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E-waste is a growing issue

E-waste is the most rapidly growing waste problem in the world. The world produces as much as 50 million tonnes of electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) a year, weighing more than all of the commercial airliners ever made. Only 20% of this is formally recycled (2). 

Is electronic waste a hazardous? 

E-waste contains extremely toxic chemicals, including: Lead, Cadmium, Dioxins, Furans, Arsenic, Mercury, DDT, PCB, Chromium, Vinyl chloride, Antimony, Beryllium... (1). Some of which can cause birth defects; damage to central and peripheral nervous systems; distorted blood composition; damaged lungs, livers, and kidneys; and death (1).

What We Accept

  • Computers
  • Servers
  • Networking Equipment
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Speakers
  • Printers / Faxes
  • Wires/ Cables
  • Copiers all sizes (Charges may apply)
  • Scanners
  • UPS & Battery Backup Systems
  • All stereo equipment
  • Cameras
  • Camcorders
  • Cell Phones
  • All Palm equipment Video Game Systems
  • Video Games
  • DVD Players CD and DVD Media
  • Floppy Disks
  • All Phone Equipment
  • Ink and Toner Cartidges
  • Arcade Equipment
  • Non-Ferrous Metal
    • Aluminum
    • Copper
    • Tin
    • Brass
  • Computer parts including
    • Hard Drives
    • Memory
    • Mother Boards
    • Optical Drives
    • Cords/Cables
    • PCI cards
    • Heat syncs
    • Cases 

What we Charge for

  • Tube, Plasma and Projection TV's ($1.50 per screen inch Charge)
  • CRT Monitors (20$ Charge)
  • Commercial Grade Copiers (75$ Charge)

What We Don't Take

  • Cardboard
  • Plastic
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Cans
  • Scrap Steel
  • Ferrous Metals
  • Tanks that hold gases or chemicals 
  • Fluorescent lights/bulbs, light bulbs
  • Fluids including oils, gasoline, antifreeze, hydraulic fluid, gear oil or grease
  • Hazardous waste or chemicals
  • Flammable materials - ammunition or explosives
  • Tires, wood, dirt, yard debris, concrete, asphalt, glass, rubber or other non-metal materials
  • Paint cans
  • Closed containers such as enclosed drums or tanks
  • Radioactive materials
  • Microwaves / Toasters 
  • Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Air Conditioners
  • Washers / Dryers 
  • Ovens and Stoves 

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(2) Shari Nijman, Communication Officer, UN Environment News and Media Unit,