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Computers, laptops, fax machines, copiers, and televisions all have the potential to become electronic waste. As new technology continues to develop, older models of electronics will need to be managed.  Currently, a majority of outdated electronics are merely being stored or warehoused. 

Responsible management of e-waste involves limiting the volume of these electronics in landfills, extending the life of current electronics, and recycling and reusing old models.

Why e-Cycle?

The average useful life of a computer is approximately 3 years and continues to decline.  Only a small of computers are being recycled, though the production of computers is rising.

Electronics can contain valuable natural resources, such as precious metals, plastic and glass. Discarded electronics means discarded resources that could be reused.  Conserving these resources also means preventing additional pollution and wasted energy obtaining virgin material.

Many older electronic models, especially televisions and monitors, contain cathode ray tubes (CRTs), batteries, and mercury switches.  These elements contain mercury, lead, and other types of hazardous materials.  Recycling prevents the emission and exposure of these materials.

Companies may be qualified for a tax break if they donate computers to schools receiving special grants.


1.     After arriving at a recycling processor, electronics are weighed in bulk and then separated into types according to how they will be disassembled.

2.    Once the parts are disassembled, each component is evaluated for possible reuse or refurbishment.  Parts that are not repairable are sent for separate processing and recovery into raw material, like glass, plastic, and various metals.

3.      Parts that can be refurbished may be physically repaired.  Computers may require software installations or memory upgrades, and other electronic equipment may require small part replacements.

Computer Recycling

Unlike other recyclables, computers posed a particular challenge for recyclers, but the numerous parts of a computer provide numerous options for resale or reuse.

Circuit Boards:  Many hard drives and circuit boards remain intact within an older model computer and can be resold.

Small Plastic Components:  These materials are typically made from a durable type of polyethylene, which is easy to remove and process.  However, these parts can become easily contaminated and must be kept clean for resale.

Small Metal Parts:  Screws and clips can be magnetically separated from the computer and sold as scrap.

Monitors:  Monitors are separated from their plastic frames and metal supports.  If the monitor contains a CRT, it is removed and crushed, safely containing any hazardous mercury waste.  The glass and metal obtained is cleaned and sold.


Find a school, organization, or family to whom you can donate your old computer.  Extending the life of the computer avoids waste of any kind.  If donating, ensure that equipment is operational, and verify any software requirements of the receiving organization.

Consult your local recycling center or retailer for special collections, programs, or incentives for electronics. 

Be purposeful when making new electronics purchases. Look for electronics that are energy efficient, made with recycled content, use minimal packaging, and can be easily upgraded.


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