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E-Recycling for Consumers
SF Bay Area

The Growing Problem of E-Waste

The digital mountain is growing higher, faster. Consumers purchase and discard enormous volumes of electronics. The result is an increasing waste stream of obsolete, broken, and otherwise unwanted electronic equipment commonly referred to as e-waste. Recycling discarded e-waste is challenging because electronic items are very complex devices manufactured from differing amounts of glass, plastics, and metals.

DRM is a leader in converting the electronics recycling nightmare into a business dream. As the global lead-dog among the pack of reuse and recycling companies, DRM is the architect of a recycling foundation designed to support sustainable ecosystems of product usage and planned product end-of-life disposal. DRM's systematic recycling process mines maximum value from discarded equipment while creating green jobs in the United States.

As a part of this program, DRM accepts and recycles most consumer electronics for Free of Charge. There is currently a handling and recycling fee for CRT monitors and TVs Please contact us for information regarding the current monitor processing fee.

Collected consumer electronics are recycled in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations. DRM is committed to environmentally sound Electronic Recycling and maintains a strict no landfill-no export policy.

E-Waste Drop off Sites

DRM has free e-waste drop off location in the SF Bay Area. Our main location is located in the San Leandro, East Bay. California residents can drop-off any amount of electronics at this location.

Why Recycle Electronics?

With continued advancement in technology and the integration of electronic products in our daily lives, the overall use of electronics has grown rapidly. Estimates show that, in 2012, there were approximately 24 electronics per American household!

Electronic Waste is a new and ever-growing waste stream with recycling of an estimated 25% of discarded electronics. Prior to 1980, the term electronic waste was meaningless. Last year, over 3 million tons (6 billion lbs) of electronics were processed by recyclers. The EPA views electronics disposal as one of the fastest growing waste streams. The reasons for proper electronics recycling are many, some include:

  • Electronics contain components and valuable metals that can be reused in other manufacturing processes
  • Recycling metals such as copper, steel, and aluminum reduce the cost to mine the raw materials, thus lowering the cost to manufacture new goods
  • Electronics contain air and water polluting chemicals including Beryllium, Mercury, Cadmium, Chromium Barium, Brominated Flame Retardants and Hexavalent Chromium.
  • Data Control: Personal, private or sensitive data is stored on the data devices that you want to be destroyed when equipment is recycled.

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