3350 Ambrose Avenue
Nashville, TN 37207
Office: (615) 265- 8101
What is E-waste?
Why Recycle Computers
Data Destruction and Inventory Services
E-waste refers to electronic products that are no longer needed or no longer working. Electronic waste includes computer hardware & components, and equipment like VCR's, DVD players, game systems, MP3 players, fax machines, cell phones, and microwaves. When these items no longer serve a useful purpose, the environmentally responsible way to dispose of them is through recycling.
Electronics represent the fastest growing waste stream in the United States, and according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) only 12.5% of e-waste is currently being recycled. Recycling computers and electronics when they're no longer useful ensures that the heavy metals in these products are safely managed. Many of the materials can be reused for manufacturing new products.
Most electronics contain hazardous materials, including bromine, lead, mercury, cadmium, PCB, and hexavalent chromium. These materials can cause serious damage to humans, including an increased risk of cancer and other serious health issues. It is important to keep these out of our landfills.
What are the impacts
of improper disposal?
When old electronics are dumped in landfills, over time they can release contaminants into the environment through leachate and incinerator ash. E-waste that isn't recycled or properly disposed of can also end up in rivers and local water supplies. Computer and electronic recycling keeps e-waste out of landfills, which is a huge step toward preventing pollution in our community. To learn more about e-cycling and the hazards of e-waste, you can find a wealth of information on the Environmental Protection Agency's website.
How Do I Recycle with Tri-Star?
Contact us to schedule on site collection. Our basic collection service is provided at no cost to you. We'll come to your location and load your materials. We handle everything—you don't have to load your items onto pallet or pack them. We also offer a hard drive destruction service. Let us know how many drives you have and we'll give you a price when you call to schedule.
We process all materials in accordance with all Federal, State, and local laws and regulations. All our downstream partners are also EPA complaint, R2- certified responsible recyclers.
Upon request, we will provide an inventory list and certificates of destruction certifying that all materials have been appropriately handled and disposed of.