Decommissioning Services

Decommissioning your Retired Assets

Replacing and upgrading computer equipment and other electronics can present significant challenges in an office setting. Large businesses often decommission high quantities of assets at once, and they cannot afford any lag-time in their operations during the upgrade process. Not only do the assets need to be transported and recycled or refurbished, but they must first be wiped of all personal and company data.

At eCycle, we help businesses navigate the data recovery, refurbishment, and recycling processes. From organizing pickup and drop-off services to performing on-site data recovery and destruction tasks, we will help you with every step, reducing the amount of time and energy your team invests in the recycling project.

Planning & Management Logistics

Upgrading your company’s technology can be a huger undertaking, and we understand that your operation cannot afford to shut down due to a lack of technology. With this in mind, we will collaborate with your team to create a detailed plan of action that will consider your needs and your timeline for the upgrade process. We will work with you to ensure your team has all of the necessary technology to prevent a drop-off in productivity when your current technology is replaced or refurbished.

Our team has a great deal of project management experience, and we can customize timelines to accommodate the unique needs of your business. By partnering with just one company like eCycle for all of your electronics collection, data recovery, refurbishment, and recycling needs, you will save your company a great deal of time and money. Let our team handle your electronics upgrades and recycling while you focus on more urgent company initiatives.

On-Site Services

For absolute security and convenience, our team offers on-site visits for a variety of tasks including data recovery and storage, data destruction, media shredding, and data wiping on devices meant for harvesting or recycling. For your convenience, we can come directly to your location to remove all of your data and personal information from your devices. From there, we can store all of your data on a hard drive or cloud-based storage system of your choosing.

Once your valuable data is removed and saved elsewhere, we will completely wipe your devices so no data remains. This way, we can ensure your confidential, sensitive company information will never leave the confines of your office. We will then remove the assets from your office or location and securely transport them to our facility upon request. All devices are transported in locked containers, ensuring absolute security and privacy. Finally, we will recycle or refurbish the assets at your discretion.

Pickup & Drop-Off Services

For added convenience, we can arrange for drop-off or pick-up services for your obsolete electronic devices. Our team can accommodate the transportation of any number of electronics, and we can incorporate our on-site services with our pickup to streamline the process. We also host a number of drop-off events and have a number of locations available for you to drop-off your electronics, which is often the preferred method for those with minimal assets.

Optimize Your Return

Should you choose to refurbish and sell your old electronics, we offer a range of services that will help you increase the value of your devices and maximize your return on the resale market. Upon delivery of your assets to our facility, we will perform a diagnostic test to determine any issues with the device and identify possible solutions to make the device operational. If a repair is possible, we will provide you with a detailed quote for our refurbishment services. From there, the asset can be resold or redeployed into your office. Our company has a large network of wholesalers, retailers, and end users looking for refurbished electronics, so we can often match resellers with a buyer.

Recycled Parts

As per our environmental initiatives, we encourage customers to reuse, refurbish, resell, or donate their obsolete technology whenever possible. However, sometimes, the device is simply too outdated or damaged to be salvaged. In this case, we offer a variety of recycling solutions that adhere to the highest environmental standards. First, we explore which parts can be harvested. Harvesting parts refers to the process of dismantling a device and salvaging any parts that can be reused or recycled to repair another device. You can then sell these parts to maximize your return and any unsold parts will be reused or recycled.

We will ensure your devices are wiped of all data and information in order to protect your privacy. We also offer hard drive destruction services to give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your information is safe and secure. Once the device is completely decommissioned, we’ll triage the asset to remove any hazardous materials before recycling it with a variety of manual and mechanical processes. Instead of being sent to a landfill, the recycled material is used in future technology.

Donating Used Electronics

Rather than selling or recycling functioning electronics, we encourage our customers to donate their used electronics to charity. At eCycle, we work with a number of charitable organizations, libraries, and schools to source operational electronics such as laptops, computers, monitors, and other assets. By donating your obsolete — but functional — devices, you can feel good knowing that your outdated technology went to someone in need.

For more information about our decommissioning services or to book an appointment with one of our electronics recycling experts, call our toll-free number at 888-945-2611 or contact us here.

Asset Disposition Services

What Is Asset Disposition?

Asset disposition refers to the process of properly disposing of or recycling unwanted or obsolete equipment. Our team helps to streamline the asset disposition process, including pick-up and drop-off services, logistics planning, asset tracking, and data wiping. We work with individuals and large organizations to coordinate recycling plans that are environmentally-friendly and convenient for our customers.

Beyond our recycling services, we also work with individuals and businesses to maximize the value of recovered items by refurbishing them and making them operational again. Our goal is to minimize the environmental impact of electronic waste by refurbishing outdated electronics for redeployment and resale, and recycling items that cannot be salvaged.


Detailed Asset Tracking

To ensure we have a streamlined and efficient recycling process, our team utilizes a detailed asset tracking system. When we receive your item, we record the make, model, serial number, client information, and other additional information that makes tracking your asset easier. Our digital tracking system allows us to easily locate your asset at any time and confirm if it has had its data wiped, been recycled, or been refurbished for resale. We also provide our customers with a Certificate of Destruction and a complete data report explaining what was received, what services were administered, and what was ultimately recycled. For those interested in refurbishing or reselling their assets after their data has been wiped, we also help with registration and discovery to help you establish the value of your assets.

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Data Wiping & Hard Drive Destruction

We understand that one of our customers’ top priorities is protecting the privacy of their information and data on recycled devices. With this in mind, we offer comprehensive data-wiping and hard drive destruction services for our customers. In this way, we can ensure that your devices are free of confidential personal information and company data when they are recycled. For our clients’ convenience, we also offer on-site data backup services to help you copy and store all of your important information before wiping the devices and destroying the hard drives. For added security and privacy, we can provide data wiping services at one of our secure offices or at your location. Our team will also include a Certificate of Destruction and can even provide witnessed destruction services upon request. Our goal is to ensure our clients’ privacy and information is always protected — especially when recycling or reselling their electronics. We ensure absolute confidentiality throughout the entire recycling and refurbishing processes.


Diagnostic Evaluation

Upon request, our team can provide a complete diagnostic evaluation of your individual devices. The goal of this test is to identify issues with the device, evaluate possible solutions to these issues, produce a quote for refurbishment, and possibly repair it so it can be redeployed or resold by our clients. Our diagnostic test includes a functional assessment, cosmetic grading, and market valuation. If we find the item to be too damaged or obsolete to be repaired, we will provide a detailed report and recycle the item at your request. We keep our clients updated throughout each phase of the recycling or refurbishing process, so you always have control over your asset.


Refurbishment & Remarketing for Resale

If you opt to refurbish your electronic device based on our quote from the diagnostic test, we will perform a basic refurbishment to repair and upgrade the asset. Not only will this ensure your electronic device is operational, but we will maximize the value of the asset to improve the return, should you choose to resell it. Our team records a detailed log of the refurbishment tasks performed and will provide you with a copy for resale. Assets are then sold through our comprehensive network of wholesalers, retailers, and end users. If you prefer to sell your devices independently, we will securely package and ship the item to you so you can pursue other resale or charitable opportunities.


Warehousing & Redeployment

Many of our clients send their old electronics to our facilities to recycle them and are sometimes surprised to find out they are still functional and valuable. When this happens, we offer warehousing and redeployment services. We understand that most businesses simply do not have the storage capacity to warehouse their old technology, even if it has value. We will store your assets in one of our secure facilities, saving you significant warehousing costs while also reducing the footprint of your business. We will store and deploy your assets on an as-needed basis, allowing you to keep them at our facility until you need them.


Secure Transportation

At eCycle, we pride ourselves on our ability to minimize the hassle of transporting electronics for recycling. We have processing facilities all across Canada, ensuring your device travels the shortest possible distance from pickup to the recycling facility. Not only does this reduce the environmental impact of the recycling process — a goal closely linked to our company’s values — but it also makes the process faster and more efficient. For businesses looking to redeploy or resell their refurbished devices, we can perform a diagnostic test, provide you with a refurbishment quote, and ship the item back to you — minimizing the amount of time and effort your team needs to spend on recycling or refurbishing.

To learn more about our IT asset recovery and disposition services or to book an appointment with one of our electronics recycling experts, call our toll-free number at 888-945-2611 or contact us here.

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Pickup Services

For our clients’ convenience, our team at eCycle Solutions offers pickup services for all of your electronic devices. For companies and organizations looking to upgrade their computers, laptops, phone systems, servers, or other electronics in bulk, we are prepared to visit your location and pick up your devices. Our on-site team will help to transfer your data from your outdated devices, wipe the devices so they are free of company data and personal information, and transport them to our recycling facility.

Scheduling a Pickup

To schedule a pickup, simply fill out the form below and one of our team members will be in touch soon:

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What We Recycle

At eCycle, we accept a variety of electronic devices for recycling or refurbishment including:

  • Laptop & Desktop Computers
  • Cell Phones & Tablets
  • Servers
  • Network Equipment
  • TVs & Monitors
  • Printers, Photocopiers & Fax Machines
  • Power Supplies
  • Toner and Ink Cartridges
  • Batteries
  • Keyboards, Mice and other Accessories
  • Speakers & Stereo Systems

Drop-Off Sites

As an alternative to scheduling a pickup, you can also drop off your electronic devices at one of our drop-off sites. We have partnered with Best Buy and Staples to offer drop-off points at every retail location, and we also offer a number of independent drop-off sites for hazardous materials. For more information about our drop-off sites, explore our Drop-Off page.