In the world of precious metals, there are many statistics. These are just a few of the ones we’ve heard.
1. “Cell Phones have about two cents worth of gold.”
2. “An old cathode-ray computer monitor has a nickel’s worth of gold.”
3. “An electronic scrap ton should contain approximately 12 ounces of gold.”
These are some interesting statements. They are often false. A statement such as #3 can’t be true when an electronic ton could contain old computers, remotes, piles with cellphones, thermocouple wire (which may not contain any gold) or some other thing.
The one thing you need to keep in mind is that almost all electronic devices contain some Gold, so they should not be thrown away. How much gold? Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners is here to help. We can help you determine how precious metals your scrap contains by calling 800-426-2344.
The Ghosts of Christmas Presents Past
Even though we cannot tell you how much your electronics are worth today, we can list the most common electronic devices that have enough gold to be recycled profitably provided you have a lot of them. Here is a list. . .
- Humidifiers, space heaters, and other devices that add comfort to your home are “Smart”
- Blackberries and cell phones
- Coffee and other beverages
- Cookers and other electronic cooking devices
- Countertop electric ovens
- Video cameras and digital cameras
- Digital photo frames were a popular gift a few years back.
- All kinds of electronic toys
- Flatscreen and pre flat screen monitors and televisions
- Gaming consoles
- Security systems for your home
- All types of laptop and desktop computers
- Microwave ovens
- Televisions older than all other types
- Digital assistants for personal use
- All kinds of personal digital music players
- All other peripherals for computers, including projectors and modems
- Smart robots and other cleaning tools
- All home audio equipment and smart speakers
- Tablet computers
- VCRs and DVD players
Do You Need to Melt a Furby?
We wouldn’t recommend this. The truth is that yesterday’s most popular electronic gifts could be worth much more than you realize. Some items have a collectible value that exceeds the material’s value. You can get an idea of what they are worth by looking on eBay. If you have enough items, other items may contain enough gold that it is worth recycling.
eCycle Florida is a R2 Certified electronics recycling company in the state of Florida. Our processes and procedures are dedicated to the proper destruction and recycling of your electronics. eCycle Florida is your go-to for electronics recycling in Miami.