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 Oshawa, you can call Quantum at 416-222-1773 and we will come to your office to pick up your old electronics including outdated smartphones, desktop computers, laptop computers, tablets and displays (monitors).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 Oshawa, 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 Oshawa 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 Oshawa 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 Oshawa!
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.
The GDP of Oshawa is growing at a rate of about 5% per year, and the city is ranked among the top five markets for technology business growth in Canada. While that’s great news for local residents, it also means more people and businesses using electronic devices–and more items that can potentially end up in a landfill if they’re not recycled properly.
Both laptops and desktop computers contain a variety of metals, plastic, glass, and other materials that can be repurposed for new devices. There are also many components in computers that can be hazardous, like the lithium in laptop batteries, which can accumulate in the soil and water. Quantum recycles all styles of computer, as well as accessories like keyboards, mice, cords, and chargers, in a way that’s safe for the environment. Our certified data destruction services bring that same safe disposal to the information stored on this equipment.
Cell phones have become pervasive, with 86% of Canadian households owning at least one mobile phone in 2022. As new models are released, old phones often end up thrown away in landfills, or shoved into a drawer or closet to collect dust. Recycling these old cellphones instead allows for the materials in them to be repurposed, reducing the environmental impact of producing the next generation of phones.
Getting rid of old, broken, or unwanted equipment is often a bigger task for businesses than individuals. They often have more of them, for one thing, and may need to dispose of large equipment like photocopiers, server banks, or industrial machinery, not just small devices like tablets, computers, or TVs. This is why Quantum offers a free ewaste pickup service for businesses across Ontario with a large volume of electronic waste to dispose of, ensuring an easy collection process for any amount or type of e-waste.
Electronic waste is a broader category than many people realize. It doesn’t just include the obvious things like phones, TVs, and computers. Anything with a circuit board and wires should be recycled, including things like kitchen appliances, air conditioners, and other household items. The team at Quantum can properly recycle all types of electronic products, and can arrange a pickup for large items that can be tricky to dispose of on your own.
People around the world use electronic devices, but not everyone has to deal with the consequences of that use to the same extent. Waste from North America often ends up in countries like China and Ghana, where it’s processed by under-paid workers who lack adequate safety protection. By bringing your electronics to a Quantum collection site, you can help safeguard the environment and health of people, not just here in Canada, but across the globe.