If you're interested in disposing of old electronics safely, you're the ideal client for the Electronic Recycling Association. Our mission is to collect unwanted or malfunctioning computers and electronic devices from people and businesses like you. We follow strict data destruction procedures to ensure that all data is completely removed from each device, and then we refurbish salvageable units. This allows us to donate the refurbished items to Canadian charities, so you're giving back to your community when you commit to Vancouver electronic recycling.
We can assure each of our clients that their sensitive data is safely destroyed before their devices are refurbished and donated to charity. We can make this claim because we have invested in AmeriShred mobile hard drive shredders and advanced erasure software. The software is used to completely erase all data from your devices before they are refurbished and donated through our Vancouver electronic recycling program. The shredders are used to destroy devices that are not salvageable, and you can use them at your location or ours.
Any pickup charges applied are based on location, the number of items, service requirements, etc. Fortunately, ERA is known to be able to waive costs during the multiple promotions we have throughout the year or for members & high-valued donations.
Drop-offs are usually free of charge at any of our multiple locations. However, we do have costs applied for the following items, TV’s, Microwaves, Floor Model Copier/Printer & for Services such as Destruction.
Our primary focus is to have the equipment repurposed and donated. However, there are some circumstances where we offer equipment at low cost to not only avoid recycling working devices but also to offer the opportunity to individuals to receive a computer and not have to pay full price, as many cannot afford it. Our donation process is for Non-profit, Business, Charity & Educational type facilities. All funds are used to benefit the organization and allow ERA to operate and provide low cost or free services throughout Canada.
Yes, ERA can data wipe or destroy media such as hard drives, tapes, floppy discs, CD’s etc. Secure data wiping is inclusive and free of charge. However, destruction can range anywhere from $0.00ea - $5.00ea depending on the donated equipment, media and membership status. Certification is provided usually within 10 business days after the service has been completed. Serial Numbers can also be provided upon request.
Yes, ERA ensures the data is removed using Blancco. Certification is provided usually within 10 business days after the service has been completed. Serial Numbers can also be provided upon request.
At the Electronic Recycling Association, we believe in giving back to our community. We’re thankful for everything that has been shared with us through the years, and we want to spread the joy to others. Our way of doing this is through an efficient Vancouver electronic recycling program. When you allow us to discard your unwanted electronics, we will salvage and donate as many items as possible. Imagine your old iPods, cellphones and video games in the hands of someone in need. It can happen when you donate through the ERA.