As a business or local government, how can I choose a recycler with sound recycling practices?
To reduce potential environmental and information liabilities, verify environmental performance and identify needed services, it s important to evaluate your electronics recycler. Each recycler may follow different practices, and you will need to decide which electronics recycler will do the job you need done, offer the services you require, and minimize your environmental and informational liability at an acceptable cost. Organizations should seek recyclers that are third-party certified to an accredited electronics recycler certification program. EPA encourages use of electronics recyclers certified to standards that require safe handling of used electronics and adherence to high environmental standards. EPA supports and will continue to promote protective recycling efforts and continuous improvement of standards for electronics recycling. There are existing recycling certification programs, such as R2 and e-Stewards, that EPA believes advance environmentally safe practices and requi