Computer Scrap Metal (E-waste)
What is Computer Scrap or E-Waste?
Computer scrap includes all wiring and hardware from mobile (cell phones), desktop and laptop computers. This excludes old monitors due to the expenses related in disposing of these safely.
If you have old computer hardware that no longer works, bring it in to us and we will recycle it at no cost to you.
Why scrap rather than trash?
Technology continues to develop at a phenomenal rate. This results in more technology than ever in our landfills and general waste. Cell phones are typically replaced every 18 months to 2 years and make up a large volume of e-waste worldwide.
Currently around 75% of E-waste ends up in landfills where toxic metals (such as lead, nickel, cadmium and mercury) will often contaminate the soil and surrounding areas.
By recycling your e-waste, you are helping to reduce pollution, save energy and reduce the impact that mining is having on our environment.
What metals are in my E-Waste?
Computers are made up from a large range of metals, each used for different components and features. Today many computer cases are made out of plastics in order to reduce weight and provide additional insulation between the electronics and the user. Due to this the internal hardware (hard drives, circuit boards & wiring) is the part we would be looking to separate out.
Do I have to pull apart my computer?
No, however if you were to remove the hardware from the case it would make our job easier. We are interested in scrapping bulk volumes of computer hardware, but not the plastic that comes with it. We will however happily separate these items if you are unable to.
How much is my E-Waste worth?
Unfortunately due to the volume of time required and lack of material weight, E-waste does not have any real value. The team at Ingot Scrap metal will however dispose of your E-waste at no charge, saving you taking it to the landfill.
For specific metal types please visit the relevant pages: