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 St. Catharines, you can call Quantum at 416-222-1773 and we will come to your office to pick up your old electronics including outdated smartphones, desktop computers, laptop computers, tablets and displays (monitors).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 St. Catharines, 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 St. Catharines 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 St. Catharines 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 St. Catharines!
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.
As a vibrant manufacturing hub, St. Catharines has a wide variety of both businesses and residents with electronics recycling needs. Often, these people and companies want to recycle their unused devices, but don’t know how to go about it. Quantum takes the hassle and guesswork out of e-waste disposal, with an array of drop-off locations and pickup services for people across St. Catharines and throughout Ontario.
Desktop computers contain a variety of materials, from the gold and copper used for their interior components to the plastic and glass utilized in the monitor and housing. Not only can many of these resources be recovered and reused, but they can cause serious problems if they end up in landfills, releasing hazardous compounds like lead and mercury into the environment. Laptops have a similar array of components, and add lithium batteries to the mix, which can make a laptop a fire risk when it’s thrown away. Recycling computers, as well as accessories like cords, keyboards, speakers, and mice, helps make the most of their useful parts while limiting their impact on the environment.
The average cell phone is only used for about 1-2 years before it’s replaced, but its usable lifespan is potentially much longer. Quantum refurbishes and resells cell phones to extend the use of these items. Phones that don’t work can still be broken down into their components and recycled into new devices, reducing the environmental footprint of each new phone that’s put out on the market. With more than 31 million smartphone users across Canada, this can be a big help in making smarter use of our natural resources.
Finding the right e-waste recycler can be more complicated for a business. They often have more old equipment to dispose of, for one thing, and getting it to a recycling location can be a hassle. Quantum’s pickup services can be a big help, and companies with a lot of e-waste can often get this service for free.
Quantum uses a safe and transparent process to break down e-waste–and you don’t need to take our word for it. We’re certified and fully-audited by the EPRA, NAID, and other organizations in charge of e-waste management. Whether you drop off your electronics on-site or through one of our collection events, you can trust us to recycle devices the right way.
One of the biggest questions people have about electronics recycling is: what exactly counts as e-waste? It’s a bigger category than many people realize. From tablets and TVs to printers, scanners, fax machines, A/V receivers, and projectors, there are a lot of devices around the home you don’t just want to throw away. The good news is, you can bring all of them to a Quantum recycling center for safe and secure disposal.