IT Recycling vs Re-Using
When your equipment gets to the end of its IT lifecycle or when a tech refresh leaves IT assets unused, organizations look for the most secure, ethical, and sustainable solution for retiring hardware while maximizing investment returns. So which is the better option for your equipment: to re-use or recycle?
Re-Using IT Equipment
Decommissioned machines and their components can have a second life with some upgrading.
Processing IT Equipment for Re-Using Involves:
- Validating Functionality
- Certifying the Job
- Data Wiping
Now just because unused IT assets no longer have a place in your data center doesn’t mean they’re garbage. Fact is, IT re-using offers the highest return on a machine’s overall value and is the greenest option.
What Can Be Done with Re-Used IT Equipment?
- Resell it to another customer
- Rent it to a client for a project
- Provide employee buyback projects
- Donate it to those who really need it
Recycling IT Equipment
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.
Recycling may be the only recourse left for certain components. While this may yield only minimal gains from the value of the raw materials, it does significantly reduce emissions and limit the demand for natural resources.
|Primary Material||500,000 KG|
|Greenhouse Gas Emissions||11,000,000 KG|
|Air Emission||42,000,000 KG|
|Water Emission||800,00 KG|
|Municipal Solid Waste||600,000 KG|
IT Recycling vs Re-Using
Whether it’s IT recycling re-using, there’s no doubt that responsible IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) generates massive savings in material, energy, air emissions, and carbon emissions, making for a cleaner and greener planet.
Primary Material Savings:
- IT Re-use: 180,000 KG
- IT Recycling: 640,000 KG
- IT Re-use: 54,000,000 kwh
- IT Recycling: 19,000,000 kwh
Air Emissions Savings:
- IT Re-use: 42,000,000 KG
- IT Recycling: 2,000,000 KG
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Savings:
- IT Re-use: 10,200,000 KG of CE
- IT Recycling: 800,000 KG of CE
CentricsIT’s ITAD program determines the best option for your unused IT assets, then carries out recycling or disposal under environment-friendly and EPA-compliant practices. Our commitment to Green IT drives us to ensure that every usable piece of equipment is repurposed, and recycling is done by R2-certified e-waste practices at facility located at 3140 Northwoods Parkway, Suite 500, Norcross, GA .