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Electronic waste or e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling or disposal are also considered as e-waste. Informal processing of electronic waste in developing countries may cause serious health and pollution problems, as these countries have limited regulatory oversight of e-waste processing.
Electronic scrap components, such as CRTs, may contain contaminants such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, or brominated flame retardants. Even in developed countries recycling and disposal of e-waste may involve significant risk to workers and communities and great care must be taken to avoid unsafe exposure in recycling operations and leaking of materials such as heavy metals from landfills and incinerator ashes.

CRT Recycling

  • Overview

    Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) televisions and monitors make up a significant portion of the global electronic waste stream. They possess nominal commodity value, and because they contain leaded glass, CRT devices are difficult and costly to recycle. As a result, CRTs are often exported to be dismantled and discarded in regions with substandard environmental protection and labor laws.

    ECS Refining offers one of the few complete domestic solutions for CRT devices and boasts the most sophisticated, full-circle recycling process in the world.

  • CRT Dismantling

    The first stage in ECS Refining’s CRT recycling process is to separate the bare cathode ray tube from its enclosure. The glass tubes need to be in tact when they enter the glass separation stage, so monitors and televisions must be dismantled manually. Once the bare CRT has been removed, the remaining components enter the electronics recycling process where they are shredded and separated into various commodity types including plastic, copper, printed circuit board, and steel. These are sold into secondary markets to be remanufactured into new products, and the bare cathode ray tube moves on to be further refined into clean glass.

  • CRT Glass Separation

    The second stage in the CRT recycling process utilizes a proprietary technology that separates the lead-bearing glass (known as the funnel) from the clean glass (known as the panel). This CRT glass separation process is highly efficient and allows ECS to isolate the glass types with unprecedented accuracy. The panel glass, which is high in quality, can be refined and reused for a number of applications, including the automotive, fiberglass, bead, and lighting industries. The leaded funnel glass proceeds to the final smelting stage where the lead is removed.

  • CRT Glass Smelting

    The final smelting stage is similar to the secondary lead smelting process that many other recyclers use in that the lead-bearing funnel glass is heated to a molten state so the lead can be extracted. Once it has been extracted, the lead is formed into ingots and sold as commodities. However, unlike the other leaded smelters, this process does not result in useless slag that must be discarded in landfills. Instead, ECS Refining “re-nourishes” the melted glass after removing the lead. This proprietary process produces clean, new glass that can be used for countless applications.

Recyclable Items

Acceptable Items*

  • AC Adaptors
  • Audio / Visual Equipment
  • Calculators
  • Cameras
  • Cell Phones
  • CD Rom/DVD Drives
  • Circuit Boards
  • Credit Card Machines
  • Computers (PCs / Laptops / Servers / Tablets)
  • Computer Components
  • Copy Machines
  • Digital Cable Boxes
  • Docking Stations
  • Electric Motors
  • Fax Machines
  • Floppy Drives
  • Hand Held Portable Barcode Scanners
  • Hard Drives
  • Keyboards & Mice
  • Laptops
  • Networking Equipment
  • Modems
  • Monitors (LCD, LED & CRT)
  • PCs
  • Photocopiers
  • Power Cords
  • Power Strips
  • Power Supplies
  • Power Tools
  • Printers
  • Projectors
  • Routers
  • Scanners
  • Servers
  • Stereo Equipment
  • Network Switches
  • Surveillance/Security Equipment
  • Tablet Computers
  • Telephones
  • Televisions (LCD, LED, DLP & CRT)
  • Test Equipment
  • Two Way Radio Equipment
  • UPS Power Supplies
  • VHS / DVD Players
  • Video Game Equipment
  • Wires / Cables / Power Cords

*Charges may apply for recycling of CRT TVs and monitors

Unacceptable Items*

  • Alkaline batteries
  • Chemicals of any kind
  • Explosive Devices – This includes:
    • Ammunition
    • Flares
  • Fiberglass
  • Firearms
  • Fire extinguishers, whether filled or not
  • Gasoline or anything with gasoline in it
  • Helium Tanks
  • Light bulbs
  • Medical supplies with biological hazard, including waste
    papers, towels, needles, and some small pieces of medical
    hardware.
  • Mercury containing items
  • Paint
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Pressurized tanks/containers of anything, whether filled or not
  • Propane tanks, whether filled or not
  • Radioactive items
  • Smoke detectors
  • Any item containing Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCBs). This includes:
    • Transformers and capacitors
    • Florescent Light Ballasts

*Items may be recycled under certain client conditions

Trade in used equipment
Complete the form below to receive a quote

Stop by either of our retail locations and ask about our certified Pre-Owned computers. Pre-Owned computers are thoroughly tested and come with a Macmedia warranty. Its great way to update your older computer with a newer model.  We have Pre-Owned equipment of all types. Laptops, Desktop, iPads and more.

You can also trade-in your old equipent towards the purchase of a new or used computer. Please complete the form below and will get back to you with a trade-in value.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Computer Type

Your Message

Recycle Program
Videos
youtube video
Youtube Video

Electronic wasterecycle_logo

Electronic waste or e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling or disposal are also considered as e-waste. Informal processing of electronic waste in developing countries may cause serious health and pollution problems, as these countries have limited regulatory oversight of e-waste processing.
Electronic scrap components, such as CRTs, may contain contaminants such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, or brominated flame retardants. Even in developed countries recycling and disposal of e-waste may involve significant risk to workers and communities and great care must be taken to avoid unsafe exposure in recycling operations and leaking of materials such as heavy metals from landfills and incinerator ashes.

CRT Recycling

  • Overview

    Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) televisions and monitors make up a significant portion of the global electronic waste stream. They possess nominal commodity value, and because they contain leaded glass, CRT devices are difficult and costly to recycle. As a result, CRTs are often exported to be dismantled and discarded in regions with substandard environmental protection and labor laws.

    ECS Refining offers one of the few complete domestic solutions for CRT devices and boasts the most sophisticated, full-circle recycling process in the world.

  • CRT Dismantling

    The first stage in ECS Refining’s CRT recycling process is to separate the bare cathode ray tube from its enclosure. The glass tubes need to be in tact when they enter the glass separation stage, so monitors and televisions must be dismantled manually. Once the bare CRT has been removed, the remaining components enter the electronics recycling process where they are shredded and separated into various commodity types including plastic, copper, printed circuit board, and steel. These are sold into secondary markets to be remanufactured into new products, and the bare cathode ray tube moves on to be further refined into clean glass.

  • CRT Glass Separation

    The second stage in the CRT recycling process utilizes a proprietary technology that separates the lead-bearing glass (known as the funnel) from the clean glass (known as the panel). This CRT glass separation process is highly efficient and allows ECS to isolate the glass types with unprecedented accuracy. The panel glass, which is high in quality, can be refined and reused for a number of applications, including the automotive, fiberglass, bead, and lighting industries. The leaded funnel glass proceeds to the final smelting stage where the lead is removed.

  • CRT Glass Smelting

    The final smelting stage is similar to the secondary lead smelting process that many other recyclers use in that the lead-bearing funnel glass is heated to a molten state so the lead can be extracted. Once it has been extracted, the lead is formed into ingots and sold as commodities. However, unlike the other leaded smelters, this process does not result in useless slag that must be discarded in landfills. Instead, ECS Refining “re-nourishes” the melted glass after removing the lead. This proprietary process produces clean, new glass that can be used for countless applications.

Recyclable Items

Acceptable Items*

  • AC Adaptors
  • Audio / Visual Equipment
  • Calculators
  • Cameras
  • Cell Phones
  • CD Rom/DVD Drives
  • Circuit Boards
  • Credit Card Machines
  • Computers (PCs / Laptops / Servers / Tablets)
  • Computer Components
  • Copy Machines
  • Digital Cable Boxes
  • Docking Stations
  • Electric Motors
  • Fax Machines
  • Floppy Drives
  • Hand Held Portable Barcode Scanners
  • Hard Drives
  • Keyboards & Mice
  • Laptops
  • Networking Equipment
  • Modems
  • Monitors (LCD, LED & CRT)
  • PCs
  • Photocopiers
  • Power Cords
  • Power Strips
  • Power Supplies
  • Power Tools
  • Printers
  • Projectors
  • Routers
  • Scanners
  • Servers
  • Stereo Equipment
  • Network Switches
  • Surveillance/Security Equipment
  • Tablet Computers
  • Telephones
  • Televisions (LCD, LED, DLP & CRT)
  • Test Equipment
  • Two Way Radio Equipment
  • UPS Power Supplies
  • VHS / DVD Players
  • Video Game Equipment
  • Wires / Cables / Power Cords

*Charges may apply for recycling of CRT TVs and monitors

Unacceptable Items*

  • Alkaline batteries
  • Chemicals of any kind
  • Explosive Devices – This includes:
    • Ammunition
    • Flares
  • Fiberglass
  • Firearms
  • Fire extinguishers, whether filled or not
  • Gasoline or anything with gasoline in it
  • Helium Tanks
  • Light bulbs
  • Medical supplies with biological hazard, including waste
    papers, towels, needles, and some small pieces of medical
    hardware.
  • Mercury containing items
  • Paint
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Pressurized tanks/containers of anything, whether filled or not
  • Propane tanks, whether filled or not
  • Radioactive items
  • Smoke detectors
  • Any item containing Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCBs). This includes:
    • Transformers and capacitors
    • Florescent Light Ballasts

*Items may be recycled under certain client conditions

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