We act to protect the environment by efficiently recycling all the electronic waste generated by the disposal of wireless handsets, tablets, portable electronics and batteries. Additionally, we recycle the packing materials and accessories that come with these devices - including items like cardboard packaging, printed owner’s manuals, leather or plastic carrying cases and battery chargers.
We work with a carefully screened network of certified contractors help us process scrap and to dispose of the material with minimal impact on the environment. No waste goes to landfills or incinerators - either directly from ReCellular facilities or through our contractors. No scrap is shipped outside the US to developing countries. Our certified recycling partners are likewise prohibited from sending waste to any country not belonging to the European Union or the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The ReCellular environmental management plan includes internal audits requested by company management, periodic random quality checks and annual revisions to our environmental policies. These internal procedures are designed so that they can change and adapt to evolving technological and environmental concern.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has given ReCellular their stamp of approval. Following a tour of the ReCellular facility by a MDEQ hazardous waste specialist, we received our State Site Identification number for compliance with all State of Michigan environmental regulations.
In 2002 ReCellular requested an environmental audit from the Washtenaw County Pollution Prevention Coalition and was found to be compliant with all county standards and regulations. The county investigated many environmental concerns including toxic, hazardous, and polluting substances; it was determined that all were being properly handled at our site.
ReCellular is in compliance with all applicable occupational and environmental regulations, including MiOSHA and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). In addition, we exceed the regulations and recommendations of these agencies in the way we demonstrate our commitment to a sustainable environment. ReCellular maintains active partnerships with the Michigan Business Pollution Prevention Partnership (MBP3), the Washtenaw County Pollution Prevention Coalition, and the Washtenaw County Waste Knot Program.