A: E-waste is described as electronic waste that is no longer in use or has no value for resale to go back into a reusable environment.
A: The short answer is yes. There are two standards for electronic recycling and you should always use a company that has one of these benchmarks. Atlanta Recycling Solutions chose the R2 standard as our standard for electronic recycling. If a vendor has either one of these certifications, it tells you that they have invested significant money and time to ensure the standards are being met on an ongoing basis. These certifications tell you they have audited their downstream vendors. A recycling facility is certified at the facility level. A multi-facility or national organization must independently certify each of their locations.
A: Most equipment can be broken down and will have value as scrap, but not all equipment does. The cost cannot always be covered by the value of the material. CRT tubes have a direct cost to be processed because they have to be sent to a downstream vendor who specializes in the handling of glass, plus there is a cost to transport this particular item.