10 Tips For E-waste Recycling – Business or Personal

What is Electronic Waste AKA eWaste?



Electronic waste, also known as eWaste, is a common term referring to electronic product that has reach the end of its “useful life.” It is electronic equipment that has become obsolete, outdated, or broken. 


eWaste is one of the fastest growing waste streams, especially here in the United States. In our effort to create a more sustainable future for our community, we have listed 10 tips for eWaste recycling.


1.) If you have something you are thinking of getting rid of, first check if it still works. If it does, think about donating your equipment to a local charity, church, school, or non-profit group. 


2.) If this is a personal item, you can also consider selling it to a friend or on platforms such as eBay or craigslist.


3.) If you are a business consider working with an Asset Recovery facility, such as Allied Computer Brokers, which can help you recover the residual value of your equipment.


4.) If you have decided your equipment no longer has a useful life, is nonworking, or just cannot be resold, take a few extra minutes to ensure you find a reputable recycling facility. 


5.) If you are recycling a cell phone, make sure you factory reset the phone to delete all personal information. Also, make sure to remove your sim card which also contains personal information. 


6.)If you are recycling a computer or laptop, which contains a hard drive, make sure you back up the information onto an external hard drive or flash drive. 


7.) You can choose to either remove the hard drive from the computer you are recycling or at least ask about your recycling companies hard drive destruction process and request a Certificate of Destruction. 


8.) Do some research online or check your local newspaper for any electronics recycling events or fundraisers, there may be opportunities to recycle your items at a cheaper rate, while helping a good cause. 


9.) If you see someone offering “free recycling,” be careful. We all understand the desire to save money, but certain items have a cost to recycle, and someone who does it for free may not always be handling your equipment in an environmentally friendly manner. 

10.) If you are a Massachusetts resident and are having trouble finding a local recycling facility, you can check out www.recyclingworksma.com. It will help you find a recycling facility that is closest to you. 


We hope these tips are helpful. If you need additional information, whether it is for personal use or business, feel free to contact ACB. We are always happy to help with any kind of recycling matters. Simply email info@acbrecovery.com



Benefits of eWaste Recycling Fundraisers & Events

Benefits of Recycling Fundraisers



Electronics recycling fundraisers have many benefits that can have a positive impact on both our community and our environment.  Most recycling facilities are closed on weekends and many DPWs have limited programs, making it difficult for residents to recycle their electronic waste material. 

Weekend electronics recycling events allow individuals and groups to drop off their eWaste material to be responsibly recycled while they are not tied up with work or school.  ACB always has their staff on sight to help individuals unload their vehicles and to assist with any heavy lifting. Furthermore, our events provide individuals with an opportunity to recycle their materials in a cost effective manner. 

Electronics recycling fundraisers have additional benefits, because they not only provide an opportunity for materials to be recycled, but they also helps raise money for good causes. Over the past 20 years, ACB has helped hundreds of non-profits, charities, churches, boy scout troops, clubs, schools, and individuals raise money through these events. 

ACB encourages individuals, groups, or businesses interested in an electronics recycling event or fundraiser to reach out to us. We can provide all the trucking, labor, and materials needed to host a successful event. Even if you have no prior experience, one of our representative can walk you through the entire process. This includes everything from marketing materials to securing and setting up a location. 




We encourage all to join us in the effort to create a more sustainable future for our community. 


Click here to contact an ACB representative today to get info on setting up your own event


Click here to see any upcoming events. 

MHEC 2016 EXPO G25 Electronics Recycling & Asset Recovery



The MHEC has awarded ACB the G25 Contract for electronics recycling and asset recovery. Furthermore, ACB will be attending the 2016 MHEC Expo on September 16, 2016. See below for location details.

The MHEC theme this year is “Go Green.” Therefore, all ACB promotional items will be made of recycled material. Furthermore, we will have fresh popcorn and other refreshments.



Location: 366 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Booth No.: 121

Date: Friday, September 16, 2016

Time: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM