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Electronics Recycling in Ottawa

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Businesses located in Ottawa have three options to schedule a pickup of their old electronics for recycling

Call 1-888-676-4992 and speak to a representative
Use the form below to send a pickup request
Speak to a live agent using our chat box
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Why choose Quantum?

We have the certifications to securely and safely manage your end-of-life IT assets
We come to you to pick up your end-of-life IT assets
We provide a Certificate of Recycling to help track your environmental impact
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Quantum has the certifications to manage
your end-of-life IT assets

This certification applies only to Quantum Montreal
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Need some questions answered first?

Is there a cost for recycling electronics with Quantum?

In certain locations, Quantum picks up medium or large size loads of end-of-life electronics for free! Smaller loads can be picked up for a nominal fee. Certain hazardous or difficult to dispose of items like light bulbs and some types batteries may necessitate charges to the customer. Call Quantum for more information.

How can I ensure my data is secure?

What sets Quantum apart from other electronics “recyclers” is our focus on security. Our documented process for tracking chain of custody from pickup through to destruction ensures complete data security for your company. From GPS enabled trucks to CCTV throughout our facilities to audited destruction procedures to NAID membership, we’ve got you covered.

Can we arrange for regular collection of our recyclable electronic devices and equipment?

Give us a call or fill out our contact form and we can easily assist you in setting up regular pick up service!

Quantum can also destroy your data

Serialized Certificate of Destruction with every load
Secure chain of custody including GPS enabled fleet, locking cargo holds and optional direct delivery and seal verification
Onsite shredding at your facility, while you watch, for the ultimate peace of mind
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We recycle all of your e-waste in Ottawa

Laptop Computers

Portable computing device

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Cellphones

Smartphones and other mobile devices

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Tablets

Multi-purpose portable device

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Desktop Computers

Stationary computing device

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Servers

High capacity stationary computing device

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CRT Monitors

Old display technology format

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LCD/LED Monitors

Flat panel display technology

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CRT Televisions

Old display technology format

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Plasma TVs

Original flat panel display technology

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LCD/LED TVs

Flat panel display technology

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Rear Projection TVs

Old style large screen TV format

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Photocopiers

Floormodel device that copies documents

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Desktop Printers

Small enough to fit on a desk

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Thermal Printers

Often used in POS systems for receipt printing

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Multifunction Printers (MFP)

Desktop or floor model printer

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Toner and Ink Cartridges

Disposal cartridge containing ink

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Professional AV Equipment

High grade recording equipment

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Mixed Cables

Cables and wires used to connect

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Mixed Batteries

Portable power supplies

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Fax Machines

Sends scans of documents via telephone

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Mice and Keyboards

Used to input data into a computing device

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Home Theatre

Consumer grade surround sound system

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Stereo Systems

Device for playing audio

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Electronic Accessories

An essential or useful auxiliary item

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Network Equipment

An essential or useful auxiliary item

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About Ottawa and E-Waste

Ottawa has a population of 5,928,040, generating 59,280,400 lbs of e-waste annually.
Ottawa has more than 121,000 business that also need to dispose of e-waste.
Ottawa, as the capital of Canada and a government city, has businesses that are well-positioned to implement a proper electronics recycling program.

Curated blog posts from Quantum

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Did you know?

With more than 13,237,830 lbs of e-waste being generated in Ottawa annually, there is not enough landfill room to accommodate the old electronics.

  • Electronics contain a host a stuff that's bad for you and the environment including mercury, lead, bromium, cadmium and many others. All these compounds contaminate the environment if not properly disposed of.
  • One ton of circuit boards contains approximately 40 times more gold than one ton of ore.
  • Recycling creates seven times the number of jobs as standard waste disposal - and often higher paying jobs at that!
  • Companies like Quantum that facilitate proper electronics recycling ensure zero environmental contamination.
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Quantum services the following areas in Ottawa

  • Nepean
  • Kanata
  • Gloucester
  • Osgoode
  • Cumberland
  • Rideau
  • Russell
  • Vanier
  • Rockcliffe Park
  • Rockland

Recycling Your E-Waste in Ottawa

Ottawa was recently named Canada’s Best Place to Live for the second year in a row. While many see the city as primarily a government town, Ottawa is also a major tech hub with almost 80,000 employed in the sector. While great for the economy, the tech industry generates a lot of electronics waste and end-of-life electronics disposal issues for businesses.

Ottawa has more engineers, scientists and PhDs per capita than any other city in the country. The science-focused professions are heavy tech users and also contribute to the growing volume of e-waste.

How Do I Recycle My Business E-Waste in Ottawa?

As a tech hub, you might think Ottawa would be way ahead of other cities in disposing of e-waste. However, like most cities and towns in Canada, one of the major problems is lack of awareness. Safe, effective disposal programs are in place but there can be a gap in accessing information about them. Businesses in particular often don’t know where to get correct information about electronics disposal.

Many businesses also don’t know that the vast majority of electronics components (about 90%) can be recycled and reused. This includes steel, glass, plastic, aluminum, copper and precious metals such as gold, silver and palladium.

What to Look for in a Recycler

When looking for a recycler for your business electronics, it is best to search for an Ottawa-based company like Quantum that is provincially and globally certified through a number of recognized recycling initiatives, including those administered by OES (Ontario Electronic Stewardship), EPRA (Electronic Products Recycling Association), and NAID-Canada.

By using a reputable electronics recycler who offers enhanced data destruction, you will feel confident in knowing that your data will be safely and permanently destroyed. You will also be secure in the knowledge that any hazardous materials in your electronics items were removed safely and disposed of correctly and that your items will not be diverted to local landfills or exported as toxic waste.

Options for Recycling Residential Electronics in Ottawa

The City of Ottawa does not collect electronic waste as part of its curbside garbage collection. Residential electronics waste can be disposed of safely through the city’s “Take It Back!” program, which can be accessed through Service Ottawa. Find the name of your electronics product (e.g., cell phone, computer, fax machine) and the site will give you a list of participating locations for disposal.

Certain items such as printers and TVs, for example, are known as Phase I electronics items and can also be taken to an Ontario Electronics Stewardship (OES) permanent depot listed here. OES is an industry-funded provincial stewardship program that facilitates and manages electronics recycling in Ontario.

In the Ottawa area, many people live within 25 km of a recycling collection depot. You can take your old or damaged electronics items to one of those locations or to periodic collection events.

Quantum also accepts residential electronics waste at no charge when dropped off at their collection facility. The address is 33B Capital Drive, Nepean, Ontario K2G 0E7 and they are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM.

Since 2004, electronics recycling programs across Canada have diverted more than 955,000 tonnes of end-of-life electronics from landfill. While this is a great start, we need to keep up our efforts to make a meaningful difference with e-waste. Make the decision to recycle responsibly and begin by contacting Quantum today to find out about our pickup service.

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Residential Inquiries

The pickup service offered by Quantum is for businesses only. Please visit EPRA to find your nearest residential electronics recycling location.