Conservation & Recycling
Altex has joined forces with Alamo Recycling to conserve and protect our precious natural resources for future generations to come. Together we are dedicated to recycling responsibly, and with your help we can ensure a greener future.
|Our recycling program is easy to use, and best of all its free. Simply stop by one of our convenient retail locations during normal business hours and one of our knowledgeable sales associates will be more than happy to assist you in recycling any Desktop or Laptop Computers (no matter the brand), Monitors (no TVs of any kind), or Computer Peripherals (keyboards & mice).|
Join us in becoming part of the solution
New electronic devises are being manufactured and sold by the minute, in 2013 the U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts shows that the U.S. alone spent over $215 billion on electronic devices. But what happens to those devices when we have outgrown them or they become obsolete? A large portion of these devices will immediately end up in the garbage, and others are stored away for years before ultimately making their journey into the garbage as well.
|Current estimates from U.S. recyclers and watchdog groups estimate that 50% or more of the United States used computers, cellphones, and electronics sent to recyclers are shipped overseas for recycling. Without proper recycling programs all of these devices will end up as toxic waste, with hazardous components exposed, burned, or allowed to fill landfills.|
Electronic waste (e-waste), and why recycling is important
What is Electronic Waste, or E-waste? The simple answer is any discarded electronic or electrical device or their parts. Many components of these devices are considered toxic and are not biodegradable meaning that these items will not break down naturally and require human intervention to be disposed of properly.
|It is easy to see why a responsible recycling program is necessary to ensure that devices that contain hazardous elements do not end up in landfills were they can pose a real and lasting threat to our natural environment and public health. From lead to mercury to cadium to arsenic, these devices must be disposed of safely and kept out of our landfills for future generations to come.|
Altex branded computer systems
This section is only for equipment with the Altex brand label on it or equipment that was included as part of an Altex computer system. If you are outside the city limits, please contact or call us at 1-800-531-5369 to arrange free shipping* for your old Altex branded computer system.
|*[Free shipping is available for Texas residential customers only]|
|Contact us at|
|(800) 531-5369 ♦||(210) 637-3200|
|Altex Electronics, Ltd.|
11342 IH35 North
San Antonio, Texas 78233
|Altex meets all the requirements of the TCEQ Computer Equipment Recycling Program|
Title 30; Part 1; Chapter328; Subchapter I; Rule 328.137