Your Organization is at RISK with Every Uninformed IT Asset Disposal Decision
There are over 500 Federal and State regulations governing IT asset disposal
Back Thru The Future understands these risks and has the proven tools and the experience to guide our clients through this complicated regulatory landscape
Complying with CT Computer Recycling Regulations
In our opinion, CT manages computer recycling as well as any state in the US. The Connecticut E-Waste Recycling Law requires that all to be disposed of electronics must be recycled. The CT DEEP classifies all computer equipment as a Federal EPA defined and regulated “Universal Waste”.
DEEP regulations specifically state: “E-wastes generated from non-residential sources (commercial, governmental, retail, etc.) are regulated under current federal and state hazardous waste laws. Some electronic materials are considered hazardous waste. Others must be managed in accordance with the (Federal EPA) Universal Waste Regulations (RCSA Section 22a-449(c)-113).”
CT DEEP and Federal EPA universal waste handling regulations require that any processing (recycling) can only be performed by a licensed universal waste destination facility. Only a universal waste destination facility can issue a legally valid environmental compliance certificate stating that the computer equipment has been properly recycled as required by the DEEP..
Back Thru The Future® is a Federal and State registered “Universal Waste Consumer Electronics Destination Facility” (Permit No. CDG120002, EPA ID No. 000075416).
Our “Environmental Compliance Certificate” and EPA audit report meets with the CT E-Waste Laws Requirements
We document each project with a report listing the manufacturer, model, type of equipment, weight and serial number of every item of equipment recycled. This EPA audit report provides a record supporting your compliance to the recycling regulations for every item of equipment disposed of. Keep in mind that without a detailed legally valid environmental compliance certificate and audit report you could be held financially responsible for any environmental clean up costs if a one of your disposed of computers is found in an illegal dump. This is a pretty remote risk but it has happened.
Hard Drive Destruction Under CONNECTICUT D.E.E.P. Regulations
Surveys have shown that the single largest concern by a factor of 2 to 1 by CIOs when recycling computer equipment is data security. The shredding of hard drives is by far the most effective technique for the destruction of recorded data. CT DEEP regulations specifically state:
To “Crush, shred and puncture hard drives and electronic data storage media generated from the disassembly of used electronics” you must be a permitted “universal waste destination facility” as identified under 40 CRF 260 of the Federal EPA universal waste handling code.
Back Thru The Future®, as a licensed universal waste destination facility, provides both onsite and plant-based regulatory compliant hard drive shredding.
We are NAID AAA certified as a secure plant based and mobile hard drive shredding operation.
We were the first computer recycling business in the US to receive this certification and we remain one of only a handful of licensed recyclers with this security certification.
With having both the industry’s highest available environmental and data security credentials why would you risk doing business with anyone with less?
Getting Started On Your Computer Recycling Project
Getting started on your next computer recycling or secure data destruction project is simple and doesn’t cost a penny. Simply either select our “chat” icon for an immediate conversation with our customer service department, or call at your leisure 203-834-3700 or select the contact us button below for an email response
We will provide you with a written project quote within 24 hours of your request. We include a detailed statement of services to be performed. If the quoted costs and services to be performed meet with your approval you can simply give us your verbal approval to proceed. We then arrange a convenient pick up date and collect all necessary information concerning your pick up location. In the event of larger projects or challenging pick up locations, we will send a project manager to determine the resources necessary for the project. Our internal recycling process normally takes between 2 to 3 weeks at which time a project invoice is sent to you and all project documentation is uploaded to our cloud based document archive “Compliance Library™”. Compliance Library provides you with 24/7 access to all of your computer recycling records as well as year to date totals by device for asset management purposes.
We have been providing CT based organizations with computer recycling and secure data destruction services for over 25 years. We have the tightest environmental and data privacy regulatory certifications in the industry. Over time we have developed handling processes that are the most efficient and secure within the computer recycling business. With over 1000 satisfied customers in the Northeast we are confident that we will meet and exceed your expectations.
100% of our client quality control surveys rate both our pre-project and
post-project communications as “Excellent”
92% of our new client quality control surveys have been returned marked “exceeded expectations”.
Why not get a project price quote and find out how inexpensive great service can be?