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
- Networking Equipment
- Printers / Faxes
- Wires/ Cables
- Copiers all sizes (Charges may apply)
- UPS & Battery Backup Systems
- All stereo equipment
- 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
- Computer parts including
- Hard Drives
- Mother Boards
- Optical Drives
- PCI cards
- Heat syncs
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
- Fire Extinguishers
- 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
First and Foremost, we no longer need to rely on landfills for electronic waste disposal or employ costly, ineffective recycling programs. Now, it is commercially viable to offer IT recycling services that keep IT equipment from ending up in landfills, once and for all. Our first priority is to salvage electronics for re-marketing, as this is more energy-efficient than recycling. As a result, absolutely no part of our services dump anything in the landfill.
At the very core of ReLite, we are dedicated to providing a service where companies can easily recycle their IT equipment into responsible hands. We will make sure that your equipment does not end up in a landfill, and is instead repurposed, refreshed, and renewed then launched out into the world where it will continue to be used.
With this we have deployed a new e-Commerce platform that will allow individuals to purchase lightly used, renewed items at a fraction of retail price. This will ultimately extended the life of recyclables and keep our planet clean and green.
We break down equipment not renewed, into components, which are then sent to vendors for recycling. This allows the materials to be reused in new electronics that are being manufactured for an ever growing demand for the latest and greatest technology. We are proud to help facilitate this lifecycle and bring greater conservation to our planet.
(2) Shari Nijman, Communication Officer, UN Environment News and Media Unit,