Quantum is a fully audited electronics recycling company, compliant to the most stringent standards in the world. Our processes have been developed to minimize waste and maximize value and security. We operate state-of-the-art reuse and recycling systems that safely, securely and transparently break down your old equipment into its reusable components and recycled commodities.
So much of what we consume every year goes to waste. Quantum is looking to change that.
Abbotsford is the largest city in British Columbia outside of the Vancouver metro area. It also has one of the most diverse economies in Canada, with agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, and retail industries all thriving in the city. That means an equally diverse array of electronics and devices being used throughout Abbotsford, and when those items get old or outdated, recycling this e-waste instead of throwing it away can keep significant quantities of trash out of landfills.
Producing a new laptop or desktop computer uses a lot of natural resources. About 90% of the materials in one of these devices can be reused, however, and that dramatically reduces the amount of new materials that need to be made, saving our limited natural resources. Diverting electronics out of the waste stream also keeps the lead, mercury, and other potential toxins they contain from contaminating the soil, air, or water.
There are millions of phones being used across Canada, and that number just keeps growing. Many people upgrade to the newest devices while their old phone still functions, which often means it can be refurbished and reused. Quantum’s data destruction services ensure these old phones don’t contain any lingering personal information, whether they’re being separated to extract their valuable metals and other materials, or passed on for a second life with a new user.
Businesses need to update and replace their electronics about as often as an individual, but they have many more unwanted devices to dispose of after they do. Figuring out what to do with this e-waste can take time that busy company leaders simply don’t have. Quantum makes it easy for Abbotsford businesses to get rid of their electronic waste, with free pickup within 48 hours for 25 items or more as well as our drop-off locations.
Everything from televisions and gaming systems to power tools, printers, photocopiers, and kitchen appliances contain things like circuit boards, wires, cables, and batteries. When these are thrown away, they don’t just end up in a landfill right in the Abbotsford community. Often, this trash is shipped to developing countries, where it has a detrimental impact on their local environment. Certified recyclers like Quantum ensure this waste is handled safely, keeping the world a cleaner place for everyone.
Quantum’s manual and mechanical separation process ensures that reusable components are salvaged and any potentially harmful e-waste is dealt with following the proper safety precautions. We operate according to the standards of the Electronics Products Recycling Association and are R2 certified by Sustainable Electronics Recycling International.