You’ve got retired IT assets and we have a concierge solution. But how does such a large load get to an electronics recycling facility?

Learn the steps your electronics recycling partner should take to provide a seamless logistics process for your business. And, discover how electronics recyclers can handle even the largest pickups (so you can rest easy knowing your end-of-life IT assets are being handled securely and safely).

What steps are involved in the IT asset pick-up process?

You shouldn’t be expected to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to computer recycling pickup day. A savvy electronics recycler will work alongside you to make the process as smooth as possible for your business. This removes any guesswork, and frees you up to focus on your other work.

Here is an outline of an ideal IT asset pickup process, and solutions we’ve found to be helpful for our clients during each step of the process:

1. Package

It’s important to package IT assets properly from a regulatory and resale value perspective. Many electronic components (i.e., batteries) need to be handled properly to avoid becoming damaged or broken in the moving process. Businesses need the right packaging materials on hand to treat IT assets with care and retain their retail value.

To avoid any confusion, we offer our clients detailed instructions on how to ensure your electronic assets arrive at our processing facility in the best condition. For larger pickups, we provide an online supply request form that enables next-day delivery of packaging materials, like gaylord boxes, pallets, packaging tape and shrinkwrap.

2. Prep

It can feel overwhelming to face the daunting task of figuring out which IT assets need to go where, when, and how. Whether it’s sorting through multiple recycling vendors or dealing with pickup schedules, much time can be wasted in the logistics of prepping materials for packaging and pickup.

We customize an intuitive pickup request form for our clients based on their specific site location and needs. This form can narrow down what type(s) of electronics need to be picked up, how the items should be picked up based on the site setup, and what certificates and asset lists need to be collected ahead of time.

3. Pickup

Once items are packaged and prepped, you can schedule a pickup. An electronics recycler should consider what pickup equipment is needed, variations at each pickup site, and pickup schedules. 

Being proactive on the front end of the pickup logistics process can mean avoiding late arrivals and confusion on pickup day. With our helpful packaging supply form and next-day delivery, as well as our customized pickup form, we are able to provide our clients with a quicker pickup and shipping process overall.

What else do I need to know for electronic recycling pickup day?

On your end, you can do a few things to cut costs and hassle in the electronics recycling process. Here are some other helpful tips to know when preparing for your e waste pickup day:

  • Some retired assets may result in additional processing charges. Check with your electronics recycler for clarification on which IT assets may fall into this category.
  • Requesting destruction rather than recycling reduces the value of your e-waste.
  • Do not degauss or punch holes through hard drives, as that will make assets unfit for resale.
  • Broken electronics often result in less recovered value, so ensure all items are packaged appropriately as instructed.
  • Ensure you have a full load of e waste before scheduling a pickup, as additional pickups may result in increased freight cost.

Finally, remember that a qualified electronics recycler will be able to securely wipe and sanitize all data to code—and provide confirmation that no data can be recovered—for any materials being recycled or refurbished. Contact us today for more information on how you can streamline the electronics recycling pickup process and have peace of mind that your company’s proprietary information remains safe.

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