When Ombligo responsibly recycles e-waste, we hold ourselves to the highest industry standards.  Ombligo has earned several key certifications that allow us to ensure that all electronic recycling work done by our downstream vendors, is done in the most environmentally-friendly manner.

When our partners dispose of a used piece of IT equipment, like a desktop computer or server, it is disassembled for the following possibly-resellable components:

  • Processors
  • Heatsinks
  • Memory
  • HDDs
  • Power supplies
  • RAID controllers
  • Network Interface Cards (NICs)
  • Motherboard
  • Backplanes
  • Case fans
  • Circuit boards
  • Cables

Components are sorted then broken down to raw materials prior to delivering to downstream vendors for responsible recycling.  Raw materials include:

  • Copper
  • Aluminum
  • Steel
  • Gold and silver
  • Plastic
  • Wood

E-waste with more environmentally-harmful toxic byproducts, such as Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) and Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs), are delicately disassembled by e-Steward-certified downstream vendors for responsible recycling.  Such components include:

  • CRTs
  • LCDs
  • Circuit boards
  • Batteries
  • Mercury lamps and switches