Professional Electronics Recycling Services in Toronto and the GTA
Electronics waste is a rapidly growing concern in our high-tech world. Heavy metals and synthetic materials which do not break down safely are used to make most modern electronics. And while a lot of thought is typically given to functionality, features and price when purchasing new equipment, the need to plan a disposal process for these sophisticated devices can sometimes come as a surprise. This is where Computation comes in.
At Computation Ltd., we take great pride in the electronics waste diversion ratio we achieve in recycling electronic devices in Toronto. According to our custom-designed Environmental Management System (EMS), we have successfully reduced the waste emitted from our facility to a level approximating that of a single-family home.
We have been providing businesses, corporations and families with environmentally secure recycling solutions in Toronto and across Canada, in tandem with secure electronic data destruction services, since 2001. These services are essential in delivering a complete solution to clients committed to not only complying with environmental and privacy-related regulations and norms but also staying steps ahead. Our goal is to inspire everyone to recycle their obsolete TVs, PCs, laptops, servers, copiers, routers, switches, printers, phones and other electronics rather than sending them to the landfills.
With Computation Ltd. as your electronics waste manager, you can be confident that your devices will be data-free and diverted from landfills for any business or home electronics recycling process. To learn more about safe secure electronics recycling or how we protect your personal data stored away on data hard drives, give us a call today at (416) 629-5667.
How to Recycle Your Old Devices in Toronto
- Collect information on the volume and type of equipment for disposal, data destruction and reporting/certificate of recycling requirements needed for the electronics waste
- Collect logistical information such as pick-up address or desire to deliver, and timing (urgent, deadline, not-pressing)
- Provide your business, corporation, or home with a free and accurate quote
- Once we receive approval for recycling the electronics, we assign staff, and schedule a pick-up or delivery
- Complete any necessary onsite processes at your site such as inventory taking, data destruction, and/or drive removal
- Collect, pack and load materials onto our truck
- Deliver all items to our recycling Toronto facility
- Unpack and audit materials while sorting items into various processing categories, such as data destruction, dismantling, shredding, recycling and refurbishing
- Equipment received is tracked by our system, and a certificate or customized asset management report is issued upon processing completion
How are Electronics Reused?
Recycling and refurbishing processes take place locally in our Toronto recycling facilities, and in neighbouring provinces and states. We dismantle and recycle electronics equipment unsuitable for reuse for its raw material content. Materials from the dismantled electronics that are considered good for reuse are tested using professional computer software programs. We optimize memory, processor speed and hard drive capacity to rebuild and repair devices.
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Acceptable Types of Computers and Electronics for Recycling in Toronto
Regardless of brand, age and physical or working condition, we accept:
- Desktop, tower all-in-one and iMACs
- Tablets & iPads
- Hard drives (HDDs), CPUs, motherboards, cards, fans, heat sinks, optical drives, power supplies, power adapters
- Phones, iPods & Other Portable Devices
- LCD monitors
- CRT monitors
- Audio Speaker Systems
- Printers, copiers, photocopiers, 3D Printers, and multi-function devices
- Toner cartridges
- Routers, switches and access points
- USB sticks and external drives
- Keyboards, mice, speakers, cameras, headphones, joysticks and all other computer accessories and peripherals
- Sound systems and stereos
- Amplifiers, Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers and various Electronic Test and Repair equipment
- Portable digital players
- Gaming consoles, games and accessories
- Drones, R/C vehicles, R/C controls and components
- Power tools, corded and battery-powered
- Cables (ethernet, power, audio, data, etc)
- VCRs, DVD players, tape/cassette players
- Any components from the above
We Protect Your Data Privacy
The issue of securely destroying electronic data to maintain privacy is one that touches us all. As a result, depending on your preference, we either physically destroy your disks or carefully erase your personal and business’ confidential information and files before donating or recycling your desktop PC or laptops. Deleting files, formatting devices or restoring the operating system to factory settings is not sufficient to protect against theft. However, when you drop off your personal or business’ PC, our team uses secure data destruction to eliminate the liability associated with data theft and loss.
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Can You Pick Up My Unwanted Computer?
Yes! In addition to accepting drop-offs at our Toronto Computation location, we can also pick up your old computing and electronics equipment for recycling. Our team has the proper material handling equipment to complete your e-waste pick-up in a timely manner. Contact Computation for free today to make pick-up arrangements from anywhere in the GTA.
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Businesses, educational institutions and households replace their old desktop computers, laptops, and tablets when these devices become obsolete, become damaged or obsolete. Desktops and laptops contain hazardous materials that need to be properly disposed of. Recycling your computer is the best way to get rid of your old devices safely without harming the environment. The recycling process at Computation Ltd. involves carefully and safely applying the 3Rs (reduced, reused, and recycled – in that order). We shall reuse as much of equipment as is possible, either directly following testing and data destruction, or after any recommended refurbishing. After exhausting the reuse potential, the material will be further sorted, dismantled, and shredded, safely disposing of all toxic elements while isolating various components for future use.
If you’ve decided to recycle your computer or laptop, make sure to back up all your important information. At Computation Ltd. we’ll destroy the data on any hard disks or other media we received for recycling from clients, but, for your own piece of mind, to further ensure the safety of your sensitive information, we do not discourage taking your own efforts to delete all your data after taking a backup.
Computers are made of several materials and chemicals that can be harmful to the environment – they shouldn’t be put into the soil. There are also useful materials (typically metals) present that we should not discard, making use of them can reduce our environment footprint by reducing the need for fresh (virgin) raw materials. If not properly handled, these metals and other hazardous elements could enter the landfill and contaminate the environment. Failure to safely dispose of the computers and laptops could poison the water, pollute the air, or contaminate the soil. Dumping your damaged or useless computer can be harmful to wildlife, as well as plants.
We at Computation Ltd, tailor our electronic recycling process to meet the needs of each client. Please connect with us and one of our representatives will collect the following information:
-The address where the equipment is located, if pick-up required, or corporate contact information, if delivering
-The volume and type of equipment
-Any specific processing, data destruction, or certification requirements
Once we get all the needed details and you approve our proposed plan, you can schedule the delivery or pick-up date and time. Your e-waste is transported to our recycling facility for processing. Our computer recycling experts carefully sort items. We figure out which item needs to be audited, have data destroyed, dismantled, recycled, or refurbished. Once the process is complete, you will get a certificate or asset management report.
Households without any reporting requirements can typically deliver “trunkload” volumes to our Toronto facility free of charge, no appointment is needed. For larger volumes, big pieces, pick-ups, or data destruction requirements please contact us
Computation Ltd. offers comprehensive e-waste recycling services for all makes and models of information technology (IT) and audio-video (AV) equipment. In addition, we recycle a variety of home electronics, power tools, phones, gaming consoles, cables, drones, small e-mobility devices (scooters, hoverboards, unicycles), and ASIC cryptocurrency mining equipment. Irrespective of the condition and age of your device, we can recycle desktop computers, servers, SANs, laptops, printers of all brands, iMac, tablets and iPads, CPUs, hard drives, motherboards, LCD monitors, keyboards, peripherals, accessories and more.
We generate a lot of waste material that needs to be properly disposed of. Recycling, as we see it, is the method of converting waste materials, which would otherwise be thrown away as trash, into new useful items by recovering the raw materials, or new-old items by refurbishing them and restoring them to their original purpose. Recycling helps in protecting the environment from contamination, as well as conserves energy and natural resources.
About Computation Ltd.
Computation is a full-service technical support provider for all types of electronics. Our specialties include desktop and laptop support (Windows and Apple), server maintenance and configuration, data recovery, SAN support, printer repair, LAN administration, wifi and VPN setup, ethernet cable and camera installation, electronics recycling Toronto, data destruction, drives recycling electronics, recycle steward services, and IT asset management. We have been serving Canadian businesses, corporations, industries, families, small businesses and educational institutions in Canada from coast to coast since 2001.
Computation Ltd. provides professional electronics recycling services to families and businesses in cities around Canada including Guelph, Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary and Guelph.