Electronic scrap metal can be processed and re-used in many ways both as new electronic components or in completely new capacities.
Electronics recycling is an important component of the metal recycling industry. In 2011, the electronics recycling industry in the United States recycled almost 4 million tons of used and obsolete electronics. As the number of new electronic devices entering the market today continues to grow, it is more and more important to responsibly manage electronics scrap metal waste. By recycling e-scrap, useful metals can be reused for new devices and hazardous waste is processed in a safe manner, reducing the overall amount of garbage in landfills throughout the world.
Recycling Electronic Scrap
H&H Metals encourages people to recycle old technology equipment such as televisions, computers, screens, tablets, cell phones, stereo equipment, and other electronic devices. More than 70 percent of these electronic gadgets can be recycled to reuse the various components including plastic, steel, aluminum, and valuable metals such as gold, silver, and copper. Once recycled, these e-scrap components can be used again in new products.
Almost 99% of the materials from electronics scrap can be reused in a new capacity or reprocessed and sold. Valuable materials like gold, silver, and copper may be refurbished for new use in electronics or sold for use in other ways. The plastic components of electronics are often re-used for new electronics, and the common metals such as aluminum or steel are also often processed and reused in new electronics and appliances.
The E-Scrap Recycling Process
There are many ways to recycle e-scrap. Old and obsolete devices can be dropped off at a local metal recycling service such as H&H Metals. Due to their technological nature, electronics scrap requires more advanced sorting and processing. At electronic recycling companies, devises are safely broken down into individual components through a complex and careful process.
It is important to recycle electronics scrap responsibly. Not only can many parts be reused or recycled, but many electronic devices contain hazardous parts such as mercury or lead. Electronics scrap constitutes less than two percent of the U.S. waste in landfills, but can account for up to 70 percent of overall toxic garbage. To keep these toxins out of landfills, metal recycling companies process the devices in a safe and professional manner.
Learn More About H&H Metals
H&H Metals, founded in 1978, is a state-of-the-arts provider of groundbreaking recycling solutions. We purchase, process and market recyclable commodities, making it possible for our customers to focus on their core business. H&H Metals is one of Southeastern Michigan’s largest full-service scrap metal recycling companies specializing in the processing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Our expanded 28,000 square foot Detroit processing facility annually handles in excess of 100,000 tons of material and provides worldwide shipping for our customers. With 20 trucks, a state-of-the-art metallurgical laboratory and over 60 dedicated employees; H&H is able to offer a comprehensive range of specialized metals recycling services to meet the needs of our customers both large and small.
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