About CRT Recycling Inc.
CRT Recycling is in the
business of recycling e-waste such as CRT’s (computer monitors and
computer parts and accessories, consumer electronics and
freon and non-freon bearing appliances/white goods. We
also pick up items bearing freon and remove capacitors from items in which they are found
before disposal. We
are Massachusetts Class A Permitted Universal Recycling Facility that
properly disposes of items that can no longer be accepted by
Massachusetts landfills as of April 1, 2000.
We service over
municipalities and businesses across New England. By either
reusing or reselling electronics, we
can reduce the amount of e-waste that actually reaches the State
contractor for disposal. We run several
collection day programs to benefit
non-profit organizations financially and dispose of e-waste for
FREE for hundreds of New England schools.
Misc. Computer Items Recycling
Frequently Asked Questions About CRT
going on behind the scenes?
As a school, municipality, non-profit or business, you
just see our representatives load material onto our trucks, but what
Electronic waste is transported from your location to our on site
recycling facility in Brockton, MA where it is unloaded and first
inspected for acceptance into one of our many reuse programs or to be
resold to various secondary market vendors. If the item cannot be reused
or resold it is then dissassembled separated and properly recycled. Our
facility is open to the public, so if you wish to actually come down and
see what goes on “behind the scenes” – Just let us know
Where does our equipment go?
Electronic equipment removed from your location can be reused and/or
resold. This equipment may be donated to one of several non-profit
(Examples: “Freetown Lakeville Middle School Computer Construction
Class” – Chris Greene, “South End Technology At Tent City” –Mel King,
“South Africa Township Schools Project” – Alan Field & Donna Wainwright,
“SHARE” - UMASS Dartmouth Lester Cory)
Equipment can also be resold to various vendors for resale in the
secondary market (Flea markets, E-bay, etc.)
CRT Recycling also accepts any computer equipment including monitors for
free, from vendors as well as the public, so even though this equipment
is going back into the public market for resale – it never has to end up
in a landfill.
Equipment that cannot be reused or resold as a whole is separated and
properly recycled (plastic-to-plastic, metal-to-metal, glass-to-glass,
wood-to-wood). This material is then bailed and loaded into containers
for resale and/or plastic-to-plastic, metal-to-metal, glass-to-glass or
wood-to-wood recycling. Our vendors and markets for material change
frequently, however we only send material to vendors who operate within
any and all environmental laws regarding their region.
happens during the recycling process and how are
hazardous materials handled?
Televisions and computer monitors containing cathode ray tubes are
accepted into our facility where the tubes are then removed from these
items. Plastics and electronics are separated and sent off for proper
recycling. We drill a hole in the tube or twist off trigger in order to
release vacuum, remove all external straps, place tubes into metal
containers then crack the glass to pull out inside shield. Glass is then
sent out for glass-to-glass recycling. During the recycling process all
CRTR Inc. employees are required to wear Kevlar (glass resistant) gloves
as well as two other layers of protective hand/arm wear. Employees must
also wear protective eyewear, footwear and “O.S.H.A.” required breathing
masks to prevent dust and particle inhalation while working in our
facility. All protective wear and uniforms are provided by CRT Recycling
to insure our employee’s safety during the recycling process. We also
send our employees for extensive blood screening through “Caritas Health
Services” to test levels of metals and several other toxins and perform
an “Air Monitoring” test of the entire facility to insure
employee/visitor safety on a semi-annual basis.
What are the laws on E-waste recycling?
In Massachusetts, the only computer/electronic material disposal
currently regulated by the state is applied to items that contain
cathode ray tubes or CRT’s. All other computer/electronic material can
be thrown into our landfills, but why would you do that? CRT Recycling
collects both the regulated and non-regulated computer/electronic waste
from your schools for free as well as accepting delivery of this
material for free from municipalities, businesses and residents. We
reroute this material away from your local landfills to our various
vendors and non-profit organizations. This way, an otherwise unwanted
discarded electronic item can now become a commodity for us, instead of
a liability for your landfills. This is why we provide this service for
free; it is a win-win situation for all.
For updated E-waste recycling regulations
Upcoming CRT Recycling E-Waste Collection Dates
Please check out the rest of our
website for details on recycling your CRT’s, electronics or appliances.
Electronics, Computers And Computer Items & Parts Are Accepted For
Recycling Or Disposal
Project Computer Reuse
On April 1st,
2000 the commonwealth of Massachusetts banned CRT’s (computer monitors
and televisions) from landfills in Massachusetts (310-CMR 19.017). For a
detailed description of the rules and regulations pertaining to the CRT
waste ban, visit the MA Department of
Environmental Protection’s Web page
for TV and
Computer Reuse and Recycling:
Massachusetts CRT Recycling
To get to the glass, monitors and televisions must
be completely disassembled. The individual
listing includes plastic, printed circuit boards, copper wiring, power
and flyback components and of course, the CRT tube itself.
Once your equipment enters
this process CRT Recycling Inc. can guarantee certified destruction of
your equipment and provide you with a "Certificate of Materials
Recycled" if requested.
If you would like further
information please feel free to call our office weekdays between the
hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. 1-800-944-7019
& Recycle My E-Waste!
Recycling Inc. is a class A recycler for CRT’s( computer monitors,
televisions ),all electronics and computers. We remove and recycle
e-waste free for New England schools! We reuse and recycle over 99% of
E-waste we remove!
WWW.CRTR.ORG Back to
Order A Container For The Storage Of E-Waste And
A Pick Up
CRT Recycling Services and E-Waste Solutions
Complete Hard Drive Destruction
Upcoming Collection Day Events