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 shredder.
Certificate of Destruction
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 the way they are supposed to be done. 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 highestvalue secondary use. In most cases this can be accomplished by visual inspection or a simple plugin 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 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.
Remarketing of Equipment
With over 15 years of experience, ACB has developed a network of over 50,000 buyers of surplus electronic equipment. 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 subassemblies 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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We provide computer recycling services to Mass, NH, Maine, VT, CT, Ri & NY. Allow Allied Computer Brokers to become your electronics & computer recycler and let your company focus on the business you do best. Contact an ACB representative today to develop a customized recycling solution that fits your needs.