Rapid advances in technology has helped us improve how we communicate, learn, and even live. The use of electronic products has grown drastically over the past decades which means that many of us own and dispose of quite a number of electronics. Simple acts like donating used electronics for reuse extends the lives of valuable products. Recycling electronics also prevents valuable materials from going into the waste stream. A long-term approach towards electronics stewardship is necessary both at work and at home.
To ensure that the materials are disposed of ethically and with minimal impact to the environment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourages all electronic recyclers to become certified by demonstrating to an accredited, independent third-party auditor that they meet specific standards to safely recycle and manage electronics. Currently, two accredited certification standards that are approved by the EPA exist: the Responsible Recycling (“R2”) Standard for Electronics Recyclers and the e-Stewards® Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment (“e-Stewards®”). Both of these programs require the entities managing used electronics to use BMPs which minimize exposure to human health or the environment, ensure safe management of materials by downstream handlers, and require destruction of all data on used electronics. R2 and e-Stewards® certified electronics recyclers must demonstrate through audits and other means that they continually meet specific high environmental standards and safely manage used electronics.
Thanks to Progressive Waste Management and E-scrap, an R2 Certified Recycling, the City of Miami Beach can offer its residents the opportunity to recycling electronics!
|Green Waste Facility
2800 Meridian Avenue
Miami Beach Fl, 33139
|Monday – Saturday
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
|Computers, monitors, printers, televisions, and other small electronics|
Electronics can also be dropped off at our bi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Event. Check out the events page to learn more.