What is e-waste?

 E-waste refers to electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life", for example, computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled.

What should you do with e-waste?

Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Reduce your generation of e-waste through smart procurement and good maintenance. Reuse still-functioning electronic equipment by donating or selling it to someone. Recycle those components that cannot be repaired. Most electronic devices contain a variety of materials, including metals, that can be recycled. You can drop off your end of life electronics at our facility or one of our collection bin events. We will make sure that these items are recycled responsibly.

What’s the list of recyclables items?

Computers, keyboards, calculators, DVD players, monitors, televisions, telephones, smartphones, tablets, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, headsets, routers, servers, external hard drives, mouse devices, and fax machines.

What is the Electronic Waste Recycling Act?

In 2003, the Electronic Waste Recycling Act established a funding system for the collection and recycling of certain electronic wastes. Key elements of the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 include the collection of an electronic waste recycling fee at the retail point of sale of covered products and requirements on manufacturers to provide consumer information regarding recycling opportunities. The intent of this program is to make recycling options for consumers more convenient so products containing toxic compounds are disposed of appropriately. For more information on this law and its implementation, please see http://http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Electronics/.

What is banned from the landfill?

Almost any product with a circuit board is now banned from the landfill and considered universal waste and, as such, requires special handling. Like used motor oil and paint, universal waste is a kind of hazardous waste. It is illegal to dispose of hazardous waste in the garbage. These products contain toxic substances, such as mercury, lead, and cadmium. Mercury, released into the environment through the improper disposal of mercury-containing products, is a known neurotoxin.

What’s our collecting bin program?

The release of new iPhones, Androids and tablets means billions of existing devices become obsolete. The former owners of these devices are motivated to recycle them when easy access to this service is available. Collection bins are conveniently placed outside libraries, shopping centers, schools and other high-traffic areas so people can properly dispose of electronics that are no longer in use. We’ll get your collection bin program up and rolling in no time and reinforce your status as an environmental sustainability leader in your industry.

How we wipe and destroy all data?

Proper recycling of electronic devices entails complete disassembly and sorting of parts. One very important aspect of this process is ensuring all data are wiped and destroyed. Federal legislation like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Graham-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) set rigorous standard for protecting sensitive medical and financial data. PC Recycle focuses on compliance with all federal, state and industry regulations in the most cost-effective manner as possible.

What are our certifications and licenses?

ISO 14001:2015

The International Organization of Standards (ISO) took a holistic approach when it set the standards for environmental management systems. E-recycling companies must demonstrate commitment to mitigating climate change and preventing toxic waste from contaminating water and soil. There must also be a concrete track record of regulatory compliance. PC Recycle’s ISO 14001:2015 certification sends a strong message to stakeholders, in that the company goes above and beyond what the law requires to do its part in protecting precious ecosystems.

ISO 9001:2015

A quality management system sets forth the standards that an organization follows in planning and executing internal operations. The International Organization of Standardization (ISO) issues ISO 9001:2015 certification to companies that consistently adhere to statutory and industry regulations, while making customer service a top priority. This certification is not exclusive to e-recycling. It is issued to companies in all industries that demonstrate excellence in their fields and continue to show improvement over a given time period.

OHSAS 18001

The British Standards Institution sets international guidelines for health and safety in the workplace. PC Recycle implemented the OHSAS 18001 system and gained certification after independent assessors approved our internal operations structure. Clients appreciate our commitment to occupational health and safety, while our employees strive for excellence to keep our certification active and in good standing.

R2 Certified

The non-profit Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) sets international standards for the both the e-recycling and electronics repair industries. A three-year collaborative effort between SERI, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, numerous NGOs and OEMs produced the processes and measures that comprise R2 Standards. PC Recycle is one of about 600 R2:2013 Certified recycling facilities in the world and has maintained good standing with annual maintenance and re-certification every three years.