Computer processors quickly go through major improvements and quickly become outdated, leaving hundreds of thousands of processors per year sitting in landfills across the globe. Not only are the gold components in these processors wasted, but processors often contain harmful chemicals such as cadmium, mercury and lead that can leach into water supplies. Instead of throwing away your old processors, you can help the environment and make some quick cash by sending them to CJ Environmental.

CJ Environmental is the #1 bulk buyer of computer processors and electrical scrap. Computer processors and mainframes contain gold plated fingers, pins and connectors and copper. If you have an inventory of used, broken or outdated computer processors contact CJ Environmental, one of the leading scrap, precious metals and electronics liquidators in the United States. We take high quality CPU that has scrap gold components. With an “A” rating from the Better Business Bureau, CJ Environmental has a long history of serving those who need bulk electronics recycling.


Some of the processors we buy include the following:

Intel Processors/Pentium/386/486 Processors

Intel Pentium Processors are trademarked processors produced by Intel. This type of processor is a consumer-level processor, ideal for home and school use. Intel i386 processors were produced from 1985 until September 2007, and the Intel i486 processors were produced from 1989 until 2007. At CJ Environmental, we can easily and efficiently recycle both forms of Intel Pentium processors.

Chances are, if your company has invested in computers with Intel processors between the years of 1985 and 2007, the processors are either 386 or 486 processors. Although Intel Pentium Processors are built to provide exceptional value and reliable performance, computers have an average lifespan of about five years. So if your company finds itself in need of an upgrade, sell us your processors and use the cash returns for brand new CPUs for the entire office.

AMD Processors/ 386/486 Processors

Although AMD Processors were 100 percent compatible clones of a similar design manufactured by Intel, millions of units were sold and the AMD Processor quickly became a legitimate competitor to Intel as opposed to simply a budget source of processors. Both the AMD 386 and 486 have been produced since the 1990s.

The 386 was typically used in computers manufactured by smaller companies, and the 486 was used by larger computer manufacturers, especially Acer and Compaq. Although AMD Processors have exceptionally good memory and I/O performance, computers must be replaced often. If it’s time for your upgrade, we’d love to buy your old AMD 386 and 486 processors.

Slot Processors and Misc. Mixed Ceramic Processors

A slot processor, also referred to as a CPU socket or CPU slot, is a mechanical component that allows the CPU to be replaced without soldering, by providing mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board.

These sockets are used in desktop or server computers and can also be used for prototyping new circuits. A Misc. Mixed Ceramic Processor is a type of packaging used by integrated circuits, a type of packaging which uses ceramic substrate and pins arranged in a pin grid array. Some CPUs use the Misc. Mixed Ceramic Processor in lieu of traditional slot processors.