As we know, there are many precious metals in circuit boards, most of the metals is copper, rest are gold, silver, aluminum, platinum, etc. Waste circuit boards also be called “gold mines” hidden in our daily life. So it is profitable to recycle waste circuit boards.
How much metal is contained in waste circuit boards?
Some researches and statistics shows that for 1 ton computer circuit boards, it contains 60% non-metals and 40% metals. Inside metals, there are around 20% copper, 8% iron, 2% nickle, 4% tin, 2% zinc and 0.1% gold and 0.2% silver and 0.05% some other rare precious metals, like palladium, etc. It means each ton of PCB board can extract 400g gold.The main purpose to recycle waste circuit boards is for metals.
Metals in waste circuit boards
What about the cost and profit of recycling waste circuit boards?
The price of waste circuit boards depends on how many metals it has. If it has high metal content, the price will be higher. In general, the price of waste circuit boards sold at $850 per ton.
The price for separated metals is around $7100 per ton. And separated resin fiber can be used for padding material to make wood plastic composite product. By calculating, the profit to recycle one ton waste circuit boards will be more than $500.
Process of recycling waste circuit boards
Benefit analysis of recycling waste circuit boards
To give you a clear view about the profit of recycling waste circuit boards, we provide a profit chart to help you analysis one day profit of PCB recycling business. In below case, we use 500 Kg/h PCB recycling machine which has high separate rate to recycle waste circuit boards and it’s easy to operate just need 2 workers.
Profit analysis of recycling waste circuit boards
As you can see from the chart, the daily profit to recycle 4 tons waste circuit boards is $2059. Therefore, Is it profitable to recycle waste circuit boards? The answer is YES!
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