E-Waste Recycling Guide: What Components Can Be Recycled

E-waste recycling is extremely important for any business that wishes to decommission its offices. Unfortunately, there is a lack of knowledge on the specific components that can be recycled and the difficulty in finding accepted recycling centers. This blog post will provide helpful information regarding how to properly recycle your e-waste items while also providing tips on where to find recyclers.

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Recycling Computer Equipment, Cell Phones And Other Types Of E-waste

Recycling is a way for businesses and individuals alike to safely discard of sensitive data, hardware and equipment all while reducing their impact on the environment, But it can be difficult when you don’t know what components are recyclable. This is why it’s important to carefully examine the parts of your office equipment and computers to ensure that you’re recycling as many components as possible. In addition, you need to be aware of whether or not there are recycling centers near you. Luckily, there are a few helpful facts that will make this process much easier for you:

Hard Drives And Solid State Drives

The most popular type of solid-state drive is the solid-state disk (SSD). The benefit of this hard drive is that it provides faster storage than traditional hard drives, which means that processing power and data transfer speeds are usually higher. This makes SSDs an excellent choice for computers. However, they are not recyclable on their own. Instead, you will need to take the drive out of the computer and put its circuits in a separate bin or a shredding machine. The recyclable materials from these machines include circuit boards, metal casing, and other small equipment parts.

HDDs

Hard disk drives (HDDs) are similar to solid-state drives, but they have a mechanical component that rotates and spins the platters of the drive. This mechanical part is recyclable: Computers with HDDs can simply be removed from their case and placed in a shredding machine, which will make it easier to separate the circuit boards, metal casing, and other small equipment parts.

LCDs

An LCD screen can be recycled, but the process isn’t as simple as recycling HDDs or SSDs. The glass panel is not included in this process, so you will need to carefully remove it from the rest of the computer. This process can also be more expensive than recycling HDDs because it requires special machines that are small enough to fit through the LCD’s glass panel.

Liquis: E-waste, Computer, Electronics Recycling Experts In Austin, Texas

Liquis is more than just recyclers of computer equipment, cellphones, and other electronics. We pride ourselves in being one of the best facility decommissioning experts in Texas, Oklahoma and nationwide. We work with several businesses in the industry to help get rid of office supplies, equipment, and hardware the right way.

We’ve patented our very own collection process for making e-waste recycling easier, using the e-Paq. Our recycling management team is equipped to handle recycling services including:

  • We recycle electronics, devices, monitors, batteries, metals, and other non-environmental products
  • We are responsible enough to dispose of your printers, phone, appliances, laptops, old technology, copper, and plastic materials

Safe and efficient destruction of electronics, devices and computer materials starts with us. Get in touch with us by visiting our website contact page to book a free consultation on our electronics management services TODAY!

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