Corporate Headquarters: 

3800 America Blvd West

STE 1500, Bloomington MN 55431

763-516-4150

FAQ

QUESTION: WHY CANT I JUST THROW AWAY MY OLD ELECTRONICS IF THEY HAVE NO VALUE?

 

Answer: In Minnesota, it is illegal to dispose of electronics that are obsolete. The reason is because there are hazardous materials contained within the equipment. These materials include mercury, lead, and cadmium. If placed in a landfill, these hazardous materials will leach out and contaminate the environment. Recycling allows the equipment to be used again as opposed to ending up in the trash. Because so many people and businesses own computers, E-waste in the United States is growing rapidly, so it is important to recycle in order to reduce the hazardous materials entering the environment through landfills. This also reduces the need to mine more materials that are used in the construction of computers.

QUESTION: CAN I JUST GIVE MY EQUIPMENT TO CHARITY?

 

Answer: You could, but obsolete equipment is usually not accepted for charities unless they have a method of refurbishing the equipment. The slower speeds of old equipment make it difficult for new software to be installed and this can make them practically unusable. Recycling can turn them into usable pieces.

QUESTION: WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU TAKE POSSESSION OF THE EQUIPMENT?

Answer: The components that are usable are remarketed for reuse. Any remaining parts are broken down to raw materials so they can be reused in some other way. Think of how a plastic bottle is made into another plastic bottle of some kind or how paper can be recycled to become notebook paper.

QUESTION: DO I HAVE TO DROP OFF MY EQUIPMENT OR CAN YOU PICK IT UP?

 

Answer: We have a collector who gathers the electronics to then give the equipment to the recycler who disassembles the electronics so that they can be sorted into groups. Metals, glass, plastics, circuit boards, and other raw materials and components are separated. The processor then refines each component using the methods that are appropriate for it. The materials may be converted back into their raw material state or they may be prepared for reuse.

QUESTION: WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU DO?

 

Answer: We have a collector who gathers the electronics to then give the equipment to the recycler who disassembles the electronics so that they can be sorted into groups. Metals, glass, plastics, circuit boards, and other raw materials and components are separated. The processor then refines each component using the methods that are appropriate for it. The materials may be converted back into their raw material state or they may be prepared for reuse.

QUESTION: WHAT HAPPENS TO THE INFORMATION ON MY COMPUTER?

 

Answer: Data on the computer can be destroyed. This is especially true since we do refurbish and redeploy equipment that is usable and can be sold to work in the homes and businesses of others. They don’t want your personal information on the computer that they are using, so we ensure it isn’t there.

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