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Miller Recycling Corporation’s Free E-Waste Recycling Event a Big Hit

February 7, 2012

Miller Recycling Corporation collected 26.3 tons of electronic waste at their a Free E-Waste Recycling Event on Saturday, January 7th, at their facility in Mansfield.

Mansfield, MA (PRWEB) February 07, 2012

In the six hours that Miller Recycling Corporation’s Free E-Waste Recycling Event took place, a total of 352 cars delivered 26.3 tons of electronic waste, including computers, monitors, printers, TVs, stereos, and DVD players, among many other items.

“Many of those in attendance mentioned they were very appreciative of the Free E-Waste Recycling Event — and thanked us for the opportunity to properly recycle their various items,” says Randy Miller, president of Miller Recycling Corporation. The traffic flow didn´t stop once all day; many came with carloads of old electronics, from toaster ovens to cell phones.

Proper disposal of electronic waste is becoming a global concern. Many electronics contain toxic materials, such as lead and cadmium, which can contaminate the environment when disposed of in landfills. Electronics also contain valuable materials, such as precious metals and plastics, that when recycled can be re-purposed into new applications.

There is also much discussion regarding the export of electronic waste. Many countries accept this type of material only to find that the end “market” is not properly controlled or licensed. This has resulted in improper dumping of low-grade components once the high value material is removed. Lack of environmental controls in these operations also creates unsafe work conditions for employees.

It is the goal of Miller Recycling Corporation to conform to strict guidelines when marketing this type of scrap. They partner with only fully licensed and reputable companies that adhere to strict environmental guidelines not only at their location, but also with any downstream vendors and consumers. Miller Recycling also adheres to a “no export” policy for intact computers, monitors, TVs, and components.

Miller Recycling now accepts all e-waste during their normal business hours. Please visit their website or call 1-800-783-6766 for more information.

About Miller Recycling Corporation

Operating since 1940, Miller Recycling is a third generation company with the experience required to assist with all paper, plastics, and metals recycling requirements. Northeast Data Destruction, our NAID “AAA” Certified confidential shredding division, will securely process all your sensitive documents, files, media, hard drives, tapes, CD´s, off spec products and storage components. Nationwide service is available.

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