couple of questions about recycling E waste proccess?? Answered
ok ladies and gents
Im thinking about setting up a business recycling ewaste, computers, TVs etc.
before you go and say its not worth it, i understand where your coming from but every small operation ive seen looks for one thing (normally gold)
anyway im looking for a faster way to actually pull the PCB apart, so i can get at the gold pins mostly. I was thinking something like a BBQ, with a fume cabinet on top, at a low controlled heat to melt the solder (that can then be recycled) thoughts?
secondly im looking for a place i can recycle capacitors, i know there are none in Australia but if i remove them, vacuum seal them, box them and then send them to america for being recycled (i dont mean to send our waste to other places but i really don't want to go and dump them here)
lastly the copper tracking on the board is there a way to get this off? i know they are made with chemicals but is it possible to get them off and recover it??
some further information, this is not my first foray into business, i am not looking to get rich quick, my planned production place is a business where we fix electronics (battery chargers, golf carts, forklifts etc) my main aim is to help the community, maybe make a dollar or too and basically clean up.