Frequent Questions

How do I ensure environmentally sound recycling?

Federal agencies are encouraged to use electronics recyclers that are certified with existing recycling certification programs, such as the R2 Practices and e-Stewards, that EPA and the Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC) believe advance environmentally safe practices and include standards for use in third party certification of such efforts.

If your facility opts to use another electronics recycling service, the FEC provides resources to help you ensure that the electronics recycler you select is conducting business in an environmentally responsible manner:

Checklist for Selection of Electronics Reuse and Recycling Services (PDF, 113 KB) | Word (272 KB)
Guidelines for On-Site Reviews of Electronics Recyclers (PDF, 299 KB) | Word (772 KB)

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