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 Cambridge, you can call Quantum at 416-222-1773 and we will come to your office to pick up your old electronics including outdated smartphones, desktop computers, laptop computers, tablets and displays (monitors).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 Cambridge, 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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge!
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.
An estimated 80% of Canadian households have unused electronics around their home. These include items like old-generation cell phones, broken laptops, old TVs, as well as other items like gaming systems, printers, and accessories like batteries, charges, and speakers. Often, these devices end up in the garbage because people don’t know what other disposal options there are for e-waste. That’s where Quantum’s services can be a big help, giving individuals and businesses in Cambridge a better way to get rid of unwanted devices.
Some 1.8 tons of raw materials are needed to produce a single new desktop computer. Among these materials are valuable components like gold, silver, copper, and aluminum which can be repurposed to make new devices when computers are recycled. There are also hazardous compounds inside computers, from the lead in CRT monitors to chemicals like mercury and heavy metals that can contaminate soil and groundwater when these devices end up in landfills. Recycling old computers preserves their valuable components while lessening the impact of their harmful ones on the environment.
The average person replaces their cell phone roughly every 1-2 years. Sometimes the old one is broken, but more often it still works–it’s just a bit outdated. Recycling electronics like smartphones allows them to be refurbished and reused if they’re still functional. If not, their components can be removed and repurposed to reduce the resources required to produce new devices.
Businesses often have more complicated e-waste disposal needs. They often have more equipment to get rid of, for one thing, especially if they’re updating the electronics across their entire company. This waste can also include large items like servers or industrial equipment. Quantum’s free pickup services for bulk quantities of e-waste makes it convenient to get rid of your electronic junk, while our certified data destruction services give you the peace of mind that any sensitive information on these devices won’t fall into the wrong hands.
Quantum’s custom recycling solutions are backed by 30 years of experience in this space. You can drop off your devices at one of our convenient locations in the Cambridge area, schedule a pickup for large orders, or organize a collection event for your neighborhood, school, or other community. We don’t only recycle phones and computers, either. From home theater equipment like speakers and TVs to gaming accessories like controllers and consoles to smart devices and appliances, if you have unused electronics cluttering your space, we can take them off your hands.
E-waste produced in Canada doesn’t just impact the environment here at home. Often, this trash is shipped to developing nations, where it’s broken down by underpaid workers with insufficient safety protection and contaminates their environment. Recycling your electronics with a reputable business like Quantum ensures it will be handled properly and safely right here at home.