How To Choose An Electronics Recycling Company on Long Island
in ecoTech News
Over the past ten years, the electronics recycling industry has grown at a staggering rate. According to a recent study conducted by ISRI:
“This maturing segment of the scrap recycling industry provides a boost of approximately $5 billion to the U.S. economy (up from less than $1 billion in 2002) and employs more than 30,000 full time employees (up from 6,000 in 2002)”
With so many companies getting involved, the market tends to become a little oversaturated. Yet time has weeded out many companies who didn’t have the proper infrastructure and resources to handle the materials that a scrap recycler receives every day. On Long Island, many companies have entered the market yet few have withstood the test of time. As more companies attempt to enter the industry in both New York and across the country, it is important for the consumer to know what to look for when choosing a recycling facility. These tips should help guide someone interested in recycling to a better solution for their end of life electronics:
1-Certifications- The two major certifications in the industry and easy signals that the recycling facility is equipped to handle electronic waste properly. Whether R2 or E-Steward certified, these are industry standards that companies should be proud to hold. On Long Island alone, there are a dozen or so electronics recycling facilities. A company with the certification will be a good starting point
2-Resume- A company that opened its doors last week and a company that has been around for over 50 years are two very different organizations. ecoTech Management falls into the latter category with a resume and track record that few other companies on Long Island can say that they have. Every company has to start somewhere, but with time comes experience and an education in all things recycling. A company with a strong resume is more likely to be able to
3-Location- Convenience plays a huge role in who you choose to recycle with. However, depending upon the quantity of material you are handling, it may be better to look a little further to find a recycler who is capable of handling the material properly. On Long Island, NY, there are plenty of locations to properly dispose of your electronics. Some facilities will charge for disposal, others like ecoTech Management, will pay for your obsolete materials. Doing a bit of research could pay off both financially and help the environment.
Follow these tip’s the next time your computer or TV needs an upgrade and you will be ahead of the curve!