Pc Recycle is a company specialized into electronic waste recycling. The Company started its operations in 1994 and was primarily focused to computer recycling in its first steps. Through constant evolution, the company now embraces WEEE recycling as a whole, recycling various products such as computers, printers and copy machines, fax and other telecommunication devices, batteries, ballasts and lamps.
Any company or individuals can use our services. Our pick-up service is destined to companies, since we use large trucks with tilt gates and dispatch recycling specialist to your premises to pick up your electronic waste. We have a drop off location in Montreal for the individuals and small businesses who wish to bring their recycling material themselves.
We have no limits on how much we take for recycling; however there is a transport fee that will be charged. Please contact us to get an exact quote. Depending on circumstances, we might refer you to another responsible recycler that could serve you best while doing a job that is clean for the environment.
Free recycling services does not exist, they always end up more expensive than affordable solutions such as ours. Some people will come in pick-ups to recollect material that they will try to resell in flea markets and on E-bay. If those people sell your computers without removing your name tags, you might get people at your door requesting service when they don’t manage to locate who sold them. Private data on your computer might be accessible to anyone who purchases your computers from them. And the worst will come when there is no more material to sell, or when some of your material will fail: it will mostly end up in the trash. As most of these people offering free pickups have no location open to the public during the days, there are chances that your material will fill somebody else’s waste container. On top of that, these companies have no experience and will make you waste a precious time by showing up late or not showing at all, with a small pick-up truck that takes hours to fill, with no appropriate bins and equipment to work efficiently. Recycling involve labors to sort material and dispose of it properly. Some e-waste contains mercury, lead and cadmium. It is your responsibility to dispose of it properly and make sure that you deal with companies able to properly recycle it.
If you called your city, you would learn that computers and electronic are not accepted for trash. By leaving it for waste collection, you are playing the Russian roulette with both the environment and your wallet. On top of the risk to get a swift fine, you risk that your material will pollute the environment. Think about it: You used the computer yourself, enjoyed its benefits for all those years. Why should you shovel its disposal expenses at society’s cost?
PC Recycle is not in the business of buying computers. Most computers brought to PC Recycle will be recycled by sorting the components and smelting the various parts to extract the metals and environmentally dispose of the toxics contained within.
PC Recycle does not export electronic waste or computer waste to China or any other country that are not currently fully developed and able to properly recycle electronic. We are a proud member of the Canadian Association of Industrial Recycler, and as such abide by the group’s rules not to export to any developing nations or prison recycling shops. PC Recycle also takes a step ahead, making sure that any recyclers to whom our recycling material is sent respect the same rules.
PC Recycle is in the recycling business and not a computer center. We suggest that you look through the yellow pages and find a computer vendor/reseller to help you with that. Our staff has no knowledge about computer maintenance.
Due to various risks involved into computer donation and logistic cost, PC Recycle does not offer, at the present time to donate electronic equipment to charities. It is important to explain that some of our customers need a total destruction of the electronic equipment, such as market removal and recycling of pre-patented equipment. We could not take the risk of allowing charities or anyone else to go through our recycling boxes to sort equipment for their use while some of that equipment might contain private data or be by itself not be destined for reselling.
PC Recycle offers various data destruction services, such as physical hard drive shredding or software-based data destruction. The service is optional, computers will usually go right to the smelter but we have no grip on the equipment while on transit. We suggest you take our data destruction service if your computer contains sensitive information. Using PC Recycle services is very affordable and usually cheaper than doing it yourself; since we have the machinery to quickly grind a hard drive.