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At Summit e-Waste, we are committed to working towards a more sustainable world. To aid this goal, we have installed e-waste bins throughout many Northeast Ohio communities, allowing us to process obsolete, unused, or broken electronics for responsible disposal or reuse.

Our destruction processes, compliant with HIPAA and FACTA laws, include top-of-the-line hard drive shredders capable of destroying rotary and solid-state drives, meaning that all your information will be safely destroyed. We also provide full IT Asset Disposition tracking and certificates of data destruction.

If you are not familiar with what e-waste consists of or how our process works, we have put together some information we hope you find helpful.


What Is E-Waste?


E-waste refers to discarded electric appliances. Though e-waste only comprises 2-3% of annual global waste production (that is 50 to 60 million tons), this kind of waste presents a threat to our health and the environment that is thought to exceed that of all the other types of waste combined.

Unfortunately, e-waste contains toxic materials like lead, cadmium, and beryllium. These harmful materials can be released into the atmosphere, infiltrate the soil, or flow into bodies of water when e-waste is exposed to radiation or other chemical processes that cause corrosion—becoming a public health concern.

This is why we have set up our E-Waste Bins around town, to minimize the impact old and unused electronics can have on our health and planet.


How Is E-Waste Recycling Done?


This kind of recycling is complex. The first step is manual sorting, which entails separating the e-waste into different categories according to types and models. All memory drives are extracted and destroyed right away.

Afterward, electronic devices are examined to see which parts are functional and can be reused and which should be recycled.

For the recycling part, we disassemble the products into their components, which allows us to remove potentially hazardous materials to prevent damage to our communities and environment. We then use ultra-powerful shredders to cut everything into tiny fragments.

Properly recycling electronics not only prevents pollution but also contributes to energy conservation. When old devices are recycled, the need for manufacturing new products from raw materials decreases significantly. This reduction in manufacturing processes leads to lower energy consumption and helps in curbing greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of new electronic gadgets.


What Can Go In An E-Waste Bin?


Pretty much anything with a cord that fits inside our bins will be processed for either reuse or recycling.

Some of the most common items include:

  • Desktop Computers
  • Laptops
  • Printers
  • Cellphones
  • Tablets
  • Telephones
  • Modems
  • Routers
  • DVD Players
  • VCRs
  • Stereos
  • Game Consoles
  • Cables
  • Wires
  • Power Adapters
  • Ink and Toner Cartridges
  • Flatscreen Computer Monitors
  • Batteries

Having easily accessible e-waste bins encourages more people to participate in electronics recycling efforts.

Where Can You Find Our E-Waste Bins?


Located all throughout Northeast Ohio, our e-waste bins make it easy and convenient to recycle your old electronics.

You can view all our locations here. Some of our locations include:

  • Grant St. in Akron, OH
  • Community Rd. in Tallmadge, OH
  • Barber Rd. in Barberton, OH.
  • Fairchild Ave. in Kent, OH.
  • Terex Rd. in Hudson, OH

Remember, every small effort counts towards a cleaner environment and safer data practices. Make a difference today by responsibly recycling your electronic waste!

Our E-Waste Bins In The News


The reviews are in, and everyone loves our e-waste bins! Having one in your community can be a great asset and can inspire your neighbors to become more environmentally friendly. So don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about this very special and sustainable program from Summit e-Waste.