Electronics Recycling in Calgary

Does your business have outdated or broken computers, tablets, smartphones or other electronic devices that are no longer in use?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

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

Where to recycle electronics in Calgary

Address

Bay 228, 2880 45 Avenue SE
Unit 9
Calgary, AB
T2B 3M1

Phone

416-222-1773

Working Hours

M-F: 7.30 am- 4 pm

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 Calgary

Laptop Computers

Portable computing device

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Cellphones

Smartphones and other mobile devices

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Tablets

Multi-purpose portable device

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Desktop Computers

Stationary computing device

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Servers

High capacity stationary computing device

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CRT Monitors

Old display technology format

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LCD/LED Monitors

Flat panel display technology

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CRT Televisions

Old display technology format

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Plasma TVs

Original flat panel display technology

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LCD/LED TVs

Flat panel display technology

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Rear Projection TVs

Old style large screen TV format

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Photocopiers

Floormodel device that copies documents

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Desktop Printers

Small enough to fit on a desk

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Thermal Printers

Often used in POS systems for receipt printing

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Multifunction Printers (MFP)

Desktop or floor model printer

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Toner and Ink Cartridges

Disposal cartridge containing ink

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Professional AV Equipment

High grade recording equipment

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Mixed Cables

Cables and wires used to connect

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Mixed Batteries

Portable power supplies

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Fax Machines

Sends scans of documents via telephone

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Mice and Keyboards

Used to input data into a computing device

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Home Theatre

Consumer grade surround sound system

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Stereo Systems

Device for playing audio

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Electronic Accessories

An essential or useful auxiliary item

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Network Equipment

An essential or useful auxiliary item

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Quantum has the certifications to manage
your end-of-life IT assets

ECORESPONSIBLE level 2, Montreal
This certificate applies to Quantum Montreal only.
This certificate applies to Quantum
Costa Rica only.

Need some questions answered first?

Is there a cost for recycling electronics with Quantum?

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 for more information.

How can I ensure my data is secure?

What sets Quantum apart from other electronics “recyclers” is our focus on security. Our documented process for tracking chain of custody from pickup through to destruction ensures complete data security for your company. From GPS enabled trucks to CCTV throughout our facilities to audited destruction procedures to NAID membership, we’ve got you covered.

Can we arrange for regular collection of our recyclable electronic devices and equipment?

Give us a call or fill out our contact form and we can easily assist you in setting up regular pick up service!

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

About Calgary and E-Waste

Calgary has a population of 1,336,000, and they generate 13,360,000 lbs of e-waste each year.
There are over 58,000 businesses in Calgary, and they all need options for recycling electronics that have reached the end of their useful life.
Calgary is Canada’s sunniest major city and hosts the Calgary Stampede, a 10-day event that includes the world’s largest rodeo along with concerts and a midway and agricultural competitions. The festival attract over one million visitors.

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Did you know?

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

  • E-waste around the world is more than 41.8 million tonnes, which represents tens of millions of dollars in potentially reusable resources. That’s why recycling is so important.
  • Illegal dumping and exporting results in millions of tonnes of waste going to developing countries, where it is mined for precious metals and then dumped. This process poisons workers and the global environment.
  • The precious metals in e-waste are estimated to be 40 to 50 times richer than ores mined from the earth. Throwing these away wastes precious global resources that could be recovered and reused. The toxins found in e-waste can cause reproductive disorders, cancer, disruption in endocrine, and other serious health issues. Even tossing one item matters, since electronic devices contain heavy metals including lead, mercury, chromium, and more.
  • Companies like Quantum help businesses make a difference by facilitating the proper disposal of electronics that have outlived their usefulness. Our processes ensure that there is no contamination of the environment.

Quantum services the following areas in Calgary

  • Arbour Lake
  • Beltline
  • Brentwood
  • Bridgeland
  • Crescent Heights
  • Downtown
  • Edgemont
  • Huntington Hills
  • Riverside
  • Signal Hill
  • Varsity

Recycling Your E-Waste in Calgary

Computer Recycling in Calgary

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 Calgary 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.

Smartphone Recycling in Calgary

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 Calgary 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.

The Production of E-Waste in Calgary

Calgary is a city of international residents, with 25% being foreign-born. There are over 120 languages spoken in Calgary, and it’s the fourth-largest city in Canada. All of those people and businesses have one thing in common, however – they all use electronic devices every day. From the individual with a smartphone, laptop, and tablet to the business with computers, servers, printers, and more, something has to be done with the over 13 million pounds of e-waste. The need for convenient recycling options will only grow as the city continues to develop.

How to Recycle Business E-Waste in Calgary

With the citizens and businesses of Calgary generating so much e-waste, it’s vital to know what resources you have to responsibly dispose of it. It’s hard for a business owner, who already has so much to do, to find appropriate resources. That’s why companies like Quantum work hard to educate those in Calgary about convenient business e-waste recycling options. More and more of the solid waste created in Calgary is e-waste, and if it’s not recycled businesses and the environment lose out. In fact, over 90% of the components in electronic devices can be reused in new products? This includes glass, plastic, and precious metals.

Quantum Helps Recycle Calgary E-Waste

Businesses don’t have time to take electronics to the usual drop off locations, which we completely understand. That’s why we offer pickups within 48 hours for companies that have 25 or more items to recycle. We can also arrange pickups for fewer items for a reasonable fee. We are a globally-certified, R2 accredited and EPRA-certified recycler in Calgary, and we operate in accordance with recognized recycling initiatives.

When You Recycle E-Waste, the Planet Benefits

The environmental and economic impact of discarded e-waste cannot be overstated. The toxic chemicals that get released into the air, soil, and groundwater can impact the area for decades to come. In addition, millions of dollars in precious metals are lost. To continue supplying electronics, new ores have to be mined, and this is often done in areas without employee or environmental protections. When you recycle e-waste in Calgary, you make a difference to the entire planet.

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