We get this question all the time. "What happens to our computer equipment after you take it?" We have been working on this problem for 10 years. Unwanted computer equipment and sensitive data pose a problem for corporations and individuals alike. Whether you are a corporation with thousands of employees or a student with an old laptop the issue is the same. Since the very beginnings of our company's history we have had a very direct and tough approach to data destruction. We physically crush hard drives in front of people’s faces! We want people to be certain that their data is destroyed first hand.
Quickly we realized another problem. What do we do with hundreds of thousands of tons of computers, printers, monitors, home electronics, etc? As a computer recycling company we realized we needed to do more than just recycle electronics. Why not reuse and refurbish equipment that has not reached its end of life? This is a much more environmentally friendly way to handle reusable electronics than to disassemble them and send them to a smelter. One of the first things we did is register with the State of Texas as an electronics and computer recycling company. We currently hold a C2 certification from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. We learned that with the certification requirements that we are required to attempt to reuse 60% by weight of what we process in any given year. End of life equipment is dismantled by hand at our facility in Denton, TX. We teardown and sort all metals, plastics, and other materials and supply them to companies who can smelt them in bulk. We bale our own computer plastics into 1500 lbs bales and take them to bulk plastics dealers. All of our "downstream" vendors and handlers are checked out by the TCEQ as part of our certification. Equipment that is deemed reusable is stripped of all assets tags, logos, and company identification. We can then refurbish pc's, laptops, and LCD monitors after their drives have been destroyed and fresh operating systems installed.
We are constantly looking at our processes to improve them and continue our zero landfill policy. The revenue that is earned through our efforts allows us to keep providing onsite data destruction, secure and complete computer recycling, and a very cost effective option for business's, families, and individuals who are looking for a great deal on computer electronics. We feel this a winning solution for our customers and our community.