Why Recycle

The E-Waste Problem

The environmental concerns regarding E-Waste stem from the many compounds that are known to have adverse impacts on the health of the environment for all living beings. The following hazardous elements and compounds can be found in everyday E-Waste:

  • Lead in cathode ray tubes and solder
  • Mercury in switches and housing
  • Arsenic in older cathode ray tubes
  • Antimony trioxide as flame retardant
  • Polybrominated flame retardants in plastic casings, cables, and circuit boards
  • Selenium in circuit boards
  • Cadmium in circuit boards and semiconductors
  • Chromium in steel as corrosion protection
  • Cobalt in steel for structural strength and magnetism

The improper disposal and recycling of these items are responsible for birth defects, cancer, and the deaths of hundreds of people around the world. International treaties, federal regulations, and state laws have greatly increased liabilities for companies, agencies, and organizations that own large inventories of these products.

Since the turn of the century, there has been increasing pressure from all levels of government and society to reduce E-Waste. However, technological advances are rapidly rendering formerly cutting-edge electronics obsolete. An estimated 20 million personal computers became obsolete in 1998. Most of these are in storage, some were improperly disposed of; probably fewer than 6 percent were recycled. Currently, the useful life of a computer is only 3 to 5 years and shrinking. In 2005, more than 63 million personal computers were retired according to a recent study by the National Safety Council.

Many have the impression that retired electronic products have substantial residual value. This is probably why so much older electronic equipment remains in storage – most of us just can’t believe it isn’t worth something to someone. In fact, the older equipment gets, the more quickly its value fades – and the more we spend in wasted storage space and costs to hang onto it.
— United States Environmental Protection Agency

Unfortunately, electronic discards is one of the fastest growing segments of our nation’s waste stream.   In addition, some researchers estimate that nearly 75 percent of old electronics are in storage, in part bSnEuse of the uncertainty of how to manage the materials. Combine this with increasing advances in technology and new products headed towards the market and it is no wonder that “E-Waste” is a popular topic.
— California Integrated Waste Management Board

What We Do

Inform & Educate
E-Waste is such a large problem that many organizations simply don’t know where to start. They don’t lack the will only the way. Thankfully the face of E-Waste is changing.

Technical solutions are becoming readily available, however in most cases a legal framework, a collection system, logistics and other services need to be implemented before that technical solution can be applied.

Safe & Easy Recycling has a strong track record for electronic asset management, recycling, and have continuously provided corporations, small businesses, government agencies, schools, and local residences with innovative solutions since 2007.

Bridging the Gap (ReUse)

Our Motto: “The First Step to Recycling is Re-using”.

At Safe & Easy Recycling our goal is to bridge the technological gap via used/refurbished electronics.

Equipment that would otherwise be crushed and separated are saved by our technicians and refurbished for continued use wherever they are needed most. This allows recycling companies to maximize profits along with providing an outlet for nonprofits, schools, and under privileged children access to electronic resources they normally could not afford.

One example of this is Bellingham School District’s Special Education Department. Which teaches special needs teenagers a useful work skill, by taking apart electronic components

IT Asset Management
We Maximize the Value of your Computer/Electronic Assets.
Safe & Easy Recycling maximizes your company’s assets. Our sales representatives have spent the past five years creating and discovering niche markets worldwide for every type of re-usable electronic. In doing so, they are able to supply these markets with the exact product needed while simultaneously maximizing the value of our client’s computer electronic assets.

At Safe & Easy Recycling we make it easy with our trained staff and years of experience. Upon your request we can have your equipment reviewed, quoted, and picked up within 48hrs. Then wiped and processed with a settlement check issued in less than 30 days.

Safe & Easy Recycling is affiliated with refurbishing factories nation-wide for laptops, LCD monitors, telecom equipment, cell phones, toners, servers, computers, and much more. Through these affiliates we are able to give new life to products that are still usable.

Safe & Easy Recycling protects your sensitive data through HIPAA Certified data-wipe that meet all state and federal requirements for information destruction. All your data is destroyed and all liabilities are assumed by Safe & Easy Recycling

All SNE refurbished products have a “Life Cycle” which lead back to our sponsored recycling facility for End of Life or E.O.L recycling. We offer a “Life Cycle sticker”, which is attached to the back of all units sold. This sticker offers free recycling of that unit to any of our recycling locations. This sticker also contains our contact information and shipping address. This process closes the “Life Cycle” of that product while insuring environmentally friendly disposal.