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(Purchase) Prices and sorting specifications for electronic waste

General: Electronic waste is a very heterogeneous recycling material. Purchase prices are determined by the contained metals. The gold, silver, palladium and copper content being different between the several components, circuit boards and chips, we define sorting criteria for the different price groups of electronic waste in order to be able to calculate fair purchase values. Our purchase prices are automatically adjusted to the respective current metal notations several times a day. With larger amounts of identical circuit boards or components, we calculate individual purchase prices based upon your transmittal of samples, after determining the several metal contents in our laboratory.


Circuit boards category 1 A

Description:

Circuit boards of the category 1-A are old ciruit boards having galvanically gold-plated contacts / edge connectors, many small and closely placed chips. In most cases, they come from old mainframe computers / servers. Their boards may not be deprived, adherences like sheets, frames and heat sinks have been removed.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 8,23 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for special or larger charges on request / after viewing the material


Circuit boards category 1 B

Description:

Circuit boards of the category 1-B are circuit boards coming from computers / industrial units and having visible gildings, numerous precious-metal-containing chips / transistors and plug contacts. With motherboards / plug-in cards (sound card + graphics card), we only accept old circuit boards up to their production year of 2000. Sheets and heat sinks have been removed, as well as batteries.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 6,17 €/kg up to 1t 

Prices for special or larger charges on request / after viewing the material


Circuit boards category 1 C

Description:

Circuit boards of the category 1-C are coloured motherboards without adherences from computers (yellow, blue, orange, violet as well as green computer motherboards, graphics cards / sound cards since the production year of 2000 / since the computer generation of the Pentium4 / AMD Athlon). Moreover, boards of the categories 1-A and 1-B, where iron and aluminium adherences like sheets and heat sinks have not been removed or where precious-metal containing components like chips have been removed, are part of this category.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 2,88 euros/kg up to 1t 

Prices for larger amounts on request or after viewing the material


Circuit boards category 2 A

Description:

Circuit boards of the category 2-A are circuit boards coming from industrial units which hardly have visible gilded contacts in opposition to circuit boards of the category 1. The boards are armed with precious-metal-containing chips, transistors and quartz crystals, but they may not contain components (heat sinks, transformers, condensers) which are bigger than a thumb. This category also contains circuit boards of the category I-C having adherences.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 1,85/kg up to 1t 

Prices for larger amounts on rrequest / after viewing the material


Circuit boards category 2 B

Description:

Circuit boards of the category 2-B are circuit boards coming from industrial units which hardly have visible gilded contacts in opposition to boards of the category 1. The boards are armed with a small amount of precious-metal-containing chips, transformers and quartz crystals and are allowed to contain only a few component adherences like heat sinks, transformers or relays.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 0,98 €/kg up to 1t 

Prices for larger amounts on request / after viewing the material


Circuit boards category 3

Description:

Circuit boards of the category 3 are boards having large components like condensers, transformers, heat sinks and only a few precious-metal-containing components / chips or contacts. In most cases, the come from monitors, power supply controls or consumer electronics. It also comprises circuit boards of the categories 1 and 2, provided that very large / heavy adherences are contained therein.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 0,28 €/kg up to 1t 

Prices for lager amounts on request / after viewing the material


Rear boards

Description:

Rear boards are the edge connector board of a mainfraime computer / server. The price is determined by its gold content or by the question whether the contact pin is completely gilded or if only its top is gilded. It is also determined by the coating thickness, the groundplate's weight or thickness and by the question wether all adherences like metal frames have been removed.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 3,00-12,00 €/kg up to 1t 

Prices for larger amounts on request / after viewing the material

Info: Boards of edge connectors from common computers are not rear boards, they are part of the circuits category 1-B.


Computer plugs

Description:

Computer plugs or PC plugs are connecting plugs with thin gold-plating contacts for monitors, printers, internal computer cablings which have been cut from the cable or ribbon cable right after the rack.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 0,41 €/kg up to 1t 

Prices for larger amounts on request / after viewing the material

Info: The purchase values of special plugs with significantly high-quality gildings as they are / were used in industrial sectors for example correspond to PCBs of the category 1 and even to rear boards.


Gold connectors

Description:

Gold connectors are connecting plugs with contacts / pins having a thick gold plating. In most cases, they have a light plastic case and mostly come from the field of military engineering, flight engineering or from very old electronics. Here, the gold content is much higher than with common computer plugs.

Purchase Price 23.09.2019

  • 4,- up to 50,- euros/kg depending on the gold content

Prices for larger amounts on request / after viewing the material


Mobile phone circuit boards

Description:

Mobile phone circuit boards or boards from mobile phones / smartphones with high-quality gold contacts (e.g. for SIM cards) and precious-metal-containing components.

No telephone circuit boards from common cordless telephones!

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 22,65 €/kg up to 100kg 

Prices for larger amounts on request / after viewing the material

Info: Prices are only valid for printed mobile phone boards. Mobile phone circuit boards without components are assessed according to their precious metal content.


Mobile phones / smartphones

Description:

Old mobile phones / smartphones contain precious metals in their plugged components and circuit boards which can be recycled. Since the cases are not easy to open, we also purchase them when they are still assembled. Only the batteries have to be removed.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 10,29 €/kg up to 1t 

Prices for larger amounts on request / after viewing the material

Info: Prices are only valid for real mobile phones / smartphones, they are not valid for common cordless telephones


Smartphones (Gruppe B)

Komplette unzerlegte Smartphones ohne Akku (keine normalen schnurlosen Telefone)

Beschreibung:

Alte Smartphones der Gruppe B sind Mobilfunkgeräte mit berührungsempfindlichen Bildschirmen (Touch-Screens) und häufig mit Digital- und Videokameras ausgestattet. In den verbauten Bauteilen und Leiterplatten sind Edelmetalle enthalten, welche recycelt werden können. Da die Gehäuse teilweise schwer zu öffnen sind, kaufen wir Smartphones auch unzerlegt an. Lediglich der Akku muss entfernt werden.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 3,70 €/kg up to 1t 

Prices for larger amounts on request / after viewing the material

Info: Prices are only valid for real mobile smartphones, they are not valid for common cordless telephones


Description:

Old laptops / notebooks contain precious metals in their plugged components and circuit boards which can be recycled. Since the cases are often not easy to open, we also purchase them when they are still assembled. Only the batteries have to be removed. If possible, the monitor should already be revomed, too. There are differences concerning the purchase price.

Minimum purchase amount: 100kg.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 0,82/kg for notebooks without display 
  • 0,49/kg for notebooks with display 

 

Info: We do not purchase individual notebooks. Only commercial amounts from 100kg


CPU ceramic goldcap

Description:

Ceramic CPU goldcap processors as well as old 286, 386 or 486 ceramic processors from computers / industrial computers without adherences like fans or heat sinks.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 140,03 euros/kg up to 100kg

Prices for larger amounts on request / after viewing the material

Info: Prices for goldcap processors without adherences of heat sinks or fans


CPU ceramic Intel AMD

Description:

Ceramic CPU Intel / AMD processors from computers / industrial computers without adherences like fans or heat sinks.

With AMD ceramic processors, we also offer purchase prices for CPUs with aluminium heat spreader.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 82,37 euros/kg up to 100kg clean ceramic CPUs

    Price for ceramic processors without adherences of heat sinks or fans


  • 64,24 euros/kg up tp 100kg AMD CPU with aluminium spreader
    Price for AMD ceramic processors with aluminium heatspreader

Prices for larger amounts on request / after viewing the material


CPU plastic processors

Description:

Plastic CPU processors from computers / notebooks / industrial computers without adherences like fans or heat sinks. In most cases, their colour is black, green or brown.

Plastic CPUs (mostly green) with heatspreaders which have not been removed have a special purchase price.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 33,77/kg up to 100kg clean plastic CPUs

    Price for ceramic processors without adherences of heat sinks or fans

Prices for larger amounts on request / after viewing the material


CPU plastic heatspreaders

Description:

Plastic CPU processors with heatspreader from computers / notebooks / industrial computers with adherences like fans or heat sinks / heatspreader. In most cases, their colour is black, green or brown.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

 

  • 10,70/kg up to 100kg plastic CPUs with heatspreader
    Prices are valid for plastic processors with heatspreader

Prices for larger amounts on request / after viewing the material


CPU slot processors

Description:

Circuit board / slot processors from computers / industrial computers without adherences like cases, fans or heatspreaders.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 22,65 euros/kg up to 100kg clean slot CPUs

    Price for slot circuit boards processors without adherences of heat sinks or fans

Prices for larger amounts on request / after viewing the material


Random access memories (RAM)

Description:

Random access memories (RAM) from computers / industrial computers. There is a difference between two sortings:

  • RAM gold edge: here, the connecting contact strip is gilded
  • RAM silver edge: here, the connecting contact strip is tin-plated

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 22,65 euros/kg up to 100kg RAM gold edge
  • 8,23 euros/kg up to 100kg RAM silver edge

Info: Price is valid for presorted RAM memory circuit boards

Prices for larger amounts on request / after viewing the material


Chips

Description:

Chips / EPROMs / ICs from computers / industrial computers. With common, black Chips, there is a difference between the following sortings:

  • Ceramic chips, ceramic EPROMs
  • Plastic chips, plastic ICs

Special chips / components, telephone chips, bank card chips, SIM cards etc. With larger amounts, there will be a price calculation depending on their precious metal content.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 10,29 €/kg up to 100kg ceramic EPROMs
  • 7,00 €/kg up to 100kg plastic chips
  • Special chips depending on their precious metal content

Prices for larger amounts on request / after viewing the material


Unpopulated boards

Description:

Gilded circuit board frames from manufacturing / unpopulated circuit boards with chemical or galvanical gilding.

 

As a company for recycling precious metals, we are not interested in unpopulated circuit boards without gilding (only tin-plated).

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • Prices depending on the gold content

Prices for special or larger charges on request / after viewing the material or after analysing the content


Hard drives

Description:

Hard drives / computer hard drives with control board and aluminium case.

For data protection reasons, we do not resell storage hard drives as spare parts. These are made available for the pure metal recycling!

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 0,86 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for larger amounts on request or after viewing the material


Drives

Description:

Drives: CD drives, DVD drives, writers, disc drives. Each of them with control circuit board in the metal case.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 0,12 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for larger amounts on request or after viewing the material


CDs / DVDs / Blu-Ray Discs

Beschreibung:

Alte optische Datenspeicher sind nicht mehr gebrauchte, zerkratzte bzw. nicht mehr lesbare CDs, DVDs und Blu-Ray Discs. Die Trägerplatten bestehen vorwiegend aus Polycarbonat, einem wertvollen Rohstoff für die Kunststoff- und Chemieindustrie. Optische Datenträger können deshalb recycelt und der Wiederverwertung zugeführt werden. Es werden nur Datenträger ohne Hüllen angenommen.

Ankaufpreis 23.09.2019

  • 0,10 €/kg bis 1t 

Preise für größere Mengen auf Anfrage / nach Materialsichtung

Info: Einzelne CDs / DVDs/ BluRay Discs kaufen wir nicht an. Erst gewerbliche Mengen ab 50kg. Zerbrochene oder zerschnittene Datenträger werden nicht vergütet.


Power supplies / transformers

Description:

Power supplies: transformers, power supplies for computers, toroidal transformers with copper coil

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 0,26 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for larger amounts on request or after viewing the material


Cables

Description:

Cables: Electric cables, computer cables, data lines, copper cables. 

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 0,93 €/kg cables
  • 0,73 €/kg cables with male connectors
  • 0,41 €/kg flat ribbon cables with male connectors
  • 0,00 €/kg flat ribbon cables without male connectors

Prices for larger amounts on request or after viewing the material

 

 

 


Deflection units

Description:

Deflection units are deflection coils with copper wire which come from recycled old tube televisions / monitors.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 0,73 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for larger amounts on request or after viewing the material


Relays

Description:

Relays: Switching contacts with copper coil and precious-metal-containing contacts or contact rivets coming from a silver alloy, silver palladium, gilded silver or Au-Ni, Ag-Ni etc.

Their purchase price is determined by the precious metal content or by the composition.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 0,50-5,00 €/kg depending on the type

Prices for larger amounts on request or after viewing the material


Fans

Description:

Fans: Cooling fans / computer fans / processor fans with metal or aluminium case and driving engine mit copper coil.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • 0,00 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for larger amounts on request or after viewing the material


Components / contacts

Description:

Components / contacs: Other precious-metal-containing contact materials, contact rivets / stamping bands or components like reed relays, quartz crystals, transformers, resistors. With these materials, the composition of their valuable metals is too different to be able to calculate flat-rate purchase price groups. Here, their compensation or ascertaining their values is made depending on the evaluation of their precious metal contents.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • Depending on the precious metal content

Prices for larger amounts of identical components on request after viewing the material / analyzing them in the laboratory


Non-ferrous metals

Description:

Non-ferrous metals / Special metals: Non-ferrous metals / special metals coming from recycled electronic waste or as production residues of electronics manufacturers can be: copper, brass, Aluminium, tin, lead, tantalum, molybdenum, Indium etc. We use daily prices for the purchase of these metals which strongly depend on the amount and varietal purity.

Purchase price 23.09.2019

  • Daily prices depending on the quantity and material

Prices for larger amounts of production residues on request

Info: As a company for precious metal recycling and commerce, non-ferrous metals are not the focus of our ESG activity. With non-ferrous metals, it might be best with regard to transport costs to sell them to a local scrap metal merchant.

 


  • All prices shall be delivered free to our acceptance centre of refined metals in Rheinstetten (Germany).
  • Pick-up services via transport companies / containers or by our field staff after consultation and depending on the quantity. 
  • Other prices for electronic waste on request / after transmittal of samples.