Electronics Recycling in Guelph

Does your Guelph business have outdated or broken computers, tablets, smartphones or other electronic devices that are no longer in use?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 Guelph and the surrounding areas. Businesses in Guelph 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 Guelph

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 Guelph

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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Quantum has the certifications to manage
your end-of-life IT assets

ECORESPONSIBLE level 2, Montreal
This certificate applies to Quantum Montreal only.
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Need some questions answered first?

How do I dispose of electronics in Guelph?

Where can I recycle my electronics in Guelph?

Is there a cost for recycling electronics with Quantum?

How can I ensure my data is secure?

Can we arrange for regular collection of our recyclable electronic devices and equipment?

What happens to recycled electronics in Guelph?

What items can I recycle with Quantum?

What does ITAD mean?

Do you provide certificates of recycling/data destruction?

What can I do with my old TV in Guelph?

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 Guelph

Guelph has a population of 135,474 people, who generate 1,354,740 lbs of e-waste each year.
Linamar is the leading employer in Guelph with 22 manufacturing plants in the region, though it’s just one of the city’s 360 advanced manufacturing businesses, which combined employ a quarter of Guelph’s labor force.
Business is booming in the Guelph region, which boasts the lowest unemployment rate in Canada and consistent economic growth, with the overall economy growing at an average of 3.5% per year over the past decade.

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Did you know?

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

  • E-waste has been called the “Urban Mine” because of its high concentration of valuable materials. It’s estimated that electronic waste contains up to 50 times more gold per ton than ore from mines.
  • Improper management of e-waste releases 98 million metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year, making it a major contributor to climate change.
  • More than 757,000 tons of e-waste are generated in Canada each year, only about 101,000 tons of which are properly disposed of.
  • The Global E-Waste Monitor predicts that global e-waste will reach 74 million metric tons by 2030, nearly doubling what was produced in 2015.

Quantum services the following areas in Guelph

  • Brant
  • Clairfields
  • Dolime
  • Downtown
  • East Willow
  • Exhibition Park
  • Grange Hill
  • Guelph Junction
  • Hanlon Creek
  • Kortright Hills
  • Northview
  • Old City
  • Old University
  • Parkwood Gardens
  • Priory Park
  • Puslinch
  • Research Park
  • Riverside Park
  • Rolling Hills
  • St. George
  • Two Rivers
  • Waverly
  • West Willow Woods
  • Woolwich North

Recycling Your E-Waste in Guelph

The city of Guelph is in the midst of a growth spurt, and with good reason. The Royal City boasts both lower unemployment and a lower cost of living than nearby Toronto, along with beautiful bike trails and picturesque parks surrounding its historic buildings. Recycling your e-waste is an easy way for residents to help maintain this natural beauty, reducing the hazardous waste that’s sent to landfills not just in Guelph but across Canada.

Computer Recycling in Guelph

Many people don’t realize how many resources are involved in making a computer. Just a single computer chip takes up to 3.5 pounds of fossil fuels and 9 gallons of water to produce, not to mention the gold and metals that make up the chip itself. The plastic, metals, glass, and chemicals that are in laptops and accessories like monitors, batteries, mice, and keyboards can also be harmful to the environment if thrown away–and are far more valuable if they’re repurposed through recycling.

Cell Phone Recycling in Guelph

Roughly 94% of Canadian residents own a smartphone, and the typical person replaces their phone every 1-2 years. This makes cell phones one of the fastest-growing types of e-waste. The lithium batteries used in smartphones can also cause problems in landfills, prone to exploding under the wrong conditions, or leaching their chemicals into the water and soil. By recycling these devices with Quantum, you can ensure your old phones are disposed of safely.

Recycling Business E-Waste in Guelph

The thriving manufacturing, technology, and agriculture sectors in the city of Guelph are part of what make it such a great place to find work. These industries also use a lot of machinery and electronics to produce goods and serve their customers, and that equipment can be trickier to dispose of than the devices owned by an individual. This is why Quantum offers pickup collection services that are free for businesses with a lot of items to recycle. Whether you bring your items to one of our dropoff locations or have us retrieve them right from your office, we’ll dispose of e-waste from Guelph businesses (and any data they contain) in a manner that protects both the environment and your intellectual property and customer information.

Make a Global Impact by Recycling in Guelph

Canada is one of the world’s largest e-waste producers, and not all of that waste stays in the country. Less reputable companies will often ship electronic waste to developing nations, making Ontario’s trash a global problem. Recycling your e-waste can make a big difference, helping to limit the number of devices that end up in the garbage both in Guelph and around the world.

Quantum Helps People and Businesses in Guelph Recycle E-Waste

Computers and phones aren’t the only things that count as e-waste. Anything with circuit boards or batteries needs to be disposed of in the right way. This includes wearables, smart appliances, and office equipment like printers and photocopiers. The good news is, Quantum can recycle all of it. Whether you’re upgrading the TV and speaker system in your home theater or have a drawer full of old chargers and batteries you don’t know what to do with, Quantum’s collection locations and pick-up services are here to help.

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