Garmin promotes the safe management of hazardous components and supports the recovery and reuse of valuable materials through recycling. We hold regular environmental meetings and monitor recycling trends to stay current with recycling needs and ensure compliance in other countries. A focus on recycling at our facilities has had a dramatic impact, lowering the amount of waste sent to landfills.
In 2020 our recycling programs in Olathe, Kansas, the U.K. and our Taiwan manufacturing facilities collected collected and recycled more than 1,950 metric tons of materials.
We also have established device recycling protocols in the U.S., Japan, Europe, China and other locations around the globe.
As a responsible retailer, we have met the requirements placed on us by financially supporting the national network of WEEE recycling centres established by local authorities. This is achieved through membership of the national Distributor Take-back scheme (DTS).