Most computers are disassembled for parts or precious metals recovery. Some are refurbished and re-sold.
Scrapping computers for metal is the last resort. It’s better for environmental sustainability and our profitability when things can be re-used. Sometimes desktop computers and laptops can be refurbished and sold. Other times, parts can be removed and sold to technicians who do repairs.
When something happens to be too old or damaged to salvage, it is disassembled. The circuit boards, metal and plastic are all removed. Everything is sorted in a specific way. Different circuit boards have different amounts of metals and need to be categorized in a specific way. Businesses we’re partnered with help to extract materials.
Nothing goes to waste.