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 Ottawa, you can call Quantum at 416-222-1773 and we will come to your office to pick up your old electronics including outdated smartphones, desktop computers, laptop computers, tablets and displays (monitors).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 Ottawa, 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa!
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.
With more than 13,237,830 lbs of e-waste being generated in Ottawa annually, there is not enough landfill room to accommodate the old electronics.
Ottawa was recently named Canada’s Best Place to Live for the second year in a row. While many see the city as primarily a government town, Ottawa is also a major tech hub with almost 80,000 employed in the sector. While great for the economy, the tech industry generates a lot of electronics waste and end-of-life electronics disposal issues for businesses.
Ottawa has more engineers, scientists and PhDs per capita than any other city in the country. The science-focused professions are heavy tech users and also contribute to the growing volume of e-waste.
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 handled securely and in accordance with environmental regulations. We offer reuse and recycling services to help Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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.
As a tech hub, you might think Ottawa would be way ahead of other cities in disposing of e-waste. However, like most cities and towns in Canada, one of the major problems is lack of awareness. Safe, effective disposal programs are in place but there can be a gap in accessing information about them. Businesses in particular often don’t know where to get correct information about electronics disposal.
Many businesses also don’t know that the vast majority of electronics components (about 90%) can be recycled and reused. This includes steel, glass, plastic, aluminum, copper and precious metals such as gold, silver and palladium.
When looking for a recycler for your business electronics, it is best to search for an Ottawa-based company like Quantum that is provincially and globally certified through a number of recognized recycling initiatives, including those administered by OES (Ontario Electronic Stewardship), EPRA (Electronic Products Recycling Association), and NAID-Canada.
By using a reputable electronics recycler who offers enhanced data destruction, you will feel confident in knowing that your data will be safely and permanently destroyed. You will also be secure in the knowledge that any hazardous materials in your electronics items were removed safely and disposed of correctly and that your items will not be diverted to local landfills or exported as toxic waste.
The City of Ottawa does not collect electronic waste as part of its curbside garbage collection. Residential electronics waste can be disposed of safely through the city’s “Take It Back!” program, which can be accessed through Service Ottawa. Find the name of your electronics product (e.g., cell phone, computer, fax machine) and the site will give you a list of participating locations for disposal.
Certain items such as printers and TVs, for example, are known as Phase I electronics items and can also be taken to an Ontario Electronics Stewardship (OES) permanent depot listed here. OES is an industry-funded provincial stewardship program that facilitates and manages electronics recycling in Ontario.
In the Ottawa area, many people live within 25 km of a recycling collection depot. You can take your old or damaged electronics items to one of those locations or to periodic collection events.
Quantum also accepts residential electronics waste at no charge when dropped off at their collection facility. The address is 33B Capital Drive, Nepean, Ontario K2G 0E7 and they are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM.
Since 2004, electronics recycling programs across Canada have diverted more than 955,000 tonnes of end-of-life electronics from landfill. While this is a great start, we need to keep up our efforts to make a meaningful difference with e-waste. Make the decision to recycle responsibly and begin by contacting Quantum today to find out about our pickup service.