Why Is There A Recycling Fee For Electronics?

It is vital to recycle electronic waste in order to protect the environment and the private information of your company. This is essential for ensuring that your company responsibly manages your electronic waste. Although it is expensive to safely and responsibly recycle electronic devices, this fee can be a shock to some, but it is necessary to ensure that the item is properly disposed of.

Recycling electronics is often thought of as recycling plastic or soda cans. However, there are many more steps involved in recycling electronics. It can be expensive to pay for labor and process electronic waste. The devices must be separated into their individual parts. They then have to be broken down into the glass, plastic, precious and other parts. They are then reconverted back into raw materials. These materials must be cleaned, and toxic materials should be safely disposed of. It is vital to ensure that toxic materials in electronic devices are properly recycled. This will help protect the environment as well as the people who work at recycling centers. It can be costly to keep up with environmental standards.

You may not be able to recover as many valuables from your electronics as you might think. As tech companies look to cut costs and use less rare materials such as gold and copper, electronic recycling is becoming less lucrative. In order to recycle electronics responsibly and not ship it to junkyards in countries like India, China, and other developing nations, recycling companies face increasing costs. Companies that send e-waste overseas rather than processing it are losing money every day. Responsible recyclers can lose money every single day. People living in these countries are then exposed to harmful health consequences from e-waste dumping.

For a typical cost of recycling electronic devices, it can cost between 20-40 cents per pound. There are many benefits to using a responsible recycler. They can help ensure that your company is both data-protective and socially responsible. Mayer Alloys Corporation, a Metro Detroit-based company that recycles electronic waste from businesses, provides:

  • Data Security Solutions
  • Hard Drive Shredding
  • An R2 Certified Facility for Environmentally Responsible Recycling
  • Certificates of destruction for the records of your company
  • Competitive Prices

This post was written by Steven Elia Co-Founder and Recycling Director at eCycle Florida. eCycle Florida is an R2 Certified electronics recycling company in the state of Florida. Our processes and procedures are dedicated to the proper destruction and recycling of your electronics. eCycle Florida is your go-to when looking for an electronic recycling center in Tampa. To learn more click here!

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