Stockton, Calif.-based Onsite Electronics Recycling has announced that it has been certified to the e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment®.
Onsite Electronics Recycling is the 14th
company in North America and the third in California to have achieved e-Stewards®
Certification, according to the Basal Action Network (BAN)
, the Seattle-based organization that developed the certification. The e-Stewards® Certification program “recognizes electronics recyclers that adhere to the most stringent environmentally and socially responsible practices when recovering hazardous electronic materials,” BAN says.
The accredited, third-party-audited program is one of two recycler certification programs now required for the recycling of electronics generated by U.S. government agencies, according to the National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship.
“In achieving e-Stewards Certification, Onsite Electronics Recycling has demonstrated adherence to the most rigorous electronics recycling standard in the world,” says Jim Puckett, BAN executive director. “By providing good jobs with fair wages and benefits in an award-winning environmentally designed and managed facility, Onsite shows that responsible e-waste recycling makes sense for the environment, society and the economy.”
Janice Oldemeyer, president of Onsite Electronics Recycling, says the company was founded on the principal that e-scrap should be managed responsibly in the United States, creating local jobs with fair wages and benefits. “We are proud to receive this certification, because it represents our adherence to the strictest environmental and social standards in the Industry which are principle to our operating philosophy,” she says.
The company’s customers include OEMs, small and medium-sized businesses, residents, nonprofits, solid waste companies and governmental organizations.