Why You Should Go to a Certified Electronics Recycler

Most consumers want the newest and most advanced technologies available as soon as the latest products are released to the public. Some even purchase a new phone or other electronic devices every year, but knowing where to discard obsolete electronics when they are replaced can be tricky. When trying to figure out what to do with your old or outdated electronics, it is imperative that you seek a recycler that specializes in electronics and follows the necessary guidelines for the disposal of electronic waste, or e-waste. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that millions of tons of e-waste are improperly disposed of annually. This tremendous volume of solid waste quickly takes up precious landfill space with materials that can be toxic to the environment or resist decomposition. Cal Micro Recycling provides expert electronics recycling and follows strict protocols for optimal safety.

Cal Micro Recycling Certification

Handling e-waste properly and safely requires a distinguished level of skill and knowledge. Individuals who want to recycle their electronics should search for a recycling facility that employs a highly experienced staff and adheres to environmentally friendly standards. Cal Micro Recycling provides many recycling services throughout Southern California and is proud to be certified and trusted by the following environmental organizations:

  • SERI (Sustainable Electronics Recycling International) R2
  • OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) 18001: 2007
  • ISO (International Organization of Standardization) 14001: 2004
  • CalRecycle (California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery)
  • NAID (National Association for Information Destruction) AAA

What Do These Certifications Mean?

When a recycler meets specific standards for safe recycling and management of electronics, they can obtain certification from reputable organizations. Complying with environmental regulations that pertain to electronic waste and destruction helps keep toxic and inorganic substances from getting dumped into landfills and ensures that as much material is reused as possible. By opting for professional electronics recycling, our customers can reduce their carbon footprint.

For more information about electronics recycling and environmental regulations regarding the disposal of e-waste, please call Cal Micro Recycling at 909.572.1661.