Reuse, Recycle, or Dispose?
Environmentally friendly and EPA-compliant asset disposition services
Your decommissioned assets may have no use in your data center, but that doesn’t mean they’re garbage. When CentricsIT begins an IT recycling project, the first consideration is always the greenest—can this asset be reused or repurposed?
This is where a strong evaluation of asset recycling and disposal occurs.
While recycling IT hardware can provide a small return from the value of the raw materials, completely reusing or repurposing an asset can elicit a much larger return from the value of the entire machine. So rather than immediately breaking machines and their components down to the smallest parts, CentricsIT evaluates whether any of its IT buyers around the world may have use for them or if re-configuration is an option. Many machines and components can have a second life with a few simple upgrades or refurbishments. When this is the case, your assets go from scrap metal to revenue-generating consignment candidates.
For components that are true candidates for recycling, CentricsIT takes every step needed to guarantee EPA-compliance and environmentally responsible disposal practices.
The EPA Hierarchy
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emphasizes adherence to the Waste Management Hierarchy. CentricsIT abides by the steps illustrated in this hierarchy, and every effort is made to repurpose, reconfigure, or otherwise reuse all IT assets before considering them for recycling or disposal.
Many machines and components can have a second life with a few simple upgrades or refurbishments, which CentricsIT manufacturer-certified engineers perform in-house. When this is the case, your assets go from e-waste articles to remarketable products.
For components that are true candidates for recycling, CentricsIT takes every step required to guarantee EPA-compliance and environmentally responsible recycling practices. All recycling of non-hazardous materials and e-waste is performed by a certified ISO14001/R2 certified recycler.
Disposal is considered a last resort. For all disposal projects, CentricsIT adheres to a strict zero-landfill policy, even for non-hazardous materials. Once crushed and shredded, raw e-waste materials are responsibly recycled. When IT recycling is not an option, and you need to dispose of your IT assets safely and environmentally aware, call on CentricsIT. We guarantee our services will meet your quality expectations.
CentricsIT deploys a national fleet of mobile disk shredders to destroy old disks safely and permanently, safeguarding your data and brand security, whether you require data destruction at your site or a secure offsite location. We will provide you with a Certificate of Destruction for our services. As a result, you can move forward knowing your data is secure and your equipment is disposed of according to EPA standards.
Go Green with CentricsIT
At CentricsIT, we practice GreenIT. We work hard to ensure every usable piece of equipment is repurposed, and anything that cannot be salvaged is properly disposed of.
CentricsIT seeks every opportunity to conserve natural resources, including adherence to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s waste management hierarchy for all non-hazardous e-waste materials, the employment of ISO14001 and R2 certified e-waste recyclers, and adherence to a strict zero landfill policy for all non-hazardous e-waste.
CentricsIT measures performance associated with significant environmental aspects where applicable and these common business aspects:
- Energy Conservation
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Waste Management
All non-hazardous e-waste is handled through CentricsIT (IT Asset Disposition), which aims to reuse, repurpose, or recycle retired IT assets according to standards outlined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
If you’re unsure of whether to reuse, recycle, or dispose your IT assets, contact CentricsIT today to learn how we can make the most of your unused IT assets.