E-waste is a serious issue with severe repercussions if managed incorrectly. LEI is experienced in providing excellent electronics recycling services. In 2003, LEI recycled over 300,000 lbs. of electronics and nearly 4,500 computer monitors. LEI maintains a fully-funded closure plan protecting our customers even if our facility has to close operations. Because of our RCRA-Part B permit we undergo frequent and comprehensive environmental surveillance from our state environmental agency and we have maintained an excellent compliance record. LEI, Inc.’s ISO 14001 certification further demonstrates its commitment to the environment and its customers.
LEI, Inc. accepts and recycles a very broad range of electronic waste and, with our RCRA part-B permit, should your company wish to ship E-waste as a hazardous waste, LEI, Inc. can still meet your companies waste disposal needs.
Is E-Waste A Real Issue?
Every year there is more than 3 million tons of electronic waste (E-waste) disposed into landfills. E-waste can contain the following hazardous materials: lead, mercury, chromium, cadmium, beryllium, nickel, and zinc. Old computer monitors and TVs can contain four pounds of lead or greater.
- In 2001, only 11% of discarded computers in the United States were recycled.
- It is estimated by 2005 nearly 250 million computers will become obsolete resulting in 9 billion tons of waste.
- Mobile phones will be discarded at a rate of 130 million per year resulting in 65,000 tons of waste in the next 3 years.
- The average monitor or TV contains 4 lbs of lead
- Monitors / TV’s
- Keyboards, other Peripherals
- Two-Way Radios
- Mobile Phones
- Copy Machines
- Other Consumer Electronics
- Circuit Boards
- Competitive Recycling Service Nation-Wide
- Secure Destruction Services for Clients with Sensitive Information
- Can Accept E-Waste as a Hazardous Waste