The Evolving Need For Certified Electronics Recycling
Certified electronics recycling is a solution that has evolved in response to an unexpected problem, as consumers and companies alike wonder what to do with e-waste. Unprecedented demand for electronic equipment, coupled with the progressively shortened useful life of electronics and the speed at which technology evolves, has caused an ever-increasing problem with e waste.
E-waste is an enormous category of items, broadly described as any electronic waste – whether in working condition or not – that is no longer wanted. E-waste occurs when electronic items become obsolete, broken or damaged, or have been superseded.
Unlike other office equipment, electronic equipment contains sensitive data: data that companies have legal and ethical requirements to protect. As such, unwanted electronic equipment cannot simply be thrown away, resold, or recycled. Certified electronics recycling is the only way of disposing of e-waste without leaving your company liable for a costly and time-consuming lawsuit.
CERTIFIED ELECTRONICS RECYCLING SERVICES
Determining how to handle the disposal of electronic recycling equipment can be a daunting task for any organization. Beyond internal sustainability policies, there are an increasing number of government policies around how and where to recycle electronics, and increased regulations to consider when choosing a vendor for the e-waste recycling.
Earth 911 reported on some alarming statistics about electronics disposal. Perhaps the most alarming statistic is that anywhere from 20 to 50 million metric tons of e waste are discarded annually, according to figures released by the United Nations. In addition, the EPA’s figures suggest that only 12.5% of electronic items are properly recycled.
This raises serious concerns about the methods of electronics disposal that companies and individuals are using for the remaining 87.5% of electronic items.
The Green Building Research Institute reported on other facts relating to electronic disposal and e-waste, focusing in particular on the environmental concerns regarding the improper disposal of electronic waste.
NATIONAL E-WASTE RECYCLING FACILITIES
We remove the complexity and guarantee accountability to ensure that the electronics recycling process is performed both securely and responsibly. Protecting your sensitive data and ensuring full environmental compliance are our priorities while we perform all types of secure e waste recycling, and we are happy to offer electronics recycling pickup services.
OPTIMIZED APPROACH TO RESPONSIBLE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING
While responsible electronics recycling may be a valid path for some decommissioned electronic assets, we consider it a final step in a more comprehensive ITAD strategy. It is far more beneficial for both the environment and your company’s bottom line to repurpose or remarket equipment. In many cases, however, electronics recycling pickups and electronics disposal is the most viable option for the disposal of your electronic equipment. All Green Electronics Recycling removes the headache by working with you to determine the best electronic recycling solutions for your business.
CONVENIENT NATIONWIDE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING PICKUP
Since we operate more trucks than any IT Recycling Solutions vendor in North America, we are able to provide you with convenient pickup services on your schedule. Our experts can come to any of your individual locations in North America for collection, packaging, and removal of your unwanted IT equipment. Our state-of-the-art logistics systems then allow you to track your assets through the process of recycling electronics in real-time via a secure, online client portal.
CERTIFIED INTEGRITY AND ASSURANCE
All Green Electronics Recycling recognizes that entrusting an outside vendor with the disposal of your company unwanted or superseded electronic equipment is not a decision to be taken lightly. We boast a proven record of going above and beyond the most stringent global standards. Based on All Green’s certified compliance reports that document each individual electronic asset through every step of our centrally managed process, our services are transparent and effortless for our customers.
A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE WITH RESPONSIBLE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING
Improperly disposing of toxic electronic equipment can leave your organization liable for potentially millions of dollars in government fines and cleanup costs, in addition to the possibility of irreversible damage to your reputation. All Green Electronics Recycling’s zero-landfill policy not only helps preserve the environment, but also protects our clients from unnecessary risk. Our facilities go far beyond electronics recycling, as we also ensure that everything that enters our system, including packaging material such as plastic, cardboard, and Styrofoam, is properly recycled.
Responsible Electronics Recycling
The demand for new electronics and the latest computing technology has caused an upsurge in electronics recycling programs across America, making it easier for individuals and businesses alike to find out where to recycle electronics.
All Green Recycling’s certified electronics recycling program guarantees the safety of confidential data stored on the electronic devices, while also ensuring compliance with all relevant data safety laws and industry regulations. As the largest provider of recycling services in North America, All Green Recycling can arrange to pick up your computers and other unwanted electronic gadgets and devices from your premises at your convenience.
In addition, some manufacturers and large retailers offer limited electronics recycling services in which cell phones, computers, and televisions can be dropped off in selected stores for recycling.
While these manufacturer- and store-sponsored programs are fantastic and will go a long way towards alleviating the environmental problems caused by e-waste, they leave individuals, companies, and organizations open to potential data breach issues. As such, it is essential to remove all data from computers and other devices before sending them off for recycling: including CDs and DVDs, removable media, and even internal hard drives, which must be shredded to ensure complete data safety.
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To find out more about All Green Recycling’s certified electronics recycling services, contact us today. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.