Elgin Recycling understands the worldwide need for responsible recycling practices. Not only are there environmental aspects that need to be evaluated to ensure all electronics are being recycled properly, but workers health and safety needs have to be considered as well. You still need to make sure your customer’s data is secure within the entire process of minimizing environmental concerns and addressing worker health and safety challenges. This is where dealing with an R2 recycler becomes imperative to ensure your electronics are being recycled responsibly all the way through their End of Life. Elgin Recycling filters all E-scrap from our five recycling centers through our R2 certified warehouse ensuring that your electronics are handled safely and securely.
Elgin Recycling believes in the principles of the R2 standard and the overall positive effect it is having on the recycling industry. We feel that being an R2 Certified recycler sets us apart as an industry leader and allows us to be intricate part of the movement to raise the bar within the industry in regards to recycling operations and material handling.
Elgin Recycling feels that being R2 certified tells our customers:
We care about the global environment and take environmental responsibilities seriously.
Data security is a top priority within our company’s platform.
We ensure accountability for your electronic equipment is managed by us all the way to final disposition.
We adhere to the highest of industry standards recognized by the EPA as a sound way to recycle electronics.
We recognize companies of all sizes and homeowners need to have a reputable outlet for End of Life Electronics. Elgin Recycling regards data security as a top priority within our electronics division. The R2 Standard addresses data security as a number one concern, so you can be sure that your electronic equipment is managed according to the highest industry standards.
Listed below are a few R2 standard principles that address some top areas of concern when choosing your electronics recycler:
As an R2 recycler, Elgin Recycling has a responsibility to eliminate all data on hard drives and data devices. Elgin Recycling degausses all hard drives that come through our facility with our High Energy Pulse Degausser. With this technology Elgin Recycling can assist you in meeting compliance standards for government mandates that require complete elimination of sensitive information stored on magnetic media prior to re-use or disposal, including the following:
GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)
PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry) Data Security Standard
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Guidelines for Media Sanitization: NIST 800-36, NIST 800-88
HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act)
PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act)
California Senate Bill 1386
In addition to degaussing hard drives our machine can also erase all tape formats that will fit in the 6.75” x 4.5” x 1.66” degaussing chamber – including PC hard drives, LTO, SuperDLT, DLT, 3592, and 9940 tape cartridges.
R2 standards defines certain electronic waste as “focus materials”, or materials that can pose an environmental threat, and gives a guideline on how these “focus materials” should be handled to ensure environmental and worker health and safety. In order to do this correctly as an R2 certified company, Elgin Recycling must ensure that all materials handled downstream are handled appropriately as lined out within the R2 standard. In doing this Elgin Recycling ensures that all e-scrap that passes through their facility is handled in the most efficient, environmentally friendly, safe and law-abiding manner.
Elgin Reycling Environmental, Health & Safety Policy
Proper e-waste disposal
With our R2 certified electronics recycling division, Elgin Recycling maintains any necessary permits, licenses, and insurance as required by state and federal regulations. In turn, Elgin Recycling only deals with licensed and permitted facilities downstream.
Choosing your electronics recycler can be a difficult task. At Elgin Recycling we try to make your decision a little easier by eliminating any concerns and providing efficient, friendly, safe, secure and responsible recycling services.