In our recently released white paper, “Choosing a Technology Recycling Vendor in 5 Steps” , we outlined how an organization can gather and sort their e-waste. While most recyclers will pick up any pile of electronic equipment, grouping your e-waste will make it easier for you to get an accurate quote. It may also help you see what types of equipment you’re disposing of at a rapid pace and what you can re-purpose.

Some of your e-waste may need to be destroyed and shredded, such as hard drives, tape drives, CDs, cell phones, etc., while other devices may have some scrap metal value or even precious metals in the electronic components. Sorting your devices will allow you to have a conversation with your recycler about how much equipment you have, your logistics requirements, and the services you need.

Here is a suggested list of categories to sort your e-waste. You can physically sort it, or create a list as it’s gathered:

  1. Medical Devices
  2. Computers
    1. Laptops
    2. Desktops
    3. Tablets
    4. Cell phones
  3. Printers/Fax machines/Scanners
  4. Drives
    1. Hard drives/SSD
    2. Tape drives or other storage devices
    3. Thumb drives
  5. Batteries
    1. Small batteries
    2. Power supplies and other large batteries
  6. Peripherals
    1. Keyboard, mice, cables, cameras, microphones,
      headsets, switches etc.
  7. Miscellaneous
    1. Racks
    2. Audio Visual equipment
    3. Phones
    4. Point of Sale equipment
    5. Miscellaneous equipment or parts

Contact us if you have any questions – our team of professionals can help you evaluate, sort, and inventory your electronic devices.

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