SunRae Environmental works with the reprocessing of all electronics. The largest offender of electronic waste going into our landfills are discarded computer components. A large percentage of the computers can be recycled but have to be handled correctly due to the toxic chemicals which are inside them. The waste is very harmful to the environment if buried as it contains lead, mercury and other chemicals which are toxic.
We do not view end of life electronics as ewaste. To us they are a valuable resource to be processed and recovered. Our electronics recovery centers operate on some basic criteria to meet the needs of our clients:
None of the materials we receive are landfilled. Everything we receive is handled in such a manner as to eliminate any environmental risk and thereby eliminating liability. We do not export electronic scrap. Exporting a problem is not a form of recycling.
We have protocols and procedures in place to protect all of our clients' data security. Any data- containing devices (such as hard drives, thumb drives, or other media) are either wiped or destroyed.
We do what we say we will do. Our records and facility are open for audit.
Years of experience has allowed us to develop a sorting and de-manufacturing system that allows us to meet our stated goals. All incoming materials are assessed to determine the next step. Reuse of equipment or components is the first consideration. Equipment that can not be reused is broken down into its basic components and further processed by outside vendors. All of the vendors that we use for additional processing meet or exceed our criteria for quality. All of the vendors have been audited and are available for a downstream audit.
The metals are sold locally to the dealers in the community. The parts which are usable are sold online or to repair dealers in the community. The plastics are put through the shredder for recyclable plastic pellets.