WORCESTER, Mass., Dec.1, 2011 /PR Newswire/ -- Metech Recycling received approval from the State of Maine to be an E-Waste Consolidator for municipalities and manufacturers in accordance with Maine's E-Waste Law (38 MRSA Sec.1610).
The law, enacted in 2004, established a shared responsibility system for the recycling of end-of-life electronics generated by households in Maine. Municipalities, consolidators, recyclers, manufacturers and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (Maine DEP) share responsibility for protecting the environment by responsible e-waste recycling.
'We are pleased that Metech Recycling chose to work with Maine and the electronics manufacturers to provide for environmentally sound recycling of eligible e-waste from covered entities,' stated Carole Cifrino, of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
Approval as a consolidator is based on technical ability, financial capacity, and competitive costs. As a BAN Certified e-Stewards® Recycler, Metech Recycling meets or exceeds Maine's requirements regarding environmentally sound management of e-waste. Metech Recycling guarantees it does not landfill or export hazardous electronics waste material. All hard drives on systems that are recycled are securely shredded to ensure data security.
'Metech Recycling is honored to support Maine's Recycling Law and municipalities across the state,' stated Chris Ryan, President of Metech Recycling. 'Maine is one of the states that is leading the way in addressing the growing problem of household electronic waste.'
Maine's Department of Environmental Protection (www.maine.gov/dep) identifies specific electronic waste products generated by households in Maine, including: computer monitors, laptops, digital picture frames, televisions, and portable DVD players with display screens greater than four inches (4') measured diagonally, desktop printers, and game consoles.
Metech Recycling (www.metechrecycling.com) is a national leading electronics waste recycler that provides complete materials processing and certified documentation of data device destruction. The company operates recycling facilities in California, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. Metech Recycling is ISO 9001:2008 certified and ISO 14001:2004 certified and is a BAN Certified e-Stewards® Recycler.
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