Select Clean Earth Facilities in California Now Accepting Solar PV Panels for Recycling

Solar panels in field

As solar panels have become an increasingly popular part of renewable energy, the need to dispose of them has simultaneously grown. Recently, The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) revised its hazardous waste regulations, classifying solar panels as universal waste. This ruling authorizes solar panels to be managed by Clean Earth’s disposal and recycling network.

Reuse and Recycling through Experienced Partnership

As a result of a partnership with an experienced glass processor and recycling company, Clean Earth can circulate 100-percent of the panel remnants back into reuse. The DTSC approved Clean Earth to service the sorting, consolidation, and transportation for the recycling and reuse of the two main categories of solar panels: monocrystalline and polycrystalline panels.

No End Disposal Ownership

Clean Earth’s solar panel program is equipped to handle large volumes of panel components, resulting in no end disposal ownership for our customers. Clean Earth is committed to proper end of life management of solar PV panels, containing components hazardous to our environment and materials that can carefully be segregated and introduced back into the market, eliminating all landfill disposal.

Complete Control of Recycling Process, from Start to Finish

Proper end of life management requires control throughout the entire recycling process. Clean Earth’s vast disposal and recycling network allows the Company to serve as a critical part in the life cycle of solar panel products from refurbishment and de-manufacturing of the panel to the regeneration of raw materials. This all-encompassing approach ensures that no single commodity from the recycling process is being sent to a landfull.

Recyclable components of a solar panels

  • Glass
  • Aluminum
  • Silicon solar cells
  • Synthetic materials
  • Metals including lead, copper, gallium, and indium.

CE Sites that Accept Solar Panels

Modesto, CA

Richmond, VA

Allentown, PA

W. Melbourne, FL  

As a result, the Company ensures no single commodity from the recycling process is being sent to a landfill.

To learn more about our solar panel recycling program Contact Us

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