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.
COMPUTER ELECTRONICS RECYCLING INDIANAPOLIS
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.
Throwing Electronics in the Trash is Illegal
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.
Electronics Don’t Belong in Landfills
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.
Rate of Obsolescence
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.
Mining Valuable Material
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.
Recycling vs. Mining
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.
What We Recycle
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.
Free Pickup Services
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.
Certificate of Destruction
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.
Electronic Drop Off Events
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.
Electronic Manufacturers Required to Recycle 60%
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.
Assisting Local Governments
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.
Not Your Average Recycling Trucks
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.
Innovation and Improvement
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.
With the changing of the seasons and a few extra warm days in November, many people are motivated to do some cleaning around the house, which can result in piles of things no longer needed or desired.
Electronics and other items can be dangerous and toxic to the environment if not disposed of properly.
While it may sound expensive to find the right way to get rid of them, stores like Best Buy will take many of your old electronics for free and properly recycle them.
Some electronics can even earn you money if you trade in or upgrade.
Click here to learn more about Best Buy’s trade-in program.
The store even accepts electronics that are dated and determined to not be of value.
The only catch is that you are only allowed three items per day.
Best Buy says its stores have collected more than one billion pounds of electronics and appliances, making it the largest retail-recycle program in the country.
If you have a lot of electronics, Green Wave Computer Recycling will accept an unlimited amount with little to no restrictions.
“Everyone has electronics to recycle. They have old electronics and at one point they will have to get rid of those electronics,” Hiday said.
And you’ll find a lot of unwanted electronics spanning decades at their east side facility.
Basically, if it plugs in, they’ll take it all for free – no limit. The only exception is tube and console TVs, which cost $20 to recycle due to the unique lead components inside.
To put it in prospective, the parts from one computer is broken down and sorted into nearly two dozen different boxes.
“We either dismantle or shred down to the different metal or plastic components and within those components are precious metals, everything from trace amounts of gold, silver, platinum,” Hiday explained.
They’ll also shred and destroy all of your data, if you haven’t already.
They are open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.- 3 p.m at 9206 East 33rd Street in Indianapolis. Learn more here.
While we are still several weeks away from a visit from Old Saint Nick, there’s a major advantage to going through decorations early.
You can earn up to $25 toward a strand of new Christmas lights by recycling your old ones, regardless of whether or not they work.
From Nov. 5-15, Home Depot will issue a coupon for up to $5 off a strand of lights, limit five per group.
You even have options for recycling old VHS Tapes.
Many counties and services have stopped accepting VHS tapes, but a facility in Indianapolis still collects them for free.
Plastic Recycling, Inc. is located at 2015 South Pennsylvania Street in Indianapolis and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Click here to learn about the VHS recycling program.
Old prescription glasses can also be recycled through the Lions Club. Many optometrists, including Ossip, will accept glasses on behalf of the Club.
Click here to learn about the Lions Club recycling program.
Schools are also joining in the recycling movement, which culminates with America Goes Green Day on November 15.
Over the past two weeks as part of a project, they’ve been taking lesson to heart.
For the past two weeks, they’ve been working on environmental projects, including planting sunflowers to lure back the bees.
Green Wave Computer Recycling is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and provides recycling services to local, regional, and national customers. Let us solve your e-waste problem today!
Millions of computers, laptops, monitors, printers, televisions, and other electronics become obsolete each year in the United States. These items contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and other heavy metals not suitable for our landfills. Our audited recycling process ensures complete recycling and data destruction every time.
We are providing you a one point of contact for all of your computer and electronic waste (e-waste) recycling/disposal needs. After we break down materials to commodity form, your electronic waste is processed through a network of premier recycling partners that are ISO Certified among other industry-specific certifications.
We would like to thank all corporate, educational, non-profit, general public, and government clients that helped us recycle over 15.75 million pounds of electronics last year!
Recycling is easy and FREE at Green Wave Computer Recycling! We do not charge disposal fees for electronic items (excluding certain televisions). FREE drop-offs include:
And Much More…!
Founded in 2007, Green Wave Computer Recycling has grown from a local electronics recycler to one of the largest privately-owned Midwestern electronics recyclers/collectors. We also service numerous national accounts from coast to coast and provide unique collection and recycling solutions for local, regional, and national customers.
We currently operate a 55,000 square foot processing facility in Indianapolis, IN with several satellite collection points throughout the Midwest along with a fleet of trucks and trailers to service numerous accounts. In 2016, we are projected to recycle over 18 million pounds of electronic waste
Green Wave Computer Recycling will continually improve our systems while striving to minimize adverse impacts on the environment throughout the operations and managing the end of the product life, including recovery, reuse, recycle and disposal programs and only ensure that it only exports equipment and components to countries that legally accept them.
Green Wave Computer Recycling helps you and your organization properly recycle your e-waste and destroy data-containing items to ensure security. We offer complete, auditable, e-waste recycling solutions for businesses, organizations, government agencies, solid waste districts, and the general public. For more information regarding our recycling services, CLICK HERE.
We currently eliminate millions of pounds of electronic waste from entering our landfills each year. In 2016, we are projected to recycle over 18 million pounds of electronic waste. Our 55,000 square foot Indianapolis processing facility receives and processes semi truck loads of electronics each and every day from customers across the nation.
Green Wave Computer Recycling holds itself to a high standard in terms of data security, environmentally compliant recycling practices, social responsibility, and recovering value through reuse. All of these goals fall in line with a voluntary e-waste recycling standard known as R2, which was developed by several industry stakeholders in conjunction with the United States EPA and requires third party audits of our facility, process, and procedures.
When you partner with Green Wave, you can rest assured that your equipment will be processed according to the industry’s best practices, which means that your equipment will not end up in landfills or exported to unapproved toxic dumps in developing countries. We utilize a network of R2-approved partners along with many, ISO 9001 certified and ISO 14001 certified partners for any processed scrap material that leaves our facility. To reduce liability and protect your company’s reputation, make sure you’re using an R2 certified recycling partner like us.
If you have questions regarding our process or other aspects of our business please call or e-mail us. We would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. CONTACT INFORMATION
Green Wave Computer Recycling holds itself to the highest standard in terms of data and facility security, environmentally sound recycling processes, social responsibility, worker health and safety, and recovering value through reuse. All of these goals fall in line with a voluntary e-waste recycling standard known as R2, which was developed by several industry stakeholders in conjunction with the United States EPA and requires third party audits of our facility.
Environmental, Health & Safety Policy
Green Wave Computer Recycling is committed to following the requirements of ISO 14001: 2004, OHSAS 18001: 2007 and the R2: 2013 Standard and to maintain conformance to the requirements of our EH&S management system. We are equally committed to meet or exceed our customer requirements, to continually improve our processes, to prevent pollution and work place injuries, and to maintain compliance with relevant environmental, Occupational Health and Safety and data security legislation and regulations. The goal of Green Wave Computer Recycling’s operation is to have a positive impact on the environment through responsible recycling practices that includes the conservation of metals, plastic and other non-renewable resources. Consistent with these core operations, it is Green Wave Computer Recycling’s overall goal to accomplish our business objectives while meeting and exceeding the environmental and health & safety expectations of our management, employees, customers, suppliers and regulators.
We will continually improve our systems while striving to minimize adverse impacts on the environment by managing used and end-of-life electronic equipment, components and materials – with respect to both on-site activities and the selection of downstream vendors – using a “reuse, recover, dispose” hierarchy of responsible management strategies.
To achieve the above statement of this EH&S and other objectives, Green Wave Computer Recycling is committed to:
Ensuring that these policies are appropriate to our operations and the potential environmental impacts and health and safety risks
Complying with all relevant EH&S legal requirements, customer and product requirements, industry guidelines and any other EH&S commitments made by Green Wave Computer Recycling
Striving for continual improvement
Preventing work place injuries and ill health
Providing the framework for establishing EH&S goals
Increasing customer satisfaction
Prevention of pollution
Ensuring that this system and policies are communicated and understood by all persons working for or on behalf of Green Wave Computer Recycling
Making the EH&S policy available to the public
Ensuring that this EH&S policy is reviewed and amended, as necessary and appropriate
We recognize that the responsibility for protection of the environment and worker health & safety are shared, requiring cooperation between employees and top management. Green Wave Computer Recycling will continually improve our environmental performance through responsible recycling practices. This will include setting goals, taking into consideration our business, financial, operational and legal requirements as well as the views of interested parties.
We have public drop off days where you can bring your old computers, laptops, televisions, and other electronic equipment to our facility. Items dropped off at our location on public drop off days are processed in the exact same secure, process that we use for our business and government clients. We destroy all your personal data.
Our employees will help you unload your vehicle!
Public drop-off hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:00am-3:00pm
*No appointment needed
Green Wave’s Central Indiana Recycling Center
9206 E 33rd St
Indianapolis, IN 46235
Whether you have 10 items or 10,000,000 items, we are able to have our professional, uniformed, pickup crew come in one of our company-owned trucks to your company or organization’s facility to remove the old computers, monitors, laptops, and other electronic equipment. Our service includes, but not limited to, our crew doing the removal, loading, and secure transportation of your electronic equipment back to our processing facility.
We provide your company with complete data and environmental compliance documentation after the items are processed.
Green Wave Computer Recycling is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and services the Midwest with our fleet of company-owned trucks. We also service several national accounts with a network or partner freight providers.
To schedule a pickup for your business or organization, please call or e-mail us. We have large corporations and government references available upon request.
We can customize our tailored services to fit your company’s unique needs whether it be dropping a semi trailer at your location, leaving pallets and Gaylord Boxes, or providing you with smaller packaging material for accumulation for smaller items. Let us know how we can help!
We built Green Wave to address two issues that exist when disposing of old electronic equipment:
1. Data Security Management is achieved by the following:
24/7 video monitoring at our facility
Strict employee access/movement procedures
Proper tracking of serial numbers
Quality control checks on internal processes and procedures
Highest quality walk through metal detectors for exiting our processing facility
3rd part audits conducted several times a year at our facility by multiple vendors.
2. Proper environmental treatment of electronic waste products that enter our processing plant.
After the computer and electronic items leave your company or organization’s facility or are dropped off at our facility, all liabilities are transferred to Green Wave Computer Recycling. When the items arrive at our facility, each data containing item is scanned into our database (can be done at your location before physical removal) to ensure the recycling and data destruction process is tracked. The hard drives are pulled from the computers and physically destroyed (which can also be done onsite at your facility) to disable any information from being recovered. The hard drives are then thrown into a larger container to be shredded for metal recovery. We process cell phones, MP3 players, copy machines, networking equipment, and other data containing devices in the same manner.
Asset tags and company ID tags are removed from devices to ensure that your company or organization’s identity is unknown to our recycling partners who refine the plastics and metals. This brings peace of mind for clients whom want to remain anonymous. This is one of the many ways that Green Wave Computer Recycling is able to better serve clients.
Once the recycling process is completed, a “Data Destruction & Proper Recycling Document” is mailed to you to keep on file.
We know once you experience the Green Wave process you will NEVER want to switch to another company for the proper disposal of your items. We are a privately held (owner operated) business that constantly attempts to improve our recycling flow process to better service our existing customers and future customers.
Green Wave Computer Recycling offers a variety of unique Asset Management services which enables business and organizations to recover market value of their electronic assets while protecting their brand and making sure that data security is achieved to its fullest.
Green Wave can provide numerous levels of Asset Management from simplest service of recording asset numbers and providing a Data Destruction & Proper Recycling report, to the most detailed, white glove service of de-installation of equipment, on-site packaging, on site data destruction, serial number capturing, market analysis, and marketing the equipment on the secondary markets, while paying special attention to data security. We have provided numerous, unique Asset Management solutions for customers.
Collection & Transportation
In addition to providing various electronics recycling solutions to customers, Green Wave also partners with various municipalities, organizations, and corporations to provide satellite electronics recycling collection solutions and can even host an electronics recycling collection event. We can do everything from dropping a semi trailer for customers to fill up over time and switching it out when full, to picking up a smaller load in one of our box trucks.
With a fleet of several box trucks, semi trucks, and numerous trailers, we can handle any of your logistical needs wherever you are located.
Product Destruction & Shredding
Green Wave can provide customers with an economical, secure, and compliant destruction process for any type of product. We protect our customers’ liability by ensuring that products are completely destroyed and properly recycled. Similar to our electronics destruction process, we provide you a Data Destruction & Proper Recycling Document that details the items that we destroyed and recycled.
Whether you require safe disposal and destruction of a recalled product to protect a trademark, or destruction of obsolete products, we can provide you with the documentation and comfort knowing your products will not end up in the wrong hands.
Not only do we shred electronics and hard drives, we also shred numerous other types of items such as the following:
Apparel & Footwear
Obsolete & Discontinued Items
Contact us today to discuss how we can help you!
Green Wave Computer Recycling is not just a collector of electronics, but also a recycler of electronics, which means that we dismantle or shred electronic items down to the commodity grade components for further processing.
The dismantling and shredding process produces various types of plastics, metals, precious metals, and other material that are then baled, combined, and/or flattened to be sent off for further processing in the United States or in Europe. For example, the plastic cases from computer monitors or printers are ground into small pieces to be utilized in the manufacturing of new products. The steel is shredded, melted, and then made into new steel, which may end being used to manufacture your new car or furniture.
We do not export any materials to be dismantled. We operate a dismantling line in our 55,000 square foot facility that processes various materials, five days a week.
We adhere to a 0% landfill policy for focus materials. We strive to achieve this policy by adhering to the various regulations set for in the R2 Standard as well as other relevant ISO certifications. We even recycle the cardboard, paper, aluminum pop cans, and pallets that we use in our facility!
For more information regarding our recycling process, please CONTACT us today!
As we replace old electronic products with newer models, the stockpile of used and obsolete products grows. In the United States, millions of electronic devices are discarded each year, making electronics one of the fastest growing parts of the waste stream.
Electronics contain heavy metals, including lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium that can be harmful if released into the environment. Recycling electronics ensures these materials are safely managed and that valuable materials such as steel, glass, and plastic, as well as precious metals such as copper, gold, tin, silicon, and aluminum are reclaimed for the manufacturing of new products. Reusing and recycling raw materials from e-waste conserves natural resources and avoids pollution. Indiana’s E-Cycle Program allows for many electronic devices to be kept out of landfills and incinerators and creates recycling opportunities for Indiana residents.
The following items are prohibited from being discarded by Indiana households, public (including charter) schools, and small businesses:
Computers (including desktops, laptops, and tablets)
Peripherals (including keyboards, mice, external hard drives, printers, all-in-one printer/scanner/copiers, projectors, and any other devices that are sold exclusively for external use with a computer and provide input into or output from a computer)
DVD players (including gaming systems that are able to play DVDs)
Digital photo frames
Digital media players
DVR/TiVo devices (including cable boxes and satellite boxes, but not satellite dishes)
Portable GPS navigation systems
RecycleForce provides a wide array of comprehensive recycling services to numerous clients and partners across Indiana. Whether you’re a resident looking to get rid of that pile of junk that’s been sitting in your basement for months, or you’re a business that needs comprehensive waste disposal services, RecycleForce can meet your needs in timely and cost-efficient way.We can recycle anything with a cord. We also accept all household recycling, cardboard, and bikes and bicycle accessories.
A cleaner environment.
RecycleForce provides a wide array of comprehensive recycling services to numerous clients and partners across Indiana. Whether you’re a resident looking to get rid of that pile of junk that’s been sitting in your basement for months or a business that needs comprehensive waste disposal services, RecycleForce can meet your needs in a timely and cost-efficient way.
While RecycleForce specializes in recycling electronic waste, we offer recycling collection for a whole host of materials, including plastic, aluminum, paper and cardboard. And all our services are low or no cost.
Because we’re a non-profit recycler, it’s possible some of your e-waste items may qualify as a donation that can be applied to your tax return. So you not only get rid of that stuff that’s been gathering dust for years—you get a tax benefit too.
There are several ways to get involved and support RecycleForce’s environmental and social missions.
Attend any of our upcoming community events and drop off your old electronics or other recyclables. You get rid of old stuff cluttering your house or office, and we get funding to support our workforce training program by breaking down, reusing and disposing of your recyclables. Everybody wins, including the environment!
You can make a financial donation to our organization. Your contribution will help fund our job training programs and expand our environmental services as well. And donations are tax deductable.
If your business or non-profit is looking for waste disposal services—especially e-waste—then consider becoming a RecycleForce corporate partner. RecyleForce has been providing e-waste disposal services for a number of corporate and government partners, and we can do the same for your organization or business.
RecycleForce accepts donations from generous individuals, foundations, corporations and other organizations. Take a look at some of our supporters that make it possible for us to execute our mission.
Creating jobs and changing lives.
RecycleForce is a prime example of how social causes can be brought together to have a broader community impact.
Using the revenue generated by its recycling business, RecycleForce is helping formerly incarcerated individuals rebuild their lives by providing gainful employment and comprehensive social services.
Ex-offenders have the odds stacked against them upon their release. Most have no job and no home to return to. Without these foundational elements, the rate of reoffending and returning to the criminal justice system is incredibly high—up to 50% in Indianapolis/Marion County.
RecycleForce helps ex-offenders break down the barriers to employment by providing transitional jobs for up to six months, as well as comprehensive services designed to get their lives back on track. The RecycleForce model offers program participants an integrated focus on jobs skills, character development and personal counseling. This “wrap-around” approach greatly increases the chance of sustained future employment and decreases the instances of re-offending.
The RecycleForce program extends well beyond the six-month transitional job opportunity. By working with industry partners and employers committed to hiring ex-offenders, RecycleForce helps facilitate the transition for program participants from temporary work to full-time, gainful employment.
As the recipient of a 2013 Community Crime Prevention Grant, RecycleForce served 30 offenders referred from Duvall Residential Center. Program participants received a dozen OSHA training certifications, temporary employment to develop work skills, assistance with managing reentry mandates, and permanent job placement assistance.
There are programs to keep unwanted televisions from ending up in a landfill.
Like 37 million other Americans, maybe you bought a flat-panel TV last year. And now you don’t know what to do with your old picture-tube TV.
If you live in Marion County, it’s not easy to recycle them, but it’s important for the environment. Each picture tube contains up to 4 pounds of lead that can be released if the glass screen shatters in a trash bin or landfill.
The Environmental Protection Agency says only about 18 percent of the 27 million TVs discarded in 2007 were recycled. The agency estimates another 99 million TVs are in storage.
Mary Mazelin of Indianapolis says she tries to do her part. She recycles her newspapers and aluminum cans, and she went the extra mile to make sure her picture-tube TV got recycled last year. “It’s just a little bit, but I think it all adds up,” she says.
The city/county ToxDrop program only accepts TVs 27 inches or smaller during special “ToxAway Day” events held a few times each year for Marion and Boone County residents. And you might even be turned away.
“We reached our capacity way before folks stopped coming,” Steve Hardiman, spokesman for the city of Indianapolis, says of last year’s events. “Knowing that the need is there … we’ve got to identify more funds to expand the program.”
The city collected 2,377 TVs in 2009, a 140 percent increase from the 992 TVs collected in 2008.
Recycling old TVs is a bit easier in neighboring Hamilton County. Any size TV may be dropped off at no charge during business hours at the Household Hazardous Waste Center in Noblesville. Proof of Hamilton County residency is required.
The facility had a 109 percent increase in TV recycling in 2009 as compared to the previous year, says program manager Jeff Rushforth.
Places such as highly rated Green Wave Recycling near Sunnyside Road and Pendleton Pike in Lawrence Township will recycle your TV for a fee. Workforce Inc. at North Sherman Drive and East Michigan Street in Indianapolis also accepts TVs during regular business hours. Fees at both places start at $5.
Nearly every manufacturer will take their own brands for free. Visit epa.gov/waste/partnerships/plugin for a list of requirements and further information.
A new law enacted this year requires Indiana electronics manufacturers to recycle 60 percent of the items they sell each year, says Carey Hamilton of the Indiana Recycling Coalition. Companies must use state-registered recyclers that have proven they will handle the electronic waste in an environmentally responsible way.
Curbside recycling of electronic waste – or just letting people dump their TV in a recycling bin – may never happen due to safety concerns.
“If the electronics break or are crushed, there is potential that some of the harmful materials contained in the electronics could contaminate other materials, not to mention the harm it could cause the people handling the material and the environment,” says Kären Haley, director of Indianapolis’ Office of Sustainability.
“This is the primary reason why we have trained individuals handle the electronics received at the city-sponsored electronic recycling events.”
Electronic Recycling Services Indianapolis, Indiana
If you are interested in electronic recycling in Indianapolis, Indiana, call Zore’s Recycling at 317- 244-0700 today. We are Indy’s leading electronic and scrap metal recyclers and will offer the highest return on scrap metal prices in town. We accept everything from old stereo equipment and DVD players, to computers, laptops, cell phones, and more! Don’t just throw your old electronics in the trash; recycle them for the sake of the environment as well as your wallet! Talk to our team at Zore’s to learn more about electronic recycling in Indianapolis, and where to get started!
Recycling Electronics Indianapolis, IN
Recycling electronics in Indianapolis, IN is easy! You can even make a little cash along the way! Just call Zore’s Recycling at 317-244-0700, day or night. We offer all types of recycling services, including all electronic equipment, waste, scrap, and devices. Recycle old fax machines, landline phones, alarm clocks, computers, camcorders, speakers, and more. The more you recycle, the more cash you can possible take home! Be sure to recycle electronics instead of tossing them in the trash. Give us a call any time for more information about recycling electronics in Indianapolis, IN and its surrounding neighborhoods.
Electronics We Recycle:
Computer Keyboards and Mouses
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF RECYCLING
“2012 will be a year to celebrate the 100 years my family has been recycling in our fair community. We hope to have a few exciting announcements about our future and hopefully one or more parties.”
A LEADER IN ELECTRONICS RECYCLING
Eric Goldsmith has been a leader in electronics recycling and played a key role in the Indiana Recycling Coalition’s (IRC) e-Scrap Program by participating in the development of many of the best practices for the industry and was instrumental in a statewide education campaign on proper electronics management. In 2006, NUVO named Eric Goldsmith an “Environmental Hero” for his work.
At eScrapinc we specialize in the logistics of removing, recycling, and reselling used computer and electronic equipment.
You may need our services if you:
Have a large quantity of computer or other electronic equipment requiring disposal
Need specific computer or other electronic items that are no longer produced
Computer equipment contains large quantities of lead, mercury, and cadmium. This equipment, if not recycled properly, will leach toxic metals into the earth, potentially fouling groundwater, wells, and streams.
As a result of these issues, it is now a federal crime for an organization to send more than 220 pounds of electronic equipment to a landfill. When a large volume of equipment is found in a landfill, the EPA has recently started tracking serial numbers back to the original owners.
eScrapinc gives you the option of recycling your used computers, printers, monitors and other electronic equipment quickly, painlessly, and legally. With one phone call we can handle the logistics of picking up your equipment, processing it, and recycling it in the most appropriate and environmentally sound manner.
What Happens To My Equipment
The challenge of recycling electronic equipment is that while used equipment may contain good parts and recyclable materials, the process of separating those materials is labor intensive. In the cases where the used value of the equipment does not cover the labor associated with recycling it, we charge for our services. This charge is generally far more cost effective than storing the equipment, paying your staff to legally dispose of the equipment, or the fines associated with illegally dumping the equipment.
When your equipment arrives at our location, it is sorted and goes through several steps:
Any data destruction services you have requested are performed
Equipment for which there is a strong resale market is tested and stocked. This is our preferred scenario as it allows the equipment to remain in use and completely removes it from the recycling stream.
Non-Functional equipment is either demanufactured by us, or sent to equipment specific vendors for demanufacturing. Working parts are used to repair similar equipment and broken parts move on to the next step in the recycling process.
Equipment that is broken or for which there is no market is completely stripped and individual recyclable materials such as plastic and steel are sent to material specific recyclers.
Circuit boards are sent to companies that recover the individual chips from the board, properly dispose of the solder, and send the printed circuit itself on for recycling.
We understand the pressure on your IT staff. Conversions to new technology require the full attention of your staff, leaving retired equipment such as computers, printers and monitors to pile up in back rooms. Quicker technology cycles mean that disposal will become more a problem in the future. We solve your disposal problem by handling all the logistics associated with equipment disposal.
eScrapinc will pick up used electronic equipment, stack it properly to avoid in transit damage, load it onto our trucks, and take it to our warehouse for sorting, demanufacturing, and recycling.
We know that data that may be left on hard drives is a significant concern. We offer four levels of data protection for hard drives.
Department of Defense compliant reformatting
Erasing the drive with a high intensity magnetic field
Disabling the drive by drilling the platters
Shredding the drive
When you work with eScrapinc, you can be assured that your electronic equipment will not be illegally dumped and traced back to you. We feel so strongly about proper disposal that we insure our customers against the improper disposal methods used by some of our competitors.
Do you have a proven but aging technical infrastructure? Do you need to keep everything running while you wait for the budget to upgrade? eScrapinc can help. We stock the technologies that were common yesterday but can no longer be purchased new. Whether you need dot matrix printers, token ring network components, or a power supply, we can help you manage risk and stretch your IT budget.
Give us a call and let us know your needs in advance. We process over 75 tons of electronic equipment a month. We can get you the specific replacement components that will reduce the risk and associated costs of downtime. We offer you peace of mind that if aging equipment does break, you can have your systems up and running quickly and painlessly.
We normally stock:
Laser and Dot Matrix Printers
What do you do with your old computers and monitors? If you are like most schools, they collect in a back room taking up valuable storage space. A single color monitor contains between four and six pounds of lead. Storing old equipment indefinitely, or simply putting it in your dumpster, is not an option. Reclaim your storeroom by calling eScrapinc. We handle all the logistics of packing your equipment on pallets, removing it with our trucks, and demanufacturing the equipment for recycling.
We are a proven company within the electronics recycling community, participating in many organizational internships and awareness programs. This leadership role insures that your equipment will be handled using the latest and best environmental practices.
Most professors, teachers, and students value sound ecological practices. Take advantage of the opportunity to make your school stand out for its sound electronics disposal practices.