1. "Our company wants to dispose of proprietary and state of the art technology computer(s). We prefer it to be destroyed and recycled rather than be remarketed. And we want to ensure that all confidential data is erased. How can we be assured that our request will be honored?"
You may have heard that recycling is not a secure process. This is not the case at LER. If requested all material including hard drives are shredded and recycled as scrap.
2. "Are there potential liabilities if my company improperly disposes of material?"
Yes! Unfortunately many companies have found the answer to this question the hard way. Material bearing their name and logo has been found dumped domestically and overseas in areas that can cause harm to the environment, as well as resulting in fines and liability for cleanup. Avoid the risk of using fly by night recyclers.
3. "Is it against the law to dispose of computers in the dumpster?"
For businesses and organizations, yes it is. The US EPA and the Colorado Local Regulations prohibit the dumping or landfilling of certain computer products, especially monitors, because of their high toxic lead content. Special compliance forms may need to be filed and substantial penalties may apply for non-conformance. Consumer and residential users are currently exempt from these regulations.
4. "What does LER do with your idle and obsolete inventory?"
LER is your qualified resource with the experience and facilities required to provide disposal solutions for all situations. All materials intended for disposal are consolidated, sorted and processed in an environmentally sound manner.
5. "Our company would like to start a recycling program and I don't know how to start this program. What should I do?"
Contact LER directly and we can help you get started. Call or contact us at email@example.com. An event and program administrator will get back to you shortly. We have created guidelines to help you. And an on-site e-waste assessment will help identify opportunities to reduce the costs of recycle e-waste.
6. "What about donating our computer/computers to a church, school or organization?"
This is certainly a commendable idea - when it works. However... computers, etc that are not very new - will probably not run current software. In many cases the equipment is not in working order or lacks certain upgrades. In fact many schools, churches and non-profit agencies end up straddled with costs of disposing this equipment. In fact, some companies are burdening the charities more than they are giving. If you still want to take this approach, LER can help facilitate your donation of working and non-obsolete equipment and help improve the quality of the delivered product.