Our Audited & Certified Process
Certified Recycling & Data Destruction
If you’re ready to dispose of your unwanted electronics and technology, please don’t throw the items away with your trash – send them to Spectrum Ecycle Solutions in St. Louis for our certified recycling program. Our process, for commercial and residential customers, is environmentally friendly, affordable, and 100% secure with certified data destruction.
Our Precise Process
Are you an IT Manager running out of time? Maybe you’re a Facilities Manager stretched too thin. We understand the complex nature of handling end-of-life technology and the importance of responsible data disposal. That’s why Spectrum makes recycling your unwanted equipment simple and secure.
Our job is to require as little of your time as possible. If you arrange for a pick-up, our crew palletizes, boxes, and labels your unwanted equipment and loads it onto our truck. Your equipment then goes directly to our facility for processing where it gets weighed and documented. From there it flows through our secure recycling system and you’re presented documentation of the end result. It’s as easy as that.
We Pick Up Your Electronics
Once you contact us for pick-up, our friendly customer service representatives and staff will take care of everything else. Whether you are a residential customer or a business, the process is the same.
- We schedule a pick-up (or you may drop items off at our facility).
- Our crew palletizes, boxes, and labels the equipment and loads it onto our truck.
- Our truck with your equipment goes directly to our facility for processing.
- The equipment is weighed and documented.
- Data destruction is completed and documented.
- Certification of data destruction is performed if that service is requested.
- You receive a report documenting what was received, the total weight, and certificates of data destruction if applicable.
What Happens During Recycling?
We audit each piece, scan the database and destroy all data, then test to ensure it is a blank computer, scanner, copier, hard drive, or any version of technology where data needs to be eliminated.
If a clean piece of equipment passes our audits and tests and is still functional, we will refurbish, repurpose, and resell it or donate it to one of our non-profit partners.
If it does not pass, we carefully dispose of any hazardous materials and sell it for parts or recycle each piece. Our goal: 100% recycling or upcycling with no added toxic stress on our landfills.
We choose to be voluntarily audited annually for the three most important industry certifications. These certifications provide proof that your equipment is recycled properly and that your data is never compromised.
- Best-Practices Processes
- Safety Measures
- Documentation Requirements for Businesses That Repair and Recycle Used Electronics
Choosing to continually improve processes and follow changing certification guidelines demonstrates our extreme effort to ensure that you and your business can trust us to process your equipment and destroy all data most responsibly.
Most Items Are Free to Recycle
See What We Take and any small costs associated with a few items for both commercial and residential recycling. You’ll be happy to know, most items are free!
Worry-Free Technology Recycling
Our team at Spectrum Ecycle is conscientious about making your recycling and data destruction process worry-free, secure, and simple.
Contact us today to schedule a pick-up and feel the freedom an empty equipment storage area can bring.
“Recycling circuit boards can be more valuable than mining for ore! One ton of circuit boards is estimated to contain 40-800 times more gold and 30-40 times more copper in a ton of circuit boards that can be mined from one metric ton of ore.”