Recycling Desktop Computers - What You Need To Know
Stationary computing device
Apple, Dell, HP, IBM, Asus, Lenovo, Compaq, Toshiba, MSI, Fujitsu
Data Risk Potential
End of Life Recycling Process
Hazard removal and shredding for commodity recovery
Environmental Health and Safety Hazards
- Producing one desktop computer and monitor requires a minimum of 500 lbs of fossil fuels, 50 lbs of chemicals and 1.5 tonnes of water.
- Approximately one metric ton of scrap contained within personal computers contains more gold than can be produced from 17 tons of gold ore, making gold more accessible through recycling.
- Desktop LCD monitors are among some of the most hazardous electronic items to put in a landfill rather than recycle.
- We get rid of around 142,000 computers each day via recycling or waste disposal, the latter being the most popular method.
- More energy goes into the manufacturing process of a computer than the amount of energy used during its lifetime, making recycling and refurbishing a wiser option.
- Although computers are often thrown away, most are repairable or reusable and go to waste when disposed.
Why use Quantum?
- Quantum is one of the leading electronics recycling companies in Canada with over 325,000 square feet of cutting edge recycling facilities with headquarters in Toronto.
- Quantum is fully certified so that you can be certain that all of your electronics are recycled responsibly and securely.
- We issue a Certificate of Recycling for every load of electronic waste that we pick up.
Contact Quantum at 416-222-1773 or use the form to book an electronics pickup.