Eco-Friendly Disposal Techniques
When you sell your used computers through Capitol Asset Recovery, you’ll enjoy peace of mind knowing that what can’t be refurbished will be disposed of in an environmentally responsible way.
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act prohibits the incineration or landfill disposal of equipment containing certain hazardous metals, 8 of which are found in all computers and monitors.
Here’s an excerpt from an article by the U.S. Geological Survey regarding these hazardous materials:
The metals contained in PCs commonly include aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barium, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, gallium, gold, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, palladium, platinum, selenium, silver, and zinc. Eight of these metals are listed as hazardous by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), one of the Federal laws that control the disposal of waste in the United States.
End users (that is, you) are responsible for the environmentally safe disposal of used computer equipment. If you sell your old computers to Capitol Asset instead of scrapping them, you won’t have to worry about violating these regulations, and we’ll even pay you for newer equipment if we can refurbish it. We charge a reasonable fee for the disposal of scrap equipment, and we dispose of all of your used computer equipment responsibly.