At Newtech Recycling, we believe that knowledge is key to making informed decisions about responsible e-waste disposal and electronic recycling. Our commitment to environmental sustainability and customer satisfaction drives us to provide you with all the information you need to understand the importance of recycling electronic devices properly.

As a leading electronic recycling company, we encounter many questions from our valued clients, ranging from the safe disposal of old gadgets to the environmental impact of e-waste. To address these queries and more, we have curated this comprehensive FAQ page, where we aim to shed light on various aspects of e-waste recycling, including our corporate recycling services.

There are three primary costs involved when it comes to disposing of your old electronics, hardware, and IT office equipment. Firstly, you have the cost of collection. Secondly, you have the cost of de-manufacturing and recycling. Thirdly, and this is optional, you have the cost of shredding your hard drives and data storage systems.

In terms of the actual dollar cost, some items may be free to recycle. And if you purchase your office supplies through Village Office Supply (one of our community partners) the cost of collection can sometimes be free as well. However, as a rule, the cost of collection and recycling is standardized to your pickup location and the type of e-waste you have. If you would like a clear guide or a quick quote, please call: 732-564-3110.

Newtech offers a nationwide e-waste collection service. Our primary/most regular collection routes cover the Tri-State and New York Metropolitan areas. In addition to collecting e-waste from New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, we also regularly collect from parts of Pennsylvania.

*Newtech Recycling only collects e-waste from business addresses. We cannot collect residential e-waste from the homes of private individuals or residential addresses. However, if you are a resident and would like to use Newtech to recycle your electronics, you are welcome to call us and arrange a drop-off (732-564-3110). Newtech Recycling Inc. has its main collection points in Long Island (NY), New Haven (CT), and Somerset (NJ). Newtech Recycling headquarters are located at: 600A Apgar Dr, Somerset, NJ 08873, USA.

Just about anything with a plug is classified as e-waste. In your office, common everyday items like your computer/laptop, keyboard, mouse, printer/copier, phone, television, etc. are all classified as e-waste and must be recycled. Any equipment, hardware, or machinery with circuit boards are also classified as e-waste.

Things Newtech doesn’t recycle are fridges, freezers, and equipment exposed to radiation, such as X-ray machines and CAT scanners. Otherwise, we can handle other types of  laboratory and medical equipment. These objects should be sent to recyclers that possess the ability to manage non-solid toxic waste. Newtech recycling primarily recycles solid electronic waste, specializing in disposing computer and information technology hardware. We also recycle electronics, equipment, and machinery. To see if we can handle your e-waste materials, call us: 732-564-3110.

It is illegal to dispose of e-waste in the following states: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York State, New York City, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

*E-Waste cannot be disposed of with the regular trash because it will end up in a landfill site, where it may pollute the water tables and agricultural land. By law, if a business or individual, wishes to dispose of their scrap electronics, computers and IT hardware they must take it to a state-authorized electronic waste recycler. E-Waste recyclers are required by the aforementioned states to recycle electronic waste responsibly.

If a company has failed to recycle its e-waste correctly, usually the company is prosecuted. However, there are cases where individual staff have been given a prison sentence for failing to ensure data has been permanently removed from IT hardware prior to disposal.

By far one of the biggest fines was received by a telecommunications company. They were ordered to pay a colossal $52 million for illegally dumping electronic waste. One of the individuals involved was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for his role. It’s not just businesses that have been investigated, State police departments and government offices have also come under the hammer for failing to manage their electronics and IT hardware appropriately too.

Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource lifecycles so that all products are reused or at least, all of their materials are. The goal is for no trash to be sent to landfills or incinerators. The process recommended is one similar to the way that resources are reused in nature.

Thousands of companies around the USA are doing their part to recycle by creating their own zero-landfill policies. Most businesses recycle paper, IT hardware, ink toners, and even office furniture. Newtech aims to help your company with its sustainability credentials by helping you to recycle all your old computers, IT hardware, and supporting infrastructure. We also issue an e-waste accreditation that proves you have recycled your e-waste responsibly.

One of the largest liabilities businesses face can come from data being recovered from old hard drives. Hard drives are in everything, from copiers to mobile devices, desktops to laptops.

By far the most effective way of destroying data is to physically destroy the hard drive by having it shredded. Shredding the disk guarantees data is destroyed.

R2:2013 is an accreditation developed by a multi-stakeholder group, SERI, to establish the principles and standards for ethical and sustainable electronics recycling international. The requirements contained within R2:2013 certification are comprehensive, covering environmental, health and safety, and data security practices.

To further ensure the integrity and strength of the Standard, R2:2013 now requires recycling facilities (such as Newtech) to obtain certification to one or more generally accepted environmental, health, and safety management systems. Newtech is R2 certified because as a global electronics recycler, It’s morally and legally important to us that we ensure the highest standards and only work with the most trustworthy and reputable of businesses around the world.

Newtech brings all the equipment we pick up to our location in Somerset, NJ. We pride ourselves in de-manufacturing and disassembling much of the equipment ourselves. Once the material has been broken down into the basic components, we send it to responsible companies who can repurpose the base elements for new uses. In our industry, it is all about what we call ‘Recycling the Right Way’.

*It is important to note that we are the only company in the country utilizing a dry process for handling monitors in-house. We have a patented process that crushes the CRTs in a self-contained environment. We are also one of a few CRT recyclers that possess laser-guided CRT face separation machinery. This cutting-edge technology has been designed to help remove the toxic lead from the CRT glass screen.

Main Headquarters & Drop Off Location
Newtech Recycling Inc.
600 Apgar Drive

For a fee, Newtech can provide an itemized list of all equipment received at our facility. The information provided shall include the following: serial number, manufacturer, model, asset number, and system configurations in a spreadsheet format. Newtech can also custom design a system that meets the needs of a client or adhere to an approved inventory management process.

In terms of our inventory management process for data sensitive hardware, all hard drives, CPUs and memory storage devices are inventoried by their serial numbers. As each item is destroyed, our staff counter checks the item, as they witness it being successfully processed through our data destruction equipment. Our staff also removes all property or asset tags displaying ownership to add an additional layer of security.

No! Although we specialize in working with large corporations and handling the proper disposal of their equipment, we also handle all types of clients. For Newtech it is about “Recycling the Right Way” and we pride ourselves on our flexibility to work with corporations, municipalities, government agencies, schools, universities, or individuals. The bottom line is we are here to help. Newtech Recycling Inc. runs a professional, positive, proactive service that has been helping this group of clients recycling their e-waste for over 20 years.

We have successfully implemented programs resulting in the recycling of millions of tons of computers, CRT and flat screen computer monitors and televisions, printers, copiers, servers, console tv sets, stereos, mobile devices, and so much more. We recycle a wide range of material from radar equipment to server rooms in Banks! The reason why we have been so successful is that every client gets our personal attention and the assurance that their equipment is going to be recycled the right way. Newtech Recycling has the right certifications and environmental track record backing up what we do every day for all of our clients. You Deserve what we do!

Newtech Recycling runs one of the largest fleets of trucks and removal teams in NJ, NY, CT, and PA. We have a well established infrastructure to manage the collection of material within these areas.  We also go beyond these areas and offer national collection and cleanout services from approved partners. We have varying-sized trucks to fit your need, and our removal crews are trained to manage the material being collected in the proper way. They understand that they are a guest at your facility and will act and perform the required services in a professional and respectful manner. We also clean out more than just E-waste!

A normal cleanout will usually involve removing old office furniture, server cabinets, cables, lighting, telephone systems (including old call center hardware), scrap metals, plastics, and much more. We’ve even helped clean out old warehouses filled to the roof with junk and discarded e-waste. If you need help with a cleanout, give Newtech Recycling a call. There’s a strong likelihood we will be able to help you clean up with the added bonus of recycling.

Please call your municipality to inquire about who provides pick-up services in your area. While we cannot perform residential pick-ups, if you can bring your electronics to our Somerset, NJ location, we will gladly help you unload. For drop-offs, please call 732-564-3110.

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