There are two areas of concern with e-waste: environmental impact and data security.
Recycling your e-waste guarantees that the heavy metals they contain won’t leach into soil and contaminate groundwater. That is a major risk of disposing of e-waste through traditional measures.
Potentially toxic materials contained in e-waste include:
With an e-waste recycling program, these materials are captured and recycled or destroyed before they have a chance to be discarded.
Electronics these days also are likely to have some magnetic components, such as samarium cobalt batteries. These valuable minerals are increasingly being retrieved from waste programs so they can be recycled and reused. E-waste recycling reduces the need to mine these magnetic materials since they can be responsibly recycled instead, which has a beneficial effect on the environment.
Our recycling partner extracts all precious metals for appropriate re-use and properly disposes of the remaining contents in accordance with EPA standards.
The final stage of your hardware’s life cycle is your last chance to prevent unauthorized access to your business’s sensitive data.
With our IT asset recycling service, we take extra care to securely shred your old data storage devices, such as hard drives, circuit boards, and memory cards, using our state-of-the-art hard drive shredder. This machine meets Department of Defense and HIPAA security standards for the destruction of sensitive material.
IT security depends on robust protection of sensitive information at every step in order to stay compliant with data-related rules and regulations. QualityIP can provide complete documentation of the process, so you can be assured of the chain of custody of your data-bearing devices. This can also serve as proof of the secure destruction of your data.
Electronic waste recycling with a trusted partner like QualityIP ensures that your security is protected throughout the recycling process.