Electronics Recycling in Kitchener

Does your Kitchener business have outdated or broken computers, tablets, smartphones or other electronic devices that are no longer in use?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

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 Kitchener

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


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.

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What does ITAD mean?

Do you provide certificates of recycling/data destruction?

What can I do with my old TV in Kitchener?

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 Kitchener

Kitchener has a population of 242,368 and they generate 2,423,680 lbs of e-waste every year.
Manufacturing is the largest industry in the Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo Metropolitan area, which is currently the fourth-largest manufacturing center in Canada. Roughly 50,000 people (17.5% of residents) are employed in the manufacturing sector in the region.
Kitchener has a diverse economy, with a large and growing presence in Canada’s aerospace, automotive, finance, food & beverage, and technology sectors, and the town is a hub for the defense industry and Information and Communication Technology in the region.

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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 is one of the fastest-growing waste streams in the world, with 59.4 tons generated worldwide in 2022, a significant increase over the 53.6 tons produced in 2019.
  • Electronic waste isn’t just trash but also contains valuable materials like gold, silver, copper, and palladium–in fact, a ton of e-waste can yield more gold than a ton of gold ore.
  • Toxic substances like lead, mercury, cadmium, and flame retardants contained in e-waste can contaminate the soil, water, and air if not disposed of properly, leading to significant health concerns.
  • Less than 20% of global e-waste is recycled properly, with only about 17.4% of electronic waste taken to designated recycling facilities in 2019 according to the Global E-Waste Statistics Partnership.

Quantum services the following areas in Kitchener

  • Alpine
  • Bridgeport Kiwanis Park
  • Brigadoon/Huron Park
  • Centreville/Chicopee
  • Country Hills
  • Deer Ridge
  • Doon
  • East Ward
  • Eastwood
  • Fairfield
  • Forest Heights
  • Forest Hill
  • Grand River
  • Heritage Park
  • Hidden Valley
  • Highland West
  • Idlewood/Lackner Woods
  • Kingsdale
  • Lakeside
  • Laurentian Hills
  • Mount Hope
  • Pioneer Park
  • Rockway
  • Rosemount
  • South Ward
  • Southdale
  • Stanley Park
  • Trussler
  • Victoria Hills
  • West Ward
  • Westmount

Recycling Your E-Waste in Kitchener

One reason that so much electronic waste ends up in landfills is that many people don’t know how to properly dispose of it. Quantum manages every step of the technology disposal process, with convenient drop-off locations and pick-up options for large quantities or devices. Read on to see how we can help Kitchener residents with their unwanted devices.

Computer Recycling in Kitchener

It takes about 1.8 tons of raw materials to produce a single desktop computer. This includes around 3.5 pounds of fossil fuels and roughly 9 gallons of water to produce a single computer chip. Recycling laptops, desktops, and tablets cuts down on that resource use by allowing components to be repurposed, or devices that are still functional to be refurbished and reused, helping to preserve our precious and limited natural resources.

Smartphone Recycling in Kitchener

The average person replaces their smartphone every 18-24 months, on average. With more than 31 million smartphone users in Canada, that’s a lot of outdated devices that need to be disposed of, many of which are still functional. Recycling your cell phone instead of throwing it away makes the most of the materials and resources that go into their production, reducing the environmental impact of electronic waste.

How Do Companies Recycle Business E-Waste in Kitchener?

The metals and materials in e-waste are the only valuable things they contain. Devices like computers and smartphones also hold potentially sensitive data, especially those that were used by businesses. Quantum’s data destruction services are certified by NAID, meaning you can count on us to handle both the data and materials in your discarded electronics safely and securely.

Quantum Helps with Kitchener E-Waste

Taking your electronic waste to an authorized and registered e-waste recycler, like Quantum, is the best approach to disposal. We are certified by the EPRA and other organizations across Canada, so you can count on us to handle unwanted devices properly and in accordance with environmental regulations. Quantum’s holistic waste disposal solutions including recycling of laptops, smartphones, servers, monitors, and any other unwanted electronics from Kitchener residents and businesses.

Recycling Electronics in Kitchener Makes a Global Impact

Electronics waste is becoming a significant environmental concern worldwide. As technology evolves rapidly and old devices like cell phones, computers, and gaming systems are replaced, it leads to a substantial amount of e-waste that needs proper disposal. This waste doesn’t just impact the environment in Canada but is also often shipped to landfills in Asia and Africa, where it contaminates the soil, water, and air. Recycling your e-waste with Quantum helps keep the world cleaner for everyone.

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