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.
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.
Give us a call or fill out our contact form and we can easily assist you in setting up regular pick up service!
With more than 59,280,400 lbs of e-waste and old electronics being generated in Toronto annually, the environment could be in danger if is not disposed of properly.
Toronto is the biggest city in Canada, the financial capital of the country and contributes 20% of the national GDP. The sheer size of Toronto means that every day, there is a huge amount of electronics waste generated and disposal of end-of-life electronics is a pressing question for many businesses. As the top city for immigrants to Canada and with a growing reputation as a destination for foreign tech workers, demand for electronics in Toronto and the need for electronics recycling will keep expanding rapidly as the population increases and the tech industry continues to evolve.
Laptop and desktop computers carry a high risk of data leaks, along with environmental hazards due to embedded batteries. When businesses need computer recycling services, it’s essential that the end-of-life assets are handled securely and in accordance with environmental regulations. We offer reuse and recycling services to help Toronto businesses minimize their environmental impact and ensure compliance. At the same time, our certified data destruction services give you peace of mind in knowing any sensitive data is managed with the utmost level of security from the moment it leaves your facility.
Smartphones contain valuable materials including gold, silver, and lithium batteries. Without proper recycling, these resources go to waste. Furthermore, should they wind up in landfills, the lithium batteries in smartphones pose risks of fire and explosion. We work with Toronto businesses and municipalities to make smartphone recycling convenient. Quantum is also fully certified, so you can rest assured any personal data is properly destroyed and your smartphones are recycled responsibly.
Safe and effective electronics recycling exists but many businesses in Toronto don’t know how to access information about electronics recycling at work. While they want to dispose of e-waste the correct way, sometimes they are not sure of the safest and most effective recycling options. And as a busy owner, you don’t have a lot of time to look into it. Since unwanted electronics are an increasingly bigger portion of the solid waste being generated in Ontario, it’s imperative that we divert as much as possible from the waste stream. Did you know that about 90% of electronics components (including glass, plastic, gold, silver, copper and palladium) can be made into new products?
Items for electronics recycling can also be picked up by businesses such as Quantum, a globally-certified, R2 accredited and EPRA-certified recycler in Toronto. Quantum offers pickups within 48 hours for businesses with 25 or more items or pickup for a reasonable fee for fewer items. It operates in accordance with several recognized recycling initiatives including the aforementioned EPRA (Electronics Products Recycling Association), OES (Ontario Electronic Stewardship) and NAID-Canada (National Association for Information Destruction).
The City of Toronto has free collection for unwanted electronics to ensure they are disposed of safely, recycled and kept out of landfill.
The list of acceptable items includes everything from cell and home phones to speakers, computer cables, printers and fax machines and much more. Electronic items can be put out on garbage day for pickup, brought to a Drop-off Depot, Community Environment Day or donated for reuse.
There have never been more options for recycling electronics in Toronto. Keeping these products out of the waste stream is a win-win-win for the environment, for homes and for businesses. Let’s keep up the good work!
The pickup service offered by Quantum is for businesses only. Please visit EPRA to find your nearest residential electronics recycling location.