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7 Electronic Recycling Resources for Keeping Hardware Out of Landfills

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Only 12.5 percent of e-waste is recycled— let’s change that.

The world’s largest IT hardware manufacturers all have recycling programs. You just need to know where to look. All of these programs strive for the same goal: Safely recycle or dispose of IT hardware and e-waste, saving it from landfills. Many businesses that sell IT equipment, as well as some states, run e-waste recycling programs, too.

Every program is a little different, depending on the manufacturer. So here are the recycling programs from six of the largest IT manufacturers, plus SHI’s “one-size-fits-all” approach to asset recovery.

Lenovo with RLG Americas: Lenovo has synced up with the Reverse Logistics Group, a trusted head in hardware recycling, for safe disposal of Lenovo computers and accessories. This free solution lets you recycle devices in two easy ways: Drop them off at your local U.S. Post Office or have them picked up at your office. Lenovo encourages customers to use its Secure Data Disposal tool, or other similar services, before recycling devices. Large organizations can partner with Lenovo for larger asset recovery and recycling services. Another program, Call2Recycle, is dedicated to recycling notebook batteries.

SOURCE: shi.com