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.
Chances are, you have a handful of electronics in your business that you're going to upgrade at some point in the future. Unfortunately, many people make the wrong decision when deciding how to dispose of them.
Every city across Canada is producing electronic waste, but as a growing center of foreign investment and the home of more than 329,000 citizens, Markham largely contributes to the huge amount of e-waste our country puts out every year. Unfortunately, only about 12.5% of our e-waste actually ends up being recycled, so what needs to change?
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 handITled securely and in accordance with environmental regulations. We offer reuse and recycling services to help Markham 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.
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 Markham 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.
Just like in other regions, citizens and businesses in Markham lack information about the production of e-waste and how essential it is that we take the time to recycle our old electronic devices. Since billions of tons of end-of-life electronics go to landfills every year, education is a huge factor in helping to divert these electronics away from landfills and back to factories where their components can be recovered.
Most people don’t realize it, but about 90% of the components of an electronic device can be recovered and recycled into something new, cutting down on waste, improving the environment, and helping to pump up our economy. It’s really a win-win situation for everyone!
The problem isn’t really a lack of e-waste recycling programs in Markham because they do exist. The issue is that many people and businesses simply don’t know about them. Finding out drop-off locations and even getting into a program that enables you to schedule pick-ups for a business’ electronics are important next steps that enable every citizen of Markham to do their part.
Together, the Markham community can actually make a huge difference by taking e-waste recycling seriously thanks to the sheer number of residents in the area that are using electronics on a daily basis and regularly purchasing new units as they are released to the market. Spreading the word and finding ways to lend a hand are two relatively simple steps that can make a tremendous difference to the economy and environment at large.
Businesses are some of the key producers of electronics. Whether it’s printers, phones, computers, or other equipment, these are all things that can and should be recycled. When businesses reach out to a trusted and local recycling program like Quantum, they are able to trust that not only the hazardous materials will be handled safely, but also that any data on their devices will be confidentially and permanently destroyed.
If you’re a business in the Markham area, you can actually schedule a pickup of your e-waste!