About Electronic Recycling (E-Waste Recycling) Services
Electronic waste, commonly known as e-scrap or e-waste, is the waste generated from surplus, broken, and obsolete electronic devices that have no further ability to be reused or repurposed. Electronics contains various toxic and hazardous chemicals and materials that are released into the environment if they are not disposed of properly. Electronic recycling is the process of recovering commodities and materials from old electronic devices for re-use in new products.
ERI has nine certified facilities in the United States, which are certified to the highest standards available for e-waste processing, with an annual capacity to shred up to a billion pounds of electronics per year. This makes ERI the highest capacity e-waste processor in the industry. With over a million square feet of indoor-secured facility space and football field proprietary length shredders along with first-of-its-kind electronic waste handling robotics, ERI is unmatched in its ability to responsibly recycle electronics waste (e-waste).
Certifications & Standards
ERI holds the highest level of certifications available for both data destruction and responsible recycling, being the only provider to have all 9 US facilities certified by NAID, e-Stewards, and R2.
ERI’s proprietary state-of-the-art e-scrap shredding, CRT glass cleaning systems, flat panel video display device (LCD, LED, Plasma) processing, and PV/Solar Panel Recycling technologies allow ERI to transform each device into a commodity that is further recycled and reintroduced into new products.
All materials are processed in ERI’ s e-scrap shredding system – the largest and most technically advanced electronic shredding system in the world.
This process allows ERI to bring materials down to the separated commodity level such as plastic, metal, and glass. Resulting commodities are sent to downstream processors, all of which are audited and pre-approved through ERI’s rigorous Downstream Vendor Management Program.
ERI’s fully integrated operations with advanced proprietary technologies, allows ERI to have the smallest downstream footprint in the industry – that means reduced chain of custody issues and guarantees that no electronics will end up in a landfill or that inoperable electronics will be exported to developing countries.
Electronics Recycling & ERI in The News
While many of ERI’s competitors are in the news for data breaches, device misappropriation, and illegal exporting, ERI is consistently interviewed as the industry’s go-to-experts on proper electronic waste recycling.
The World Has an E-Waste Problem
John Shegerian stands among laptops that are undergoing refurbishment in Fresno, CA.
How 5G Could Mean Even More Electronic Waste
John Shegerian joins BBC’s Rob Young to share his perspective about the adoption of 5G.
ERI Electronic Recycling Case Studies
See how ERI helped the City of New York provide their residents with an easy way to recycle their electronic devices.
See how ERI partnered with Staples to provide its customers with convenient electronics recycling boxes.
See how ERI helped this Fortune 500 Professional Services Company reduce their costs by 50% in year 1.
See how ERI helped this client turn their electronics from an expense and liability into a cashflow position solution with guaranteed data destruction.