FAQ

Answers to the Most Frequently Asked CEM Questions

solar processing

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other solar recyclers claim to offer remineralization too, how is cem different?
A

Other recyclers that offer glass remineralization are most likely utilizing Cascade Eco Minerals as their downstream vendor. This means that though they do not process the glass themselves, they do care about properly processing glass and have chosen us to ensure it is properly processed and remineralized for use in new materials.

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How much does it cost to recycle solar panels?
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We offer customized quotes due to the many variables that may be present for solar panel/module recycling. Depending on the state of the solar materials, you may be able to offset or even completely eliminate recycling costs via refurbishment. If you have solar panels to be recycled or refurbished, please contact us today for a free quote.

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what is your recycling capacity?
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Cascade Eco Minerals maintains innovative production processes, with efficient and stringent quality control measures in place. Our equipment is the most technologically advanced currently available. All of this allows us to not only meet, but exceed, all client specifications. And with our nationwide locations, CEM can easily manage both large and small scale solar projects. Our team of experts offer both on site training and project coordination (as needed) for complex solar decommissioning.

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are your facilities certified?
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All of our facilities are certified to exceed all state and federal processing guidelines.

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what happens to non-glass components ?
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Cascade Eco Minerals has a zero landfill policy. Any materials not directly processed by CEM are transferred to one of our environmentally conscious recycling partners. This ensures all materials are safely reused and repurposed to further aid the circular economy.

glass processing

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do you accept all glass for processing?
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We are able to accept many types of glass for processing. However we do not accept all glass., and may require samples to determine if your material can be accepted. Please contact us today for further details.

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what happens to glass after processing?
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Our glass is remineralized and utilized to create new products around the world. From roadbead, paint fillers, fiberglass and bottles, to specialized cullet used to make glass for new solar panels, and so much more...our glass does it's part to keep the circular economy in motion.

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if cem is new, where do your decades of experience come from?
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Cascade Eco Minerals is the newest division of Dlubak Glass: the industry leading glass processor since 1932. Dlubak is utilized by the largest brands in the world as the premier supplier for their glass production needs. If you use glass, chances are you've experienced Dlubak processes. CEM specializes in solar glass processing, as well as providing new and innovative glass cullets for a variety of industries.

refurbishment

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why should i contact cem for solar panel refurbishment, don't you specialize in glass? 
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Thanks to strong partnerships with leading solar refurbishment providers, Cascade Eco Minerals can now offer our customers the best of both worlds. Environmentally sound recycling as well as a chance to earn money and offset processing with solar refurbishment. Why work with multiple companies when you can work with the most trusted brand in glass and solar processing? Ready to get started? Contact us today!

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we have restrictions on where our panels can be re-sold, will you still purchase them?
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Our refurbishment partners work hard to accommodate various manufacturer guidelines. For specific questions please contact us today.

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