Reuse is vital to Good Point Recycling's business model. Most of our clients say they feel better about retiring an asset if they think that someone may fix it, or someone will be able to afford something not otherwise possible.
If our cost of recycling a TV is $20, and we get 10 TVs, it costs $200. But if we can resell 3 of the TVs (30%) for legitimate reuse, and earn $30 each, it makes a big difference: We not only earnn $90, but we also avoid the $20 recycling cost on 3 TVs. In that example, 30% reuse lowers costs by 75% ($200 - ($90 + 60) = 50).
Where are the reuse markets? Below are the main examples:
A certain number of computers and TVs stay right here in Vermont. We work with a job training program in Addison County which helps put people back into the workforce, and many of those staff spend hours testing and fixing electronics, wiping hard drives, and either wholesaling them to local second hand stores or posting them on sites like craigslist.com for local pickup.
Sometimes our staff find that the equipment is too complicated to repair, or that we have more than enough working items and there is not enough demand. However, in the age of internet, we can find and sell to other specialists via online sites like our ebay store. Antiques, parts, and working units are shipped daily to buyers all over the country.
Screening for Repair
We have several staff who are trained in "tricks of the trade" by national and international repairpeople. We arranged meetings with USA NESDA Servicepeople and repairpeople from Africa, Asia, the Mideast, and Latin America. All agree on at least certain types of repair which are NOT worth it, and our staff are trained to identify those flaws and remove them for recycling. Entire brands are disqualified because of parts availability, durability, or local demand. Each shipment is followed up on as if we were selling a used car to a personal friend, and we correspond with digital photos, film, and statistics.
Internationally Compliant CRT and LCD Monitor Manufacturer Takeback
company was the first authorized EPA exporter
in the USA. We recommend neither the lowest cost "export
solution" for ewaste nor the wasteful "destroy all equipment" model.
Good Point staff are among the most qualified in the nation to certify
proper end markets. We audit end markets to ensure that functional R2
equipment is exported for reuse or repair, in the strictest compliance
with Basel Convention Annex IX (B1110). Our company holds direct
manufacturer-takeback contracts and manages thousands of working
computers for dozens of other recycling companies, ensuring full
audits, full import permits, full 3-years of functionality records,
etc. for CRT monitors and Pentium 4 computers. See articles on our Fair Trade Policies under Qualifications. Good Point Recycling is a primary sponsor of the World Reuse, Repair and Recycling Association (WR3A), and international Fair Trade organization founded in Vermont in 2007.
Wholesale Clients will be able to access their Reconciliation Reports and End-Use Statistics through a login screen here in the near future.