Computer monitors and many other electronics are classified as hazardous waste. Monitors are made with plastics, metals and other materials that can be easily recycled. However, depending on the type of monitor, it may also contain significant amounts of heavy metals and toxins. Recycling your computer monitor with a certified recycler, such as MCFS*, ensures that the dangerous materials are safely disposed of and recyclable materials are reused.
Computer monitors are constructed primarily of materials manufactured from non-renewable resources, such as petroleum-based plastics and metals. At MCFS all of the plastics, metals and glass are separated and sent to the proper facilities for recycling and processed into materials for new products. Precious metals, such as gold, and heavy metals, such as lead and mercury, found in monitor lighting and electronics are properly removed, separated, and recycled for reuse. This prevents any toxic materials from entering back into our environment and minimizes the environmental impact by reusing the raw material in new manufacturing.
Disposal of computer monitors and equipment is regulated by state and federal laws.
*MCFS is a certified recycled, however we can only accept equipment from businesses, government agencies, schools and nonprofits.