RECYCLING

Recycling – The best recycling is reuse.  Through Orange Coast Computer’s retail store we are able when possible to put electronics directly back into the community. Unfortunately, this accounts for less than 5% of all material collected.  What Happens to everything else?  

The answer is recycling.  End of life equipment should NOT be disposed of with regular garbage. TVs, computer monitors and other end of life electronics should be recycled. Diverting toxic materials from landfills helps keep environmental contamination to a minimum. We can handle ALL of your recycling needs, big or small.

Where do your items go? If your items are going overseas, how do you know what happens to them.  Third world countries have very few environmental laws.  Electronic waste is disposed of properly with all material processed locally and reused as raw material such as plastics, metals and glass.

According to the EPA, electronics and lead acid batteries are the largest contributors of lead found in landfills. Cathode Ray Tubes (C.R.T’s) found in monitors and televisions are the most toxic components in computer equipment because they can contain up to 40% lead.  When C.R.T.’s were being disposed of in landfills the lead would breakdown and eventually end up in the water supply.  When lead ends up our drinking water supply, the end result could be fatal.

It’s the LAW. California is the first state to make it illegal to dump C.R.T.’s into landfills. California recently passed landmark legislation in order to fund electronic recycling (e-cycling). The purpose of The Electronic Waste Act is to reduce the amount of hazardous substances (e-waste) being disposed of in public landfills. It costs money to properly breakdown unwanted electronics, not to mention the transportation expenses. Did you know that there is a new Electronic Waste Recycling Fee whenever any Monitor or any Television is purchased in California?  The fee is based on the size of the screen:

Recycling – The best recycling is reuse.  Through Orange Coast Computer’s retail store we are able when possible to put electronics directly back into the community. Unfortunately, this accounts for less than 5% of all material collected.  What Happens to everything else?  

The answer is recycling.  End of life equipment should NOT be disposed of with regular garbage. TVs, computer monitors and other end of life electronics should be recycled. Diverting toxic materials from landfills helps keep environmental contamination to a minimum. We can handle ALL of your recycling needs, big or small.

Where do your items go? If your items are going overseas, how do you know what happens to them.  Third world countries have very few environmental laws.  Electronic waste is disposed of properly with all material processed locally and reused as raw material such as plastics, metals and glass.

According to the EPA, electronics and lead acid batteries are the largest contributors of lead found in landfills. Cathode Ray Tubes (C.R.T’s) found in monitors and televisions are the most toxic components in computer equipment because they can contain up to 40% lead.  When C.R.T.’s were being disposed of in landfills the lead would breakdown and eventually end up in the water supply.  When lead ends up our drinking water supply, the end result could be fatal.

It’s the LAW. California is the first state to make it illegal to dump C.R.T.’s into landfills. California recently passed landmark legislation in order to fund electronic recycling (e-cycling). The purpose of The Electronic Waste Act is to reduce the amount of hazardous substances (e-waste) being disposed of in public landfills. It costs money to properly breakdown unwanted electronics, not to mention the transportation expenses. Did you know that there is a new Electronic Waste Recycling Fee whenever any Monitor or any Television is purchased in California?  The fee is based on the size of the screen:

The money that is collected is used to pay for the demanufacturing of end of life televisions and monitors.