Used Electronics Fall Into 3 Categories
- Re-marketable : These are the items that can be sold after refurbishment (cleaned, repaired, data sanitized)
- Scrap: These are the items no longer desirable enough to be re-marketed. They are gathered and sold for their scrap metal content.
- Disposal Liabilities: These are the items that nobody wants and have no scrap value. Often times these are the worst offenders in eWaste and include CRT monitors and LCD Displays which contain lead and mercury.