E-scrap processor Dynamic Recycling has signed a deal to buy assets from bankrupt company ECS Refining. Meanwhile, environmental and cost complications are popping up around facility cleanup efforts.
It’s been 15 years since California’s e-scrap program was launched, and those years have brought significant changes to the end-of-life device stream. Now, administrators of the country’s first state program have adopted a vision for the future.
Processors in California will soon receive reimbursement rates that vary based on the type of device recycled. Regulators this week approved a variable payment rate system in response to the changing end-of-life electronics stream.
Two electronics recycling companies recently ended disputes with California regulators that centered on the handling of metal-laden dust from e-scrap shredders. The situation raises debate about what material should be labeled hazardous.