Electronics are ubiquitous in modern society. In the near future, per capita ownership of televisions, computers and tablets, as well as discards of smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices, will likely rise rapidly. Electronics recyclers such as eCycle Florida are here to properly recycle your electronics.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection strongly encourages the recycling of all electronics, including televisions, computers and mobile phones. Although Florida does not have specific laws or regulations regarding electronic products that can be thrown away, there are general regulations that will apply. The department clarified the regulations applicable to unwanted electronic products in a memorandum.
To recover and reuse unwanted electronics, or other materials such as copper, steel, or glass, it is important to recycle them. You can also recycle other materials, such as lead in solder and glass cathode-ray tubes found in many TVs and computer monitors. Also, uninterruptible power supply batteries and mercury in flat panel displays’ fluorescent backlights can be recycled. This will allow you to reuse these materials and reduce the risk of toxic substances being released into the environment.
A Note Concerning CRT Televisions And Monitors
Before flat panel displays became fashionable, cathode-ray tubes (CRTs) were used extensively in TVs and computer monitors. Although some CRT displays still exist, few new CRTs have been produced. Electronics manufacturers are following consumer and business demand for flat-panel TV and monitor displays.
Electronics recyclers, such as eCycle Florida get the CRT products that are being replaced by consumers and businesses with flat panel LCD monitors and TVs. The market for recycled CRT glasses is very limited. The CRT glass recycling market is limited in, expensive and far away. This makes CRT glass recycling difficult for e-scrap collectors. Some electronics recyclers won’t accept CRT products.
How To Choose An Electronics Recycling Facility
Many electronics recycling companies offer a variety of services and different levels of expertise to various types of individuals, businesses, or organizations. How can you choose the right one for your needs? Although the Florida Department of Environmental Protection does not have a specific requirement for electronics recycling companies, we strongly recommend that you select a recycler with a third-party certification. We strongly recommend the following four points be considered if you choose to recycle electronics without certification:
- Do you have a DEP/EPA number for the recycling facility?
- What type of insurance does the recycling center have?
- Your electronic scrap ends up where?
- How can the recycler make sure that your electronic scrap data is destroyed?
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 Florida. Check out the services in the multitude of industries that we offer:
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