Agbogbloshie: From Toxic E-Waste Dump to Model Recycling Center
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Responding to the Growing Problem of E-Waste
In 2007, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said that more than 63 million computers in the U.S. were traded in for replacements - or they simply were discarded. Today 15 percent of electronic devices and equipment are recycled in the United States. Most electronic waste is sent to landfills or becomes incinerated, having a negative impact on the environment by releasing materials such as lead, mercury, or cadmium into the soil, groundwater, and atmosphere.
AccuShred has an answer to the problem of what to do with your obsolete electronic equipment.
AccuShred can provide your company with collection containers for you to store your unwanted electronic components. We can pick up your electronics on a one-time or a regular basis.
All electronic material is de-manufactured, or broken down, into recyclable commodities and sent to ISO Certified domestic end-markets. AccuShred never sends any computer equipment overseas.
Types of electronic equipment we recycle include:
- Computers / CPUs / Laptops
- Servers / Server Racks
- Monitors / CRT / LCD / LED
- Peripheral Cables / Circuit Boards
- Printers / Copiers / Fax Machines
- Mice / Keyboards / Webcams / External Drives
- Cell Phones
- Audio / Video Equipment
- Televisions *Small Fee May Apply
After your components have been safely recycled, AccuShred can provide your company with a Certificate of Recycling upon request.
Please contact one of our Security Consultants for more information about computer recycling.