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 Gatineau, you can call Quantum at 416-222-1773 and we will come to your office to pick up your old electronics including outdated smartphones, desktop computers, laptop computers, tablets and displays (monitors).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 Gatineau, 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 Gatineau 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 Gatineau 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 Gatineau!
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.
Visitors flock to Gatineau for its parks and natural beauty. Proper e-waste disposal helps to maintain the landscape of the region by keeping the hazardous materials contained in old electronics out of landfills and making full use of their recyclable resources. From handheld devices to appliances, home theater systems, computers, and manufacturing equipment, Quantum takes care of all of Gatineau’s electronics recycling needs.
Roughly 4 out of 5 households in Canada had at least one computer in 2021, and that number has been steadily growing. The materials like gold, silver, copper, and palladium used in laptops and desktops can be extracted and reused when they’re properly recycled. If not, the lithium in laptop batteries, lead in computer monitors, and other hazardous compounds can be released into the environment. This is why it’s so crucial for people to recycle their own computers, along with accessories like printers and keyboards, at a reputable e-waste recycling center like Quantum.
Many of the more than 3 million cell phones that are disposed of across Canada each year aren’t actually broken. Instead, they’re just old or outdated, making them prime candidates for refurbishing and reuse. Even broken phones can have value thanks to the glass, plastic, and metals like aluminum and copper they contain. We help Gatineau’s residents recycle their phones the right way to prevent these valuable materials from going to waste.
E-waste recycling is often more complicated for businesses than individuals. For one thing, companies often have more and larger items to dispose of. These devices also frequently contain sensitive data and proprietary information. Quantum addresses both of these concerns. For large orders, we can arrange a free pickup to take this electronic waste off your hands. We also offer data destruction services to ensure that everything contained on devices and drives is disposed of as securely as the electronic itself.
When you throw out electronics, they don’t always end up in a landfill in Canada. Often, this waste is shipped elsewhere in the world, often to developing areas of Africa and Asia, where it’s processed by workers who lack proper safety protection and contributes to a growing global pollution problem. You can prevent this by recycling your electronics with a reputable company like Quantum that disposes of all types of e-waste in a safe, socially-responsible way.
Our recycling process at Quantum has been developed over 30 years of experience in this sector. We operate state-of-the-art recycling and reuse systems that are EPRA certified and compliant with the most stringent industry standards for electronic disposal. Whether you arrange an on-site pickup or drop off your electronics at our e-waste recycling plant or one of our collection events, you can trust that any item you give us will be disposed of safely.