Safe, Secure, Economic, & Environmentally Sound Electronics Recycling Joe Clayton Synergy Recycling, LLC 919.619.4856 firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Part Presentation • Identifying responsible recyclers • Guaranteeing data security • Market conditions & equipment values
Research Potential Recyclers • Get a list of recycling vendors • Develop score sheet • Visit potential vendors
Vendor Qualifications • Physical location & condition of plant • EH&S Compliance Programs Implemented • ISO or other certifications (there is NO EPA certification) • Reputation and experience in industry • Proper insurance • Site security (surveillance 24/7)
Environmental Compliance • Ask for proof of recycling • Where & how materials are processed • Look in dumpster and areas around building • Check how employees sort materials • Ask about end markets • Does vendor check environmental compliance of end markets • Transparent Bills of lading
End Markets • Will vendor share end markets with you? • Does vendor use actual bills of lading? • Will vendor show you purchase orders for materials? • Does vendor ship unprocessed materials for recycling overseas? • Does vendor provide end market auditing for environmental compliance of markets?
CRTs • Does vendor disassemble CRTs in-house? • Where is CRT glass processed? • If not, where are the End of Life CRTs processed? • Has downstream facility been audited? • Ask for copies of Purchase Orders?
CPU Teardown • Does vendor disassemble CPUs and other electronics In-House? • If not, where are these materials processed? • How are environmental and data security issues addressed? • Data security is of the utmost importance • Can you view process?
Data Security • Does vendor resell hard drives? • Are hard drives wiped to DoD standards? • Inspect the wiping station • Does vendor grind data containing devices? • Is the grinding done in-house? • Does vendor charge for these services? • Does vendor give a certificate of destruction?
Selecting the Vendor • Identify the most sound processes • Ask colleagues about experiences w/ vendor(s) • Some may have tried more than one vendor • Compare services • Does vendor accept all proposed materials
Market Conditions • Bad and getting worse • Steel off by almost 70% • Copper from nearly $4 to under $1.50 / # • Nickel from over $15 to under $5 / # • Aluminum, Zinc, Lead all off by 40%+ • Gold under $850 / oz • All PMs down
Will it Improve • YES…….but when? • Credit market remains tight • Containers in Pacific w/o buyers (bankrupt) • Consumer demand lowest in 34 years • Unemployment highest in 20+ years • Economic slump is WORLDWIDE • Government’s injecting money into economy
What this means to us • Vendors will make smaller margins • Machines will remain in service longer • Many electronics recyclers will disappear • Companies will pay more for services / receive less for materials • Non-Profits may struggle w/ higher demand / fewer materials
Asset Recovery • Strive for reuse of your obsolete equipment over recycling • Extends life and helps environment • Revenue is generated to pay for other services • Your recycler has this service available, even if they do not let you know, as they do it
For Your Electronics Recycling Needs Synergy Recycling, LLC Contact Joe Clayton 919.619.4856 email@example.com www.synergyrecycling.com