Trying to Choose an Electronics Recycling Partner? Here’s What to Consider

As technology advances, so does the number of obsolete electronics collecting dust in our homes and offices. Thankfully, there’s a growing trend of responsible recycling to extend the life of these devices and keep harmful materials out of landfills. But with so many recycling companies to choose from, how do you know who to trust? Here’s what to look for in a partner for electronic recycling in Chino CA.

Don’t Pay Attention to Buzzwords Like “Licensed” and “Registered”

E-waste doesn’t have a federal regulatory body. Some states have regulations, but this ends up creating thousands upon thousands of registered companies, creating the effect of “greenwashing” instead of showing customers that they are truly licensed and regulated.

Ask the Questions That Matter

It’s easy to set up your recycling order and have the company come pick it up. But you should also ask the serious questions that matter. For example, do they have pollution/cyber insurance? Or do they or their vendors export waste to other (often developing) countries? What is the recycling chain for your facility, and where does the waste go once it leaves?

Certifications Are a Great Way to Start

Thanks to the R2 and E-Stewards certifications, you can find out whether the company you are working with can meet the most stringent requirements when it comes to reusing, recycling, and data destruction during the e-waste disposal process. Additionally, they should make it clear that they are R2 certified and not just following the requirements as this would mean that they only follow them as best practices.

Consider Security Value Above Price

It can be tempting to just choose the cheapest service for your computer disposal. But you should think carefully about the value of your data security and the impacts of poor disposal and recycling. Usually, the cheaper the service is, the more likely it is that there are problems with the process.

Tour the Facility to Get Eyes on the Situation

Still not sure whether they are the right partner for you? Why not take a tour of the facility and see for yourself? Nothing could be better than getting a first-hand experience of the company.

At Green World E-Waste Removal, You’ll Find the Safest, Cleanest Electronic Recycling in Chino CA!

At Green World E-Waste Removal, we take our job of recycling electronics very seriously. Not only do we want to help the environment by keeping these electronics out of landfills, but we also want to ensure the safety of our employees and the residents of Chino CA. That’s why we are proud to offer the safest, cleanest electronic recycling in all of Southern California! Contact us today to schedule a pick-up or learn more!

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