Florida Sends E-Scrap to Incinerator Over Recycling

Two municipalities in Florida recently opted to send household e-scrap to a waste-to-energy plant rather than use their contracted processor for recycling. As of October 2022, Pinellas County stopped sending public e-scrap to A1 Assets, which both municipalities have used since 2018.   The decision was made for several reasons, including limited markets to recycle household…

Provide Used Electronics to Those in Need with vITAD Services

Since the world entered a digital age, electronics have been in high demand, and a global pandemic only added to the increasing need for technology. However, as the need for technology grows, so do prices. Keeping electronics updated can become costly, especially if users replace devices every year or two. Value-added IT asset disposition (vITAD)…

Will AI Affect the e-Scrap Industry?

As technology advances and new components are launched, it’s important to understand how those inventions affect our everyday lives. The increasing use of artificial intelligence, in particular, offers plenty of advantages in making everyday life more convenient. For instance, the e-scrap industry can benefit from AI due to the nature and complexity of electronic devices,…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (5/15-18/23)

Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including mobility-managed vITAD services, increasing e-scrap payments in California, problem solving with vITAD services, and things to avoid when searching for an ITAD provider. Mobility-Managed vITAD Services  In an expanding ITAD landscape, value-added IT asset disposition, or vITAD, services are becoming the new industry norm. The…