Why Recycle and Reuse Electronics?
Electronic equipment is used in our community by everyone, everyday, from televisions, monitors, computers, ink and laser cartridges to personal audio systems and cell phones. People tend to up grade to the latest technology as technology changes. This leaves working / resalable electronic equipment that still may have a use, in storage or ends up in our landfills. Many components in electronic equipment contain hazardous materials, such as lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic. While in use these hazardous materials do not present a problem, but when they are discarded, they pose an environmental threat that will pollute our air, land and sea. Land filling or incinerating certain electronic equipment is prohibited by the Florida State Department of Environmental Protection.
Here's how it works:
Hands On Recycling program representatives will set up the collection area with all supplies. Parents, faculty, neighbors, and local businesses can drop off their working/resalable equipment for donation. Representatives help supervise and make sure all products will be removed at the end of the collection.
Hands On Recycling after processing will evaluate your collected working / resalable electronic equipment and share 40% of the profits on only working/resalable equipment. Some examples of acceptable equipment are: Desktop Computers, Laptops, Monitors, Televisions, Audio and Video (CD/DVD/Stereo/Radio/Camera)
Hands On Recycling promotes environmentally sound recovery and recycling of by-products derived from the demanufacturing of E-WASTE. Nothing goes to a landfill or incinerator.
A Certificate of Reuse / Recycling and shared profit will be issued after the process has been completed. Hands On Recycling processing company is fully licensed and permitted to transport and process all accepted equipment. We first determine the equipment that is working/resalable for reuse with today's applications. The remaining material is demanufactured and all of the end products are recycled in accordance with all state and federal regulations.
Hands On Recycling can make arrangements to have working / resalable equipment picked up on site from local business sponsors that would like to donate to your recycling program. This can really help out if a sponsor has several units to donate. Our services also include transportation and packaging if necessary. Together we can make a difference for students and the world we live in.
Please contact us with any questions at Susann@HandsOnRecycling.com or sign up for your Electronics Collection Event today by clicking below.