We securely recycle and refurbish all electronics. Instead of throwing them away and potentially cluttering up landfills with non-economically friendly wastes, recycle them! At the end of the day, it's better for everyone. We do not accept CRT (cathode ray tube) televisions (The type commonly used in the 1990s) or rear projection televisions, but all other electronic devices are accepted.
We offer data destruction compliant with DoD 5220.22-M standards. CoD available via digital delivery methods upon request. If you have equipment that needs to be decomissioned, we can quickly and efficiently decomission any electronic hardware, including small datacenters.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What do you recycle?
A: We accept everything with few exceptions. The following are not accepted
- Cathode Ray Tube Televisions
- Rear Projection Televisions
- Fluorescent Tubes (The ballast and enclosures are accepted, not the tubes)
Q: Do you offer data destruction? If so, how?
A: We make it our goal to leave you feeling satisfied at the end of the day. We destroy all data compliant with the DoD 5220.22-M standard. If requested, we will additionally destroy the drives containing data by puncturing the drive's metal casing and later shredding it.
Q: What is the DoD 5220.22-M data destruction standard?
A: This question has a very long answer, but in a brief summary; it is a standard set by the US Department of Defense used to guarantee that all data is securely sanitized. There are specific methods of destroying data on each type of device, the table below shows those methods. We've made a few changes that make it more strict than the original.
|DEVICE TYPE||METHOD TO CLEAR DATA||METHOD TO SANITIZE DEVICE
|Dot Matrix Printer||G||P+G+M|
|A||Degauss Type I|
|B||Degauss Type II|
|C||Overwrite all addresses with a single character|
|D||Overwrite all addresses with a character, its complement, a random character and verify. NOT APPROVED FOR SANITIZING MEDIA WITH TOP SECRET INFORMATION|
|E||Overwrite all addresses with a character, its complement, and a random character.|
|F||Overwrite must reside in memory longer than the data originally resided.|
|G||Remove all power sources, including internal batteries.|
|H||Overwrite all addresses with a random pattern, binary 0, then binary 1.|
|I||Perform a full chip erase according to manufacturer datasheet.|
|J||Perform I, then C, three times.|
|K||Ultraviolet erase according to manufacturer datasheet.|
|L||Perform K, increase time by a factor of three.|
|M||Destroy by means of disintegration, incineration, pulverization, shredding or melting.|
|N||Destruction required only if classified information is contained within device.|
|O||Print five pages of unclassified text.|
|P||Destroy ribbons, clean and destroy platens.|
Q: Why don't you recycle CRT (cathode ray tube) televisions?
A: Simply put; they are dangerous. Recycling CRT devices is a process of its own. Since we recycle everything else, we couldn't possibly allocate enough resources to run a CRT recycling operation. It's best to let a specialized CRT recycler handle that. There are many other reasons as well. The contain a phosphor coated, vacuum sealed glass tube, which may store a high voltage charge. The glass tube must be properly handled or the consequences may be fatal.
Q: Do you decomission large datacenters?
A: That depends on your definition of "large". By our definition, anything larger than 10 full size server racks is a large datacenter. We will decomission anything 10 full size racks or smaller. If you have double that, and a decent window of time to decomission, give us a call. We'll see if we can make it work out.
Q: What do you do with the electronics you've recycled?
A: Depending on their age and condition, they may be refurbished and put into a new home or business, after proper data cleansing. Anything else may be used for parts or broken down into core elements, which is later sold back to manufacturers to be used in new electronics.
Q: How do I determine if my Television is a CRT television?
A: First and most importantly, they are not flat like newer TVs. They are box shaped and are very heavy. Typically the front is slightly rounded, but not always. If you're not sure if you have a CRT television, hop on Google and search for images of "CRT Television". If you're still not sure, give us a call, we'll help you out!
Q: Why don't you accept fluorescent tubes?
A: Fluorescent tubes contain phosphor and mercury. They should be disposed of by a recycler that specializes in phoshphor and mercury disposal. We do not have the resources to handle this efficiently. If you have other electronics in need of pickup, we will take them and send them to recyclers that are capable of handling them properly, but we will not accept fluorescent tubes in bulk.