How to Properly Dispose of E-Scrap

There are proper and improper ways to dispose of e-scrap, and Fort Lauderdale Scrap Metal will look at the best way. But before we go any further with this blog post, we’ll take a look at a definition of what e-scrap is.

E-scrap, also known as electronic scrap or electronic waste, is a technology that is no longer useful, such as a burned-out computer monitor or a printer that is beyond repair. Products of this type may appear harmless at first, but they actually contain hazardous materials, such as beryllium, lead, arsenic, flame retardants, or cadmium. They are also made up of metals that can be recycled and reused for new products.

For example, cathode-ray tubes (CRTs) from TVs and monitors that aren’t functioning are regarded by California law as hazardous materials. TVs and monitors use CRTs to display images. CRTs contain lead, which makes them potentially hazardous. Also, Mercury switches are found in some gas hot water heaters and chest freezers. Mercury can cause serious health problems such as respiratory and skin disorders when improperly disposed of.

To keep pollution from entering the waste stream due to the toxic materials in the electronic products, it is imperative that due attention be paid to transport hazardous waste and recycle them safely to ensure that no environmental contamination occurs. The harsh chemicals should be disposed of without any danger to workers or Mother Nature while metal and alloys such as aluminum and copper are reused.

If you wish to learn more about how your business can properly dispose of the e-scrap it generates over time, please contact the team at Fort Lauderdale Scrap Metal.

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