The use of electronic products for business has grown at an exponential rate in the past decade and it has become critically important to find safe, cost-effective, and sustainable ways to manage the end of their lifecycles.
State and Federal Requirements
DC Environmental will help property and facility managers find ways to recycle or reuse electronic equipment or components in accordance with local and federal regulations, which vary from each other, as well as those from state to state for e-waste recycling or reuse. The DC Environmental team are experts with all of these requirements and will provide the best proposal possible for either reuse or recycling.
Electronic Waste Collection Days
As part of a targeted recycling and waste management program DC Environmental will organize, promote and manage Electronic Waste Collection Days for your building to ensure safe, legal collection, and maximum diversion of your electronic waste.
Did You Know?
(Facts about E-Waste)
E-waste represents 2% of America's trash in landfills, but it equals 70% of overall toxic waste.
Only 12.5% of e-waste is currently recycled.
Electronic items that are considered to be hazardous include, but are not limited to: Televisions and computer monitors that contain cathode ray tubes, LCD desktop monitors, LCD televisions, Plasma televisions, Portable DVD players with LCD screens.
For every 1 million cell phones that are recycled, 35,274 lbs. of copper, 772 lbs. of silver, 75 lbs. of gold, and 33 lbs. of palladium can be recovered.
Recycling 1 million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by 3,657 U.S. homes in a year.
E-waste is still the fastest growing municipal waste stream in America, according to the EPA.