Computer Recycling

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Air Conditioner Recycling and Disposition

According to the EPA, roughly six million window air conditioning units are disposed of each year.

Comprenew offers full-service recycling services for window and room air conditioning units. If you have unwanted air conditioning units, Comprenew can help. We make it easy to do the right thing.

All air conditioning units contain some type of refrigerant. The refrigerant in older air conditioners is one of the major products destroying earth’s ozone layer. While the refrigerants in newer air conditioning units do not destroy the ozone layer, these refrigerants are still are potent greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change. Air conditioners containing refrigerant are classified as hazardous waste and cannot be thrown in the trash or dropped off at the dump. The dangerous gasses and liquids and associated tubing and components require proper handling.

Comprenew prioritizes refurbishment over recycling whenever possible. When refurbishment is not possible, we disassemble air conditioners, appropriately capture and handle hazardous waste, and route recoverable components into commodities streams that can be reused or converted into raw materials again.

If you have air conditioning units to be recycled, take them to one of our drop-off locations. Be cautious when transporting air conditioners. They’re typically fairly heavy and awkward. Moving them on your own can be extremely dangerous and cause an injury; When moving air conditioning units, be not to crack any refrigerant lines or tubes that could release harmful gases into the environment.

If transporting your air conditioning units is a challenge, we can also come get them. Click the button to schedule a pick-up.

Certified Electronics Recycling. It Matters.

It matters whom you choose. Unless you pay attention, your toxic e-waste can wind up in a landfill in a third-world country or shipped to a downstream trash vendor. That’s not how things work at Comprenew. We are certified to the highest standards in the electronics recycling industry. In fact, Comprenew is the only e-Stewards-certified recycler in Michigan, and the only non-profit electronic recycler in the world that is both R2 and e-Stewards certified.

Among other things, Comprenew’s e-Steward certification requires us to:

  • Properly destroy all sensitive data
  • Operate with a tight chain of custody
  • Manage toxic e-waste by the highest standards to protect workers and the environment
  • Guarantee responsible downstream management of toxic materials
  • Utilize ethical labor
  • Not export toxic e-waste to developing countries

Our Comprenew’s R2 certification requires us to:

  • Prioritize electronics refurbishment whenever possible
  • Properly destroy all sensitive data
  • Monitor workplace health and safety
  • Maintain legal compliance
  • Carefully track all equipment
  • Maintain sufficient insurance to cover operations

Choose Comprenew for computer and electronics recycling services. We make it easy to do the right thing.

Drop-Off Recycling

For air conditioners, small electric appliances, and other electronics you want to drop off for us to recycle or refurbish.

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Secure Asset Disposition

Secure e-waste disposition. Asset recovery. Mobile shredding and on-site services. Nationwide pick-up. Asset tracking. Asset credit. Certificates of destruction. The only e-Stewards certified recycler in Michigan. We make it easy to do the right thing. Let’s talk.

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