There are hazardous raw materials contained in virtually all computer systems:
- Lead in the glass tube of color monitors
- Heavy metals in the systems printed circuit boards
- Acids and heavy metals contained in batteries
When equipment can no longer be used for its originally intended purpose and disposal is required, specific procedures must be followed to avoid damage to the environment. Of special concern to computer recyclers is the leakage of heavy metals into the public water supply from electronic scrap placed in landfills. Newmarket minimizes this environmental liability (for Newmarket and our customers) by strictly adhering to OSHA and Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) requirements governing the generation, collection and disposal of hazardous materials.
All suppliers qualified to handle and process material for Newmarket that could contain hazardous material meet the following criteria:
- Proper recycling certifications
- Possess all necessary state and local permits
- Prohibit the export hazardous waste
Newmarkets procedures have been audited and approved by the vendor qualification teams from our largest customers.