Issue No. 104April 2021
Business Technology and Electronic Waste
Many times we are asked by our clients; what is the best way to dispose of end of life computer and server hardware?
It is important to recognize the importance of proper disposal of unwanted electronic equipment and devices. This equipment may contain heavy metals and other materials that can become hazardous to human health and the environment, including:
- Lead: Certain computer monitors and televisions contain a cathode ray tube (CRT). These contain leaded glass and are the largest source of lead, a poisonous metal, in municipal waste.
- Mercury: Some electronic equipment contains recoverable quantities of mercury, another poisonous metal.
- Cadmium: Rechargeable nickel-cadmium (NiCd) batteries are the largest source of cadmium in municipal waste.
We partner with a few local technology E-waste Recycling companies that can provide you with a Certificate of Recycling and/or a Certificate of Destruction, which certifies that the E-waste recycling materials received were handled in strict compliance with State and Federal regulations.
Given the quantity of items that you have to recycle, some of these E-waste partners will provide the service for free. Others will charge a nominal cost.