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 Nanaimo, you can call Quantum at 416-222-1773 and we will come to your office to pick up your old electronics including outdated smartphones, desktop computers, laptop computers, tablets and displays (monitors).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 Nanaimo, 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 Nanaimo 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 Nanaimo 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 Nanaimo!
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.
Known as The Harbour City for its bustling waterfront, the establishment of Innovation Island has made Nanaimo a growing hub for IT and tech startups, as well. That’s good news for the economy and job growth, but also means more electronics in use around Nanaimo. Quantum’s electronics recycling program helps make sure these devices are disposed of properly when they’ve outlived their usefulness for local residents and businesses.
Do you know how many resources it takes to produce just one computer? More than you probably think. A United Nations University study found it takes about 1.8 tonnes of raw materials to make a single desktop computer. That includes heavy metals like lead, mercury, cadmium, and chromium, which can leach into the soil and water when they’re thrown away in landfills, causing health problems in humans and damage the environment.
There are nearly 32 million smartphone users in Canada in 2022, and the average user replaces their phone about every 2 years. Not only do phones contain similar materials and metals as computers, their lithium batteries can explode and catch on fire when sent to landfills. When you recycle them with Quantum instead, devices that still function can be refurbished and reused, while broken ones can be broken down into their reusable parts.
A business needs to update their electronics about as often as an individual, but they have more of them to get rid of after. That can be such a hassle that some companies have entire rooms of outdated electronics they don’t know what to do with. Complicating things further, these devices can contain sensitive data they can’t entrust to just anyone. Quantum offers pickup service to take the hassle out of electronics recycling, as well as data destruction services so you can have peace of mind that all of your company’s information will stay secure.
Canada is one of the largest contributors of e-waste globally, which is itself the fastest-growing waste stream in the world. The Electronics Product Stewardship Canada was created in 2004 to combat this issue, but while it’s illegal to dump or export electronic waste, these things unfortunately still happen. When you divert unwanted electronics to a trustworthy recycler, you help make a real impact on the safety and health of people, animals, and the environment around the world.
It’s not just the amount of e-waste that’s growing. The types of devices people use are expanding quickly, too. Things like wearable IoT devices, headphones, speakers, and TVs shouldn’t be thrown away, either. If you have unwanted electronic devices of any kind, contact Quantum for information on how we can get them off your hands.