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Electronics Recycling vs IT Asset Disposition

We all know that electronics recycling helps the environment.  But what if your end-of-life IT Assets still hold value…do you just throw them away? There are many scenarios where companies may choose to work with an electronics recycling vendor versus an IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) vendor when disposing of their end-of-life IT Assets.  Let’s take a look at the processes for both.

For those of you unfamiliar with IT Asset Disposition, an ITAD company is a lot like a recycling company….they specialize in old technology and get rid of it for you.  However, an ITAD has a different priority from recyclers, who are chiefly after the materials and deal in bulk volumes.  ITAD providers consider not only the risk posed by the materials in electronics and what happens to those materials in landfills, but the risk to your company once your data leaves your hands.  ITAD providers will have more than one way of ensuring your devices are wiped clean of all data before they go on to their next life.

Which process is right for you? 

Start by taking an inventory of all the IT assets within your company.  Then take a look at how long you hold on to those assets.  Do you typically have employees use them until they break or exceed their lifespan.  Or, do you replace laptops, computer monitors phones, etc. on a regular basis?  Once you’ve determined what your IT asset environment looks like, you’ll be able to decide on which end-of-life process works best for you and your company.

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