Amazon is known for having anything and everything you could possibly need, as well as their speedy delivery methods. However, what many customers do not know is that Amazon will also recycle your small devices for free. After making their recycling page more accessible to users, the company launched the page and it has since drawn much attention.
Electronics recycling is a topic most never consider, but recycling your old electronics is extremely beneficial to the environment, as well as human health. When electronics such as mobile phones, laptops, speakers, desktops, tablets etc. are thrown out with municipal waste they typically end up in landfills. Over time, the precious metals used in manufacturing new electronics begin to leak harmful chemicals that soak into the soil and will eventually contaminate the surrounding water supply. As a result, residents that live near landfills are exposed to these chemicals, and over a long period of time can develop life threatening illnesses caused by long term chemical exposure or ingestion. This is why proper IT asset disposition is crucial.
The Amazon recycling program has been around for years, and will accept any small electronics that can fit into a small box, with the only exception being leaking or swollen batteries. If you have a broken cell phone, or a tablet with water damage lying forgotten in a junk drawer, you can ship it from any UPS drop-off point to Amazon pre-packaged for transport, and Amazon will pay for the shipping label. From there Amazon sends it to a recycling center after removing any identifiable marks or personal information from the device. A list of accepted devices can be found on the company’s recycling page, and includes e-readers, tablets, keyboards, mice, video game consoles, device covers, cell phones, fitness trackers and smart devices.
Though the program accepts many small devices, it is also limited to only small devices, which can hinder recycling of larger electronics such as desktop computers, laptops, TVs, printers etc. IT asset disposition facilities like HOBI accept all electronic devices and ensure they are recycled in an environmentally friendly manner. HOBI also offers data erasure and security services using an internally-developed data erasure tool that guarantees no personal information will be left on the device. Our refurbishment and remarketing opportunities not only provide an alternative sales channel for used devices, but also maximizes value in client IT assets.
For large-scale enterprises looking to retire office IT assets, HOBI offers data center services including data erasure and security, and data center decommissioning. Our comprehensive large-scale reverse logistics services enable us to transport IT assets from anywhere in the world.
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