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One thing is for sure, being in the electronics recycling business you see a wide spectrum of materials to be processed. A lot of people are surprised when they find out that we don't just recycle computers but a wide variety of products. We routinely bring in everything from voting machines to toner cartridges. A lot of customers end up with a lot of left over ink and toner in their store rooms for printers and copiers that they don't even own anymore. We can recycle these as well as used ink and toner cartridges.
For years we have been recycling voting machines after they are deemed outdated. We also destroy voting results data that is left on the machines. Since we dismantle computer equipment by hand at our facility, we deal with all types of metals and ABS plastic. Many times while we are removing computers from a business we will also take old metal filing cabinets and metal chairs. We have even been successful at times reselling the filing cabinets and chairs and thus skipping the recycling process. Reuse is the greatest form of recycling. We can recycle server cabinets and server rails as well because of the metals used to produce them. I can remember at least one hospital where we removed and recycled hundreds of metal hospital beds.
With a name like Computer Crusher you better know how to crush hard drives! Onsite physical hard drive destruction is what we have specialized in now for 10 years. Computer Crusher Recycling actually started out as a hard drive destruction company in 2006. As the hard drives piled up so did the need to responsibly recycle electronics. Our customers wanted to know how to dispose of their computer electronics after their hard drives were destroyed, so we started offering our recycling services in addition to our hard drive destruction services.
Now 10 years later we are a C2 Certified electronics company. We dismantle electronics that have reached their end of life by hand, with a real person ensuring that everything is securely recycled each step of the way. Since our humble beginnings we have always taken the stance that security should come first before recycling computer electronics. One of the ways we do this is by crushing hard drives right before your eyes! We've always felt this was a necessary benefit for our customers when everyone hears so much about data breaches and ID theft. You deserve the right to confidently know that your data is destroyed when you recycle your electronics.
Over the years we have noticed that very few computer recycling companies offer onsite PHYSICAL destruction. Most will promise to wipe or erase them at a later time. When we leave our customer's parking lot the data destruction issue is finished. I have always assumed the reason why computer recycling companies do not offer onsite destruction is because it is too difficult to provide. To solve this issue, we designed and built our own hard drive crushing machines. These platter crushing machines are easily transported, and now equipped in all of our vehicles. With this equipment we're able to destroy anything from two hard drives for a doctor's office to 1600+ drives for a major IT Department. You should insist that your data is properly destroyed before having someone dispose of your electronics. Call us first and don't take a chance!
It doesn't seem like it but Computer Crusher Recycling has been recycling electronics in Denton for 10 years! Denton residents recycled over 53,310 lbs of electronics last year! Thank you Denton residents for helping keep your community clean and promoting a green environment. For the year 2015 we have successfully processed and reused or recycled over 53,310 lbs of electronics dropped off by area residents. We consider this a huge accomplishment and service for our community. All of the electronics were either collected at monthly events at the Cupboard Natural Food store or dropped off directly at our warehouse. Overall we collected and recycled over half a million pounds of ewaste in the DFW area!
Businesses and families are always upgrading their computer. They feel it is important to have the newest computer systems to get the most from them. The old computers are often sent off to landfills once the data stored inside has been securely disposed of. The materials used in computers are very harmful to the environment. The danger they represent to the environment has resulted in special rules of how to dispose of computers. It can make the process difficult and expensive. It does not have to be that way.
Instead of buying new computer equipment, it is possible to refurbish an older computer and make it as good as any new. Computer Crusher Recycling is able to make old computers new and avoid the problems of having to find a way to get rid of the old computers.
What They Do
Computer Crusher takes old computers and instead of tearing the newer ones apart, destroying the data that is on them and leaving the parts to rot the environment, they refurbish the computers and upgrade them so the computers are able to work like new. They prove this everyday with the computers they use to run the business. Computer Crusher Recycling has run its business on refurbished computers for 10 years.
The computers are only a part of the system that has kept these components out of landfills. LCD monitors, printers, keyboards, mice and hard drives are all upgraded when the computers are taken in by Computer Crusher. When customers request to have their data physically destroyed the hard drives are crushed and the hard drive is turned into scrap metal. Some customers prefer to have the drives wiped and can be reused while their personal data is destroyed. When people start to realize how much hardware they have attached to their computer, they also realize the amount of trash they are generating when they get rid of computers. This is not what happens when they choose to refurbish their older computer systems.
Why Get Refurbished Systems?
There are plenty of reasons to consider a refurbished computer system.
The last reason is the one that Computer Crusher is able to provide for its customers. They allow people to bring their old computers into their facility in Denton, or your computers can be picked up and shipped out by UPS. Once in the hands of Computer Crusher, the computers can be rebuilt thanks to the license held by Computer Crusher that allows them to reload Microsoft Windows 7 and to sell complete systems.
It is time for people to realize that computers are not disposable pieces of equipment, and when they are handled by the right people, they are something that can last for a long time. It is the best choice for everyone involved.
Computer Crusher Recycling, LLC is very proud to announce that as of August 8th, 2013, we have achieved C2 certification, Control #2013034, ID #10032, from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. We have been preparing for this audit since November of 2011. What does C2 compliance mean? We are now recognized by the TCEQ as being in full compliance with all environmental and security processes that the TCEQ has set forth for electronic recyclers. During the site visit and full audit by the TCEQ our paperwork, processes as well as any downstream vendors were thoroughly checked and verified to meet TCEQ compliance criteria. In particular, how your equipment is handled, tracked, and processed once it arrives at our facility is closely verified through the audit process.
We are proud that we pioneered onsite physical data destruction in the computer electronics industry. We truly appreciate your ongoing trust in Computer Crusher Recycling to process your computer electronics in the most secure and environmentally sound processes. We now have the certified credentials to backup our continued efforts to provide you with exceptional computer electronics recycling.
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Computer Crusher Recycling LLC
2141 Collins Rd. Ste 1201
Denton, TX, 76208