Computer Recycling in New Jersey


Computer recycling is regulated by the NJ DEP

New Jersey has one of the most restrictive computer recycling regulations in the US. The NJ DEP, along with 7 other State environmental regulatory agencies, has classified computer equipment as “Universal Waste”. Therefore, universal waste is managed by the EPA and has a regulated set of waste disposal handling requirements.  Under these handling guidelines, only properly registered “Universal Waste Destination Facilities” are permitted to process (recycle) universal waste.  The NJ DEP identifies NJ based computer recycling destination facilities as Class D Universal Waste Consumer Electronics facilities. Under the 2011 enacted NJ E-waste law, class D facilities are authorized to recycle computers and issue a valid computer recycling environmental compliance certificate.

Back Thru The Future is one of only 9 Class D licensed facilities in the State of NJ. 


Our Secure, Sanitized Container Service for

Bulk Collection of IT Assets, Electronic DevicesE-Media,

Medical Devices and much more make recycling easy, fast, and safe. 


  • Sanitized containers – before and after pickup 
  • Secure Containers – locks and seal included 
  • One touch disposal eliminate handling materials multiple times  
  • No touch electronic bills of lading 
  • On demand container delivery and pickup 
  • Various size containers available 
  • One annual price means one annual purchase order  

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NJ DEP Licensed & Certified Secure Computer Recycling

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  • Simple, clear project control process
  • All documentation is digital
  • Project quality control follow-up
  • 30 years in computer recycling business
  • Same Day Written Quotes
  • No Frustrating Voice Mail
  • Cloud Based Project Documentation
  • 1000+ Clients

Back Thru The Future® is a federal and state registered “Universal Waste Consumer Electronics Destination Facility” (Permit No. CDG120002, EPA ID No. 000075416)

Don’t be mislead by businesses identifying themselves as NJ DEP “registered” computer recyclers.

Registered is not “licensed”.  The NJ e-waste law requires that electronic equipment must be recycled by a “licensed” electronic recycler.  In NJ that means a NJ DEP Class D licensed recycler.   Universal waste regulations require anyone handling or storing more than 11,000 pounds of universal waste must “register” with both the Federal EPA and NJ DEP as a “Large Quantity Universal Waste Handler”.  Handlers are specifically prohibited from processing (recycling) the stored material.  Most registered handlers are used computer resellers and can not issue a regulatory valid computer recycling certificate as required under the NJ e-waste law.

Our EPA audit report provides the details required to pass an EPA audit

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 detailed EPA audit report provides a record proving your compliance to recycling regulations. If a one of your computers is found in an illegal dump and you don’t have this legally valid environmental compliance certificate and audit report, you could be held financially responsible for any environmental clean up costs.

Hard drive destruction under NJ DEP regulations

Surveys have shown that when recycling computer equipment, the single largest concern by CIOs is data security. The shredding of hard drives is the most effective technique for the destruction of recorded data. NJ DEP 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….

We are NAID AAA certified as a secure on or offsite hard drive shredding operation.

Back Thru The Future was the first computer recycling business in the US to receive this certification. Additionally, we are the only NJ Class D licensed computer recycling facility that is also NAID AAA certified.

Back Thru The Future is a NJ based computer recycling company with over 30 years of experience. With our unique credentials as the only NJ DEP Class D licensed computer recycling company that is also a NAID AAA certified secure data destruction facility, we are the preferred computer recycling company for NJ based businesses.  We currently support nearly 70% of all NJ community banks and hospitals.  Our customer list includes many major NJ centric organizations.

ISO 9001- QMS, 14001- EMS, 45001- OH & S certified

ISO (International Standards Organization) certifications are an audited set of International standards. They require that all processes be documented and that a rigorous quality control process be maintained. This includes not only internal processes, but it also requires certified entities to monitor customer satisfaction.

100% of our customer surveys rate us “excellent” for project related communications.

Diversity vendor qualified

Back Thru The Future is certified by the SBA and NJ Economic Development Agency as a Small Business Enterprise and are certified by WBENC as a “Woman’s Owned Business”.  We are an active participant in many organizational diversity inclusion programs.

R2 certified

R2  (Responsible Recycling) is an international recycling industry standard for the environmentally responsible disposal of electronic equipment. Certification is an audited process to confirm that the recycling business has appropriate policies and procedures for the disposal of obsolete electronics. R2, ISO (Environmental, OSHA, Quality Control) and NAID AAA security certifications are considered the “gold” standard for regulatory “Vendor Due Diligence” requirements.  

NAID AAA secure data destruction certified

We are the only NJ DEP Class D permitted facility that is also NAID AAA certified for both plant based and mobile hard drives shredding.

Getting started on your computer recycling project

Your next computer recycling or secure data destruction project can be easy, fast, and safe. Call us at 973-823-9752 to request a quote or select the contact us button below for an email response

The Process

Our team will help you determine what you need. We will then provide you with a written project quote and include a detailed statement of services to be performed. If the quoted costs and services meet with your approval, we will 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.  At the completion of your project, all project documentation is uploaded to our web based document archive “Compliance Library™”. This provides a convenient location to retrieve all project related documentation and also creates a complete regulatory required document repository for audit inquiries.

100% of our client quality control surveys rate our pre-project and

post-project communications as “Excellent”

Not sure what you have? Our customer service team is dedicated to helping you dispose of your electronic devices. We make the process easy, while keeping you compliant with all state and federal regulations . We can visit your facility, or work from photos and descriptions. When it comes time to send us your devices, we’ll help you arrange transportation, either with one of our vehicles, or a qualified shipper. 

Give us a call to find out how licensed and federally registered computer recycling can assist you. When you’re ready for us, we’ll be ready for you.