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RECYCLING 101

WHAT IS E-WASTE?

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Lexington Electronic Recycling offers e-Waste recycling to help protect the environment.  e-Waste consists of electronic devices and gadgets nearing or at the end of their useful life.  It covers discarded obsolete electronic devices, cell phones, laptops and more.  There’s no need to stockpile your old electronics when Lexington Electronic Recycling will recycle them.  Additionally, we offer hard drive shredding that prevents theft of your business or personal information.  Eliminate old electronics with e-waste recycling at Lexington Electronic Recycling.  There are thousands of electronic devices today that have made our lives easier and more convenient, even more enjoyable, but care must be taken when disposing of these items that have outlived their usefulness.

e-Waste is extremely toxic and the effects on humans are devastating.  Electronic waste isn’t just waste, it contains some toxic substances, such as mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, beryllium and brominated flame retardants.  All electronics contain toxic materials that can be harmful to people and the planet.  Some electronics, like smart phones and laptop computers, contain heavy metals including cadmium, beryllium, hexavalent chromium or arsenic which have shown to build up in our bodies and the environment.  The wires and cables that run through all this stuff are often coated with PVC, which contains toxic additives like phthalates.  Whether you’re a corporate, small business, government or residential client, it’s almost impossible to expect you to know all the ins and outs of electronic recycling, when you have more important goals to worry about.
e-Waste is the fastest growing source of waste in North America:
• 40 to 50 million tons of e-waste are generated worldwide, each year.
• Over 65% of consumers stockpile unwanted devices in homes.
• 5% of all municipal solid waste are compiled of obsolete electronic goods.
• Only approximately 12% of e-waste is recycled.
• e-Waste comprises 70% of overall toxic waste.
• 85% of e-waste sent to landfills and incinerators is mostly burned, releasing harmful toxins in the air.

WHAT WE RECYCLE

Below is a list of items that Lexington Electronic Recycling can take off your hands:

Lexington Electronic Recycling provides disposal of out-of-date, unwanted or unused e-waste including:
• Servers
• Cables
• Circuit boards
• Computers
• Flat-screen monitors
• Flat-screen TVs
• Laptops
• LCD screens
• Networking gear
• Motherboards
• Networking hardware
• Power back-ups
• Printers
• Telecommunications equipment
• Wiring and cable
• Other electronics and medical equipment (no bio-hazardous materials)

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out a sample of a hard drive BEFORE & AFTER destruction.

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AFTER - hard drive destruction after
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The Lexington Electronic Recycling Guarantee

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Do you need proof of the destruction of your recycled material? Lexington Electronic Recycling offers a “Certificate of Destruction” upon request to meet the needs of our clients. We will provide the proper documentation to help your facility or organization meet its policies. At Lexington Electronic Recycling, we take a great amount of pride in our expertise and operational efficiency, which empowers us to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

The Certificate of Destruction serves as dated proof and documentation that your asset materials have been recycled. Our Certificate of Destruction essentially serves two purposes:

  1. Ensuring the highest level of security in the destruction of your potentially sensitive assets.
  2. Assures the business their assets do not end up in landfills or in the hands of anyone else.

Many businesses use a Certificate of Destruction to help them remain in compliance or achieve special recycling accolades. Regardless of why you need a Certificate of Destruction, Lexington Electronic Recycling offers a flexible and customizable service to help your business achieve its goals.