Commercial Electronics Recycling & Computer Recycling

ACB Computer Recycling is an experienced ewaste recycling solution provider to many different industries, including thousands of large corporations, small and large businesses, hospitals, major universities and government agencies throughout the northeast. Regardless of what your company may deem excess, from castaway obsolete systems, monitors, mainframes to the latest networking and phone systems, we can provide you with electronics recycling solutions. Our computer recycling experts can perform a confidential review to evaluate your current program and make suggestions on how to better meet your asset recovery goals. Our comprehensive range of computer recycling services allows your company to focus on your core business, allowing us to take care of your electronics recycling and computer recycling needs. To learn more about our services, please call us or click here to contact an ACB representative today.



ACB can provide transportation of surplus electronic equipment in ACB-owned vehicles with ACB employee drivers. Alternatively, a client can provide transportation to ACB’s facility in its own vehicles. In some cases, ACB arranges transportation through a third party. In all cases in which transportation is provided or arranged by ACB, vehicles and drivers are fully compliant with applicable state and US DOT regulations. ACB Transportation ACB can provide transportation if necessary. Under current regulations, no special permit or documentation is required to transport used electronic equipment in five of the six states where ACB now provides transportation services (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York). In the State of Maine, an EPA identification number is required, and a transporter of used CRTs must also provide a spill control plan and spill management materials on board each vehicle operating in the state. Maine also requires that each shipment that includes CRTs must be accompanied by a "Recyclable Hazardous Material Uniform Bill of Lading.” ACB is fully compliant with these State of Maine requirements.



ACB will receive at its dock door materials that are brought to the ACB facility by clients or by third parties under contract to ACB clients. In this case it is incumbent on the generator to assure that vehicles and drivers are fully compliant with all permitting and licensing requirements, and that each shipment is accompanied by any required generator-supplied paperwork (such as the Maine Recyclable Hazardous Material Uniform Bill of Lading).


ACB offers secure data destruction for all computers when they enter our facilities. We process electronics for hospitals and various state agencies so we take the destruction of your data very seriously. Simply erasing or wiping a hard drive does not guarantee that your data can’t be recovered. At ACB, not only will we digitally wipe your hard drive, but we can also physically shred them in our state-of-the-art electronics shredder.


When you send your electronics to ACB, we will send you a certificate of destruction to ensure your electronics were properly handled and processed. We’re in the business of holding high ethical standards in recycling and doing things in the highest professional manner. ACB is one of the few recyclers that actually processes and recycles electronics.


When an inbound load is received at ACB’s facility, all materials are weighed and then matched against the generator manifest or bill of lading. All items designated by the generator for special
management (e.g., disk drive destruction or destructive recycling) are segregated and tracked to receive the appropriate handling. All other materials are evaluated by ACB staff to ascertain their
highest value secondary use. In most cases this can be accomplished by visual inspection or a simple plug-in test. In others, most frequently with CPUs and monitors, ACB will conduct a more
thorough electronic test to evaluate operational status


Items can be destructively recycled in one of two ways – manual disassembly or automated shredding. Disassembly retrieves higher component and commodity values, but at the cost of
additional labor. ACB selects manual disassembly when component values merit this choice like when there is reason for concern that toxic constituents could be liberated during shredding (for
example, cadmium from NiCd batteries). In January 2004 ACB began operation of a proprietary state-of-the-art destructive recycling line at its Amesbury Massachusetts facility. Automated shredding
and grinding is coupled with a series of material separation technologies (magnetic separation, gravity and size classification) to yield several commodity streams, including: (1) ferrous metals, (2) glass, and (3) a nonferrous metal/plastic
mixture that is marketed for its nonferrous value.


With over 15 years of experience, ACB has developed a network of over 50,000 buyers of surplus electronic equipment & recycled computers. Some of these are "generalists" who will purchase a broad range of equipment; many others are specialists who seek out particular types of equipment, manufacturers, or equipment of a certain vintage; some are Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) who buy back their own equipment for spares and parts. Some buyers specialize in refurbishing equipment for resale; others specialize in pulling out specific components or sub-assemblies for maintenance and repair of older systems. As noted above, ACB’s most important criterion in marketing used equipment is to assure that buyers are reputable users of
remarketed items, and will themselves dispose of equipment that they cannot use (preferably) by recycling, or by environmentally conscious disposal.



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