Main Metal Recycling has been a trusted name in the Jacksonville recycling industry for over 60 years. It has always been our commitment to conduct environmentally safe methods of recovering materials that would otherwise have been landfilled.
Electronics play a big part in all of our lives. From our home computers to our cell phones, we all have some dependency on electronics. Approximately 27 million cell phones and 83 million personal computers are purchased by individuals just like us each year. So, what should you do with the old equipment? The most environmentally friendly thing to do is recycle it.
Electronics recycling in Jacksonville, FL is crucial to keeping our environment healthy as well as providing businesses and consumers a way to not only dispose of their electronics, but also to earn a financial return for doing so!
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2.4 million tons of electronics hit US landfills each year. Of that, 142,000 computers and over 416,000 mobile devices are discarded every day!
Recycling electronics is becoming more and more important as we add technology to our everyday lives. Electronics contain an incredible amount of precious metals such as gold, silver, and palladium. Recycling 1 million cell phones alone can produce 35,000 lbs. of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold and 33 pounds of palladium!
Cellphones, computers, and their components can and should be recycled. At Main Metal Recycling we accept these, along with the following:
Printers and Peripherals
Electronics Recycling is a profitable and important industry that seeks to reduce the amount of outdated electronics that go into landfills.
Q: What is Electronics Recycling?
A: Electronics Recycling takes any electronic product or device that is approaching or has reached the end of its useful life and strips it down to recycle its raw materials. Examples include computers, cell phones, VCRs, stereos, etc.
Q: What should be done with these outdated electronics?
A: Electronics should be handled just like everything else that’s recyclable: reduce, reuse, recycle. Reduce by being a competent consumer. Take care of what you have, and avoid procuring extra, unnecessary electronics that will leave other products wasting away. Reuse by giving or selling your unused electronics to others, or volunteer to take or buy from others when they would otherwise throw it out. And recycle by taking your unused, outdated, or broken electronics to our Electronic Recycling Center.
Q: Are electronics banned from landfills?
A: Short answer: yes. Pretty much anything with a circuit board is banned from going into landfills. Many electronics contain toxic substances like mercury, lead, and cadmium. Our Electronics Recycling Center in Jacksonville, FL can take care of these substances in a safe and productive manner.
2% of the trash in American landfills is made up of electronics, yet they are responsible for 70% of toxic waste.
Cell phones alone amount to $60 million of thrown away gold and silver every year.
Only 12.5% of all electronics are currently recycled.
The energy saved by recycling just 1 laptop could power 3,657 U.S. homes for a year.
Each one million cell phones that are recycled can recover 35,274 lbs of copper, 772 lbs of silver, 75 lbs of gold, and 33 lbs of palladium!
Friendly, quick service with drive-through lanes
Honest and fair treatment with state certified scales
A clean safe yard that’s swept and cleaned daily to help our customers avoid tire damage
Fair competitive pricing and a knowledgeable staff that can help identify and price any items you bring in
200,000 square feet of warehouse space with a choice of open and closed secure storage available
A 14 acre facility that can accommodate all metal recycling needs