Monthly Archives: June 2014
Yes it can do, but it does depend on its age, the condition and what is actually inside the PC or printer.
There is often value in parts, hard drives and RAM Memory boards at www.sitr.com we do our best to extract as much value out of your old assetts as possible, once again the issue is often age and condition.
Contact us at www.sitr.com for a free consultation as to the value of your old IT assets.
It gives a very clear picture as to what waste electrical equipment an average UK citizen generates and one reason why you should contact www.site.com
Fun but informative click here to goto the WEEE Man web site
E-waste (electronic waste) is a popular and informal name for electronic products that are obsolete or unwanted. TVs, monitors, computers, copiers, fax machines, audio and video equipment, are some of these common electronic products.
E-waste is the fastest growing segment of waste steam in the World. Many electronic products contain high levels of nickel, lead, and other toxic elements that render them hazardous waste when disposed.
Companies like www.sitr.com help reduce the impact of e-Waste.
Your needs as a client vary, to assist your disposal we offer, security sacks, containers of various capacities or sealed skips for high volumes.
All transported in a secure vehicle, from your site directly to ours or shredded on site, contact www.sitr.com to fine our how best to prepare your data for shredding.
Below is a list of reasons why you should conact www.sitr.com to dispose of your IT equipement with an aprroved WEEE company
Electrical and electronic equipment contain different hazardous materials which are harmful to human health and the environment if not disposed of carefully. While some naturally occurring substances are harmless in nature, their use in the manufacture of electronic equipment often results in compounds which are hazardous (e.g. chromium becomes chromium VI). The following list gives a selection of the mostly found toxic substances in e-waste.
|Substance||Occurrence in e-waste|
|– PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls)||Condensers, Transformers|
|– TBBA (tetrabromo-bisphenol-A)- PBB (polybrominated biphenyls)- PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ethers)||Fire retardants for plastics (thermoplastic components, cable insulation)TBBA is presently the most widely used flame retardant in printed wiring boards and casings.|
|– Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)||Cooling unit, Insulation foam|
|– PVC (polyvinyl chloride)||Cable insulation|
|Heavy metals and other metals:|
|– Arsenic||Small quantities in the form of gallium arsenide within light emitting diodes|
|– Barium||Getters in CRT|
|– Beryllium||Power supply boxes which contain silicon controlled rectifiers and x-ray lenses|
|– Cadmium||Rechargeable NiCd-batteries, fluorescent layer (CRT screens), printer inks and toners, photocopying-machines (printer drums)|
|– Chromium VI||Data tapes, floppy-disks|
|– Lead||CRT screens, batteries, printed wiring boards|
|– Mercury||Fluorescent lamps that provide backlighting in LCDs, in some alkaline batteries and mercury wetted switches|
|– Nickel||Rechargeable NiCd-batteries or NiMH-batteries, electron gun in CRT|
|– Rare Earth elements (Yttrium, Europium)||Fluorescent layer (CRT-screen)|
|– Selenium||Older photocopying-machines (photo drums)|
|– Zinc sulphide||Interior of CRT screens, mixed with rare earth metals|
|– Toner Dust||Toner cartridges for laser printers / copiers|
|Radio-active substances– Americium||Medical equipment, fire detectors, active sensing element in smoke detectors|