How To Recycle Electronic
Don't throw your electronic
items in the trash. Help our planet and recycle your electronic items.
Our growing dependence on
electronics items both at home and in the workplace has given rise to a
new environmental challenge: electronic waste. A recent study by the U.S.
EPA shows that electronics already make up approximately 1 percent on the
municipal solid waste stream. Research indicates that electronic waste
is growing at three times the rate of other municipal waste.
Electronic items and electrical
products surround us — from computers, televisions and stereo equipment,
to small appliances like irons and cellular phones. Huge numbers of these
products wear out or become obsolete, creating a challenge for their safe
According to the U.S. EPA, over
20 million personal computers became obsolete in 1998 and only 13% were
reused or recycled.
Electronic items like circuit
boards, batteries, and color cathode ray tubes (CRTs) can contain hazardous
materials such as lead, mercury and hexavalent chromium. If improperly
handled or disposed, these toxins can be released into the environment
through landfill leachate or incinerator ash.
In just one year, over 112 million
pounds of valuable materials were recovered from disposed electronics for
recycling and reuse. Materials includes steel, glass, plastic and precious
With electronic waste growing
by the day, the consequences of its remnants are beginning to take their
toll. Please do your part and recycle your unwanted electronic devices.
is proud to recycle your unwanted electronic items free of charge, you
can send your old electronic items to:
- Recycle Dept.
6600 Hwy 9
Felton, CA 95018
is interested in the following Electronic Scrap:
Old Main Frame Computers
Old Personal Computers
CD ROM Drives
Old Telecommunication Equipment
Assemblies and Sub-Assemblies
Q: What do you charge
for electronic scrap, CRT or monitor disposal?
A: No charge for
electronic disposal if delivered to our facility.
Q: What happens to
the systems once you receive them?
A: All materials
are separated by type (plastics, metals, circuit boards,) then sent to
domestic processors who specialize in those commodities.
Q: What happens to
A: We separate the
plastics and electronics from the tube and send the tube to a domestic
certified lead smelter for processing.
Q: Does any part of
the computer end up in the landfill?