Recycle Small Electronics
OUR RECYCLING PROCESS
We believe that recycling should be strategized to your needs in order to reduce the compounding problems found with disposal of various pieces of equipment. Not only is ITAD cheaper, it is also much better for our environment. Recycling outdated small electronics includes repurposing and remarketing those items. We are experts who can make the best decisions for the decommission of your equipment.
NO NEED FOR TRANSPORTATION
We come to you to pick your old small electronics up, making it effortless for you. Our fleet of IT recycling trucks is the largest in North America, making it easy for us to come to your location without charging. We can come to you whenever the time is right, and we make things even easier by offering you tracking through our website. We think that equipment recycling should be easy, and we make it possible.
WE GIVE YOU PEACE OF MIND
Some equipment is sensitive, with possible data inside that shouldn’t be in the hands of anyone else. Our process ensures that any equipment with data inside is kept confidential. We have R2 Responsive Recycling ISO 14001 and e-Steward certifications which gives you more comfort in what we do for you. These are the highest possible certifications that a recycling company can hold.
THE FUTURE OF RECYCLING
Did you know that every state in the U.S. has strict laws regarding equipment recycling? If you do not use these laws to dispose of your small electronics there could be hefty fines to pay. This can be costly, not to mention damaging to your business. We hold all of the minimal guidelines in place for equipment recycling, ensuring that your items are always recycled 100% so you are not at risk. This guarantees a better future for our earth.
HOW TO RECYCLE YOUR SMALL ELECTRONICS
According to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, approximately 3.5 million tons of electronics were processed by the recycling industry in 2010. More than 60% of that comes from PC and IT-related equipment. Small electronics, such as digital cameras, video game consoles, MP3 players and TV accessories, are being thrown away at an alarming rate. Learn below what you can do to protect your community and environment.
THE BENEFITS OF RECYCLING SMALL ELECTRONICS
There are many benefits of recycling electronics. First, recycling electronics conserves natural resources. New products can be made through recovering the valuable materials from old electronics. This will reduce future demand for materials, which in turn saves energy and resources and reduces pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Second, recycling saves landfill space and reduces the amount of e-waste that is exported to foreign countries. The EPA estimates that 50% to 80% of recycled electronics are sent to developing countries. Sadly, this creates toxic wastelands where children and the poor work long hours in unhealthy environments to salvage electrical parts for money. The owners of these toxic wastelands have notoriously little regard for protecting the environment or their workers.
Third, recycling electronics keeps toxic materials out of the environment. Small electronics contain metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and beryllium. They also contain hazardous materials such as brominated flame retardants. All of these can have negative effects on the environment. When these materials are placed in a landfill they can leech into the soil and water and be released into the air. Recycling is the key to protect our environment and keep these metals and hazardous materials out of landfills.
WHAT TYPE OF MATERIALS CAN BE RECYCLED FROM SMALL ELECTRONICS?
Almost all of the materials used in small electronics can be successfully salvaged to make new products. These materials includes metals, plastics, and batteries. Metals such as gold, silver, copper, platinum, tin and zinc can be reused for cars, jewelry and other electronic parts. The recovered plastics have many more applications and can be used with electronics, packaging, construction and replacement automotive parts.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT?
Customers can take action to protect the environment through recycling their small electronics. We offer two easy recycling options: pick up or drop off. Just call and we can pick up your item for free, or drop it off at one of the nationwide pick-up locations. In addition to this, customers can track their item through the website during the recycling process. Rest assured that customer privacy is our priority and we use state-of-the-art equipment to wipe all data. We first try to repair or re-use the item, and if needed, ethically recycle them to recover metals and materials.
We are committed to protecting the environment and with your help can make our world a better place.