Electronics Recycling in Markham

Does your Markham business have outdated or broken computers, tablets, smartphones or other electronic devices that are no longer in use?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

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

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 Markham

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 Markham and E-Waste

The city of Markham has over 329,000 citizens generating over 3,290,000 pounds of e-waste annually.
More than 10,600 businesses are active in Markham that also produce e-waste.
Alongside local business, over 200 foreign companies have set up their headquarters in Markham.

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Did you know?

Chances are, you have a handful of electronics in your business that you're going to upgrade at some point in the future. Unfortunately, many people make the wrong decision when deciding how to dispose of them.

  • Around 85% of the world's e-waste that gets sent to landfills and incinerators is burned, which releases harmful toxins into the air we breathe.
  • Electronic devices contain lead, which is highly toxic and can cause damage to our kidneys and central nervous system.
  • Low-level exposure to lead can affect a child's mental health and development, which makes proper disposal and recycling a must.
  • LCD monitors and televisions are among the most hazardous electronics along with plasma TVs, modern TVs, and computers that use Cathode Ray Tubes.

Quantum services the following areas in Markham

  • Angus Glen
  • Berczy Village
  • Box Grove
  • Bullock
  • Cachet Woods
  • Cathedraltown
  • Cornell
  • Greensborough
  • Markham Village
  • Markville
  • Old Markham
  • Raymerville
  • Rouge Fairways
  • Rouge River Estates
  • Sherwood Estate
  • South Unionville
  • Victoria Manor
  • Vinegar Hill
  • Wismer Commons
  • Stoufville

Recycling your e-waste in Markham

Every city across Canada is producing electronic waste, but as a growing center of foreign investment and the home of more than 329,000 citizens, Markham largely contributes to the huge amount of e-waste our country puts out every year. Unfortunately, only about 12.5% of our e-waste actually ends up being recycled, so what needs to change?

Computer Recycling in Markham

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 handITled securely and in accordance with environmental regulations. We offer reuse and recycling services to help Markham 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 Markham

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 Markham 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.

Educating Markham About E-Waste

Just like in other regions, citizens and businesses in Markham lack information about the production of e-waste and how essential it is that we take the time to recycle our old electronic devices. Since billions of tons of end-of-life electronics go to landfills every year, education is a huge factor in helping to divert these electronics away from landfills and back to factories where their components can be recovered.

Most people don’t realize it, but about 90% of the components of an electronic device can be recovered and recycled into something new, cutting down on waste, improving the environment, and helping to pump up our economy. It’s really a win-win situation for everyone!

E-Waste Recycling in Markham

The problem isn’t really a lack of e-waste recycling programs in Markham because they do exist. The issue is that many people and businesses simply don’t know about them. Finding out drop-off locations and even getting into a program that enables you to schedule pick-ups for a business’ electronics are important next steps that enable every citizen of Markham to do their part.

Together, the Markham community can actually make a huge difference by taking e-waste recycling seriously thanks to the sheer number of residents in the area that are using electronics on a daily basis and regularly purchasing new units as they are released to the market. Spreading the word and finding ways to lend a hand are two relatively simple steps that can make a tremendous difference to the economy and environment at large.

Why Businesses Should Get Involved

Businesses are some of the key producers of electronics. Whether it’s printers, phones, computers, or other equipment, these are all things that can and should be recycled. When businesses reach out to a trusted and local recycling program like Quantum, they are able to trust that not only the hazardous materials will be handled safely, but also that any data on their devices will be confidentially and permanently destroyed.

If you’re a business in the Markham area, you can actually schedule a pickup of your e-waste!

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