At EPC, we pride ourselves on being pioneers and responsible professionals in the electronics recycling industry. We have been providing superior E-Sscrap recycling services for more than a decade to residents and businesses throughout North America.
Believe it or not, most electronics are 100% recyclable. During the process of recycling, EPC, Inc. is able to collect aluminum, copper, glass. gold, iron, plastic, platinum, steel and tin. While these help us provide new materials that allow local remanufacturers to create new products, we’re also intervening to help make sure that a handful of harmful and highly toxic substances are collected and disposed of responsibly. Beryllium, BRFs (Brominated Flame Retardants), cadmium, lead, lithium, mercury, PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls), and PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) all provide negative impact on the world around us. EPC, Inc. is proud to provide state-of-the-art manual mechanical dismantling that allows us to prevent leaching of these harmful elements and hazardous toxins into the environment.
EPC’s service centers provide our customers with timely, unmatched, state-of-the-art service. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, as well as a variety of government contracts for end-of-life and recycling that puts us front and center in the war on antiquated electronic waste.
Do YOU have unwanted, antiquated, broken electronics? Are you ready to join in providing a responsible solution that will include packaging, transportation and recycling of your end-of-life IT assets? Then it’s time to contact EPC, Inc. and allow us to help guide you through a very complicated, detailed process of Helping to Keep It Green!
- Monitors and televisions with cathode ray tubes (CRTs) contain 4-8lbs of lead on average.
EPC, Inc. de-manufactured 205,273 CRT monitors and dated televisions to local, US-based recycling facilities
- Less than 20% of e-scrap is recycled in the United States.
EPC, Inc. conveyed 18,381,181 pounds of e-waste to US-based remanufacturers
- The U.S. dumps between 300-400 million electronic items per year in landfills.
EPC, Inc. has dumped ZERO electronic items in landfills per year.
- About 50 millions cell phones are replaced worldwide a month, and only 10% are recycled.
EPC, Inc. recycles 100% of all cell phones returned via our Cellular Solutions Project.
- The EPA estimates that in 2007, the US generated over 3 million TONS of E-Scrap, but only13.6% of that was collected for recycling
EPC, Inc. collected 21,213 tons of E-Scrap, all of which was collected for recycling.
Recycling: Facts and Figures
A recent study by the U.S. EPA shows that electronics make up approximately 1 percent of the municipal solid waste stream.
More than 3.2 million tons of electronic waste is laid to rest in U.S. landfills each year
— Environmental Protection Agency
The average lifespan for a common PC manufactured in 2005 is estimated to be two years
— National Safety Council
Every month approximately 100,000 pounds of CDs become outdated, useless, or unwanted.
— Environmental Protection Agency
Every year, 20 to 50 million metric tons of electronic equipment waste (e-waste) are generated worldwide, which could bring serious risks to human health and the environment. Four million computers are discarded annually in China alone.
— United Nations Environmental Program
Electronics are the fastest-growing portion of America’s trash – with 250 million computers destined to become obsolete by 2005. More than 3.2 million tons of electronic waste is buried in U.S. landfills each year. The average cathode ray tube inside a PC monitor contains about five pounds of lead oxide powder embedded in the glass. An average sized populated state has an estimated 4.2 million computers in homes and workplaces. That is equivalent to 315,000 tons of solid waste and 26,000 tons of toxic lead.
— Pollution Prevention Assistance Division State of Georgia DNR
Between 1997 and 2007, nearly 500 million computers will become obsolete – almost two computers for each person in the United States… Televisions and video and computer monitors use cathode ray tubes (CRTs), which have significant amounts of lead. Printed circuit boards contain primarily plastic and copper, and most have small amounts of chromium, lead solder, nickel, and zinc. In addition, many electronic products have batteries that often contain nickel, cadmium, and other heavy metals.
— National Recycling Coalition