If you’re like most people, you have at least a few old cell phones, laptops, or other electronic devices sitting around your house. Not knowing how to safely get rid of them is annoying!
Now imagine you’re a business owner with a whole building full of computers or conference phones that you no longer need. How do you dispose of them without compromising your information or violating landfill rules?
Urban E Recycling to the rescue! This Tampa-based company with a location in Bradenton offers FREE electronics recycling and data destruction services. They also offer pick-up services for businesses and residents from Sarasota County to Polk and Pasco County.
Electronics Recycling 101
This business is able to offer their services completely for free because they make money by recovering the precious metals and other materials found inside end-of-life electronics. After they’ve pulled out what they need, they recycle all of the remaining materials, ensuring that 0% of what they collect ends up in landfills.
Some of the items they accept include:
- Laptop and desktop computers
- Hard drives
- Circuit boards
- UPS battery backups
- Flat-screen monitors
- USB cords
- X-Ray film
- Cell phones
- Telephone systems
- Phone system hardware
- Insulated cable and wire
- Video games / Xbox
- iPads and tablets
- Cable boxes
- DVD Players
There are only a few items Urban E Recycling can’t accept. This includes glass bulbs, large home appliances, household batteries, CRT monitors, televisions, and paint, varnish, and other chemicals.
Many people are hesitant to part with their electronics because they’re worried about the information they contain. Urban E Recycling takes care of this by offering free data destruction services using a hard drive shredder.
They inventory every hard drive by serial number and provide a free certificate of destruction once the process is done. If you’d like, you can also stop by any of their locations and watch them destroy your hard drive. There’s no minimum, making this service perfect for individuals and businesses of all sizes.
For companies that are concerned about security, Urban E Recycling will bring their state-of-the-art mobile hard drive shredding machine to you and take care of your destruction on-site. The machine has the capacity to shred up to 1500 hard drives per hour, making it perfect for both large and small jobs.
You can trust them to take care of your information and ensure that it doesn’t land in the wrong hands! They’re HIPAA compliant and EPA Registered. Some of their clients include The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the IRS, the Florida Lottery, and Advent Health. Check out this cool video to see the hard drive destruction process!
Do the Right Thing: Recycle Your Electronics Today!
Urban E Recycling’s business philosophy is based on the idea that most people will do the right thing (keeping their electronics out of landfills) if it’s both convenient and free. This is why they focus on making it extremely easy and safe to recycle your electronics.
Now is a great time to clear out all that old stuff collecting dust in your junk drawer or spare room. You can drop your items off at the Bradenton location (6102 24th St. East) or easily schedule a pickup (drop-off is preferred for residential clients).
Drop-off hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5 pm. When you call or stop by, be sure to tell them you heard about it on Discover Bradenton!
Have you had the opportunity to use their services before? Head over to Urban E Recycling’s listing and leave them a review.