- Asset disposition
- On-site hard drive sanitization
- Hard drive/tape shredding
- Equipment shredding
- Logistics and transportation
- Asset tag removal and auditing
- Risk Management
- Reuse and Recovery
- Reverse Logistics
- Corporate retired and/or unused assets (desktops, laptops, monitors, peripherals, etc.)
- Consumer electronics (set-top-boxes, gaming systems, etc.)
- Enterprise infrastructure technology (servers, storage, etc.)
- Healthcare (medical & life science electronic devices)
- Manufacturing (control panels, excess/obsolete components, floor returns, etc.)
- Telecommunications (modems, telephones, cell phones, smart phones, etc.)
- Managed home devices (alarm panels, sound systems, remote controls, etc.)
- Type of system – desktop, laptop, or server
- Model type
- System configuration
- Age of system
- Condition of system
- Manufacturer’s brand name
- Disk capacity
- Global supply and demand
What is the age of the equipment? If it’s too old it may not be compatible with more current equipment or, if it’s a computer, may not be able to run current software. What is the condition of the equipment? If it requires repairs it may cost more to fix it than the value you would gain from it.
Demanufacture/Destroy and Recycle
If the equipment or any of its components are proprietary, do you want it back out in the resale market place? Do you want the equipment demanufactured or destroyed and separated into base commodities (i.e. metals, plastics, glass) to be marketed as recyclables?
Regardless of the choice, you will need to consider the data security needs. Is there any sensitive personal or business information that should be wiped? How can TCG protect my company from potential security and environment risks associated with asset disposal? We offer a wide range of security services to meet a customer’s specific requirements. Whether you need data erasure to NIST 800:88 standards or total physical hard drive destruction – onsite or at one of our facilities – you can be assured it will be done without ever putting your company’s data security in jeopardy.
- Lead is used in glass in TV and PC cathode ray tubes as well as solder and interconnects; older CRTs can contain anywhere from 4 to 7 lbs of lead while newer CRTs contain closer to 2 lbs of lead. Lead is also found on printed circuit boards.
- Mercury is used in small amounts the fluorescent lamps that provide backlighting in LCDs as well as in some alkaline batteries and mercury-wetted switches
- Brominated flame retardants are found in most plastic cases and cables although the more problematic ones have been phased out of newer products
- Cadmium was widely used in NiCd rechargeable batteries for laptops and other portables. Newer batteries (nickel-metal hydride and lithium ion) do not contain cadmium. Cadmium can also be found in the fluorescent layer of CRT screens.
When a rechargeable battery can no longer hold a charge, the battery can be recycled into other rechargeable battery products.
The recovered plastics are also recycled into new products such as carpets, flooring, garden furniture, license plate frames, non-food containers and replacement automotive parts.