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Recycle Electronics

Used computers, monitors and other electronic equipment that are disposed of improperly have the potential to contaminate our environment and prematurely fill our existing landfills. Companies that don't comply with state and federal regulations can face thousands of dollars in fines and cleanup costs as a result. Universal Recycling Technologies (URT) eliminates these risks and ensures that the environment is protected by recycling electronic equipment and components, managing hazardous materials and turning your waste into a reusable commodity. By doing this URT takes advantage of one of the many benefits of e-waste recycling.

Located throughout the United States, URT's electronics recycling processing centers have more than 40 combined years of experience in recycling, data security, environmental compliance and asset management.

The cheapest methods of managing e-waste may not be the most responsible and may expose generations to liability in many forms both here and abroad. When you partner with URT, you reap the benefits associated with an established company that protects the best interests of your organization and the environment. We guarantee our process from product tracking and data security to hazardous waste accountability. When your company and our environment is at stake, don't settle for anything less.


Universal Recycling Technologies, LLC (URT) is dedicated to providing an effective, economical solution for recycling obsolete monitors and televisions into new cathode ray tube glass. Our state-of-the-art, automated de-manufacturing and recycling system offers the most effective solution available in the industry. Our company is a national leader in processing glass, which is sorted by type and chemistry, to produce furnace-ready cullet.

End-of-life Destruction

URT is committed to improving the environment and protecting communities like yours throughout North America. Our company keeps millions of pounds of electronic waste (e-waste) from entering our nation's landfills each year through recycling used computers and electronic equipment and material recovery.

Asset Recovery Services

Universal Recycling Technologies, LLC (URT) provides its customers with expert asset management, turning obsolete electronics into revenue.

Retailer Recalls & Returns

URT's recall and returns program is specifically designed for retailers seeking a safe and reliable way to handle product recalls and consumer returns. Our extensive knowledge of retail operations ensures our customers the most dependable and efficient program in the nation.

Electronic Waste (E-Waste)

Products Of Waste And Benefits Of E-Waste Recycling

  • Barium: Present in the CRT (cathode ray tube) in order to help prevent exposure to radiation. Short-term exposure to barium can lead to muscle weakness, brain swelling, and damage to the liver, spleen, and heart.
  • Beryllium: A human carcinogen that is often included in motherboards and connectors.
  • Brominated Flame Retardants: These retardants are likely endocrine disrupters. They can reducts thyroxin levels in animals and can be dangerous for pregnant women. 
  • Cadmium: Can harm fragile bones and has been found to be linked to kidney damage. This is often present in smiconductors, infrared detectors, in SMD chip resistors, older cathode ray tubes and some plastics pieces of equipment.
  • Hexavalent Chromium: Used as a hardener for the shape of the sytems and to protect steel plates from corrosion. Exposure can lead to asthmatic bronchitis as well as DNA damage.
  • Lead: The CRT (cathode ray tube) displays often contain anywhere from 4 to 8 pounds of lead. Lead can delay or inhibit mental development of young children and fetuses, and can be toxic to the kidneys, reproductive and nervous systems.
  • Mercury: Commonly found in wiring boards, switches, light bulbs, and flat panel displays. It has been found to be linked with kidney and brain damage as well. It is extremely harmful to developing fetuses and can be passed through fish and breast milk. 
  • Plastics: The average computer contains around 13.8 pounds of plastic in the connectors, covers, and cables. Burning plastic can emit toxins and recycling it can be extremely difficult is plastics are combined.

"URT: Universal Recycling Technologies (formerly CRT Processing) is a wonderful example of a business in the private sector that acts responsibly toward the environment and provides jobs to the local economy. Their role in recycling E-Waste, while keeping it out of the landfill and putting it into the recycling stream, is an invaluable service to us all. With the emphasis on 'green' practices in many areas of our society, this industry in general and URT Processing in specific, are shining examples of how business can be conducted correctly and successfully while benefitting both the private and public sector. I would also like to add that the employees of URT are always professional and a pleasure to work with."

Steve Zusman
Executive Vice President
Metro Metals Northwest

"We have been a partner with URT: Universal Recycling Technologies (formerly CRT Processing) for just over a year. Our first interaction with the company was in preparation for the roll out of the Oregon E-Cycles program, where we act as a collector and Universal Recycling Technologies as a processor. We spent time getting to know about each other's operations and needs, and tailored an agreement that would serve both interests. During the year, we made slight adjustments to help each other out, streamline the process, and assure that each company is operating efficiently. Most important, we felt, from day one, was that URT was a company with a culture of integrity and honesty. This has proven to be true, and we continue to look for other business opportunities that will enhance our partnership."

Bill Goman
Executive Transportation Manager
Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette


Did You Know?

Universal Recycling Technologies (URT) processes ever-growing volumes of e-waste with ease. In 2007, URT processed more than 28 million pounds. In 2008, the company processed in excess of 50 million pounds. Today, URT processes over 84 million pounds of e-waste per year--more than 7 million pounds per month.

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