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"I am very happy with Elgin Recycling and their staff and will continue to use them for years to come!" Zach M. Customer Since 2007 Elk Grove Village ,IL

Responsible Recycling

R2_2013Elgin 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 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 four recycling centers through our R2 certified electronics recycling division (West Dundee, IL), ensuring that your electronics are handled safely and securely.

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Elgin Recycling believes in the principles of the R2 standard and the overall positive effect it is having on the recycling industry. Elgin Recycling’s R2 certified electronic recycling division (West Dundee, IL) sets us apart as an industry leader and allows us to be an intricate part of the movement to raise the bar within the industry in regards to recycling operations and material handling.

Elgin Recycling’s R2 certified electronics recycling division (West Dundee, IL) 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.
  • electronics1We 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 (West Dundee, IL). 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:

Data security
enviornmentElgin Recycling's R2 certified electronics recycling division (West Dundee, IL), data security is of the utmost importance. With the help of a high efficiency shredder strict R2 data sanitization standards for media containing devices are met. Along with this technology, Elgin Recycling can assist you in meeting compliance standards or government mandates that require complete elimination of sensitive information on media prior to being recycled, 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.

Environmental practices
R2 standard defines certain electronic waste as containing “focus materials”, or materials that can pose an environmental threat, and mandates how these “focus materials” should be handled to ensure environmental responsibility and worker health and safety. To maintain the R2 certification (West Dundee, IL), Elgin Recycling must regularly track and audit focus material and how it is handled downstream, as specified within the R2 standard. In doing this Elgin Recycling ensures that all e-scrap that passes through the R2 certified facility (West Dundee, IL) is handled in the most efficient, safe, environmentally friendly and legally compliant manner.

Elgin Reycling Environmental, Health & Safety Policy

Proper e-waste disposal

With our R2 certified electronics recycling division (West Dundee, IL), 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.

R2 Certificate of Registration

ISO 14001 Certification

ISO 45001 Certification

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