Contractors working with Encorp are involved in collecting, consolidating, transporting and recycling end-of-life electronics (EOLE).
Collection Facilities: For electronics, Encorp has contracted with approximately 110 sites as collection locations where end-of-life electronics can be left by consumers for free. Often, the electronics collection sites are co-located with bottle return depots. Locations palletize incoming products for shipment to consolidators. As part of their contract, collection sites are required to maintain security of EOLE by restricting access to the public so as to prevent the risk of information theft.
Consolidation Locations: Encorp also contracts with a limited amount of contractors, which receive palletized e-scrap from the collection sites. Collectors are paid based on the weight of e-scrap that they ship. The consolidator stages and builds full truckloads of e-scrap to send to recyclers. The purpose of consolidation is to build full truckloads and thereby reduce freight charges for moving this material. Encorp compensates the consolidators based on pallets handled.
Recycling Operations: Encorp contracts with a number of primary recyclers, whose employees demanufacture or strip down electronic devices to liberate metals and plastics utilized in these devices. Materials such as circuit boards may be then sent to recyclers to perform more specialized additional operations to facilitate the liberation of recyclable materials. For example, Encorp contracts with eCycle Solutions, which has two e-scrap shredding operations in Canada.