ecollective supports a distribution of convenient, national drop-off locations with collectors and recyclers where consumers and businesses can safely drop-off unwanted and obsolete electronics.
By choosing to recycle e-waste at an ecollective location, consumers and businesses can feel safe knowing that their confidential data is destroyed and their e-waste is recycled properly.
How is the ECS ecollective network different than other drop-off networks?
ecollective is not just a collection network. ecollective is powered by one of the largest, most reputable and established recycling and end of life (EOL) service companies in the country, ECS . We audit our collection partners – recycler and collectors, giving them comprehensive training, and ensuring they have the resources they need to be safe and successful with a workforce that is constantly changing.
ecollective is a perfect solution for our collector and recycling partners to provide an important community service and solution that increases their bottom line. With tens of thousands of national locations, together we can address the e-waste challenge.
The ecollective program is a network of drop-off locations that offer convenient, responsible e-waste recycling services to their communities. Powered by ECS, the ecollective program provides participating partners with the resources they need, including a proven model, basic training, integrated marketing support, logistical infrastructure, and a reliable downstream for material. The program can function as a bolt-on service to retailers and other service providers (i.e. thrift stores and self storage facilities), or provide support for businesses and OEMs already focused on e-waste collection. Partners are selected carefully and must meet a general set of criteria in order to participate in the program.
ecollective supports a distribution of convenient national drop-off locations where consumers recycle unwanted and obsolete electronics. By choosing to recycle e-waste at an ecollective location, consumers can feel safe knowing that their confidential data is destroyed and their e-waste is recycled properly.
The program integrates state regulations, public outreach and industry collaboration to give consumers and businesses a choice to do the right thing and more easily manage this growing e-waste challenge.
ecollective is not just a collection network. ecollective is powered by one of the largest, most reputable and established recycling and end of life (EOL) service companies in the country, ECS. We audit our collection partners, give them state-of-the-art training, and ensure they have the resources they need to be safe and successful.
ecollective locations are selected carefully and have to meet a strict set of criteria to become part of the program.
ecollective is a viable solution for all stakeholders (collectors, retailers, manufacturers, and municipalities) which come together to support a common goal and create a solution to the e-waste challenge.
While the e-waste industry has come a long way, our nation still faces some big challenges. State programs are fragmented, best practices aren’t solidly defined, the high cost of recycling is perpetuating shipment of e-waste overseas, and consumers are confused about how “responsible” recycling works.
ecollective invites national organizations to be part of this ubiquitous effort to collect and responsibly recycle electronics. Partners include retailers, original equipment manufacturers, non-profits, government/municipalities, and retailers.
ECS Refining has developed the ecollective networks to address this global challenge. It supports convenient drop-off locations for the recycling of unwanted and obsolete electronics. The program integrates state regulation, public outreach and existing infrastructure to give consumers, retailers and OEM to “do the right thing.”
Working together is the only way we can address this challenge and provide a solution that is easy, free and safe. Can you afford to wait another minute? Contact us today!
While the e-waste industry has come a long way, our nation still faces some big challenges. State programs are fragmented, best practices aren’t solidly defined, the high cost of recycling is forcing shipment of e-waste overseas, and consumers are confused about what “responsible” recycling really is.
ecollective invites organizations to be part of this ubiquitous effort to collect and responsibly recycle electronics. Partners include original equipment manufacturers, non-profits, government/municipalities, and retailers.
ECS Refining developed the ecollective network to address this substantial challenge. We support convenient drop-off locations for the recycling of unwanted and obsolete electronics. The program integrates state regulation, public outreach and existing infrastructure to enable consumers, retailers and OEMs to “do the right thing.”
Working together is the only way we can address this challenge and provide a solution that is easy, free and safe. Check out the list of items that can be accepted. Can you afford to wait another minute? Contact us today to get your company online as an “ecollective” partner!
ECS offers a variety of IT Asset Management (ITAM) and IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) services, which enable businesses to measure and maximize the value of their electronic assets with the assurance that their brand is protected and their sensitive data is destroyed. Learn more about our IT asset management solutions below.
ECS captures important asset information that allows you to effectively decommission, recycle, or remarket your IT assets. Accurate asset valuation, detailed reporting/compliance documents, and a convenient Customer Portal are among the features that set ECS apart from the competition.
At ECS, we understand that data security and brand protection are of the utmost importance to our enterprise clients. We perform asset tag removal, data wiping, physical destruction of drives and IP, certificates of compliance, and end-of-lease management.
ECS relies on a reliable global logistics network to provide “white glove” services such as asset consolidation and packaging, on-site data destruction, and server/rack de-installation.
ECS performs a number of services to assess and enhance the value of your working electronic devices including system diagnostics, system repair, and part replacement/harvest.
ECS seeks to recover the maximum value from your electronic assets so you can realize untapped revenues and offset asset management costs. Your IT equipment is divided by the ECS "Tech Line" into material qualified for resale and material better suited for recycling.
In addition to serving as a downstream for e-waste, ECS also provides a number of services to support e-waste collectors and handlers all over the country.
Single point of contact for you and your teamValidates and submits collection logs for state recycling programsSubmits appeals for rejected logs/denied claimsProvides annual weights and materials received
ECS provides thorough training and support for e-waste collection to ensure that you are in compliance with universal waste handling laws.
ECS relies on a nationwide network of 3rd part logistics (3PL) partners to transport your e-waste to our processing facilities all over the country.
Working and non-working returned products don’t simply disappear – they represent a significant investment and must be dealt with properly in an “aftermarket” phase of the supply chain. The term reverse logistics refers to these aftermarket processes and typically relates to value recovery and proper disposal. Successful execution requires expertise, and if managed improperly, can be very costly. At ECS we understand that effective reverse logistics is critical for manufacturers and retailers which is why we developed a vetted “turnkey” reverse logistics solution.
In today’s economic climate, customers are reluctant to spend hard earned cash. In order to maintain sales and retain customer loyalty, manufacturers and retailers are pressured to employ liberal customer return policies, demanding product warranties and service level guarantees. As a result, manufacturers and retailers are faced with the challenge of managing an increasing volume of returns.
- If a device has completely reached the end of its useful life (EOL), it is refined into commodities to be manufactured into new products.
- If a device is not reusable, it is harvested for working parts to be reintroduced into the market.
- If a device has completely reached the end of its useful life (EOL), it is refined into commodities to be manufactured into new products.
Measurable Economic Value - Our solution is designed to offset costs and generate new revenue streams through product resale and value recovery processes.
Ethical Processing - Our responsible, domestic recycling process stimulates our economy by creating jobs and infrastructure on American soil, while diverting harmful waste from being dumped into our landfills or shipped overseas.
Ease-of-Use - Our remarketing platform provides complete control and transparency of product downstream. Redeploy assets internally, sell products to the highest bidder, or define additional buyer criteria.
ECS specializes in end-of-life electronics recycling, the process by which obsolete electronic devices are dismantled and separated into clean, reusable commodities. Unlike other recyclers, ECS can efficiently and effectively process large volumes of end-of-life electronics (also known as e-waste) utilizing automated recycling equipment and innovative technology. Our state-of-the-art electronics recycling facilities, which are e-Stewards and R2 Certified, are designed to maximize materials recovery and eliminate harmful waste while safeguarding our workers and the environment.
ECS provides downstream electronics recycling services to a variety of markets, including electronics recyclers and collectors, manufacturers, large businesses, and the private sector.
G.I.G.O: The principle of “Garbage In, Garbage Out” also applies to efficient and effective electronics recycling. Although ECS can recycle a wide range of material streams, many of our processes are optimized for electronic waste. This means that non-conforming materials could disrupt the streamlined recycling process or contaminate the commodity outputs.
Pre-picking: Our end-of-life electronics recycling process begins with a conveyor line in which items that should not be shredded, such as batteries, UPS battery systems, toner cartridges, and fluorescent lights, are removed by hand before they enter the main shredder.
Shredding: After e-waste, has been pre-picked, it flows into the shredding line to be sized down for commodity separation. The primary shredder breaks material down into 4” x 10” fragments and the secondary shredder reduces it further into poker chip-sized fragments that are optimal for the separation processes.
Effective and efficient commodity separation is a key component of end-of-life e-waste recycling that largely determines the value that can be recovered. ECS boasts a state-of-the-art separation process that is unparalleled in the industry.
After e-waste, has been shredded into optimally-sized fragments, it enters the separation lines where it is segregated into various commodity types using sophisticated technologies including eddy currents, optical identification, and magnetic separation. The first separation stage divides material into plastics and metals, and the second stage further separates the metal stream into different varieties.
To recover the maximum value from electronic waste, it must be processed properly. ECS ’s state-of-the-art recycling process ensures that the electronics are refined into clean, high-quality commodities.
The most common commodities that can be recovered from e-waste are varying grades and types of plastic, aluminum, steel, pc board, and CRT glass. After shredding and separating electronic waste, ECS gives these commodities new life by selling and distributing them to manufacturers and producers around the world.
Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) televisions and monitors make up a significant portion of the global electronic waste stream. They possess nominal commodity value, and because they contain leaded glass, CRT devices are difficult and costly to recycle. As a result, CRTs are often exported to be dismantled and discarded in regions with substandard environmental protection and labor laws.
ECS offers one of the few complete domestic solutions for CRT devices and boasts the most sophisticated, full-circle recycling process in the world.
The first stage in the ECS CRT recycling process is to separate the bare cathode ray tube from its enclosure. The glass tubes need to be in tact when they enter the glass separation stage, so monitors and televisions must be dismantled manually. Once the bare CRT has been removed, the remaining components enter the electronics recycling process where they are shredded and separated into various commodity types including plastic, copper, printed circuit board, and steel. These are sold into secondary markets to be remanufactured into new products, and the bare cathode ray tube moves on to be further refined into clean glass.
The second stage in the CRT recycling process utilizes a proprietary technology that separates the lead-bearing glass (known as the funnel) from the clean glass (known as the panel). This CRT glass separation process is highly efficient and allows ECS to isolate the glass types with unprecedented accuracy. The panel glass, which is high in quality, can be refined and reused for a number of applications, including the automotive, fiberglass, bead, and lighting industries. The leaded funnel glass proceeds to the final smelting stage where the lead is removed.
The final smelting stage is similar to the secondary lead smelting process that many other recyclers use in that the lead-bearing funnel glass is heated to a molten state so the lead can be extracted. Once it has been extracted, the lead is formed into ingots and sold as commodities. However, unlike the other leaded smelters, this process does not result in useless slag that must be discarded in landfills. Instead, ECS “re-nourishes” the melted glass after removing the lead. This proprietary process produces clean, new glass that can be used for countless applications.
We buy and remarket used hi-tech semiconductor fabrication, assembly and production equipment including used test equipment, lab equipment, inspection systems, environmental chambers, ovens, telecommunications equipment, networking systems, positioning systems, lasers, motion controllers, pumps, vacuum systems, motors, and various parts, fittings, and components.
If you have custom built or proprietary systems to dispose of, we have the capability to dismantle and remarket the generic components, as well as provide a certificate of destruction for the proprietary portions of the system. This ensures proprietary systems never re-enter the marketplace.
From outright purchases to long term profit sharing contracts, ECS is your best source for getting the highest returns on your idle, surplus, or obsolete inventory.
Our tracking software was designed with ease of use and complete transparency as the primary focus. When working with ECS, you will find comprehensive, transparent reporting at your fingertips 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at any location with internet access. Areas of interest include:
- "Lot" Based System
- Services Defined by Category
- Searchable Database
- Reporting by Location
- Definable Targets
- Granular Processing and Costing Data Wrap-Up
- "Comprehensive Asset Tracking, Costing, and Recoveries"
- Summarized Lot Reporting
Founded in 1980, we've been a leader in the industry for over 37 years.
Our facilities are among the largest and most technologically advanced in the industry,
At ECS we stand by our commitment to domestic processing.
We have solutions for IT assets throughout every stage of their lifecycle.
We have locations and service partners nationwide, providing seamless solutions.
From beginning to end, ECS provides full transparency for your project.
Nothing leaves our hands until it has been resold or processed to raw materials. Our customers are safe knowing that ECS will commit to the best, domestic and conscientious processing of their equipment.
We truly care for the environment and have a proven commitment of ethical behavior that’s embodied in our dedicated employees, state-of-the-art processing, and support of global standards such as e-Stewards.
ECS helps customers recover value from electronic assets by remarketing them. Not only is the resale of reusable electronics the purest form of recycling, but it often allows the seller to maximize residual value as well.