Electronics Recycling in Oshawa

Does your Oshawa business have outdated or broken computers, tablets, smartphones or other electronic devices that are no longer in use?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

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 Oshawa

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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Need some questions answered first?

How do I dispose of electronics in Oshawa?

Where can I recycle my electronics in Oshawa?

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 Oshawa?

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 Oshawa?

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 Oshawa

Oshawa has a population of 170,071, who generate 1,700,710 lbs of e-waste every year.
While it’s historically been known for its manufacturing businesses, Oshawa has evolved into a hub of education and health sciences, home to institutions like Durham College and Ontario Tech University.
In 2020, General Motors invested $1.3 billion to reopen their Oshawa Assembly Plant, restoring the city’s reputation as Canada’s Motor City.

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Did you know?

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

  • The amount of e-waste generated globally each year increased by 21% from 2014 to 2019.
  • If all the cell phones discarded in 2022 were recycled, 397,000 pounds of gold, 4 million pounds of silver, and 186 million pounds of copper would be recovered.
  • Less than a fifth of the world’s electronic waste is properly recycled.
  • Electronic waste sent to landfills is often burned, releasing greenhouse gasses and toxic chemicals like flame retardants into the air.

Quantum services the following areas in Oshawa

  • Beaton
  • Cedar Dale
  • Centennial
  • Central
  • Columbus
  • Donevan
  • Eastdale
  • Farewell
  • Harmony
  • Kedron
  • Lakeview
  • McLaughlin
  • NorthGlen
  • Northwood
  • O’Neill
  • Pinecrest
  • Raglan
  • Samac
  • Stevenson
  • Taunton
  • Vanier
  • Windfields

Recycling Your E-Waste in Oshawa

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.

Computer Recycling in Oshawa

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.

Smartphone Recycling in Oshawa

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.

How Do Businesses in Oshawa Recycle Electronics?

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.

Quantum Can Help Recycle Oshawa’s 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.

The Global Impact of Recycling in Oshawa

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.

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