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Computer Recycling International offers free computer recycling or electronic devices recycling. You do not have to pay anything at the time of collect or at anytime at all.
Also, what to know to recycle your laptop?
– Avoid disposing of your laptop, battery or power cable in the garbage bin: these are harmful electrical and electronic waste from equipment.
– If you no longer use your laptop, remove the batteries or accumulators: this helps to preserve the laptop from damage due in particular to the inflation of these elements, which is also inevitably a source of pollution.
– Be sure to keep it in an enclosed and sealed room, protected from the elements to avoid the circulation of dangerous substances.
– Like a desktop computer, a laptop can be upgraded and enhanced for reuse, as it can also be dismantled to recover what can still be reused.
Computer Recycling International guarantees a secure removal or destruction of your hard disks in accordance with the standards recommended by the competent authorities to ensure your safety. We have our Destruction of Hard Drives Certificat.
The microprocessor (CPU) can be related to the core of a computer (laptop or desktop). Constituting a set of integrated circuits, it makes it possible to carry out all the calculations and to process all the informations within the computer.
Microprocessor recycling is largely linked to the recovery of gold, since, as we have seen above, processors and memories are the richest sources of metals into the computer.
Small gold-coated pins can easily be removed from the microprocessor with a torch, holding the microprocessor over a container that collects the parts. Small tweezers such can also be used.
The pins are weighed and some hydrochloric acid is added to the container with them. This must be heated until it boils, allowing the gold pieces to float, which can then be recovered with filter papers.
The solidification of the particles is accelerated by the addition of sulfuric acid in small quantities and the silver chloride particles are pushed out of the solution by cold and dilution.
While the solution is still cold, after about an hour, it must be filtered. The precipitation is carried out with sodium metabisulphite. This is a step that can take up to 24 hours before the particles become visible. Finally, the solution is filtered to recover the gold powder to be sent to the refinery.
And recycling the motherboard in all this?
A motherboard also contains gold, but in very small quantities. For this reason, but also for health and safety reasons, the recovery of this precious metal should absolutely be left to the care of professionals. However, it is not uncommon for private individuals to put themselves at risk with that kind of goal.
The recovery of gold on the motherboard is done with an electrolytic cell. By placing the pins in the copper anode, it is dissolved in the emission of electric current in the cell and is deposited on the lead cathode. As for gold, it is subject to sedimentation.
After decantation of the bath, sulfuric acid is recovered as much as possible. The remainder is diluted, and acid is poured into the water to then filter the solution. A mixture of 35% hydrochloric acid and 5% bleach, in a proportion of 2 to 1, is used to dissolve what remains in the filter.
A second filtering operation is carried out so that the solution contains only gold chloride which must be precipitated, in particular with sodium metabisulphite powder, in order to obtain metallic gold. The latter must then be melted with a torch.
Whatever computer devices you have and which you no longer use, do not hesitate to fill the form on this page to entrust your computers and equipment to Computer Recycling Canada. We recycle all computer devices and offer to collect them for free pratically everywhere in Canada.
Recycling and recyclers: what are the standards to respect?
In terms of recycling of electronic products, there are three categories of recyclers:
– Primary recyclers;
– Downstream Recyclers of Material of Concern;
– Downstream Recyclers of equipment of no concern.
For each of these categories, recyclers are regularly audited and approved by the Recycler Qualification Office (RQO) under the Electronic Recycling Standards (ERS), developed by Electronic Product Stewardship Canada (EPSC) in 2014.
Very serious actions and programs
Recyclers meet the most stringent standards and that are determined by the type of activities that each category carries out. The R2: 2013 certification is a prerequisite for RQO approval to harmonize our standards internationally.
As a reminder, the Recycler Qualification Office acts as an auditor of the ERS for EPSC. The R2: 2013 standard is applicable to all organizations throughout the recycling chain, regardless of the size and location of recycling.
It should be noted that this is a facility-specific compliance certificate, but not a company. It applies to all activities related to the recycling of electronic products in connection with a physical address.
In addition to R2, the following Canadian minimum requirements are prerequisite for recyclers:
– Demonstrate active and continuous packaging in accordance with R2 and other EPSC requirements for materials;
– Not using child labor or prisoners;
– Compensation coverage for industrial accidents and general liability insurance ($ 2,000,000 for the primary recycler, $ 1,000,000 for the downstream recycler of material of concern, $ 500,000 for the recycler Downstream of non-disturbing equipment);
– Compliance with the reporting procedures of the ARPE for the reporting of incidents (for primary recyclers and downstream recyclers of equipment of concern);
– Financial assurance for closure plan based on maximum storage capacity (for primary recyclers);
– Comply with the scope of approval and downstream flow as defined by the RQO for material processing (for primary recyclers and downstream recyclers of material of concern);
– Use of authorized recyclers downstream (for primary recyclers).
Computers Recycling International apply these elements in the context of its activities and in the choice of its partners.