HESI provides recycling services for specialty waste materials including electronic waste, lighting products and associated components, and batteries. These expired materials should enter the recycling process at the end of their useful life due to hazardous waste content including Polychlorinated Bi-phenyl (PCB), cadmium, lead and mercury. The recycling process prevents these materials from improper disposal in solid waste landfills or being subjected to prolonged unsafe storage practices.
The definition of electronic waste is very broad but commonly includes: computers and monitors, keyboards, plug-in attachments, printers, cell phones, landline telephones and components, televisions of all types, radios, speakers, small household appliances, medical equipment, to list only a few.
HESI provides timely and efficient collection of these materials and prepares for the reclamation process conducted by only R2 or equivalent certified electronic equipment recycling end processors.
A variety of lighting types exist in the market place. HESI accepts all types for recycling including incandescent/halogen lamps, fluorescent bulbs and compact fluorescent bulbs, LED lamps, and high intensity discharge bulbs (metal halide, high pressure sodium, low pressure sodium and mercury vapor). Along with the lamps also accepted are ballasts (both PCB containing and non-PCB).
HESI can provide containers for lamps and ballasts to make the recycling process easier at customer locations.
Batteries are another material that contains hazardous components which can impact human health and our environment if proper care is not given upon the end of the useful life of the product. All battery types are accepted for recycling:
- Lead Acid (wet and sealed)
- Lithium Ion
- Nickel Cadmium (wet and sealed)
- Nickel Metal Hydride
- Carbon Zinc
HESI provides efficient collection, sorting and preparation of all batteries for the reclamation process.
According to the EPA, electronic waste is the fastest growing waste stream in America. E-waste represents 2% of America’s trash in landfill, but it equals 70% of overall toxic waste. Currently only 12.5% of E-waste is recycled. Let HESI help you keep our communities cleaner and safer.