Reuse, Recycle, or Dispose?

Reuse, Recycle, or Dispose? 2018-01-15T17:01:26+00:00

Reuse, Recycle, or Dispose?

green_tri_mediumEnvironmentally friendly and EPA-compliant asset disposition services

Your decommissioned assets may have no use in your data center, but that doesn’t mean they’re garbage. When CentricsIT begins an IT recycling project, the first consideration is always the greenest—can this asset be reused or repurposed?

The EPA Hierarchy

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emphasizes adherence to the Waste Management Hierarchy. CentricsIT abides by the steps illustrated in this hierarchy, and every effort is made to repurpose, reconfigure, or otherwise reuse all IT assets before considering them for recycling or disposal.


Many machines and components can have a second life with a few simple upgrades or refurbishments, which CentricsIT manufacturer-certified engineers perform in-house. When this is the case, your assets go from e-waste articles to remarketable products.


For components that are true candidates for recycling, CentricsIT takes every step required to guarantee EPA-compliance and environmentally responsible recycling practices. All recycling of non-hazardous materials and e-waste is performed by a certified ISO14001/R2 certified recycler.


Disposal is considered a last resort,. For all disposal projects, CentricsIT adheres to a strict zero-landfill policy, even for non-hazardous materials. Once crushed and shredded, raw e-waste materials are responsibly recycled.

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If you're unsure of whether to reuse, recycle, or dispose your IT assets, contact CentricsIT today to learn how we can make the most of your unused IT assets.
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