Commercial Electronics Recycling FAQ
Everything You Need to Know About Commercial E-Waste Disposal
RAKI Makes E-Recycling Services Easy & Affordable
As one of the leading e-waste recycling firms in the country, RAKI Electronics Recycling brings over 50 years of combined e-waste disposal experience to the table. When you leave your end-of-life IT solutions to us, you can be confident that everything will be disposed of according to the strictest local, state, and EPA environmental guidelines. We provide peace of mind like no one else in the industry — we’ll even give you fair market value for your electronics that still have value!
Below you’ll find some of the most common questions we get about our e-recycling services. However, if you have any more questions, or you’re ready for your free evaluation, simply fill out the contact form and a member of our team will reach out to you shortly.
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What Sets RAKI Apart From The Rest?
- Nearly five decades of certified e-waste disposal experience
- Competitive pricing and fair market value returns
- Free evaluations on or off-site for new and existing clients
- Adherence to the strictest Department of Defense-level data erasure standards
- Full white glove pickup and transportation services available
- And much more!
Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Electronics Recycling
What Are The Dangers Of Dumping Electronics Into A Landfill?
Electronic items are filled with components that contain constituents which are damaging to the environment, if they are improperly disposed of. Some of these components are heavy metals such as lead, silver, mercury, and cadmium.
When you fail to recycle e-waste properly, these constituents could end up poisoning water, turning the air toxic, and killing the soil. Ultimately wildlife, plantlife, and even humans end up suffering the consequence. Simply put, you should consider proper e-recycling as part of your corporate duty and responsibility.
At RAKI, we employ a strict zero-landfill policy. Everything we do is in accordance with local, state, and EPA guidelines, so you can rest assured that your retired electronic waste will not harm the environment.
How Will It Hurt My Business If I Fail To Dispose Of E-Waste Properly?
One of the biggest ways that failing to recycle your electronic waste hurts your business is through EPA fees. In fact, through the EPA’s Conservation and Recovery Act, you could be subject to fines up to $70,117 per day, per violation.
On top of these fees, you could also be damaging your brand and public reputation. Think back on companies that have caused environmental disasters through negligence. In the eyes of many of your customers, you will likely never be able to recover your image. Also, if you’re a publicly traded company, your stock will mostly likely tank leading to many unhappy shareholders!
Should I Consider Donating Old Electronics?
While donating your retired IT assets can be a good solution, you could be missing out on cash back for your e-recyclables. In fact, when you choose RAKI for your e-waste disposal service, we will actually give you maximum market value for your items — you don’t even have to wait until we sell them!
More than that however, is the fact that you’re entirely responsible for ensuring all secure data is removed from the items you donate. If your secure data falls into the wrong hands, the consequences could be dire for your company in terms of lawsuits and damage to your reputation.
How Does Secure Data Destruction Fit Into Electronics Recycling?
At RAKI, we recommend being extra safe, rather than being sorry, when it comes to dealing with sensitive data stored on your retired electronics. When you invest in proper electronics recycling, you’ll have the peace of mind that the sensitive data stored on your systems will never fall into the wrong hands.
Secure data destruction is one of the most important aspects of our electronics recycling services here at RAKI. Not only do we offer large-capacity hard drive shredding, we also do on-site data sanitization in which we adhere to the strictest Department of Defense Standards. We’ll even present you with a Certificate of Data Destruction upon completion.
What Electronic Items Does RAKI Recycle?
RAKI Electronics Recycling is a full-service electronics recycling firm, so we have the capability to handle nearly all of your e-waste disposal needs. In fact, we even offer full white glove services that take care of everything from pick-up and transportation to asset tagging and custom inventory reports.
Here is a list of common e-waste items that we’ll help you recycle:
- Telecommunications Systems
- Test Equipment
- Hard Drives
- Routers & Hubs
- Gaming Consoles
- Tablets & PDAs
- Scrap Metal
- Laptop Batteries
- Desktop PCs
- Printers, Fax Machines, Copiers
- Medical Equipment
- UPS Batteries
- Seismic Equipment
- GPS Equipment
- Geophysical Equipment
- Cables & Cords
- Mobile Tablets & Phones
- Plugs & Connectors
- Video/Audio Equipment
- Circuit Boards
- Aviation Equipment
- Lab Equipment
- Scrap Metal
- Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers
- Lithium Batteries
- Lead Acid Batteries
- Storage Equipment
- Main Frame
- Cellphones & Telephones
- Radio Equipment
- DVD/CD/VCR Players
- Stereo Equipment
However, this is by no means an exhaustive list. If you don’t see your item on the list, don’t hesitate to contact us. Chances are, we’ll be able to help you out.
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