The Right E-Waste Recycler – Cal Micro Recycling
At our 90,000 sq. ft. processing facility based in the City of Ontario, we have a recycling operation of more than three acres. With a large staff of trained employees, we ensure that your electronics are safely and securely recycled. All services are performed within our R2 processing facility, and we are fully licensed and certified as an approved electronics recycler by Cal Recycle, The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. We are e-waste recycling experts, and are very familiar with our client’s environmental challenges and compliance concerns. You can rely on our experienced team to help you easily and responsibly dispose of your electronic waste and outdated office equipment. For well over a decade, our electronics recycling center has offered First-Class e-waste recycling for our clients. We are third party audited and maintain ongoing compliance above and beyond all Federal, State, and local regulations.
The Growing Issue with Electronic Waste
Electronic waste, or simply “e-Waste” are electronic devices that have reached their end-of-life (EOL). Whether in working condition or not, they are items that are no longer wanted – obsolete, broken or damaged, or have been superseded. These items should be recycled, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it is the fastest-growing solid waste stream with between 20 and 50 million tons being disposed of each year worldwide and will continue to grow at a rate of 8% year after year. This explosive growth is the result of new, cheap devices that push consumers to buy new devices quickly which artificially shortens the life span of electronic devises. Such items can often be refurbished or recycled. For example, for every one million cell phones that are recycled, the EPA states that 35,274 lbs. of copper, 772 lbs. of silver, 75 lbs. of gold, and 33 lbs. of palladium can be recovered. One ton of circuit boards contains an estimated 40-800 times more gold than one metric ton of ore. Surprisingly, there are 30-40 times more copper in a ton of circuit boards that in a metric ton of ore. Yet a large amount still find their way to the landfill. In fact, only 12.5% of e-waste is currently recycled. Why such a staggering figure? For most, e-waste isn’t always easy or convenient to recycle.
Responsible Electronics Recycling
Not all e-waste recyclers are the same. There are safer ways to recycle e-waste, and then there are companies that simply export the waste to developing countries. Rather than monitoring the recycling of the e-waste for health and human safety standards in these developing countries, many businesses simply have residents disassemble waste and use scrap metal, exposing the workers to toxic materials. Therefore, determining how to handle the disposal of electronic recycling equipment can be a daunting task for any organization. There is an increasing number of government policies around how and where to recycle e-waste along with increased regulations to consider when choosing the right vendor for the disposal of electronic waste.
Cal Micro Recycling is an R2 Certified e-waste recycler which is a responsible recycling certification. The R2 Standard is a code of practices that ensures quality, transparency, and environmental & social responsibility when processing e-waste.
We provide a high level of customer service, communication, and reliability, which makes old electronics recycling easy for our clients. Our knowledgeable staff can help you determine the easiest plan of action, and get it done quickly, so that you can move on with your day.