Recycling

When CEAR makes the determination that IT assets are no longer marketable or do not meet the criteria for our ITAM services, these items are processed through our recycling system.

Pre-sorting


The initial step in our recycling process is pre-sorting. All items are physically separated and harvested for any useable parts. Batteries and toners are also removed for further processing.


Manual de-manufacturing


By manually separating material, CEAR can more evenly catalog the scrap, resulting in a purer form of commodity. In addition, the manual handling of items such as CRT tubes more safely removes environmental hazards such as mercury from the scrap stream.


Centrifugal Separation Technology


Unlike any other U.S. recycler, CEAR employs Centrifugal separation technology to dismantle, shred and separate e-waste and yield clean commodities.

Our dismantler breaks down electronic materials by liberating them from their weakest point, rather than cutting the e-waste as with a traditional knife shredder. This process allows easier and simpler retrieval of the dismantled materials, and at the same time, precludes the release of hazardous substances. Our entire system uses much less energy than a traditional knife shredder and overall is the most environmentally sound technology available.


Picking


CEAR cherry picks approximately 80% of the material that is slated for recycling, all of which delivers clean mill-grade products that can be re-processed with minimal or no loss of their original physical properties.


Shredding


Of the 20% recyclable material that remains, it is shredded to a size of 4” to achieve the ideal point for automatic separation.


State-of-the-art Separation Technology


With a continual investment in superior technology, our automatic separation has been designed to not only manage increased volume, but also distribute the output cleanly.