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- What does IRI do?
IRI is first and only company in the Philippines specializing in the recycling and reclamation of non-ferrous and precious metals from electronic production rejects, computer parts and telecommunication equipment. It is also engaged in the trading of nonferrous and precious metals, as well as recycled plastic materials.
- What types of materials does IRI process?
IRI processes the scrap materials generated from the semiconductor and electronics industries. Various types of metals and plastic are processed in its recycling facility in Calamba, Laguna. Among the scrap materials that IRI process are:
- Gold-based materials such as gold wires, CPGA, reject units
- Copper-based materials such as endrails, trimmings, dambar
- Aluminum-based materials
- Tin-based materials or materials with tin plating
- Assorted electronic components
- Printed Circuit Boards
- Hard disk drives
- Wires and Cables
- Telecommunication equipment
- Assorted engineering plastic materials such as:
- Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
- Polyethylene (PE)
- High Impact Polysterene (HIPS)
- Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)
- Polycarbonate (PC
- How do I know the value of the scrap materials?
- If you have scrap materials that are ready for disposal, you may contact our customer service team and they will be glad to pay you a visit to get a sample of the materials. It is necessary that we see the materials so we can give our most competitive prices.
- The value of the scrap materials are based on the prices at London Metal Exchange (LME). In most cases, the buying price of IRI on materials with significant amount of metal depends on the prices at LME. To give our customers a fair price, we monitor the prices of each metal commodity at LME. If, for example, the price of copper at LME goes down, we adjust our buying price accordingly. The same is true also when the copper price at LME goes up.
- For other scrap materials, our team of experts in the recycling business will evaluate the sample and we will offer a price that will maximize your profit out of that scrap materials.
- How do I dispose to IRI the scrap materials I have?
- If you are a company operating under PEZA, you won't have any problem disposing your scrap materials. IRI has a fleet of trucks that collect scrap materials in the Calabarzon area on a day to day basis. Once the contract is signed, our Logistics Team will weigh the scrap materials at your site with the presence of your representative to make sure that the weights are correct and that only the specified scrap materials are loaded to our trucks. All you need to prepare are the Letter of Authority, Surety Bond, gate pass, invoice and the PEZA form 8106. All the handling and transportation documentation outside your company will be handled by us.
- If you are a trader of scrap materials, all you have to do is bring the sample to our facility and we will quote it right away. Once we agree on the price, you can deliver the scrap materials to our facility. The weighing is done in our facility and is witnessed by your representative/s.
- How do I know if the materials with intellectual property rights (IPR) are destroyed?
- The scrap materials with IPRs are destroyed in such a way that it could not be identified or re-used again. We have crushers that are capable of crushing the biggest and the smallest units. We provide security seals while the materials are in transit. We do not crush the materials without the presence of your representative/s. Certificates of Crushing/Destruction are issued signed by both parties.
- If you have large volumes of scrap materials with IPRs, we can even consign crushers for on-site destruction. This way, you can be sure that your products are crushed before it leaves your facility.
- What are the hazardous materials that IRI treats?
IRI treats the following hazardous wastes:
- Printed circuit board trimmings
- Solder Dross
- Solder paste
- Materials contaminated with lead
- Other electronic materials which are classified as hazardous
- How do I know if the materials were disposed of and treated in an environmentally safe manner?
IRI has invested P350 Million in its state-of-the-art recycling facility to make sure that all the hazardous and other materials are treated properly. It has its pollution control devices, i.e. air scrubber and waste water treatment facility. It is an accredited transporter, storage, and disposal facility by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).