Electronics Recycling in Kanata

Does your Kanata business have outdated or broken computers, tablets, smartphones or other electronic devices that are no longer in use?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

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 Kanata

Laptop Computers

Portable computing device



Smartphones and other mobile devices



Multi-purpose portable device


Desktop Computers

Stationary computing device



High capacity stationary computing device


CRT Monitors

Old display technology format


LCD/LED Monitors

Flat panel display technology


CRT Televisions

Old display technology format


Plasma TVs

Original flat panel display technology



Flat panel display technology


Rear Projection TVs

Old style large screen TV format



Floormodel device that copies documents


Desktop Printers

Small enough to fit on a desk


Thermal Printers

Often used in POS systems for receipt printing


Multifunction Printers (MFP)

Desktop or floor model printer


Toner and Ink Cartridges

Disposal cartridge containing ink


Professional AV Equipment

High grade recording equipment


Mixed Cables

Cables and wires used to connect


Mixed Batteries

Portable power supplies


Fax Machines

Sends scans of documents via telephone


Mice and Keyboards

Used to input data into a computing device


Home Theatre

Consumer grade surround sound system


Stereo Systems

Device for playing audio


Electronic Accessories

An essential or useful auxiliary item


Network Equipment

An essential or useful auxiliary item


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your end-of-life IT assets

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Need some questions answered first?

How do I dispose of electronics in Kanata?

Where can I recycle my electronics in Kanata?

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 Kanata?

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 Kanata?

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 Kanata

The city of Kanata has over 117,000 citizens generating over 1,170,000 pounds of e-waste annually.
More than 26,000 businesses are active in Kanata that also produce e-waste.
As one of the largest suburbs in Ottawa, the population of the area is growing rapidly.

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Did you know?

If you aren't up-to-date on the latest recycling facts, you are sure to be shocked by the countless tons we're putting to waste.

  • To manufacture a single computer and monitor, it takes 48 pounds of chemicals, 1.5 tonnes of water, and 539 pounds of fossil fuel.
  • The number of cell phones in existence far outweighs the number of people living on our planet. With more than 7.2 billion cell phones in use, the growth rate of mobile devices is about five times higher than the growth of our population.
  • When communities come together to recycle 1 million phones, it receives over 35,000 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold, and 33 pounds of palladium for use in other electronics.
  • Overall, we are only recycling about 12.5% of all the e-waste the world is producing, sending billions of tons of recoverable materials into landfills every year.

Quantum services the following areas in Kanata

  • Beaverbrook
  • Bridlewood
  • Glen Cairn
  • Hazeldean
  • Kanata Lakes
  • Kanata South
  • Katimavik
  • Marchwood
  • Morgan's Grant
  • Saddlebrook
  • South March
  • Town Centre

Recycling your e-waste in Kanata

More than 26,000 business operate in Kanata alongside the 117,000 citizens that call the beautiful community home. However, there’s one big issue that’s impacting the economy and environment at large, and it’s something Kanata is just beginning to tackle.

Computer Recycling in Kanata

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 Kanata 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 Kanata

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 Kanata 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.

E-Waste Is A Growing Issue

With the number of cell phones in the world outpacing the human population, there is no denying that e-waste has become a tremendous issue everywhere. However, those in Kanata are especially capable of making a huge positive impact.

Kanata is among the largest suburbs in Ottawa and has a rapidly growing population. By adopting the right mindset about e-waste now and sharing knowledge about its importance, Kanata is on the verge of inspiring new and old generations alike to take responsibility for the electronics we no longer want or need.

What to Look for in a Recycler

Looking to make a difference in the community? Kanata is not lacking e-waste recycling programs. Rather, like many cities in Canada, residents and businesses in Kanata are simply facing an information gap. Many people and businesses still don’t realize the importance of e-waste recycling. Many think it doesn’t even matter while many others don’t realize programs already exist in the area to take care of your end-of-life electronics responsibly.

Less than 12.5% of the e-waste we produce actually gets recycled. That leaves a massive amount of e-waste being directed to landfills and incinerators every year, and it’s taking a toll on our environments and economies across the nation and beyond. All it takes is one city, even one Kanata resident, to make a calculable impact.

Over 90% of the components in the average electronic device can be recovered and used to make new items, whether the plastic gets recycled into a park bench for the local playground or the precious metals are extracted for jewelry or automotive parts. Every item that is recycled means a healthier environment and a stronger economy.

Get Your Business Involved

Are you looking to make a positive impact as a business owner in Kanata? Kick off an inspiring trend by scheduling an e-waste pickup from Quantum. Not only will you know that your hazardous waste is being handled properly, you’ll also be confident that any data on your devices will be safely and permanently destroyed in the process.

Plus, your business gets a certificate of impact that acts as the perfect introduction for every conscious Kanata resident who walks through your door.

Ready to schedule your e-waste pickup?

Ready to schedule your e-waste pickup?