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Electronic equipment and technology recycling with Spectrum Ecycle is more important than most people realize. By throwing out e-waste like cell phones, batteries, TVs, computers, and appliances, we are creating a huge toxic landfill issue. As of 2016, the EPA estimates only about 12.5% of e-waste is recycled with 9.4 million tons ending up in our landfills.
“For every one million cell phones recycled, the EPA states that 35,274 lbs. of copper, 772 lbs. of silver, 75 lbs. of gold, and 33 lbs. of palladium can be recovered. Based on e-waste disposal rates, Americans throw out phones containing over $60 million in gold and/or silver every year.”
If you throw out your electronics or drop them off at the dump, do you know who has access to the information that’s stored on that computer, phone, laptop, or copier? Even if you perform a “wipe clean” function at home, it is never really free from your information and is vulnerable to identity theft.
At Spectrum Ecycle, we have an audited industry data destruction certification process. Our rigorous, responsible process includes witnessed data destruction, precise documentation at different stages of the process, and an industry regulated certification that is presented to you proving data destruction is complete. You can rest assured – your identity is safe when you recycle your electronics with us.
Spectrum Ecycle is conveniently located in St. Louis near several highways with extended drop off hours Monday through Friday, 7:00-5:00. Can’t make it to our facility during our business hours? No problem!
Our partner, Habitat ReStore in Town and Country accepts most electronics from the public during their business hours (see their website for specifics), or if you prefer to have us pick items up at your home, the transportation fee is $150 in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
For drop-off or home pick up, please see disposal fees below. Pick-ups are scheduled Monday through Friday on the hour between 8:00 and 3:00. Together, we can make sure your unwanted technology doesn’t end up in the landfill.
Residential pick-up service is $150 in the St. Louis metropolitan area. This fee is waived for bulk pick-up consisting of at least 30 computers, laptops, servers, or other high-value equipment. If you don’t see it listed, it’s free to recycle. Please see a comprehensive list of accepted items on our What We Take page.
|Any size LCD/LED Computer Monitor||$10|
|CRT Computer Monitor||$20|
|Microwave Ovens (any age, any size)||$10|
|Refrigerator, freezers, dehumidifiers, HVAC, or any devices containing Freon||$20|
|Desktop model printer, scanner, copier, fax machine||$5|
|Floor model printer, copier, multi-function device||$40|
|Tube TV 27″ or less||$30|
|Tube TV 28″–32″||$40|
|Tube TV 33″ and up/console/big screen/rear projection||$50|
|VHS tapes, DVDs, CDs, diskettes, cassette tapes, data tapes||$.65/lb.|
|Certified or witnessed data destruction||$10 (per hard drive)|
If you’re ready to drop off your electronics and appliances, Spectrum Ecycle is here to help. We want to be your responsible residential recycling partner for a better future. Please contact our friendly, professional customer service staff if you have any questions or would like an estimate, or feel free to stop in during business hours. 314-428-0777
We serve residents across the entire St. Louis metropolitan area. Residents may drop off their unwanted electronics at our facility or schedule a pick up with us.
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