When your used electronic equipment is received, the equipment is brought in and classified into 2 categories: Reusable or Not reusable.

1. Is the equipment reusable?

The first step of the recycling process is to visually inspect the computers or printers to sort out any units that can potentially be reused by a party with different technology needs.

Printers: Laser and ink jet printers are inspected and fixed if possible and then resold or donated. The printers that are determined to be unusable are dismantled. The individual parts that are still usable will be separated for possible use in other printers. All other parts are separated and recycled properly.

Computers: all data stored on computers to be reused will be cleaned from the hard drive. Those units that are sent for reuse will be tested and/or refurbished and sold to be reused. The hard drive of computers that have sensitive information will be crushed on site. The internal parts of the computer, including the hard drive, memory, system board, and all plastic and metal parts will be separated and sent on to the proper recycling vendor.

2. Is the equipment not reusable?

All other equipment that does not pass visual inspection, including keyboards, mice, phones, and other unwanted electronics, will then be de-manufactured and separated into metals, plastics, and glass. The individual components that are marketable will be harvested and sent for reuse.