The disposal of electronics is the fastest-growing part of the world’s trash problem, with an estimated 50 million computers becoming obsolete annually. Every day, individuals and organizations around the globe dispose of mountains of E-Scrap, containing hazardous and toxic materials that pose significant environmental risks: CRT monitors with toxic lead oxide that can leach into the ground water; PC-related components & batteries with chromium, nickel, zinc, mercury and other heavy metals; plastic equipment housings that can release dangerous gases if incinerated.
Tossing your organization’s end-of-life equipment in the dumpster is simply not an option anymore. De-manufacturing and legitimate recycling, utilizing an certified electronics recycler is the only way to ensure compliance with the hundreds of state, federal, and global E-Scrap laws currently on the books. Federal legislation governing electronics recycling includes: the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), and Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA). These laws specify procedures and reporting requirements for any US organization that recycles as little as 220 pounds of E-Scrap per month. The penalties for improper recycling or inadequate reporting can be severe – up to $32,500 per day.
Responsible organizations realize there is no “free lunch” in IT recycling. Even alternatives like donation or employee purchase carry a very significant risk, because the liability for environmental hazards may fall back on the originating party with penalties applied against all involved parties. Partnering with an experienced electronics recycler like EPC Asset Recovery Solutions that is truly committed to proper procedures is the best and safest way to serve the public interest and protect your organization from state, federal and established International penalties.
Hundreds of organizations in a multitude of industries and geographies – including many Fortune 500 companies – have turned to EPC, one of the largest recyclers and remarketers of surplus IT equipment on the planet. EPC, Inc. and its Asset Recovery Solutions team have been in business for 30 years. EPC maintains a Zero Landfill Policy, Zero Export of unprocessed equipment to non-OECD Countries.
Because re-use is the most environmentally-friendly form of recycling, all equipment received by EPC Asset Recovery Solutions is audited by our trained & certified technicians to discern remaining value for refurbishment or remarketing (unless client requests otherwise). If re-marketable value exists, EPC will purchase the equipment at Fair Market Value pricing.
Following completion of each project, EPC Asset Recovery Solutions provides a Certificate of Recycling for the client’s indemnification against misuse of the equipment while in EPC’s possession, with hard copy of receiving report denoting each serialized asset handled. EPC Asset Recovery Solutions operates facilities in St. Louis, MO, Wright City, MO, Kansas City, MO, Allentown, PA, Strafford, TX, Columbia, SC, Oakville, ON, and Las Vegas, NV. EPC’s current employment includes more than 200 associates. Pre-employment & random drug tests, background checks and non-disclosure agreements are on file for all personnel.
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