ITAD Services from RAKI Electronics Recycling
If you’re a business owner or office manager who has never had to deal with replacing and recycling outdated electronics, you may not be familiar with how the process of electronics recycling works. With RAKI Electronics Recycling at your service, we make the whole process easy and straightforward. When your company’s IT assets reach the end of their useful life cycle, don’t dispose of them yourself — let us recycle, refurbish, or dispose of your equipment safely and securely. Here’s how electronic recycling works:
Secure Erasure of Sensitive Data
When your company’s IT assets (computers, servers, company phones, hard drives, etc.) are outdated, RAKI will collect them and begin the disposal or disposition process. This starts with the safe, secure, and completely verifiable process of erasing all sensitive company data from your devices and equipment. This is incredibly important because it mitigates the risk of catastrophic data loss or breach of company or client information. You can rest easy knowing that all sensitive data is completely removed and destroyed during this process to protect your business and patrons.
Reclamation of Valuable Components
Inside many modern electronics, there are some extremely valuable components that can be salvaged and reclaimed. These materials include lead, silver, copper, and gold. Reclaiming these valuable elements reduces the need for more of these materials to be refined for future electronics, and can also generate some salvage value for your company. Whatever you do, don’t waste these valuable resources by improperly disposing of your IT assets on your own!
Separation of Salvageable Metals
Once the extremely valuable elements are removed from your electronics, the bulk of the recycling process can begin. Recycling varies depending on what material is being recycled, but in general, equipment is separated into special categories, and then shredded. After shredding, the metals and plastics are separated from each other. Special magnets work to remove iron and steel from the shredded waste, which can then be processed and sold as recycled steel, aluminum, copper, and circuitry. What’s left behind is mostly plastic and glass, which are separated by being submerged in water. Once all materials have been separated and sorted, they can be sold as raw materials for creating new electronics!
Refurbishing IT Assets
Sometimes recycling electronics is as simple as refurbishing, or the process of repairing and reselling used electronics. Depending on the age and viability of the hardware, as well as customer preference, RAKI can completely erase all sensitive data from your IT assets, refurbish, and then resell them for other companies to use. This can be a great way to help other businesses achieve success at a lower price compared to using brand-new electronics.
For electronics recycling or refurbishing services in Texas and beyond, contact the professional team at RAKI Electronics Recycling! Contact us today to learn more.