Here at Electronic Solution Services, we offer out clients a wide variety of solutions for excess and obsolete inventories, RMAs, test and measurement equipment, as well as no longer needed manufacturing equipment.
We help companies retrieve value from:
- Electronic & Manufacturing Excess
- Office Consolidation
- Data Destruction Services
- Data Storage Units (i.e. CD/Tape/Zip Drives) Hard Drives
- Radio Communications Equipment
- Networking Equipment
- Test & Measurement Equipment
- Video Equipment
- Lab Equipment
- Printers and Plotters
- Wireless devices
- Old cell phones & batteries
- Monitors & LCD Screens
- Phone systems and switches
WHY RECYCLE ELECTRONICS?
Every year millions of tons of electronics are ready for end-of-life management. A large percentage of all electronic components contain hazardous substances that harm the environment, and create lasting damage for future generations, substances like lead, chromium, cadmium, mercury, and many others.
Federal and state regulations ban the disposal of many of these items in landfills, and fine companies who do so. Electronic Solution Services (ESS) can help.
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How should I handle the old data in my computer?
Delete all personal data and reformat the hard drive. For a small fee, one of our technicians can also perform this function for you. We guarantee that your data can never be recovered.
I have a large load, will ESS pick it up?
If you have more than 25 pieces, we will make arrangements to pick up the items from you – there is a small fee for transportation and labor for this service.
What will it cost to recycle my equipment?
Our fee structure is based on what percentage of the equipment is recycled and resold. Older electronics that do not meet current functionality needs must be recycled, and as such, will incur a fee. However, equipment that is refurbished and resold will offset these recycling fees and are passed onto the customer in the form of savings!
How is the equipment tracked once it arrives at ESS?
We use a custom database program to record each serial number. Units without serial numbers are assigned an ID number. The equipment is then separated to identify specific models that will be refurbished and reused. The remaining items are then de-manufactured to separate metals, glass, boards, plastics, and other material.
Tell me more about equipment that’s recycled and equipment that is sold.
Equipment will be sorted for reuse or recycling. Equipment that meets the required functionality standards will be refurbished and resold. Part of the equipment will be donated to programs with non-profit agencies. The proceeds from equipment sold will help with education, awareness, re-investment and provide job-related services for people with barriers to employment. Equipment that cannot be refurbished will be responsibly recycled to insure 99.9% of the materials are reused in the future.
How can I get electronics donated to my non-profit organization?
Contact us here with your organization name, what you need, and what the equipment will be used for. We will be happy to work with you.
reuse or recycle?
Current advances in technology and electronics, consumer demand for new products, and a growing population have accelerated the amount of electronics waste being sent to the landfills all over the United States.
Electronic products contain hazardous and toxic substances that can cause serious environmental and health risks through potential soil and groundwater contamination.
- Lead – Cathode Ray Tubes or “picture tubes”, used in most existing computer monitors and televisions, are among the largest sources of lead in municipal landfills. A typical computer CRT contains approximately four pounds of lead!
- Mercury – Used to backlight the display screens of LCD panels and laptop computers, mercury is volatile and bio-accumulates in the environment. It is also found in electronic switches and circuit boards.
- Cadmium – Found in batteries used in laptop computers, cadmium is toxic to freshwater fish, invertebrates, and aquatic plants. It is most likely to settle in bottom sediments and affect bottom-dwelling aquatic life.
- PVC Plastics – Due to their flame retardant and insulating properties, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics are commonly used in electronics cabling, wiring and housing. Burning PVC plastics produces dioxins and furans.
Reuse is the environmentally preferable option for managing older electronic equipment. Extending the life of old products minimizes the pollution and resource consumption associated with making new products. Reuse also gives people who cannot afford new products access to electronic equipment at reduced or no cost.
Some reuse operations, particularly charitable organizations, do not have the technical staff on hand to assist with system assembly, repair and upgrading. Thus, it is important that when exploring a reuse option for your used electronics, you do not donate non-working equipment or pieces of equipment that are part of a larger system, unless you have checked with the reuse organization and they have the capability to accept equipment in such forms. For instance, many reuse organizations only accept computers of a certain processor speed. Some schools and organizations, however, accept any type of working computer because they use software specifically designed to increase the utility of older computers.
ESS can process your old equipment for you and see that as much as possible is reused.
If electronic equipment is too old to be reused or is broken beyond repair, you can send it to ESS, which specializes (after trying to reuse equipment) in disassembling electronics, salvaging parts, and selling reclaimed materials. Many types of electronic equipment, such as computers, monitors, printers, and scanners, contain materials suitable for reclamation and use in new products. Since electronics recycling operations typically require a mix of automated processing and manual labor, both of which have costs, there may be a charge associated with recycling your computer.
ESS meets all applicable state and local regulatory requirements and properly manages the recovered materials.