Safely retire all electronic items with the best Phoenix has to offer. The responsible retirement of computers and electronics for proper end-of-life asset management is very important and R3EWaste adheres to the highest standards for managing end-of-life electronic equipment.
R3EWaste has an environmental goal of zero e-waste in landfills. In order to track our progress on this goal, we measure all incoming and outgoing material, and we are able to verify that we recycle more than 99.9% of every pound of material we receive.
Our services are offered to public corporations, medical establishments, government agencies, and financial institutions and include, but are not limited too; chain of custody services, data destruction services, asset management and disposition, lease return services.
Typically, companies wishing to dispose of scrap computers would be charged for collection and recycling. With a few exceptions, this is not required by R3EWaste so make sure to call ahead and ask if you qualify for a free pickup. When you do you schedule a pick up with R3EWaste, we will come to your location and pick up absolutely all of your computer waste, it's that easy!
E-waste is growing, and with that surge comes the need for effective electronics recycling programs. This explosive growth in the electronics industry has led to a rapidly escalating issue of end-of-life (EOL) electronics or e-waste. This issue is receiving considering increased attention by policymakers, industry, and consumers alike.
According to one report, nearly 75% of old electronics continue to be stored in households because of the unavailability of convenient recycling options. People are urgently looking for information on TV recycling, computer recycling, and other programs that will help them responsibly get rid of unwanted equipment while minimizing any risk of information or identity theft. The good news is that R3EWaste want to help educate consumers that are still not sure how to safely dispose of old computers, smartphones or other electronic devices. With your help, we can achieve our environmental goal of zero e-waste in landfills.
We take data destruction seriously! A hard drive can be destroyed in a number of different ways but that does not mean that the data has been irretrievably sanitized. You want the security of knowing that this function is done properly and so allow us to perform that process for you. For a fee, we will issue a Certificate of Data Destruction with our guarantee that your data is no longer accessible.
What Is E-Waste?
These EOL electronic devices, also known as e-waste and e-scrap, includes items such as dated computer equipment, stereos, televisions and mobile phones. Such items can often be refurbished or recycled but, a large amount still finds its way to the landfill.
Current low recycling rates combined with rapid growth means that it is our job to improve upon current electronic recycling rates. For example, for 2009, the U.S. EPA reported that only 8% of cell phones, 17% of televisions, and 38% of computers were recycled and we are here to increase those numbers.
Why Is Electronics Recycling Important?
In short, electronics need to be recycled because they are a rich source of raw materials. Internationally, only 10-15% of the gold in e-waste is successfully recovered but the rest is lost. According to the United Nations, electronic waste contains deposits of precious metal estimated to be between 40 and 50 times richer than ores mined from the earth.
Solid Waste Management.
Due to the explosion of growth in the electronics industry, combined with short product life cycle, there has been a rapid escalation in the generation of solid waste. We are making it our environmental goal to decrease the amount of solid waste created and we can not do it without your help.
Because old electronic devices contain toxic substances such as lead, mercury, cadmium and chromium, proper processing is essential to ensure that these materials are not released into the environment. They may also contain other heavy metals and potentially toxic chemical flame retardants. These chemicals need to be disposed of in the most environmentally friendly manners to stop them from being released into the environment.
Movement of Hazardous Waste.
The uncontrolled movement of e-waste to countries where cheap labor and primitive approaches to recycling have resulted in health risks to local residents because they are exposed to the release of toxins. This continues to be an issue of great concern.
Thinking in terms of the electronics recycling hierarchy, the best choice is to donate computer equipment that can be refurbished or reused as is, provided that personal information is scrubbed from devices. Other recycling opportunities include authorized electronics recycler locations, electronics recycling events, or corporate take-back programs. Additionally, other programs are available to help consumers with the recycling of cell phones and batteries, such as through Call2Recycle.
Whether or not you are allowed to throw EOL electronic devices into the trash, may depend on the device and your specific location. Depending on where consumers live, they should have access to a number of electronics recycling opportunities. Refer to specific state legislation, but please recycle. Note that some communities or cities will have policies that ban e-waste even if there is no such ban at the state level. Be sure to enlist the use of recyclers who are certified through voluntary certification programs that have been established to ensure responsible recycling such as R2/RIOS and e-stewards. These programs are great because almost all of these policies require manufacturer responsibility to fund the recycling effort.