Cell phones, desktop computers, laptops, televisions, and other electronics have a shelf life. Often, when our devices become worn, we instantly upgrade to the latest technology, and we dispose of our old products. However, while throwing them away may appear to be an easy solution, electronics can become toxic when mixed with normal trash. 

These products are known as electronic waste or e-waste, and they can’t be discarded like regular items. Rather, they should be broken down through recycling their parts and clearing and redistributing their hardware components, so they can be reused. At Newtech Recycling, we strive to express how essential e-waste recycling is to protecting the environment and ensuring that electronics are disposed of safely. Given its importance, it is crucial to describe our step-by-step recycling process to demonstrate how we at Newtech properly handle e-waste. 

E-Waste Recycling Process

E-waste is unwanted electronic devices or equipment nearing the end of their useability. When electronics are being discarded, they must be gotten rid of correctly through recycling. Otherwise, these items can become hazardous, as their chemicals can leach from the products when buried in landfills. Poisoning the environment, these toxins seep into the ground and find their way into the groundwater, soil, and air. Here at Newtech, our professionals have the expertise to follow through with recycling your aging electronics. Detailed below is information regarding our approach. 

1.) Strategic Planning, Packing, and Cleaning 

If you can’t deposit your devices at a center, a pick-up can be organized to pack your electronics. For larger operations or corporate customers, e-waste recycling experts can layout the necessary logistics. They come at a time that works for you and with trucks to transport any hassling electronic equipment. Handling the powering down, dismantling, and packing of your electronics hardware, they can assist with any cleanout project regardless of size. 

2.) Inventory and Test

With an e-waste recycling center, they can box up your electronics and take an inventory of your products. Offices, especially, with multiple sets of computers, monitors, and copiers are going to be easier to keep track of with an itemized list. They will categorize the data according to the manufacturer, model, serial number, and asset number. This way they are aware of the total number of devices that need to be recycled and provides a structure for submitting items to the recycling center. 

3.) Data Destruction and Hard Drive Shredding

You can delete the materials on your hard drive yourself, but this doesn’t guarantee that your files are secure. Even if removed, it isn’t permanent, as the next person using the device could recover the data. By seeking professional help, your devices can go through data destruction. An electromagnetic pulse or EMP shatters the binary sequences of your computer, making it challenging for the drive to retain any information. Hard drive shredding another technique of e-waste recycling that completely erases your data from your drive. It slices your hard drive into pieces with no chances for recovery.

4.) Electronic Recycling 

After the removal of hard drive information, it’s time to launch the recycling process. Separating the electronic components, including metals, glass, and plastics, ensures that no chemicals enter the earth. We organize them by type and then send them out to manufacturers to reuse the materials in their products. This results in a constant and steady flow of cycling, which not only benefits the environment but the world’s natural resources. 

Committed E-Waste Recycling

At Newtech Recycling, you can entrust our staff to begin eliminating your e-waste with our thorough recycling processes. Flexible and reliable, we can head-start your plan to collect your products for either your home or office space. We recognize the significance of reusing old electronic materials and breaking them down to ensure their prolonged usability. Rest assured, we will dispose of them correctly. 

If you’re interested in our services, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or guidance to kickstart your e-waste recycling process