The recycling of electric scrap is the largest growing sector in the recycling industry. This is primarily due to the need to keep Beryllium, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, and other dangerous elements out of landfills. Electronics recycling includes servers, hard drives, cell phones, computers, LCD screens, PC Boards, and much more. It does not include CRT’s (Cathode Ray Tube) monitors or TV’s, keyboards, or mice.
Personal computers are accepted and paid based on condition and whether they are intact. Laptops, tablets, and servers are also accepted.
A variety of boards exist – Hard Disk Drive Boards, Cell phone boards, finger boards, and high and low grade boards.
A variety of mother boards exist – Colored, P4, P3, Server.
It is often found in computers. It contains gold or tin.
Central Processing Units
CPU’s can be green fiber, black fiber, P3, P4, Slot, Ceramic.
Miscellaneous Electronic/Computer Scrap
Examples of miscellaneous computer/electronic scrap are AC Adapters, Cables, Digital Cable Boxes, Audio/Video Equipment, Phones, Cellular Devices, Hard Drives, CD/DVD Drives, Power Supplies, Heat Sinks, and more. If the computer/electronics are missing parts, they could be downgraded or possibly rejected.
Lithium-Ion batteries for both cell phones and computers are accepted. Also, Lithium Metal Hydride batteries (LiMH) are accepted. Nickel Cadmium batteries are not accepted and are often found in electronic automobiles and standby power systems.
Only LCD or LED Monitors for computers are acceptable. TV’s, Cathode Ray Tube Monitors or TV’s, and most monitors are not accepted.