Welcome to Technology Recyclers, the Official Sponsors of Tomorrow. We are locally owned and operated in Indianapolis, IN, providing computer electronics recycling services to the wider area. Through community partnerships and personal responsibility, you can join with us to provide a better future for our world. It’s our mission is to save the earth and the people in it.
Why recycling? Statistically, the United States generates 220 million tons of waste every year. What’s more, 55% of that, or approximately 120 million tons of waste, goes into landfills, annually. This basic problem of pollution is exponentially compounded with electronic devices, many of which contain hazardous material that does not simply erode over time.
If electronics are dumped in landfills, they can leak these dangerous chemicals into the environment causing major health concerns. That’s why in most cases, while recycling is simply the more responsible choice, in the area of electronics, it becomes essential to our future health. If not recycled, many of these electronics will end up in landfills hazarding our safety and the safety of the planet.
That’s why at Technology Recyclers, we work to eliminate this problem, with a goal of zero landfill contribution. Not only that, we break these obsolete devices back into their basic material parts to be recycled and ultimately reintroduced to the market in a sustainable way.
Not only is recycling electronics responsible, in Indiana, it’s actually illegal to dispose of them in any other way. Indiana passed a law effective in 2011 that prohibited local households, public schools, or small businesses from throwing away electronics, burning them, or mixing them in with the municipal waste. The reason for this, is because most of the municipal waste will ultimately be disposed of in landfills, contributing to the depletion of our natural resources and hazarding our health.
The problem is that some electronics in the state of Indiana are still disposed of through the municipal waste system, mostly through lack of awareness or knowledge about their effect on the environment. Despite the effort to filter these devices out of the trash, too many end up in landfills each year, causing unquantifiable damage to the environment and to future generations as these harmful devices decompose and off-gas.
As this happens, the harmful chemicals that were once safely contained in the devices become exposed to the environment, either through the air or leaked into the ground. Lead, mercury, cadmium, heavy metals, and even more complex compounds like hexavalent chromium are just a few of the hazardous chemicals found in many electronics. The danger of their contaminating the environment is eliminated when we recycle them, instead of allowing them to be dumped into the earth.
Electronics are different from many consumer products in many ways, not least of which being their rapid rate of obsolescence. Being complex devices, they often break, and in a rapidly changing and evolving marketplace, new devices are constantly pushing out old ones.
Some sources site that the average American replaces his cell phone as often as every two years. Add on to this the rate at which computers, televisions, and other devices are replaced, and the amount of unwanted electronics each year is staggering. It’s this huge need that gives us the opportunity to serve our community in such a necessary capacity, to a growing extent each year.
We at Technology Recyclers are 98% landfill free in terms of our own contributions, and make sure that none of the materials we put in landfills contain any hazardous chemicals or compounds.
On top of that, we are able to save many of the precious materials found in electronics such as steel, glass, plastic, copper, aluminum, and gold. Through our work and your partnership, we are able to recycle these materials back into the market and keep millions of pounds of hazardous chemicals and waste out of landfills every year.
Many of the rare earth metals and materials mentioned are more effectively recycled than salvaged. Traditionally, these materials would be painstakingly mined by hand from each device, a process sometimes taking several hours for every device. Given the enormous quantity of electronics being disposed of today, this process would be impractical at best. By recycling these devices, we are able to gain all the benefits of salvaging these valuable materials without any of the setbacks in time and energy that would be taken up in the traditional method of mining them by hand.
The types of electronics are varied, and Technology Recyclers are proud to be able to recycle almost any electronic device you could think of. We are able to dispose of computers, laptops, external hard drives, cell phones, speakers, monitors, DVD players, and handheld devices like smart phones and tablets.
Aside from these personal electronics, we also work with businesses that have needs as wide-ranging as printers, copiers, telecommunication and IT equipment, medical electronics, and all the connecting, wiring, and cabling racks that go with them. Over the years, we have serviced corporate businesses, healthcare facilities, hospitals, schools, legal systems, government contracts, and more.
It doesn’t matter how big your recycling needs are; from 10 devices to an entire office space full of unnecessary equipment, we are willing and able to take on the challenge. We recognize that everyone’s needs are different, and whatever your particular requirements are, we are on hand at a moment’s notice to help you dispose of your electronics in a safe and responsible way.
Possibly the best feature of our business model is that all the pickup services we offer are completely free. On top of this, we do the work of loading all your electronics into our vehicles and hauling them away. We have our own corporate pickup and disposal trucks and can offer scheduled pickups for whatever time and place is most convenient for you.
And if you are a school or business that needs regular service, we are able to schedule regular repeat pickups, again, at no charge to you. If there’s a bulk order, we will even organize the devices for you into the different categories needed before processing. Our vehicles are usually able to respond within 48 hours, providing you with the kind of quick, efficient, and convenient service we demand of ourselves.
When we say free, we mean it. We handle all the logistics and all the problems, at no cost to you. No charge for estimates, no processing costs, and no hidden fees. Not only is it free, using our service is a promise to future generations that the world will be bright and clean for many years to come.
If your company is cleaning out it’s offices or moving, we can show up on the day you need and haul away any unnecessary electronics. In the past, we have serviced entire office buildings with piles of unwanted computers, printers, and phones. We do all the removal, loading, organizing, and recycling, and at no charge, regardless of the amount of devices.
Aside from being against the law, the traditional disposal of electronic devices brings with it, a unique set of security risks. With all of our work, we provide certificates of authentication proving that all your sensitive data has been safely and permanently erased from every device that passes through our hands. Our exacting standards for eliminating your data begins when each truck is unloaded.
Every item we pick up will be entered into a virtual database, where it is processed and a record kept for any future needs.
Any item containing data like cell phones, external hard drives, or the hard drives in the computer body are removed and individually destroyed so that no information can ever be retrieved from it. These devices will then be meticulously shredded by our top-of-the-line industrial equipment.
Once we have ensured that all information has been irretrievably removed from the devices, all stickers, identification tags, or markers are removed so that neither you nor your company will be identified down the processing line. We seek to keep not only your information, but also your identity safe. This is especially important for healthcare or securities industries that put a premium on data security.
Our company is built on the principle of going the extra mile to serve our customers with the most convenient, safe, and reliable recycling process possible, and that includes the safety of your information. Just as important for your protection, as soon as the electronic devices leave your company walls and enter our trucks, all liability is transferred to us.
We keep our entire process under scrutiny at all times to ensure that every step is made in compliance with industry standards and our own exacting demands for professionalism.
Once every stage in the recycling process is complete, we send you a certificate of verification, proving that all your data has been removed and the device itself safely and responsibly recycled, instead of committing any of its hazardous components to a landfill. You will receive a hard copy of your certificate that you can keep on hand for future reference if you ever need it.
Over the years, Technology Recyclers has been proud to offer drop off events where we raise local awareness for electronic recycling, as well as offer you a one-stop option for unloading all your unused electronics. These events, mostly for local residents, have been very productive in recycling thousands of pounds of electronics that might otherwise be dumped into landfills.
At some of our community events, in Fishers, Carmel, and Brownsburg just to name a few, we have been able to spend up to six hours in nature, making our world a better, safer place.
In 2016, we took part in 18 community-wide events, and look forward to playing an even bigger role in our community service this next year. Year after year, our business continues to see growth in the amount of hazardous electronics we recycle. We would like to see those numbers continue to rise as we partner with you to reduce and eventually eliminate the irresponsible disposal of harmful electronics.
Last year with your help, we were able to recycle millions of pounds of electronic waste; that’s a huge amount of waste that not only is spared from infesting landfills across the country, but is also being recycled back into the market where the materials can be reused.
Aside from Indiana’s law against disposal, which mostly effects individual residents and business owners, the state also encourages electronics manufacturers to recycle. Mostly effecting manufacturers of televisions, monitors, laptops, and other video display devices, Indiana law requires that each manufacturer arrange for the collection and recycling of devices that equal 60% of the weight in items they sell each year.
In other words, if a company sells 100 pounds of electronics in a year, they are responsible for the recycling of 60 pounds of old electronics over that same year. This is to ensure that most of the electronics that are disposed of every year are recycled instead of dumped. We have personally been involved in many of these operations and have seen literally millions of pounds of electronics pass through our facilities, as they are properly and responsibly recycled.
Aside from these contributions to the environment, we are proud to support our local community through non-profit organizations and charities. Crime Stoppers, Girls Nite International, and Kids Voice of Indiana are just a few of the organizations we support which in turn, give back to the community. By supporting us, you are supporting them and the work they do for the children of Indiana.
Along similar lines, Technology Recyclers has set up events for municipalities and local government officials who work with us to achieve their recycling goals. Because Indiana has laws that encourage the recycling of electronics, many of these organizations are happy to have a free and convenient opportunity to dispose of the many broken electronic devices they acquire over the months.
The services we offer are state-of-the-art, and it all starts with the trucks that arrive on call. We have our own corporate pickup and disposal trucks and offer scheduled pickups for whatever time and place is most convenient for you.
You might have seen us drive around the area; we’re hard to miss. One of the favorite features of our business among kids is our bright pickup trucks, wrapped in blue, green, and orange, respectively. We even have bright bus wraps on buses in Indianapolis. We believe that recycling is not just a responsibility, it’s also fun. It’s one more way in which we can go the extra mile to serve you in the best way possible.
Technology Recyclers is R2 certified, an exacting standard that includes an intensive audit to determine that every step of our recycling process conforms to industry standards.
But we didn’t stop there. We are also HIPAA, FERPA, EH&S, and DoD compliant, continually setting the bar higher for ourselves in our effort to serve you in the most effective, professional way. Our exacting standards of professionalism will give you peace of mind, knowing that your electronic recycling needs are in the right hands.
Technology Recyclers operates in conjunction with the excellent policies advocated by the Indiana Recycling Coalition. These policies include banning yard waste from Indiana landfills, as well as advocating the proper management of waste sites and the recycling of electronics and other harmful materials. Through the years, the Indiana Recycling Coalition has helped pass laws and bans that help the state of Indiana remain environmentally safe and sustainable. We have been pleased to work with these guidelines and laws through the years to provide you with the cleanest, best recycling service available.
One of the biggest areas that separates Technology Recyclers from the pack is our uncompromising commitment to a better workplace environment and our constant innovation.
Due to the basic health concerns that arise in our business, it makes it that much more important for us to ensure our workers’ safety and health, and create an injury-free workplace. Our efforts focus minimizing pollution and maximizing customer satisfaction.
We are committed to constantly growing, moving forward, and improving every aspect of our promise. Quality of service, your convenience and satisfaction, the health and safety for our workers, and a commitment to the environment are all foundational values of our company. We want to earn your trust as the number one provider of electronic recycling service in Indiana.
If you have any questions about our process or availability, feel free to give us a call or email us and we will get you the information you need. No detail is too small for our team’s attention. We are committed to earning your trust as the source for environmentally friendly, secure, and convenient electronic recycling.
We recognize that every individual and every business has different needs. Whatever your chief concerns are, from bulk recycling to secure data removal, we are committed to doing whatever is needed to go above and beyond your expectations, and give you peace of mind that your recycling needs are in the right hands.
By partnering with us in a safe, responsible, and secure recycling of your electronics, you are ensuring that not only are your needs met, but the world will be a safe place for generations to come. We at Technology Recyclers offer a safe, legal, responsible, and absolutely free service. From pickup to the recycling process itself, we are your one-stop solution for any and all electronic recycling needs.
We are continually monitoring our work, looking for areas in which we can improve and innovate every part of the recycling process. This is just part of our effort to be the very finest in the field. We hope we have earned your loyalty as together we seek to save the earth and the people in it. We are Technology Recyclers, the Official Sponsors of Tomorrow.