What does cdm eCycling do?
Our mission is to help organizations prevent their retired electronic equipment from entering our national waste stream by providing innovative programs to reduce, reuse and recycle eWaste in a responsible matter. We ensure that our clients' eWaste does not go into landfills and make them a greener citizen, while saving money.
What kind of electronic equipment do you take?
This list is long and if you have something not on the list contacts us, in most cases we can help you. Here are the electronic items we see most frequently requested for removal:
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What happens to the equipment?
We try to eliminate as much recycling materials as possible by following the EPA preferred recycling methods, reusing as much equipment as possible. Anything which cannot be repaired or upgraded is dismantled to recover the reusable parts and scrap materials. The parts are used to refurbish other computers and the scrap is sold to reclaim metals and plastics for reuse. No electronics or components go to the landfill. We recycle or reuse everything we receive except for the particle board cabinets for some televisions and stereo equipment. This material is sent to a waste-to-energy facility.
What happens to the data on the computers?
We offer multiple options to eliminate the risk of exposing your proprietary data which include a combination of total physical destruction and/or a data wiping process. Obsolete and nonworking hard drives are physically destroyed and dismantled to recover the scrap metals. Reusable hard drives are wiped clean of all data using software which exceeds the US DoD 5520.22-M standards for data security.
Are there industry standards and regulations that you follow?
We follow all federal, state and local regulations for our industry. Since we are members of the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the International Association of Electronic Recyclers (IAER), the Maryland Recycling Coalition (MRC) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) we follow all the ethical and best management practices of these organizations.
Do you have any certifications for your business?
At this time there are no certifications required. However, we follow most recommended standards and are in the process of getting ISO 14001 and IAER certification.
What is the difference between various recycling methods?
Shredding companies use very expensive equipment and generally charge a much higher fee up front, because the value of the shredded material is not as high as with manual disassembly. Plus shredding of the batteries and other potentially hazardous materials inside the equipment blends these materials into the metals and plastics, making them harder to clean up and recycle. We manually dismantle all the electronics. The result is an efficient separation of batteries, etc, and a clean recyclable product which attracts better prices in the recovery markets. It also allows us to maximize the amount of material we can refurbish and reuse.
How do we get the equipment to you?
You can either drop off the equipment or schedule a pickup service with us. Depending on your facility and volume of material, we will send a pick-up truck, a 26' straight truck, or a tractor trailer.
What kind of reporting do you provide?
Based on the services you select, we can provide you with different levels of reporting. These levels can range from a simple certificate of recycling to an entire report on data destruction including serial numbers, asset numbers, makes and models of equipment, and condition of equipment.
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