As a business, you want to recycle. You want to do your part to safeguard the environment by keeping used electronics and equipment out of landfills. But you have a responsibility to safeguard sensitive customer information and corporate data. Safely disposing of obsolete technology while protecting sensitive data is a job that cannot be performed effectively in-house. However, Scott Recycling responsibly disposes of all electronic waste while strictly eliminating all information found on received items.
The responsibility to recycle falls on everyone's shoulders. Businesses and organizations are under increased pressure to responsibility dispose of waste materials and discarded item. However, the rash of recent data thefts have placed businesses in the precarious position of trying to safely recycle old computers while ensuring the data safety and business integrity. Furthermore, organizations are being put under a microscope by the public and the federal government to wipe or shred all hard drives, and to dispose of all e-waste in the most cost-effective ways possible. Wiping a hard drive with in-house software is not enough to protect sensitive data. To safely ensure your businesses' discarded electronics are recycled responsibly and all data destroyed, contact Scott Recycling to schedule a pickup today!
Scott Recycling is a family-owned Electronics Recycling Service provider with home offices located in Knoxville, TN.
We specialize in the collection and disposal of PC Equipment (including systems, laptops, peripheral devices, components and cables), Televisions, Monitors, Home Electronics and Metals. We currently offer recycling pick-up services in the Southeastern United States.
Scott recycling has been a staple of the Knoxville community for over a decade. In recent years, we have expanded our services beyond Knoxville and into Centerville, TN, Chillicothe, OH, Pulaski, VA, Charlotte, NC and most recently, Richmond, VA. We work very hard to maintain quality standards in all aspects of our operations. Scott Recycling follows the guidelines of responsible recycling, and safely disposes of all electronics and components. If you would like more information or to schedule a pickup, click here to contact us now.
Scott Recycling follows all responsible recycling practices and complies with all legal requirements under the rules and regulations of the EPA, OSHA and all other Federal, state and local agencies.read more
Scott Recycling offer pick-up services in Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and now parts of Maryland including the Washington, DC area. Pick-ups with a sufficient amount are free. A nominal fee applies to any loads comprised of 20% or more tube TV or monitor weight. Contact us here for more information.
Scott Recycling also accepts recyclable materials at any of our warehouse locations. View our Contact Us section for addresses and maps to each of our warehouse locations.
The destruction of data on hard drives is crucial when disposing of end-of-life, defective or obsolete computers. Simply reformatting hard drives, however, is not enough! Scott Recycling understands the importance of data security, and we guarantee that your data will be properly destroyed. We provide hard drive recycling and disposal that eliminates the worry of identity theft or theft of proprietary or sensitive information. Scott Recycling will either overwrite the data following the strict specifications of the Department of Defense (DOD 5220.22-M), or destroy the hard drive entirely.
Scott Recycling performs computer recycling and disposal by taking unwanted, old, or obsolete equipment and recycling or disposing of it in an environmentally safe and legally compliant manner. We perform data overwriting compliant with the strict specifications set out by the Department of Defense guidelines (DOD 5220.22-M), or recycle the shredded drives responsibly according to strict EPA guidelines. Scott Recycling makes every attempt to reuse assets before recycling. It is often the case, however, that items are better utilized as components or parts, or simply no longer work and require complete breakdown and recycling.
When the unit is completely obsolete, Scott Recycling dismantles and sorts the by-products (glass, plastic, metal, wire, printed circuit boards, etc.). The products are then re-utilized or smelted down for re-manufacturing.
Let Scott Recycling responsibly handle your computer recycling and computer disposal needs to keep our landfills free of potentially useful technology.
Scott Recycling works to keep useful materials from unused monitors out of landfills and in manufacturing plants.
Like computers, monitors are composed of plastics, glass, metal and components that can be reused for new products. We break these devices down into their bare components to be repurposed and reused. Along with keeping these machines out of landfills, recycling monitors also reduces the energy and materials needed to create new components by offering a viable alternative for many parts or materials.
Scott recycling accepts all types of computer monitors. However, it should be noted that an additional fee may be required to dispose of the large CRT monitors. This fee is to negate the expense incurred with disposing of the toxic lead contained in these machines. However, all toxic materials are contained and disposed of in a safe and effective manner.
Scott Recycling will keep your monitors out of the landfills and place their materials in the hands of manufactureres. Contact us today to dispose of any unused monitors!
Just like computer monitors, televisions contain many valuable materials that can be reused in new products. So, please do not throw your old television in the trash. Scott Recycling is an expert in television recycling and disposal. As advances in television technology force consumers to make decisions about old television sets, Scott Recycling is ready to safely dispose of your old and outdated television sets.
Please Note: an additional fee may be required to dispose of the CRT(Tube) TV's. This fee is to negate the expense incurred with disposing of toxic materials contained within TV sets.
Let Scott Recycling handle your cable recycling needs and keep cable and wire from becoming another solid waste expanding our landfills. Separating the cable into like products, we recover copper and aluminum from scrap cabling and wiring, and partner with US vendors to prepare these metals for reuse.
Scott Recycling believes the reclamation of copper is especially important to our environment. Not only does it eliminate a potential landfill waste product, its reuse makes the installation of solar energy products more cost efficient. According to Recycling Today, January 2008:
“The future of copper looks bright in harnessing renewable resources. Lower-cost, more efficient manufacturing using copper brings down the cost of solar energy installations. Systems that produce electricity through the action of sunshine on certain semi-conductors have historically depended upon silicon semiconductors. With current shortages of silicon, copper-indium-gallium-diselenide or CIGS semiconductors, made from copper has been found to be energy efficient compared with silicon. Additionally, solar farms will require copper cables and copper-loaded transformers, inverters and switchgear in order for solar energy to be transmitted for use. Extracting copper from cable and wire will not only divert solid waste from landfills but will also play into the bigger picture of providing copper for other ‘green’ endeavors."
It is no longer just computers and hard drives that warrant concern. Many other electronic items now retain and share confidential information. This can include everything from printer/scanners, cell phones and GPS devices all the way to office routers and switches. Make sure your information is safe by recycling your Home Electronics with Scott Recycling.
Complete and partial systems (working or not), processors (CPUs), optical drives (CDROM, CDRW, DVD, etc), network and communications hardware (modems, routers, hubs, etc), drives (hard drives, floppy), keyboards, laptops, mice, monitors, network hardware (servers), paper tape readers and punchers, plotters, printers, tape drives
Any subassemblies of the above, boards, cables, casters, circuit boards, computer chips, controllers, disk storage products, expansion products, fans (200/240v, 115v, 12v 24/48v), motors, PC cards, power supplies, wire (telephone, networking, electrical), fiber optic (kinked or broken cable, drop, etc)
Crib inventory, endruns, off spec/excess parts
NO WHITE GOODS (including: refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers). But we do accept TVs (CRT, flat panel, plasma, etc), microwaves, mixers, phones (corded, cordless, and cellular), entertainment goods (VCRs, DVD players, radios, speakers. [Please Note: If TV's make up 20% or more of a load, a nominal fee will apply.]
Chillers, communication equipment, mainframe equipment, motor generator Sets (MG sets), power distribution units (PDU), uninteruptable power supplies (UPS Systems).
Barcode equipment, pagers, copy machines, fax machines, telephone systems (cordless, cellular, desk)
Cameras, recorders, alarms, VCR's, key pads
CATV, cable, electric generators, gas meters, repeaters, transformers, water meters, specialty equipment, construction, production, manufacturing equipment
Aluminum, any gold bearing product, brass, copper, stainless, lead, nickel alloy, platinum, palladium, mercury, rare earth
Call us with any questions you have about your equipment, metals or plastics.
Let's start with the basics. Recycling takes materials such as metal and electrical components doomed to be thrown away and discarded, and repurposes them. Metals are often melted down, purified and reused. Outdated electronics still contain components that can be reused in new electronics, or broken down further to their raw materials.
So why should everyone recycle? First, recycling reduces waste. Materials otherwise destined for landfills are reprocessed into new products. By utilizing recycled materials, raw materials such as wood, water and minerals are conserved. And since raw materials are not processed, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. Energy is also saved. Recycling aluminum cans saves 95% of the energy used to make new cans from virgin aluminum ore.
But recycling offers more than just environmental benefits. It keeps our communities and natural areas beautiful. It reduces pollution in the air we breathe. It also creates new, well-paying jobs in both recycling and manufacturing industries. Scott Recycling encourages everyone to do their part and recycling. And we will do our part by responsibly breaking down recyclable items and providing the resulting materials to manufacturers for the next generation of products.
For more information on the basics of recycling, visit the EPA's Recycling Basics page.