What is telecoms recycling & precious metal recovery?

Clients are increasingly turning to us with their needs for responsible telecoms recycling and precious metal recovery from their excess and outdated telecom network equipment. Known also as urban mining, it is defined as the process of reclaiming compounds and elements from electronic equipment that would otherwise go to landfill.

In this way, TXO and our clients play a significant part in reducing the demand on primary sources of precious metal and the energy needed to produce them, such as mining, which can have adverse environmental consequences including increased CO2 emissions. Aside from benefiting the environment, urban mining telecom equipment can also create new revenue streams for your business, by turning unwanted assets into financial gain.

Precious metals in e-waste

If reselling and reuse is not an option, don’t assume that landfill scrappage is your only route. It’s often possible to retrieve valuable and critical metals such as gold (Au), silver (Ag), palladium (Pd) and copper (Cu) from e-waste. All of these materials are needed to make new electronic devices.

The printed circuit boards used in telecoms equipment are some of the highest yielding electronic boards around in terms of precious metals. However, it’s not just printed circuit boards that can yield results. There are precious metals in plenty of other e-waste materials such as cables (i.e. copper cables, coax cables and so on), processors, computer memory and a variety of other items such as connectors and backplanes from cabinets to maximise client’s income generation.

It pays to work with a specialist company that knows how to extract the most value from your old telecoms equipment. At TXO, not only do we have a deep understanding of where the value lies in your products; our company’s size enables us to leverage relationships with the largest smelters globally to maximise value for our clients.

Responsible telecoms recycling

We are committed to the highest standards of responsible telecoms recycling. We ensure that all hazardous and non-hazardous materials are recovered in an environmentally sound manner and we’ll provide you with full traceability on all material containing any hazardous elements in line with current legislation. As a result, we have become a trusted telecoms recycling and precious metal recovery partner for some of the world’s most respected companies.

By recycling telecoms equipment with us, you can take advantage of the transparent reporting and assay results, while also benefiting from the economic gains and environmental benefits offered by precious metal recovery.

Recycle telecoms parts

If you’re considering selling a precious metal-containing material and would like a valuation from an established industry leader with a deep understanding of responsible e-waste recovery management and WEEE recycling regulations for businesses, don’t hesitate to contact us. Together we can make a significant contribution to environmental protection and secure a long-term supply of these valuable resources.