ERI can provide both national and international logistics support through several services to meet an organization’s needs including full truck load (FTL) and less than truckload (LTL) pickups, “white glove” services, and in certain areas deployment of ERI patented secure locked bins (U.S. Patent 9365227) or secure hard drive containers.
The safest and most secure method for collecting and storing electronics includes securing items on pallets by shrink wrapping stackable electronics onto pallets and packing mixed e-scrap into lined Gaylord boxes placed on pallets.
If an organization cannot segregate and package material prior to carrier arrival, ERI will provide our turnkey White Glove Service (WGS). Packaging and logistics service and is available for both small and large quantity pickups. With the WGS service, ERI will package, palletize, shrink wrap and provide padded pick-up service if desired. Material is transported to the nearest ERI facility for in-house processing.
Assets are picked up when scheduled through ERI’s robust tracking and asset management portal, MyTrackTech®.
In addition to our own transportation fleet, ERI uses third-party logistics and asset-based carriers nationwide. ERI will track each driver through the DOT’s “SAFER” (Safety and Fitness Electronic Records) system, which tracks all carriers’ accidents, mechanical failures, highway scale inspection results, and drug testing for operators. When possible, ERI uses carriers who are SmartWay Certified, which is a certification showing that the carrier has taken sufficient steps and provided evidence in efforts to reduce their overall carbon footprint. Our third-party logistics do the same rigorous background and security checks during the on-boarding steps process as ERI.
ERI recognizes that some clients have limited space for the storage and consolidation of electronic devices. One of the many solutions ERI offers is the placement of a trailer in which electronics can be consolidated for shipment.
ERI can stage a trailer at the client’s choice of location where the client can load properly packaged electronics into the trailer. When the trailer is full, ERI can remove the full trailer from the site and replace with an empty trailer to provide seamless collection of electronics for recycling.
ERI is the largest fully integrated electronics & IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States.
Did You Know?
Just 1 gigabyte of data can equal as many as 675,000 pages of information.
Most computer hard drives are 500GB, meaning they can contain up to 337.5 million pages of information!
MIT tested over 150 used hard drives and over 92% contained recoverable sensitive information including social security numbers, credit card numbers, medical records and more.
An average small data breach costs a company $3.5 million dollars.
The two most common causes of data breaches are viruses/malware & misappropriated e-waste.
Many states mandate e-waste recycling, and more companies are now starting to mandate data destruction for company devices.
Electronics are the fastest growing solid waste stream in the world.
E-waste can contain lead, mercury, cadmium and other hazardous materials which when improperly recycled can leach into the soil and groundwater.
More devices today contain sensitive data, from smartphones to computers to tablets and beyond. This data must be destroyed when a device is deemed obsolete, or the information can be obtained by e-waste data miners.
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ERI wipes devices in accordance with Department of Defense (DOD) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards before being sent to its state-of-the-art e-waste shredders. To further ensure the safety and security of client data, ERI offers video verification of process as well as a Certificate of Destruction.
ERI is the nation’s largest e-waste recycler, with eight facilities servicing every zip code nationwide, and partners around the globe. It doesn’t matter where a company, organization or individual is located, ERI is here to serve.
Electronic devices are assigned a serial number, enabling tracking from entry to final disposition using ERI’s proprietary technology, MyTrackTech™. Information regarding electronic devices can be accessed at any point in the destruction and recycling process, ensuring complete transparency and verifying all regulatory requirements have been met.
ERI was the first e-waste recycler in the U.S. to be dual-certified by e-Stewards and R2, demonstrating its continued commitment to maintaining the highest environmental standards.
No matter the type of organization or company, ERI can help safely and responsibly recycle electronic devices, offering add-on services such as glass cleaning, mail back, asset refurbishment, trailer staging, direct pick- up and white glove service, among others.