Full Service Electronics (E-Waste) Recycling in Hamilton

Does your business have outdated or broken computers, tablets, smartphones or other electronic devices that are no longer in use?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

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 Hamilton

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.
This certificate applies to Quantum
Costa Rica only.

Need some questions answered first?

Is there a cost for recycling electronics with Quantum?

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 for more information.

How can I ensure my data is secure?

What sets Quantum apart from other electronics “recyclers” is our focus on security. Our documented process for tracking chain of custody from pickup through to destruction ensures complete data security for your company. From GPS enabled trucks to CCTV throughout our facilities to audited destruction procedures to NAID membership, we’ve got you covered.

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

Give us a call or fill out our contact form and we can easily assist you in setting up regular pick up service!

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 Hamilton

The city of Hamilton has over 520,000 citizens generating over 5,200,000 pounds of e-waste annually.
More than 14,500 businesses are active in Hamilton that also produce e-waste. Thousands of new businesses open their doors every year in the city.
Since the 1980s, Hamilton has maintained its position as the third largest metropolitan area in all of Ontario.

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Did you know?

In our world of consumerism, a lot of what we make goes to waste when it could be recycled into something brand new.

  • The world generates about 40 million tons of e-waste every single year. That's equivalent to trashing around 800 laptops every single second of the day.
  • The average cellphone user will buy a new phone every 18 months. Very few people recycle their electronic devices, often due to not being aware of their options.
  • Of all of the world's toxic waste, e-waste makes up about 70% of it and the numbers continue to grow as more electronic devices are developed and sold on the market.
  • Unfortunately, only 12.5% of e-waste is currently being recycled. The rest ends up in landfills where it can harm the environment.

Quantum services the following areas in Hamilton

  • North End
  • Hamilton East
  • Stoney Creek
  • Riverdale
  • Stoney Creek Mountain
  • Hamilton Mountain
  • Strathcona
  • Kirkendall
  • Dundas
  • Winona
  • Glanbrook
  • Binbrook
  • Mount Hope
  • Ancaster
  • Flamborough

Recycling your e-waste in Hamilton

Over half a million citizens call Hamilton home along with more than 14,500 businesses. Together, these residents produce a lot of e-waste, and it isn’t being properly managed. Although the economy is booming, disposing of electronic waste can prove a difficult task for both companies and citizens in the area.

Computer Recycling in Hamilton

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 Hamilton 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.

Smartphone Recycling in Hamilton

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 Hamilton 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.

How Do I Recycle My Business E-Waste in Hamilton?

While Hamilton is pushing the region ahead with its staggering growth rates, like many other areas in Ontario, the metropolis still lacks awareness of the massive e-waste issue. Finding a safe and effective program to dispose of your end-of-life electronics is key. However, while such programs exist, many people simply don’t know why they should use them, or even where to find them. Businesses also lack this information and decide to dispose of their electronics in other ways. Unfortunately, that’s costing our economy and our environment.

Of all the electronics that your business deals with, did you know that over 90% of their components can actually be recycled and reused successfully? That’s far more than the average person thinks. It all comes down to the extremely valuable steel, glass, plastic, aluminum, and copper that can be found inside the average electronic device. Even precious metals like gold, silver, and palladium can be received when you recycle your electronics.

What to Look for in a Recycler

If you are looking to recycle the electronics that your business no longer needs, go ahead and stick with a company that’s based in the local region. Quantum can assist you. As a globally certified organization, Quantum follows the best practices for handling electronic devices and is recognized by a number of different initiatives, like the OES, EPRA, and NAID-Canada.

The correct handling of your electronics is important, and that’s why you can’t put them into the hands of just anyone. When you choose to use a reputable recycler like Quantum, you’ll have confidence that hazardous materials will be handled safely and any data will be permanently and safely destroyed.

The Impact of E-Waste Recycling

In the past 15 years, the e-waste recycling programs that have been established in Canada have managed to divert over 955,000 tons of electronics from landfills and back to factories where they can be processed and recovered. The result is a meaningful impact on our environment and community here in Hamilton and beyond.

If you would like to recycle your electronics, reach out to Quantum today.

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