Many countries and U.S. states are actively implementing and/or considering implementation of regulations aimed at mitigating the ever increasing volume of electronic waste (E-Waste) being created around the globe. SGI believes this growing concern is best addressed by going back to the basics of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
We design our products to have long lives in comparison to many other electronic computing products. By making them modular, easily upgradeable, and providing remanufactured product alternatives, we strive to further extend our products useful life. When particular components or systems do reach their end-of-life, we advocate proper handling so that the products are disassembled with maximum reuse, recovery, and recycling, thereby minimizing the impact on landfill and the environment.
California Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 - Senate Bill 20 amended as Senate Bill 50 (SB20/SB50)
SGI has opted to pay this fee on behalf of its California customers that purchase product directly from SGI. SGI complies with the California E-Waste Recycling Act by quarterly remitting fees and reports to the State of California.
In addition, SGI annually notifies the SGI Resellers selling products to end users in the State of California that they may be responsible for collecting and remitting electronic waste recycling fees to the State of California.
SGI customers in California can obtain additional information on recycling options and the California E-Waste Recycling Act at http://www.erecycle.org/.
SGI customers in Maine should contact the State of Maine Hazardous Waste staff at (207) 287-2651 for information on E-Waste disposal options. Additional information on the Maine E-Waste Act can be found at http://www.maine.gov/dep/rwm/ewaste/index.htm.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
WEEE Directive Compliance
To comply with the WEEE take back requirements for SGI-branded product sold in the EU after August 13, 2005, SGI has developed a take back program. The take back program utilizes a combination of recycling and/or remarketed products to reduce waste. Under certain circumstances SGI will also take back non-SGI equipment that is "like for like", when it is displaced by new SGI hardware.
WEEE Product Take Back ~ EU Products "put on the market" on or after August 13, 2005
The customer must agree to relinquish ownership or any legal\financial claim to the equipment. The transfer of ownership will take place at the point the goods are tendered to SGI and/or our WEEE Recycler and/or their agent. The appropriate carrier responsible for transporting the equipment and recycling it in accordance with the WEEE directive will contact the customer with specifics regarding product pick up.
If a customer chooses not to return the equipment to SGI at the end of its life, the customer shall agree in writing to properly dispose of the equipment, at the customer's cost, and indemnify SGI for any fines and/or penalties.
For more WEEE information, contact our EU recycling team.
Information on recycled materials and recovered e-waste from SGI’s Midwest operations can be found on the Recycling Solutions page.