E Waste | Electronic Recycling in South Carolin

Although nearly 100% of e-waste is recyclable, unfortunately most of the e-waste produced globally is not recycled. Proper e-waste recycling recovers many nonrenewable resources and prevents thousands of toxic chemicals from seeping into our soil and water. Substances such as lead, cadmium, and mercury found in e-waste are extremely hazardous to our health; they can cause severe damage to our organs and promote the development of cancer. In many developing countries, children are suffering the most from the impact of improper recycling measures. With the number of electronics purchased every year topping over 1.5 billion already, the issues of improper e-waste disposal will only grow worse as the number of electronics purchased continues to increase.

12 Facts Worth Considering about E-Waste.
  1. It is estimated that around 41.8 million tons of e-waste was produced worldwide in 2014. It is estimated that this figure will grow to 49.8 million tons by 2018.
  2. According to research studies from the United Nations, just 16% of the total e-waste produced in 2014 around the world was recycled. This figure ranges to be at best 20% today.
  3. With millions upon millions ending up in landfills, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates we recycle only 8% of our cell phones, 17% of TVs, and 38% of computers.
  4. According to the EPA, if we recycled one million of these cell phones instead, we can recover over 20,000 pounds of copper, 550 pounds of silver, 20 pounds of palladium, and 50 pounds of gold.
  5. Every year, Americans throw out around $60 million worth of silver and gold by sending their phones to the landfill.
  6. Approximately 20-50 million metric tons of e-waste are ending up annually in landfills and improper disposal places.
  7. Old TV’s poorly disposed of can cause leaching of lead into our soil and groundwater. Each TV can contain 4-8 pounds of lead – adding up substantially in its environmental impact internationally.
  8. To manufacture one computer and monitor, 530 pounds of fossil fuel, 48 pounds of chemicals, and 1.5 tons of water are needed.
  9. Estimates show that about 40% of all the heavy metals in our landfills in the United States come from e-waste.
  10. Research from the EPA demonstrates that around 350,000 mobile phones are thrown out daily. This adds up to roughly 152 million annually.
  11. The United Nations approximates that global e-waste has increased as much as 33% in the last 4 years.
  12. While e-waste takes up 2% of the space in American landfills, it produces 70% of our society’s overall toxic waste.
Take Action and Implement the Most Effective E-Waste Recycling Measures

Not all e-waste recyclers operating within the community are the same. There are safer and more environmentally-beneficial ways of recycling e-waste. At Ever Green Environmental, we understand the importance of taking all the proper precautions and steps for recycling e-waste. Read more about Why Data Destruction is Critical When Recycling Electronics. As a trusted family-owned and operated organization in the North and South Carolina area, you know that your electronics are in good hands with us. We have been green leaders for over 25 years helping companies of all sizes substantially reduce the amount of waste they send away to landfills.
Reach out to us today to find out how we can improve your e-waste recycling efforts. Call us at 864.230.9800 or fill out our online contact form today.

The holiday season is officially coming to an end! Once the wrapping paper, gift bags, tags, bows, and packaging have all been picked up, you and your family are ready to start the new year fresh!
Many families replace multiple electronics over the holidays, taking advantage of all the sales to get the best deals on video game consoles, laptop or desktop computers, televisions, or cell phones. What do you do with all those old electronics after you’ve replaced them with new? It can be tempting to just toss those old phones in a drawer or hide the old TV in the attic.
When you’re trying to clean out the clutter in order to kick off the new year, you shouldn’t have to resort to just hiding the old stuff and hoping it will disappear on its own. You definitely shouldn’t try to throw any of it away. Bring it in for recycling instead!
Electronic Asset Recycling accepts just about any kind of electronics you can think of, and we’d be happy to help you recycle everything safely and legally. Remember — dumping electronic waste into landfills may seem harmless, but it’s harmful both to the global environment, and the one right outside your door. On top of that, it’s illegal — and the fines could run into the thousands.
Don’t take the risk. Give Ever Green Environmental a call!
Just let us know what kind of electronics you’re looking to recycle, how many of each item you have, and where you’re located. We may be able to come right out to you, whether you’re calling from a residence or a commercial business, to pick up those old items. You can also drop them off at our facility, conveniently located close to Woodruff Road, and have the peace of mind that your old items will be recycled safely.
Concerned about the personal information still inside your newly-replaced computer? No problem! We provide secure data destruction by wiping hard drives clean. If you’re looking for truly total security, we also provide in-house hard drive shredding services (click the link to see it in action!). We’ll shred your hard drives right inside our facility, ensuring that your information is completely safe.
Make e-waste recycling part of your after-holidays plan. Ever Green Environmental is happy to help you clean up the clutter around your home while keeping your family’s personal information safe and secure. You can reach us by phone at (800) 746-1823 or request a pickup online today!

Cell phones, laptops, and other mobile devices make working remotely easier than ever. It’s not uncommon to see people hard at work in  coffee shops, hotel lobbies, or anywhere else there’s free WiFi. As working remotely often involves utilizing multiple devices, IT Asset Management (or ITAM) is given a unique challenge when it comes to workplace security.  Every device an employee uses for work contains potentially sensitive or confidential company information.

With so many employees working remotely, ITAM needs to track not only how many devices are in use by each individual, but also if software licenses are up to date and what is done with older devices when they are replaced by newer and more powerful models. IT Asset Management Specialists must work even harder to ensure that the company data stored on each device doesn’t make its way into the wrong hands.
Does your company have a solid plan in place for secure IT Asset Disposition?
Whether your company is still storing old devices in empty offices or storage closets or already practicing  safe and legal electronics recycling, tracking the security of company information can be the cause of serious headaches. How can you be sure your company’s or clients’ confidential data is safe?
We believe hard drive shredding is the answer.
Our Ameri-shred AMS 150 allows us to provide total data destruction services. The speed with which the AMS 150 works allows us to shred many devices quickly — perfect for companies dealing with many devices being replaced at once.
Looking for hard drive shredding services, but unable to make the trip to visit Electronic Asset Recycling? Not a problem – we can come to you. The Ameri-Shred AMS 150 is portable, so you can personally watch us ensure your confidential company information is totally destroyed on each and every device. Need more information or interested in scheduling a pickup? We’d love to hear from you! Give us a call at (800) 746-1823 or contact us online for more information.

At EA Recycling, we work hard to live up to our Total Destruction Guarantee, but we know that sometimes it’s just not enough to be promised that a hard drive will be wiped clean. We’ve made it the foundation of our business to be able to assure you that personal or sensitive data will never make it out of our facility, that’s why we are one of very few in our industry to provide not just the erasure of data, but the physical shredding and destruction of the hard drive itself. But how do you know if a service like yours needs a service like ours?

Why Should You Destroy Your Hard Drive?

We all know a used computer’s hard drive contains a lot of personal information, but for some industries there is an even bigger risk that comes along with having even larger amounts of sensitive data. Law firms, medical facilities, banks, accounting firms, and real estate agencies, for example, have LOADS of old e-mail messages, credit-card information, bank-account numbers, medical info, and Social-Security numbers on their hard drives, along with other personal information. When disposing of a hard drive it is essential to dispose of it safely and in a reliable manner. That is why our process ensures 100% data destruction, and we can provide every client with a data destruction guarantee.
We use the Ameri-Shred AMS 150. The Ameri-Shred AMS 150 destroys hard drives as easily as a traditional paper shredder rips through paper, except these machines are more powerful and capable of destroying a variety of different hard-drives and sizes. These shredders are also good for destroying other data-storage devices like cell phones, tablets, USB drives, etc., meaning we can offer you truly comprehensive ewaste recycling and destruction services.

Get Started Today!

Electronic Asset Recycling is a proud member of The National Association for Information Destruction, a global group that ensures that when you need truly secure data destruction, you can always find a company providing the very best.
Whether you’re looking for an ewaste disposal partner for your business or for your personal electronics, EA Recycling can handle all of your secure data destruction and hard drive shredding. If you still aren’t sure if hard drive shredding is right for you, give us a call at (864) 252-0418 or toll-free at (800) 746-1823 — we’ll listen to your needs and help you find the best possible solution for your ewaste problem. If you’re ready to get shredding, you can request a pickup today! 

Businesses aren’t the only ones worrying about security these days. Even our residential customers whose electronics are only for personal use are increasingly worried about their personal or financial information being accessed by people who might exploit it.
At Electronics Asset Recycling, we’ve made it  foundation of our business to be able to assure you that your personal or sensitive data never makes it out of our facility. What steps do we take to ensure that your information remains safe?

  • Total Sanitization. We wipe your hard drive completely clean, ensuring that nothing is left that might compromise your household or company. If that isn’t possible, we’ll shred the hard drive, rendering it completely inaccessible. We promise secure hard drive destruction.
  • High Standards. Our secure data destruction standards match those of the Department of Defense. You can read more about those standards and what that really means here.
  • Data Destruction Guarantee. We can provide a written guarantee of data destruction. That means that we stake our reputation on maintaining your data security. We put our all into ensuring that none of your information ever leaves our facility.

The idea of our personal, financial, or company records or info being stolen or misused is a pervasive worry today. As more companies are hacked and more sensitive information finds its way into the wrong hands, we field more and more questions on what we can do to maintain confidentiality. Electronic Asset Recycling guarantees 100% total data destruction. Partner with Ever Green Environmental and rest assured that your company is working with experienced professionals who will ensure that your data stays secure. Need more information? We’d be happy to speak with you! You can reach us by phone at (800) 746-1823 or request a pickup online today!