Recycle Your Old Television & Other Electronics :
E-waste Cleanup is best Local television recycling center los angeles, ca. E-waste Cleanup will recycle your old television in a safe and sustainable way. Consider the fact the many city municipalities have already banned disposing old TVs in trash bins. This is because televisions can be highly toxic to the environment. There could be up to eight pounds of lead in your old television, and at E-waste Cleanup, we assure you we will dispose televisions in a environmentally safe way. At E-waste Cleanup Electronics Recycling we have a zero landfill policy. This includes our guarantee that your e-waste will not be sent overseas to developing nations.
Electronic waste or e-waste, which includes televisions, is a growing problem in California. Recycling televisions recovers valuable metals, plastics and glass, and prevents potentially dangerous materials entering the environment.
Why Television Recycling is important ?
Televisions containing cathode ray tubes (CRTs) are one of the leading causes of lead contamination in municipal waste streams. CRTs can contain up to 4 kg of lead and other toxic materials such as mercury, cadmium and arsenic. Lead is a cumulative poison that can contaminate groundwater and have harmful effects on human and animal health. By recycling televisions, waste is diverted from landfill and resources such as metals, precious metals, plastics and glass are recovered.
What happens when Televisions are recycled?
Some television components may still be useable, enabling certain parts to be directed into a reuse stream. To be recycled, televisions must be broken down into their many different components.
- Cathode ray tube (CRT) glass contains a high concentration of lead. This means it can’t go back into the normal glass recovery process like glass bottles. CRT glass is typically crushed and cleaned. Some CRT glass is used in manufacturing new television and computer monitors, but the move to LCD and plasma televisions means that new technologies and processes are being found to reuse this material.
- Circuit boards are shredded down to a fine powder and separated into plastics and precious metals. This material can be reformed into a range of products.
- Plastic casings are shredded and tested for their composition. Once identified, the plastics can be melted and extruded for use in new products.
- Scrap metals are typically melted down to form new metal-based components.
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