No small operator can start as an R2 business. You become a collection center, a drop off site: you start small. Find clients that do not require you to be certified. Be honest & "Green". Larger companies may require their buyers/processors to be R2 or an esteward. Align yourself with an R2 rated buyer. Do nothing to compromise the integrity or your ewaste
stream. Register with the county and your DEC. Unless you have DEEP pockets, this is the path, grasshopper.
As to how much it would cost, Google is your friend.
Reselling parts: sell them as Untested, or find a college kid to help you set up a test lab.
My test equipment is salvaged from scrap, homemade, or purchased when necessary (like my high speed dedicated hard drive eraser)
I have spent the last 30 years in the electronics field, giving me a slight advantage.
(If it were easy, everyone would be doing it)
Originally Posted by CCRcameron