E-Waste is not just about our old electronic equipment
Many of us think we know what electronic waste is because we wonder what to do with devices we no longer want or need.
It’s the old cell phone and its charger stuffed in the drawer or the Laptop and PC downstairs in the storage room.
But it is far more than all of that.
E-Waste arises ubiquitously, but unevenly, throughout the lives of electronics, not only when users discard their devices. No amount of post-consumer recycling can recoup the waste generated before consumers purchase their devices.
Electronics contain a wide variety of materials. One compelling example is copper.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Electronic products account for about three-quarters of total copper use worldwide.
In 2017 only 8 percent of old copper products needed were recycled. The rest had to be mined. For every 2 pounds of copper mined, at least 460 pounds of mine waste arises.
Our thirst for newer or latest models starts the ripple effect that ends up in a never-ending spiral.
In the U.S. we dispose of more than 416,000 mobile phones daily.
The average household owns 28 electronic devices.
We account for approximately 9.4 million tons of E-Waste annually. Far more than any other country worldwide.
What can you do to be part of the solution to Electronic Waste?
What can we do to make your electronic recycling safe and easy?
1. We offer Professional Recycling Services
SBC Recycle provides same/next day professional pickups for you convenience. Our staff is always friendly and professional.
3. Offer Secure Data Destruction
SBC Recycle is more than just electronics recycling: We are a Complete Secure E-waste Solution and offer secure data destruction.
Safeguarding confidential information is crucial for all companies in our current perilous and insecure digital landscape. SBC is proud to offer 100% guaranteed physical destruction of sensitive data for you company. We currently serve small businesses, government agencies, healthcare organizations, financial institutions, and manufacturers in the Portland Metro Area.
2. Let you share in the profits
SBC wants you to share in the profits. We offer several solutions for recouping the value of your surplus equipment. We will pay fair market value based on the condition of your equipment. Contact us for IT asset evaluation. We purchase the following items:
- Unused electronics
- Old inventory
- Overstock items
- Electronic components
- Enterprise network equipment – routers, firewalls, managed switches and other appliances
- Test equipment
- LCD and LED displays
- Servers – including blades, workstations, Dell, IBM, HP, SuperMicro
- Telecom – DCO, VOIP, PBX units and handsets
- Projectors and other AV equipment
- Point of Sale (POS) systems
- Lab & medical equipment
- Storage – SANs, NAS – EMC, NetApp, IBM, HP