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.
If you are a business in Calgary, you can call Quantum at 416-222-1773 and we will come to your office to pick up your old electronics including outdated smartphones, desktop computers, laptop computers, tablets and displays (monitors). You can also fill out out contact form and we will be in touch.
If you are inquiring from a residence in Calgary, you can contact your local municipal depot or search for a local retailer program such as at your nearest Best Buy.
Please click the Residential Dropoff button in the top-right corner of our site. Select your preferred drop off location by performing a postal code search and then drop off your used electronics for free and secure recycling.
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 in Calgary for more information.
We use a combination of physical destruction and secure data wiping techniques to ensure that no data is left behind. Our data erasure process is fully integrated with Blancco services and solutions. Multiple wipe protocols are available, and our procedures are certified and secure with cyber liability policies in place. Quantum’s physical destruction process in Calgary conforms to NIST standards and is NAID AAA certified. We provide data destruction services both onsite and offsite across Canada.
Give us a call or fill out our contact form and we can easily assist you in setting up regular pick up service in Calgary!
Recycled electronics are processed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The materials are sorted, shredded, and recycled in an environmentally responsible manner.
Quantum Lifecycle accepts a wide range of items for recycling, including computers, laptops, tablets, monitors, printers, phones, and other electronic devices. For more information, please refer to this page.
ITAD stands for "Information Technology Asset Disposition". ITAD leverages a full spectrum of services to maximize the value of end-of-use IT equipment. Quantum handles everything, from onsite services, logistics and the secure destruction of customer's data, to refurbishment and remarketing of used assets. For more information, refer to this page.
Yes, Quantum provides certificates of recycling and data destruction for all processed items.
If you have an old TV, we suggest contacting your local municipal recycling centre to find out where it is located and how much it will cost to dispose of. There is typically a nominal fee to dispose of old TVs especially CRTs.
So much of what we consume every year goes to waste. Quantum is looking to change that.
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 Calgary 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 Calgary 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.
Calgary is a city of international residents, with 25% being foreign-born. There are over 120 languages spoken in Calgary, and it’s the fourth-largest city in Canada. All of those people and businesses have one thing in common, however – they all use electronic devices every day. From the individual with a smartphone, laptop, and tablet to the business with computers, servers, printers, and more, something has to be done with the over 13 million pounds of e-waste. The need for convenient recycling options will only grow as the city continues to develop.
With the citizens and businesses of Calgary generating so much e-waste, it’s vital to know what resources you have to responsibly dispose of it. It’s hard for a business owner, who already has so much to do, to find appropriate resources. That’s why companies like Quantum work hard to educate those in Calgary about convenient business e-waste recycling options. More and more of the solid waste created in Calgary is e-waste, and if it’s not recycled businesses and the environment lose out. In fact, over 90% of the components in electronic devices can be reused in new products? This includes glass, plastic, and precious metals.
Businesses don’t have time to take electronics to the usual drop off locations, which we completely understand. That’s why we offer pickups within 48 hours for companies that have 25 or more items to recycle. We can also arrange pickups for fewer items for a reasonable fee. We are a globally-certified, R2 accredited and EPRA-certified recycler in Calgary, and we operate in accordance with recognized recycling initiatives.
The environmental and economic impact of discarded e-waste cannot be overstated. The toxic chemicals that get released into the air, soil, and groundwater can impact the area for decades to come. In addition, millions of dollars in precious metals are lost. To continue supplying electronics, new ores have to be mined, and this is often done in areas without employee or environmental protections. When you recycle e-waste in Calgary, you make a difference to the entire planet.