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									Recycle America®
eCyclingsm Services
   Municipal Waste
Management Association
   2002 Fall Summit
    November 2002
        INTRODUCING…
       RECYCLE AMERICA
        eCyclingsm Services
•4 Regional Processing
Centers
      Phoenix, AZ
      Houston, TX
      Minneapolis, MN
      Kernersville, NC
•1 Nonferrous Scrap Metal
Facility (NJ)
•60+ Collection Depots
•Programs in 20+ States
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Leading National Infrastructure
        RECYCLE AMERICA
        Recycling Infrastructure
• Nation’s Most
  Comprehensive Recycling
  Infrastructure & Logistics
  -Leverage use of WM
  facilities (landfills, transfer
  stations & MRFs) to collect
  and consolidate electronics
  -Electronics shipped to
  Recycle America and
  certified vendors
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Overview of Recycling Services
•Reuse of Electronic
Products and
Components
•“End of Life”
Processing
•Destruction of
Proprietary Materials
•Transportation Services
•In-Plant Services
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Residential Electronics Collection Programs
•Ongoing Drop-Off
Services (Transfer
Station, Landfill,
Buyback Center, etc.)

•Special Collection
Events (One or two-day
drop-off)
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Residential Electronics Collection Programs
•Curbside Collection
-Programs underway in
California, Minnesota, New
Hampshire, and …

•Retailer and Product
Stewardship Partnerships
-Best Buy collection events
-”Sony Only” in MN
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Residential Electronics Collection Programs
• Curbside Recycling
  -    County of Sonoma, CA and Empire WM
  Residents can place small, non-CRT e-scrap in their single stream
  recycling carts. Items recovered at presort area of MRF sort line.
  Minimal participation so far, but no major outreach conducted yet.
• Bulky Goods Collection
  -    Plaistow, New Hampshire and WM of New Hampshire
  1x per month collection of TVs and Computer Monitors. Residents
  need to make appointment. For free residents can put out one home
  computer set (CPU and peripherals) with a CRT. Program started
  9/14/02.
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    Commercial Electronics Streams
 Computer equipment
 Circuit boards
 Consumer electronics
 Cables, wires,controls,
  switches, connectors
 Ferrous and non-ferrous
  metals
 Specialty products
  Impacts of Laws/Regulations


Electronic Equipment
  Generators…
Impacts of Laws/Regulations...
• Consistency in
  Regulations:

  The EPA Draft Rule
  should take care of this
  on a state-by-state basis.
Shared Responsibility Framework
  • “Front-End Fees” at
    Point of Purchase and
    “End of Life Fees”
    -Primarily on computer
    systems & TVs.
    -Preferably done at
    Federal level for front
    end fees.
  Shared Responsibility
     Framework...
-State action may be
required to pilot or
model an ultimate
national solution.
-End of Life fees to
supplement revenue for
tailoring of local
programs.
  Shared Responsibility
     Framework...
-OEMs focus on making
good products to meet
the needs of the
marketplace.
-Local govts., solid
waste companies,
NGOs, and recyclers
focus on managing
programs.
   Shared Responsibility
      Framework...
-OEMs internalize costs
for certain product
streams only if least cost
option.
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Environmental Stewardship Pledge
•First U.S. Electronics
Recycler to Announce a
Pledge
-All electronics from
residential and municipally
sponsored sources are
processed (demanufactured
and/or shredded for
recycling) domestically
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 Environmental Stewardship Pledge
•Promote Reuse and Refurbishment Options for Products
and Materials, Including Local Reuse Opportunities

•Use of Export Markets Limited to Select Materials Streams
from Commercial Sources and Processed Materials (Metals
and Plastics). All Export Markets Subject to an EH&S
Audit.

•All CRTs to Domestic End Markets (“glass to glass” and
“glass to lead”)
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 Environmental Stewardship Pledge
•Use Environmental Management Systems (EMS) in all of
Recycle America’s Electronics Processing Centers

•Commitment to Product Stewardship Efforts
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      eCyclingsm Services
Kevin McCarthy, Director
Recycle America Asset Recovery Group
2615 Davis Street
San Leandro, CA 94577
510-563-4214
510-563-4210 (fax)
510-501-7070 (cell)
Toll free: 866-588-0572
kmccarthy1@wm.com
www.wm.com/recycling

								
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