We make every effort to prevent your electronic waste from being shipped overseas. Our downstream recyclers ensure all materials are handled properly throughout the chain of custody. Whenever possible we prefer to use R2 Certified recyclers as our downstream vendors.
- Why Choose R2 Certified Recyclers?
- A List of Questions to Ask Your Current Recycler
- Schedule a Pick-Up or Drop-Off
- We prefer to use R2 Certified recyclers as our downstream vendors whenever possible.
- All R2 Certified recyclers are required to sanitize, purge, or destroy data on all hard drives and data storage devices.
- Data destruction processes are reviewed and validated by an independent party periodically.
- R2 recyclers are required to have a security program in place that is appropriate for the equipment they handle and the customers they serve.
- While we first perform all data destruction in-house, using R2 Certified vendors adds yet another measure of security.
- R2 defines focus materials, or materials that can pose environmental concern, and outlines how these materials should be managed to ensure environmental and worker safety.
- R2 requires downstream due diligence on all vendors handling focus materials to ensure materials are handled properly throughout the chain of custody.
- R2 prohibits the export of equipment and components containing focus materials to developing countries unless the transaction is legal under both the export and import countries’ laws and the receiving facility is state-of-the-art.
Proper e-waste Disposal
- All R2 certified electronics recyclers maintain necessary permits, licenses, and insurance as required by state and federal regulations.
- R2 requires that all recyclers send materials to licensed and permitted facilities.
- Rigorous shipping and material tracking systems are employed by all R2 certified recyclers.
Remarketing and Reuse
- Recognizing the importance that reuse has, both environmentally and socially, R2 establishes a “reuse, recover, dispose” hierarchy all along the chain of custody for material handling.
- R2 certified recyclers that test equipment diverted for reuse, and confirm key functions of the unit are working, may export this equipment. Without such testing and confirmation, such equipment must be treated as though it is going to recycling and may not be exported unless the R2 exporting provisions for recycling are satisfied.
- Also recognizing that some clients would not want their equipment remarketed or reused, R2 practices require recyclers to have systems in place to ensure that all equipment can be recycled, rather than recovered for reuse, if the client wishes.