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Advanced Computer & Data Communications Inc.

1925 Youngstown Rd SE

Warren, Ohio 44484

 

(330) 469-6972

 

 

What is E-Waste?

 

As we transition from old to new, we leave behind a wake of discarded, obsolete, and sometimes archaic machines. As we increase our knowledge in technology, the lifespan of electronic products continues to diminish in length, forcing the aged devices to rapidly assemble in volume. The term "e-waste" is loosely applied to consumer and business electronic equipment that is near or at the end of its useful life. There is no clear definition for e-waste; for instance whether or not items like microwave ovens and other similar "appliances" should be grouped into the category has not been established.

 

Certain components of some electronic products contain materials that render them hazardous, depending on their condition and density. For instance, California law currently views non functioning CRTs (cathode ray tubes) from televisions and monitors as hazardous.

 

Landfills and Exporting: The Problem

 

While throwing E-Waste in the trash is appealing simply for its convenience, the ramifications of this are astronomical. E-Waste is only estimated to be about two percent of the solid waste stream; however, it accounts for seventy percent of overall toxic waste currently flooding our landfills (EPA). This toxic recipe entails; lead, beryllium, hexavalent chromium, phosphor, barium, mercury, cadmium, brominated flame retardants, plastics, and more.

 

These substances are extremely lethal not only to our soils, waterways, and ozone layer, but also to humans and wildlife. DNA damage, asthmatic bronchitis, kidney damage, nervous and reproductive system damage, brain damage and swelling, bone fragility, muscle weakness, heart damage, liver damage, and spleen damage are all side effects of exposure to these toxins. Furthermore, these pollutants inhibit nutrition to children and developing fetuses, while also reducing necessary hormone levels in both humans and animals.

 E-Waste being exported to developing countries for disposal also poses concerns. While this method removes the problem from American soil, it does not eradicate the environmental and humanistic distresses.

 

Lacking the technology, tools, resources, and trained workforce to correctly recycle these materials, these countries are using methods of disposal that increase the potential for environmental contamination. Incineration, acid leaching, wet chemical processing, heat treatment for metal recovery, and burning of PVC cables for copper recovery, all of which release toxins into the air, ashes, waterways and food chains, are standard procedures

 

 

 

Federal EPA Guidelines

 

The US Environmental Protection Agency focuses on 2 standards for the recycling and disposal of environmental waste.

CRT monitors and other electronic waste is not allowed to be disposed of in landfills.

 

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Ohio E-Waste Guidelines

 

Ohio currently does not have a direct law in regards to e-waste disposal. They refer to the active laws of the Federal EPA and ask that e-waste be recycled and disposed of properly through electronic recyclers.

 

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What We Do

 

Advanced Computer & Data Communications Offers a wide variety of services for your e-waste needs. We are a free drop-off location for Trumbull and Mahoning counties.

 

We strive to help the environment and keep as much of the e-waste out of the landfill. If there is a computer or electronic device that you don't want anymore, bring it to us. It depends on what it is, there may be a way to get extra money. Simply bring it in to our store so we can take a look at it. Any equipment that is determined scrap will be disassembled and separated into their respected areas. Computer cases are scrapped for their steel or aluminum, while circuit boards are recycled and broken down for their precious metals. Most plastics are able to be recycled as well. Businesses looking to dispose of their equipment can be assured that data is disposed of according to all federal and states regulations. A certificate and photo of the destruction can be made available upon request.

 

Advanced Computer & Data Communicatons Inc.

 

We are not your typical Computer repair company. Most IT companies focus on one area or product. ACD Communications is your one-stop location to meet all your IT needs. We make sure you can come to us for everything from computer repair to security  to television services. We only deal with the best . Our personal attitude toward our customers means you don't have to worry about  getting the run around or not knowing what to expect. Come see us to find out more.

How we can help

 

Between out staff and our affiliate partners, we will make sure to guide you in the right area to meet all your IT and technology needs.

 

We're here for you

Our mission is to treat all our customers just as we would treat our own mother or grandparents. Our personal attitude will always leave you with a smile and coming back for more. Leave the hard thinking to us.

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1925 Youngstown Road SE

Warren, Ohio 44484

330-469-6972