Electronics Recycling in Vancouver


Businesses located in Vancouver 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

Why choose Quantum?

We have an end-to-end solution that ensures that your old electronics stay out of landfills
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

Quantum can recycle your most common old electronics

Laptop computer recycling
Desktop computer recycling
Smartphone recycling

Quantum has the certifications to manage
your end-of-life IT assets

ECORESPONSIBLE level 2, Montreal
This certificate applies to Quantum Montreal only.

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

We recycle all of your e-waste in Vancouver

Laptop Computers

Portable computing device



Smartphones and other mobile devices



Multi-purpose portable device


Desktop Computers

Stationary computing device



High capacity stationary computing device


CRT Monitors

Old display technology format


LCD/LED Monitors

Flat panel display technology


CRT Televisions

Old display technology format


Plasma TVs

Original flat panel display technology



Flat panel display technology


Rear Projection TVs

Old style large screen TV format



Floormodel device that copies documents


Desktop Printers

Small enough to fit on a desk


Thermal Printers

Often used in POS systems for receipt printing


Multifunction Printers (MFP)

Desktop or floor model printer


Toner and Ink Cartridges

Disposal cartridge containing ink


Professional AV Equipment

High grade recording equipment


Mixed Cables

Cables and wires used to connect


Mixed Batteries

Portable power supplies


Fax Machines

Sends scans of documents via telephone


Mice and Keyboards

Used to input data into a computing device


Home Theatre

Consumer grade surround sound system


Stereo Systems

Device for playing audio


Electronic Accessories

An essential or useful auxiliary item


Network Equipment

An essential or useful auxiliary item


About Vancouver and E-Waste

Vancouver has a population of 675,218, generating 6,752,180 lbs of e-waste annually.
Vancouver has more than 79,000 businesses that also need to dispose of old electronics.
Vancouver is the third-largest city in Canada and is behind only Toronto and Montreal in terms of GDP.

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Did you know?

So much of what we consume every year goes to waste. Quantum is looking to change that.

  • Only 20% of e-waste is recycled properly each year, according to a report by the University of British Columbia. Companies like Quantum that help properly recycle electronics are working to change that.
  • On average, consumers keep cell phones only two years before they trade them in or throw them away. Pollutants from this e-waste affect the environment and accumulate in the body, leading to DNA damage and cancer.
  • If electronic materials are not recycled, the industry will face supply shortages in the next 10 years, causing costs to skyrocket.
  • Most of the minerals required for the production of new electronics are produced in developing countries, which do not have labor protections or regulations that minimize environmental damage.

Quantum services the following areas in Vancouver

  • Arbutus Ridge
  • Downtown
  • Dunbar-Southlands
  • Fairview
  • Grandview-Woodland
  • Hastings-Sunrise
  • Freeman
  • Headon Forest
  • Kensington-Cedar Cottage
  • Kerrisdale
  • Killarney
  • Kitsilano
  • Marpole
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Oakridge
  • Renfrew-Collingwood
  • Riley Park
  • Shaughnessy
  • South Cambie
  • Strathcona
  • Sunset
  • Victoria-Fraserview
  • West End
  • West Point Grey

Recycling Your E-Waste in Vancouver

Vancouver is ranked as the 10th cleanest city and the 3rd most livable place in the world. Residents enjoy Stanley Park and the many other green spaces that make Vancouver great. However, businesses in Vancouver have to think about how they can help handle and recycle the large amount of e-waste generated in the city. With five renowned universities and a strong immigrant population, the demand for electronics will only grow over time. The good news is that 90% of electronics components, including glass, plastic, gold, silver, copper, and palladium, can be recycled and made into new products.

Computer Recycling in Vancouver

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 Vancouver 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.

Smartphone Recycling in Vancouver

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 Vancouver 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.

Handling Business E-Waste in Vancouver

Electronics recycling at work doesn’t have to be difficult, but many Vancouver businesses don’t know how to access information about how it’s done. As a busy business owner, you may not have time to research the recycling process to find the safest and most effective options. However, just throwing them in the trash isn’t a good choice – electronic leak toxic elements like mercury and lead, which are harmful to both humans and the environment.

Quantum Can Help Recycle Vancouver E-Waste

Quantum is proud to be a globally certified, R2 accredited and EPRA-certified recycler in Vancouver. We offer pickup within 48 hours for businesses with at least 25 items for pickup, and we offer pickup for a moderate price for fewer items. Quantum recycles properly, working in accordance with the EPRA (Electronics Products Recycling Association), OES (Ontario Electronic Stewardship) and NAID-Canada (National Association for Information Destruction). When you use Quantum, you can have complete confidence that your recycling is done in a way that makes the biggest possible difference. We help your unwanted electronics go away the right away, and use a complete manual and mechanical separation system to break down electronics into reusable components.

Make a Worldwide Difference Right Here in Vancouver

British Columbia has a Return-It Electronics program available throughout the province. Residents can drop off TVs, computers, stereos, VCRs, camera, telephones, and other electronic devices at designated collection sites without charge. You can also dispose of appliances, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, tools, electronic toys, medical devices and more. Before you turn in your devices, be sure to erase any personal information they contain. When you choose to recycle these devices rather than simply throwing them out, you’re making a tremendous difference in both Vancouver and for our planet overall.

Ready to schedule your e-waste pickup?

Ready to schedule your e-waste pickup?