How are LCD monitors recycled?
When an LCD or Liquid Crystal Display monitor is first received, an evaluation is performed to determine whether it should be repaired or recycled. If deemed repairable, it will be reconditioned and eventually enter the secondary market. If the unit is deemed un-repairable, it is dismantled and usable parts are harvested. Any parts that are not reusable for repairs, such as broken plastic or severely damaged components, are recycled.
How are CRTs recycled?
CRTs that come into our facility are stacked, weighed and wrapped on pallets. They are then sent to a North American facility where they are completely dismantled. Plastics, circuit boards, copper, wire, and other metal are sorted and processed at the commodity level.
The most toxic part of the monitor, the Cathode Ray Tube or CRT is sent to an EPA approved glass recycling facility where it is shredded and cleaned to make new glass. The CRTs are processed in North America. Under no circumstances does Bluegrass E-Cycle allow the export of hazardous materials by us or our vendors. All of our vendors are qualified as using responsible e-waste recycling practices and hold various industry and state certifications.