One of the country’s largest e-scrap companies is recycling CRT glass into a marketable product that could reduce the processor’s dependence on erratic downstream markets for leaded material.
When Global Environmental Services failed, the processor left CRT messes at multiple sites in two states. Years later, with the former owner in prison, government officials are nearing the last of the warehouse cleanups.
Two men accused of stockpiling and taking steps to illegally dispose of CRT glass have pleaded guilty to federal hazardous waste violations. One of them has been sentenced to probation.
Federal charges have been filed against the owner of an Iowa e-scrap company, marking the latest of several legal cases related to the company’s alleged improper storage of CRTs and other e-scrap.
Customers understand they need to pay fair prices for proper downstream management of CRTs, ERI’s Kevin Dillon said. But when he quotes 25 to 35 cents a pound to recycle a printer, they look at him like he’s crazy.