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Jan 17, 2017
Electronics Donation and Recycling


Electronics donation and recycling is a great way to help conserve resources and natural materials. It is important to make sure you are donating and/or recycling electronics safely and correctly.

Source: EPA

Dec 01, 2016
Recycling Consumer Electronics


There can be safety hazards from handling components of consumer electronics in general, and specific components may have distinct hazardous properties.

Source: OSHA

Jul 01, 2015
What Happens at Work Doesn’t Always Stay at Work; Lead Exposure from an E-Scrap Recycling Facility Can Transfer to the Home


Recycling of used electronics (E-scrap) is an emerging area of concern as a source of occupational exposures among workers and a source of take-home exposures.

Source: NIOSH

Oct 01, 2014
NIOSH Science Blog: Occupational Exposures at Electronic Scrap Recycling Facilities


To better document the hazards, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has completed exposure evaluations at several electronics recycling facilities and conducted a survey of electronics recycling facilities across the United States.

Source: NIOSH

May 01, 2013
Electronic Waste Recycling: Working Safely


This fact sheet describes actions e-waste recycling companies can take to control these hazards and ways workers can protect themselves.

Source: CDPH

Jan 01, 2009
Oregon E-Cycles


Oregon Department of Environmental Quality provides information to consumers, manufacturers, retailers, service providers and local governments on the recycling of electronics.

Source: Oregon DEQ

Jan 01, 2009
Sustainable Management of Electronics


Recycling electronics also prevents valuable materials from going into the waste stream. A long-term approach towards electronics stewardship is necessary both at work and at home.

Source: EPA