Electronics Recycling in Nanaimo

Does your Nanaimo business have outdated or broken computers, tablets, smartphones or other electronic devices that are no longer in use?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

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 Nanaimo

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 Nanaimo?

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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 Nanaimo?

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 Nanaimo?

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 Nanaimo

Nanaimo, British Columbia is home to 99,863 people, who generate 998,630 lbs of e-waste annually.
There are more than 6,400 businesses operating within Nanaimo’s city limits across a diverse range of industries, with the largest sectors including construction, retail, professional scientific & technical services, and healthcare.
The Port of Nanaimo is a major driver of the local economy, serving as both a commercial shipping and fishing port and a popular recreation destination for tourists and locals alike.

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Did you know?

So much of what we consume every year goes to waste. Quantum is looking to change that.

  • Canadian households recycle roughly 105,000 tonnes of e-waste every year, but that’s only a fraction of the 725,000 tonnes that are generated.
  • Each year, an estimated $60 million in gold and silver end up in landfills in the United States alone inside phones, computers, and other devices that are thrown away.
  • Many materials used in electronics can be recycled, resulting in a net savings of energy use. For example, recycling aluminum takes 95% less energy than producing it from raw materials.
  • The Basel Convention in 2002 established an international treaty to address the problem of e-waste. Unfortunately, these regulations are rarely enforced, particularly in Canada and the United States, two of the leading contributors of electronic waste.

Quantum services the following areas in Nanaimo

  • Brechin Hill
  • Cedar
  • Chase River
  • Cinnabar Valley
  • Departure Bay
  • East Wellington
  • Extension
  • Hammond Bay
  • Harmac
  • Newcastle
  • Northfield
  • Old City Quarter
  • South Nanaimo
  • South Wellington
  • Starks
  • Uplands
  • Wellington

Recycling Your E-Waste in Nanaimo

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.

Recycling Computers in Nanaimo

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.

Cell Phone Recycling in Nanaimo

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.

How Do Businesses in Nanaimo Recycle E-Waste?

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.

The Global Impact of Recycling E-Waste in Nanaimo

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.

Electronics Recycling Done the Right Way with Quantum

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.

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