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Safe, Secure, Economic, & Environmentally Sound Electronics Recycling

Safe, Secure, Economic, & Environmentally Sound Electronics Recycling

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Safe, Secure, Economic, & Environmentally Sound Electronics Recycling

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  1. Safe, Secure, Economic, & Environmentally Sound Electronics Recycling Joe Clayton Synergy Recycling, LLC 919.619.4856 jclayton@synergyrecycling.com

  2. 3 Part Presentation • Identifying responsible recyclers • Guaranteeing data security • Market conditions & equipment values

  3. Research Potential Recyclers • Get a list of recycling vendors • Develop score sheet • Visit potential vendors

  4. 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)

  5. 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

  6. A NC “Electronics Recycler”

  7. 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?

  8. 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?

  9. In-House CRT Teardown

  10. 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?

  11. Disassembling CPUs

  12. 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?

  13. Ground Hard Drives

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Base Metals, Aluminum, Copper, & Nickel

  17. Gold Prices

  18. Platinum and Silver

  19. Rhodium

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. Don’t Do This

  24. Or This

  25. For Your Electronics Recycling Needs Synergy Recycling, LLC Contact Joe Clayton 919.619.4856 jclayton@synergyrecycling.com www.synergyrecycling.com