How To Recycle Copiers
As soon as your copier stops working a decision needs to be made in regards to fixing or replacing the item. Once the decision is made, the next challenge is how to recycle copiers in a legal, safe, and secure way.
Once a copier is out of commision and not functioning it’s usually a lot easier to think about finding the vendor to replace it rather than the disposal of the copier with a vendor who follows laws and regulations. That ITAD partner also has to recycle the copier in an eco-friendly way where your private and sensitive data is not at risk.
Most people don’t quite understand all the elements inside of complex electronic systems. There is a lack of knowledge of the hardware and the software aspects of what makes all the moving pieces serve a function, in this case, make a copy or scan a document.
Copiers consist of Precious Metals and Harmful Metals
Those who are aware of the precious metals inside of a copier focus on making sure they can retrieve and recycle the valuable metals. The metals are usually recycled and sent to a refinery for reuse. But the significant risk stands within the copiers harmful materials.
So when you decide to recover and recycle these precious metals also consider the following.
Almost every copier contains harmful levels of:
- and cadmium.
The incorrect and illegal disposal of these metals can make these toxins end up in our air and water supplies. Those at higher risk are the individuals who improperly handled these metals in the first place.
The Importance to Recycle Copiers preserving the environment
At Brass Valley, we want to make it easy for companies to understand the importance of protecting the environment while making it easy to comply with the many laws and regulations of disposing of IT Assets. We make it easy for our clients and partners to recycle copiers and other electronics.
Using ethical, secure, and environmental processes, we can arrange a pick of your old copier and other obsolete electronics. We also offer an easy way to track your items and the right documentation as proof of the entire process of recycling and disposing of your copiers and other IT Assets.
Find a Licensed Facility To Recycle Copiers
Once you have decided that you will be replacing your obsolete copiers and recycling copiers, it’s important to find a licensed electronics disposal partner; we call in the Industry an ITAD Partner.
If you choose a company like Brass Valley, we will dispose of your e-waste in a secure, safe, and eco-friendly manner. We comply and meet the legal obligations and find ways to maximize the benefits of the copier disposal. From demanufacturing and breaking down the components and parts to be reused and safely recycled which results in protecting the environment and other natural resources.
We also remove and destroy your hard drive. Once data is crushed and the physical hard drive shredded, pieces are taken to the refinery to separate the metals used inside of it securely and safely. Not only does this prevents data theft, but it also helps reuse the precious metals in the hard drive and protects the environment from the harmful metals.
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