Welcome To HOBI

retial-email-main-image22HOBI International, Inc. is a leading asset management and electronics recycling company serving Fortune 1000 clients across North America. Since 1992, HOBI has provided comprehensive solutions for the remarketing and environmentally responsible recycling of electronic assets. HOBI has facilities in Batavia, Illinois (R2/RIOS and ISO 14001 certified), Dallas (R2/RIOS and ISO 14001 certified) and Phoenix (R2/RIOS certified).

HOBI’s IT services team help organizations big and small process end-of-life electronics with a focus on corporate IT, data, and telecommunications infrastructure. Our services include resale/remarketing, data erasure/data destruction, recycling, environmental and compliance reporting, de-installation services, and logistics management.

HOBI’s Mobile Device services group focuses on the resale and recycling of cellular assets. Our client list includes 3 of the 4 national wireless operators in the U.S., major device OEMs, and many recycling partners who entrust us to maximize the value of their cellular assets while protecting sensitive corporate or client data. We process for resale and recycling more than 4 million cell phones per year. Our parts recovery division de-manufactures millions of cell phones per year in support of a robust repair market.

HOBI leads the electronics recycling industry in best practices for recycling and commodities recovery. HOBI’s transparent recycling process provides our clients with a fully closed loop, environmentally focused solution.

HOBI International, Inc. provides a service to our clients based on honesty and integrity; one that protects the environment through proper disposition of surplus and scrap electronics; and maintains a safe and enjoyable work place.
Our focus lies on the three key objectives every asset disposition exercise should consider:

  1. Risk Mitigation – HOBI balances a best-in-class risk mitigation strategy while creating the most value for our clients.
  2. Value Maximization – Our 22 years of experience provides us a broad perspective on what our clients need in services and how we can best perform those services to provide maximum return on their valuable assets.
  3. Compliance – HOBI offers total reconciliation of products and asset management provided to us for disposition; certificates of recycling and destruction with video verification; mass-balance reporting; compliance reporting to meet state and/or federal requirements; custom internal reporting for recycled assets; load tracking for status updates and detailed settlement statements.


HOBI International, Inc. was founded in February 1992 and later incorporated in the State of Illinois in September 1992 as a privately held corporation. HOBI maintains strict focus on the complete environmental disposition of post-consumption, manufacturing and mixed electronic surplus and scrap. HOBI pioneered a process for the disposition of electronics focused on maximizing economic return and the elimination of potential environmental liability. In 1994, in an effort to better serve nationwide contracts, HOBI expanded its operations to include a facility in Dallas, Texas, and opened a facility in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2012.

HOBI International is a full service R2, RIOS and WBE certified asset management/electronics recycling service provider with systems designed to maximize the client’s return on obsolete assets while minimizing the cost of processing. These systems include a custom designed data management system that allows HOBI to provide accurate and concise reporting on all aspects of material processing including logistics information, logistics costs, asset serialization and configuration, redeployment schedules, sales history, and scrap summaries. This system has been designed to handle the data tracking and reporting requirements of large, multi-sited corporations, government, educational and service organizations.

Presently, HOBI has established asset management service agreements with a number of Fortune 500 companies, leasing organizations, electronics manufacturers and medium to large users of electronics equipment.

Recently HOBI was named in Gartner’s 2012 Magic Quadrant (MQ) of ITAD Vendors. The Gartner MQ is an independent analysis of the top ITAD vendors in North America. The report is available to our clients upon request. As HOBI is the only ITAD vendor in the MQ with a Six Sigma data security program for mobile devices, several of the ITAD vendors on the MQ use HOBI to process their mobile devices for data erasure and resale.