2017 in Recycling News

An investigation uncovers what Dell really does with those old electronics. For many manufacturers, recycling a responsibility they've been pressured to take on and, in the case of Dell Computer, it appears to be a responsibility that it was not qualified to handle.

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Questions to ask potential computer recycling companies

Posted on May 31 2014 in Recycling Tips

We are now going to look at what you need to know before hiring a computer disposal company. Specifically, what questions you should ask so that you don't regret your decision down the road. Failure to do at least a little due diligence can result in expensive fines and damage to your brand. What's more, you may need to pay to have the same computers disposed of twice if...

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What you should know before retiring old computer equipment

Posted on May 30 2014 in Recycling Tips

The idea of retiring computers never seems very hard. Just send an e-mail to employees telling them to pick out what computers they'd like to buy. Whatever isn't sold could be donated to a charity or merely discarded.

Those of you who have gone through the process know that it is not that simple.

What started off as a nice thing to do for the employees becomes a long, arduous and

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By 2017, World's E-Waste Predicted to Grow 33%

Posted on Jan 10 2014 in Recycling News

It looks like the e-waste problem is only getting worse. A new study by the "Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP) Initiative" predicts that by 2017, the global volume of discarded TVs, cellphones, computers, and monitors and other electronic products will produce about 33 percent more e-waste, or 72 million tons. That amount weighs about 11 times as much as th

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More abandoned warehouses full of monitors found in several states

Posted on Sep 12 2013 in Recycling News

Last time we wrote about how Jason Linnell of the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse said, “Lots of smaller recyclers are in over their heads, and the risk that they might abandon their stockpiles is very real.”

It hasn't even been six months and, as part of an investigation into CRT glass recycling markets, the industry publication, E-Scrap News has learned that recycling processors in several states have abandoned operations after charging CRT

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Recycler leaves football field-sized pile of abandoned monitors

Posted on Apr 1 2013 in Recycling News

What do you do when you've been undercharging for CRT monitor recycling and are stuck with a huge warehouse of monitors that cannot be processed profitably? How about just abandoning the entire thing and let taxpayers pick up the tab.

That's what happened near Fresno, Ca. when a recycling company discovered that their glass tube monitors weren't worth as much as they thought they were.

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PC Disposal Earns R2 Responsible Recycling Certification

Posted on Sep 1 2013 in Company Press

FindLawPC Disposal recently earned its R2 Certification for responsible recycling. The R2 certification is a set of requirements and practices which reviews and verifies that a company is properly disposing electronic equipment, along with ensuring worker health and safety and proper data security practices.

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What really happens to electronic waste?

Posted on Jan 14 2011 in Recycling News

While there are many legitimate and environmentally friendly electronics recycling companies available, a recent NPR story shows us that there are also many companies that might not be as honest about what they are doing with your old electronics. More often than not these items are shipped outside the US, moving the toxic waste dump from our shores to developing countries.

While recyclers do make money selling metal

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The growing problem of electronic waste in landfills

Posted on Aug 10 2010 in Recycling News

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 42% of electronics sold between 1980 and 2004 have been thrown away, the majority of which were not recycled. From 1999 to 2004, the rate of recycling for these products flattened at just 15% to 20%.

What's worse is that many of these unwanted electronics still work. The Consumer Electronics Association estimated that of the 304 million electronics — including computers, televisions, VCRs, monitors and cell phones — remove

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Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets

Posted on Apr 15 2010 in Recycling News

Nearly every digital copier built since 2002 contains a hard drive that stores an image of every document copied, scanned, or emailed by the machine. If you're in the identity theft business it seems this would be a pot of gold.

This past February, CBS News went to a warehouse in New Jersey to see how hard it would be to buy a

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