Electronics Recycling in Cambridge

Does your Cambridge business have outdated or broken computers, tablets, smartphones or other electronic devices that are no longer in use? Quantum can help you dispose of your e-waste safely and securely using our environmentally-friendly and certified process. We offer e-waste recycling services to businesses in Cambridge and the surrounding areas. Businesses in Cambridge have three options to get in touch with us (see below) to ensure that their old electronics are safely and securely recycled in a process that complies with all provincial and federal regulations.

How businesses can recycle electronics in Cambridge

Call 416-222-1773 and speak to a representative
Use the form below to send a pickup request
Speak to a live agent using our chat box

How does e-waste recycling work?

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.

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What types of electronics can be recycled in Cambridge

Laptop Computers

Portable computing device

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Cellphones

Smartphones and other mobile devices

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Tablets

Multi-purpose portable device

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Desktop Computers

Stationary computing device

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Servers

High capacity stationary computing device

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CRT Monitors

Old display technology format

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LCD/LED Monitors

Flat panel display technology

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CRT Televisions

Old display technology format

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Plasma TVs

Original flat panel display technology

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LCD/LED TVs

Flat panel display technology

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Rear Projection TVs

Old style large screen TV format

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Photocopiers

Floormodel device that copies documents

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Desktop Printers

Small enough to fit on a desk

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Thermal Printers

Often used in POS systems for receipt printing

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Multifunction Printers (MFP)

Desktop or floor model printer

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Toner and Ink Cartridges

Disposal cartridge containing ink

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Professional AV Equipment

High grade recording equipment

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Mixed Cables

Cables and wires used to connect

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Mixed Batteries

Portable power supplies

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Fax Machines

Sends scans of documents via telephone

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Mice and Keyboards

Used to input data into a computing device

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Home Theatre

Consumer grade surround sound system

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Stereo Systems

Device for playing audio

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Electronic Accessories

An essential or useful auxiliary item

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Network Equipment

An essential or useful auxiliary item

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your end-of-life IT assets

ECORESPONSIBLE level 2, Montreal
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Do you provide certificates of recycling/data destruction?

What can I do with my old TV in Cambridge?

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

The electronic waste problem in Cambridge

Cambridge is home to 144,810 people, who generate 1,448,100 lbs of e-waste each year.
There are more than 10,000 businesses in Cambridge, more than 500 of which are manufacturers. Other major sectors in the city include logistics, transportation, finance, education, and insurance.
The financial publication fDi Intelligence ranked Cambridge sixth for business friendliness in its American Cities of the Future report, largely owing to its strong startup ecosystem and diverse mix of manufacturing and technology companies.

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Did you know?

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

  • Canada is one of the largest producers of e-waste in the world, and only about 14% of that waste is recycled properly according to data from the Global E-Waste Statistics Partnership.
  • Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors and TV contain 4-8 pounds of lead, while flat-screen displays contain toxic elements like arsenic. These materials seep into the soil and water when these devices are thrown in landfills, causing environmental contamination.
  • Along with toxins, discarded electronics contain valuable materials like gold, silver, copper, and rare earth elements. It’s estimated that the economic value of the materials in e-waste worldwide was more than $57 billion in 2019.
  • It takes more than 9 gallons of water and 3.5 pounds of fossil fuels to produce a single computer chip. Recycling devices instead of throwing them away helps to preserve these critical natural resources.

Quantum services the following areas in Cambridge

  • Alison Park
  • Beaverdale
  • Blackbridge
  • Blair
  • Branchton
  • Briardean
  • Centennial
  • Churchill Park
  • Clarkson
  • Clemens Mills
  • Clyde
  • Cooper
  • Coronation
  • Eagle Valley
  • Eastview North
  • Elgin Park
  • Fisher Mills
  • Forbes Park
  • Glenchristie
  • Glenview
  • Hagey
  • Hilborn Park
  • Hillcrest
  • Langs Farm
  • Lincoln
  • Little Corners
  • Maple Grove
  • Moffatt Creek
  • Northview
  • Preston Heights
  • Ranchlands
  • Reidsville
  • River Flats
  • Riverbend
  • Riverview
  • Royal Oak
  • Saginaw
  • Salisbury
  • Shades Mills
  • Silver Heights
  • Southgate
  • Southwood
  • St. Andrews
  • St. Gregory’s
  • Tait
  • Victoria
  • Wellington
  • Westview
  • Wrigley

Recycling Your E-Waste in Cambridge

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.

Recycling Computers in Cambridge

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.

Recycling Smartphones in Cambridge

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.

How Businesses in Cambridge Recycle Their E-Waste

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 Can Help Recycle Cambridge E-Waste

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.

How Recycling in Cambridge Makes a Global Impact

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.

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