Computers are located everywhere. There is always Computer recycling needs in the world.
Servers are workhorses. They have hundreds of components that need to be processed correctly.
We help with residential and commercial clean outs. We donate and recycle what we can.
Hard Drive Shredding, Paper Shredding, Document Shredding, are handled securely.
Tritium Sign Disposal
-Tritium Signs and Radioactive Materials-
"How do I dispose of a radioactive exit sign?" remember this, Tritium, while not overly harmful, must be handled properly to avoid Tritium contamination. These self powered exit signs typically use Curie amounts of Tritium (H-3) contained in glass tubes to illuminate the lettering on the exit sign typically in a greenish colored glow.
Tritium is produced in nuclear reactors by neutron activation of lithium-6. Tritium is also produced in heavy water-moderated reactors whenever a deuterium nucleus captures a neutron.
The Characteristics of a Tritium Atom
Tritium is an isotope of Hydrogen. Most hydrogen is made up of one proton, and an orbital electron, but tritium has two extra neutrons in the nucleus.
The radioactive decay product of tritium is a low energy beta particle, which is similar to an electron. This reduces the energy in the nucleus and the atom, now a helium atom (3He), is left more stable.
9,650 curies (3.57×1014 Bq) per gram.
Tritium has a single electron the same as the more abundant forms of hydrogen. This causes tritium to react chemically to form compounds in the same manner as hydrogen. The two primary forms that personnel will likely to be exposed to are HT (which is similar to hydrogen gas) or HTO (tritiated or heavy water). Of these two forms, the HTO is the only form that is a significant exposure hazard. HT gas is inhaled and exhaled with only of 0.005% of the activity being deposited in the lungs.
The uptake of HTO vapor is near 100% for inhalation and ingestion. Tritium can also enter the body by absorption through the skin or open wounds. Skin contact should always be minimized to prevent absorption. Tritium will also be absorbed into materials such as gloves, clothing and metal. If not properly controlled, these contaminated materials can present an additional exposure source by releasing tritium when in contact with skin. On an up-take, some of the tritium can be held as organicly bound material, but the dose from this bound tritium is much less than the free tritium.
HTO is in the form of water, so one to two hours after an uptake, it will be evenly distributed through out the body's fluids. The amount of time it takes for half of the activity to be physically removed form the body is the biological half life. The biological half life of tritium varies significantly because of variations in bodily excretion rates, temperature dependence and fluid intake. Biological half-life of tritium is about 9.4 days, often rounded to 10 days. This can be shortened to 2-3 days (Fig 1) with ten fold increase of liquid intake (2 liters to 20 liters), or in serve cases to 4-8 hours by using dialysis machines.
Do you help with Recycling Events?
Recycling events are hosted throughout the year at Churches, Businesses, Governmental agencies and Multi housing buildings. Our events are efficient and we make sure we are there with you every step of the way. We are able to supply you with a trailer, boxes, a Van, or just come by at the end of the day for smaller events that need the pick up.
What about my DATA?
We abide by federal regulations and private institutions for data security. We have the capacity for HIPAA compliancy if your organization needs it. We have a rigorous process of inspecting all collected items as well as random inspections on processes. We offer Hard Drive Destruction and ON-Site Hard Drive punching. Our paper shredding service is an off site program that works with in conjunction with one of the largest paper recycling plants in the area.
Do we receive certificates and LEED Points?
All non-residential clients will receive a certificate of proper recycling, service and data destruction. If a customer needs more information on the certificate additional a la carte services are provided. We issue certificates after a pick up is complete and has the client information as well as the scope of work our company does when it comes to recycling. If you are part of our Property Manager box program, then you will receive a special certificate that has the carbon emissions saved on it. This unique certificate helps you achieve greater LEED value for your tenants.
About our Fuel efficient fleet
We are a unique company that uses not only trucks, but vans as well. The fuel efficient vans get the job done with 1/2 the fuel consumption as the big box trucks.Our fleet ranges from small vans to full size box trucks. We use our smallest vehicles daily but truck size is never an issue for larger pick ups.