Server recycling is one of the most important moves you can make if you have old, outdated technology taking up room in your office space.


This is for multiple reasons. Servers store all kinds of sensitive data, and once you’re finished with them, you need to know that personal information isn’t getting into the wrong hands.


Add on top of that the fact that servers are just like any other computer in that they contain hazardous materials such as cadmium, chromium, and lead. Those elements are highly toxic, and if they find their way into the environment, there is a strong chance they could harm plants, animals, and even people.


If you have a backlog of computer servers or other electronic equipment that you need to get rid of the right way, count on Newtech Recycling’s server recycling to get the job done for you. We can help you with all kinds of computer recycling to ensure your data remains safe and your equipment stays out of the environment.


Let’s learn more about server recycling below.

What Is the Point of Server Recycling?

For anyone out there who doesn’t know, a computer server is simply a computer that services other computers (called clients). Basically, when you’re using a computer to access information on a certain website or within a certain system, chances are, you’re sending and receiving data from a server.


Servers aren’t meant for regular human use. They don’t have screens or mice or keyboards. But they are computers all the same, and that’s why they are built with the same dangerous materials of which other computers are made.


Take chromium, mercury, lead, and cadmium – all of these elements and more go into the production of computer servers. And all are bad for the environment and human health if they end up in landfills.


This means servers cannot be disposed of with the regular office trash (or put in a garbage dumpster). Electronic waste contains deadly materials that need to be managed correctly.


What is the best way to do that?


The answer server recycling, and basically all other kinds of proper IT equipment disposal.


The proper management of your e-waste starts by keeping your old IT hardware out of landfill sites, not just here in the United States, but also in overseas dumping areas.

As a state-authorized, R2-licensed electronics recycler, Newtech Recycling helps you to recycle correctly, legally, and ethically. Our job is to make sure that your e-waste doesn’t go to a landfill, where it may end up adding toxic pollutants to water tables and agricultural systems.

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How Server Recycling Works

The way our recycling works at Newtech is pretty much the same across the board.


In its most basic form, our recycling process involves first traveling to your site to pick up your devices. All collected servers are taken to our secure IT recycling facility in Somerset, New Jersey.


After that, we’ll provide you with an inventory of everything we have collected. We manage the disposal of servers via an inventory stock and checklist. We use the serial numbers of your hard drives and servers as a reference throughout every step of the process. The serial number of each hard drive and server is ticked off as it passes through demanufacturing, shredding, recycling, and reclamation.


We then destroy the data on everything to ensure your security and follow this up by breaking down your electronics into raw materials that can be used in manufacturing again.


When the disposal is complete, we issue you with an e-waste certificate that can be used to prove you have recycled responsibly and legally.


This process keeps those hazardous materials we mentioned out of the ground and instead puts them back into new electronics that will serve new consumers.

The Cost of Server Recycling

There are usually just three costs associated with the disposal of computer equipment and other business-related e-waste.


The first cost is for the removal and collection of the waste. The second cost comes from actually recycling the e-waste, which usually involves people taking apart the equipment. The third cost results from data destruction and hard drive shredding.

many computer servers in a hallway, all behind glass

Those costs vary according to the distance we must travel to get to you and the number of electronics we must haul away.


As an alternative, we also offer shipping labels and sometimes allow scheduled drop-offs. Recycling electronics is labor-intensive, but the value of your reclaimed materials can often help lessen the cost and, in some cases, reduce it to zero.

Professional Server Recycling from Newtech Recycling

If you need to recycle rooms and racks of old servers, maybe a cabinet of obsolete servers, or perhaps just an old office server that’s ready for the scrap heap, we can help.


Newtech Recycling offers organizations of any size the necessary assistance with server recycling and all other kinds of IT equipment disposal.


Whatever you need, Newtech Recycling will help you remove or simply collect old servers that are ready for disposal.


Contact us today to learn more about our server recycling and disposal of computer equipment and how we can help your business.

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