Secure Computer Recycling and Asset Recovery Programs


Monitor Recycling -What happens to my Old Monitor?

Today as never before selecting the right monitor recycler is imperative. With increasing regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency and federal legislation Sarbanes Oxley, Gramm Leach Bliley, or HIPPA you need to make the best choice possible in how you recycle your old monitor. At Computer Recycling USA we pride ourselves on providing our clients with the most secure computer recycling programs available today. Our monitor recycling process has been developed over many years of experience working with businesses and government agencies intent on making sure their monitors are recycled in a socially responsible and secure manner.

Contrast that with others in the recycling industry whose main goal is to maximize profit and throughput at the exclusion of everything else. USA Today, National Geographic, etc. In the low cost/high volume model a recycler will simply export your old monitor for scrap value. This type of process is designed to move large volumes quickly and inexpensively with little regard to security, environmental impact, and social responsibility. It’s important to note that many of these operations are registered with the EPA because what they’re doing is not illegal. The advantage of this type of monitor recycling operation is that they can provide cheap monitor recycling to their customers. The disadvantage is that their customers can never be sure of the extent of their liability because they never really know what will happen to their old monitors.

Computer Recycling USA utilizes an intelligent reuse process backed by a written guarantee. Our goal is to extend the useful life of the monitor and its components as much as possible thereby decreasing the demand for brand new equipment and reducing the overall waste stream. We also provide a closed loop recycling option for clients that prefer to have their monitors recycled completely.

The first and most important step of the monitor recycling process is to develop a scope of work with our client. In this phase we take the time to understand our client’s security and monitor recycling needs. Needs that extend from the time equipment is decommissioned all they way through eventual recycling. Computer Recycling USA is willing and able to help you improve your internal processes as well as the external monitor recycling process. Our goal is to decrease your risk as a company as well as your personal risk as the person responsible for the disposal. In developing a scope of work for your monitor recycling program we also develop a logistics plan because the rising costs of transportation can easily equal or exceed the cost of monitor recycling. Most phases of our process have several options so our clients are given choices as to how they want their old monitor recycled.

When we receive the monitors to be recycled we begin by triaging the equipment to identify the type of equipment, determine its age, and assess its condition. The next step of the monitor recycling process is to record relevant information from the monitor in accordance with the statement of work and to enter that information in our proprietary database for our client’s disposition report.

Asset tags are removed from the monitor and depending on the scope of work, monitors that still have useful life may be reconditioned and sold through our monitor reseller channels or donated to one of the many charities we support. If the monitor has no or limited value as a whole unit, it is then sent through a de-manufacturing process where useful components may be harvested, and other base components like metals, plastics, glass, and circuit boards are separated for further processing.

Further processing consists of accumulating the various types of materials, i.e. plastic, metals, and circuit boards and sending them to a smelting facility where they are shredded into bit sized pieces then melted down. Metals and plastics are recycled for future use and circuit boards have precious metals extracted to save the environment from costly and environmentally harmful mining operations. When the job is complete, the appropriate reports and certificates of recycling and destruction are sent to the client for their permanent records.

At Computer Recycling USA we strive for perfection every day. However, if something goes wrong while we’re recycling your monitor we give you the best indemnification package available in the industry today backed by a written guarantee.

Call a Computer Recycling USA representative today to discuss your situation at 877-PC WASTE or to learn more about us email us at [email protected]