Computer Monitor Recycling
Computer monitors contain chemicals that can harm human health and the environment when disposed of improperly. Old monitors use cathode ray tubes (CRT) to create images on the screen. CRTs can contain up to 8 pounds of lead. Newer monitors use liquid-crystal display (LCD) screens that contain small fluorescent bulbs filled with mercury. Both metals are highly toxic and test hazardous under federal law, requiring special handling and disposal.
Computer monitor recycling carefully breaks down your monitors to safely dispose of lead and mercury and separate other components for reuse. If you have unwanted monitors, it is important to make sure they don’t end up in the trash.
Contact us for reliable recycling services from local professionals. We will pick up your monitors and other electronics for responsible disposal today.
How Does Computer Monitor Recycling Work?
Computer monitor recycling requires specialized facilities and trained professionals to carefully disassemble your devices and sort the parts. Metal, plastic, and glass will be salvaged to be used in the creation of new electronics. Other components will be disposed of in compliance with the EPA to prevent harmful emissions and pollution.
Our trusted recycling providers offer environmentally friendly services that are affordable and convenient. We can pick up any number of monitors for responsible recycling. Contact us to arrange pickup or drop-off services right away.
The Computer Monitor Recycling Process
The recycling process begins with you making the conscious decision not to contribute to the growing problem of e-waste in our landfills. We will connect you with local recycling providers to find quality services at low prices.
Here’s how it works:
- Schedule pick up for your monitors or drop them off at your local recycling center.
- Working monitors will be tested for reuse and refurbished if possible. If not, they will be disassembled.
- CRT monitors require specialized equipment to prevent the tubes from imploding. Once dismantled, the phosphorus coating on the tubes is removed and the glass is recycled. Lead glass will go through a smelting process, so it can be used to make new CRT monitors.
- The other components of the computer will be shredded, crushed, and sprayed with water to separate the different materials.
- Plastic, metal, glass, and other commodities will be sent to processors to be further refined or reprocessed into new products.
The Benefits of Computer Monitor Recycling
When computer monitors end up in landfills, they are often crushed and incinerated. Chemicals like lead, cadmium, and mercury are then released into the air and water causing major ecological damage and contributing to respiratory and neuropsychological disorders in people living and working nearby. Recycling prevents toxic chemicals from polluting the environment and impacting the surrounding communities.
The valuable resources contained in your monitors take energy to mine and manufacture. When these resources can be salvaged, natural resources are conserved and greenhouse gas emissions are reduced.
There are many benefits to recycling computers and CRT monitors. Preventing e-waste is essential in moving forward to preserve the planet for future generations.
Get Free Quotes on Computer Monitor Recycling
You can trust our trained, licensed professionals to handle your computer monitor recycling needs. We offer quick pickup services to remove your monitors and complete your job as soon as possible. Contact us to receive free quotes now by calling (844) 648-4908 or filling out the form on the right.