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 Kitchener, you can call Quantum at 416-222-1773 and we will come to your office to pick up your old electronics including outdated smartphones, desktop computers, laptop computers, tablets and displays (monitors).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 Kitchener, 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 Kitchener 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 Kitchener 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 Kitchener!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.