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 Vancouver, you can call Quantum at 416-222-1773 and we will come to your office to pick up your old electronics including outdated smartphones, desktop computers, laptop computers, tablets and displays (monitors).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 Vancouver, 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver!
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.
Vancouver is ranked as the 10th cleanest city and the 3rd most livable place in the world. Residents enjoy Stanley Park and the many other green spaces that make Vancouver great. However, businesses in Vancouver have to think about how they can help handle and recycle the large amount of e-waste generated in the city. With five renowned universities and a strong immigrant population, the demand for electronics will only grow over time. The good news is that 90% of electronics components, including glass, plastic, gold, silver, copper, and palladium, can be recycled and made into new products.
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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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.
Electronics recycling at work doesn’t have to be difficult, but many Vancouver businesses don’t know how to access information about how it’s done. As a busy business owner, you may not have time to research the recycling process to find the safest and most effective options. However, just throwing them in the trash isn’t a good choice – electronic leak toxic elements like mercury and lead, which are harmful to both humans and the environment.
Quantum is proud to be a globally certified, R2 accredited and EPRA-certified recycler in Vancouver. We offer pickup within 48 hours for businesses with at least 25 items for pickup, and we offer pickup for a moderate price for fewer items. Quantum recycles properly, working in accordance with the EPRA (Electronics Products Recycling Association), OES (Ontario Electronic Stewardship) and NAID-Canada (National Association for Information Destruction). When you use Quantum, you can have complete confidence that your recycling is done in a way that makes the biggest possible difference. We help your unwanted electronics go away the right away, and use a complete manual and mechanical separation system to break down electronics into reusable components.
British Columbia has a Return-It Electronics program available throughout the province. Residents can drop off TVs, computers, stereos, VCRs, camera, telephones, and other electronic devices at designated collection sites without charge. You can also dispose of appliances, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, tools, electronic toys, medical devices and more. Before you turn in your devices, be sure to erase any personal information they contain. When you choose to recycle these devices rather than simply throwing them out, you’re making a tremendous difference in both Vancouver and for our planet overall.