How are LCD Monitors Recycled?
When a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) 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 all usable parts are harvested. The parts too damaged to be used for repairs, such as broken plastic or severely damaged components, are recycled.
How are CRTs Recycled?
Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) that come into our facility are stacked, weighed, and wrapped on pallets. Then they are 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 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 Recycle 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.