The electronics that we enjoy every day all contain highly hazardous materials. Cathode ray tubes (CRTs) in computer and television monitors contain lead – which is poisonous to the nervous system – as do circuit boards. Mercury – like lead – a neurotoxin, is used in flat-panel display screens. Some batteries and circuit boards contain cadmium, which is known to be a carcinogen.
In Ontario alone, 50% of computer and electronic waste is not being disposed of properly. This results in these extremely hazardous materials ending up in landfills, or sent to developing countries that simply do not have the capability to recycle E-waste safely.
Precious metals contained in E-waste such as Gold, Silver, Copper, Mercury, Lead and many more can be reclaimed! By recycling E-waste we can save our natural resources, which are quickly becoming scarce and more costly.
Eco-Tech Waterloo Inc. was established in Waterloo, Ontario in response to the growing social demand for an Electronic Recycling Centre. Since August 2010, Eco-Tech Waterloo Inc. has been providing E-waste solutions for consumers to recycle computer, electronic equipment, including alkaline batteries, industrial/commercial batteries, lamps, mixed wires, scrap metals, automotive, and exotic and rare items that can be recycled.
Eco-Tech in no way condones the exportation of E-waste to developing Nations. As OES approved generators, we follow OES Standards that obligate us to work with Primary Processors for WEEE E-waste. For special and battery waste, Eco-Tech works with a network of SO Primary Processors and R2 Recyclers.
We are actively reaching out to partners in the business communities and local residents to educate and assist in recycling E-waste responsibly. We have a team of account managers dedicated to promoting green E-waste recycling solutions to the Waterloo Region, Bruce, Grey, and Huron counties.
We pride ourselves on salvaging older computers and making them affordable to student, home, and business clients all throughout Canada.manner.