What can you do when your Vizual Shield contract ends and you need to remove your equipment? Learn about our convenient recycling process and end-of-life tech solutions.
If there comes a time when your business chooses not to renew or refresh your technology and equipment, Vizual Symphony makes the process as easy as possible. Never fear that we will just walk away and leave you with equipment you no longer want or need. Our team will be there to remove the gear from your site and provide the appropriate recycling services. If you are interested in keeping the equipment but just want to discontinue your VS plan, you can purchase the used equipment for a small fee.
Avoid the Hassle of Recycling Electronics
Eventually, all technological equipment reaches the end of its lifespan, but it can be complicated to determine what to do with it. Electronic waste is a real problem in the United States and throughout the world. A United Nations study reported that 44.7 million tons of e-waste was discarded in 2016, and only 20 percent of it was disposed properly. This becomes a risk to the environment and human health.
Many of the materials that comprise electronics can be valuable. Once recovered, the materials can be used to make new products. Apple reported that it re-captured 2,204 pounds of gold—worth $40 million—from recycled devices in 2015.
However, electronics also contain toxic substances, including lead, cadmium, and mercury, which must receive a proper disposal. Electronic discard is becoming one of the fastest growing contributors to our world’s waste stream. At Vizual Symphony, we are doing what we can to ensure we are part of the solution, not the problem.
How We Recycle Your Equipment
Clearly, equipment can’t just go out on the curb or to the landfill. It’s our responsibility to ensure we handle it properly, and we take that responsibility seriously. If we determine your gear has some life left in it, we can refresh it and then pass it on to non-profit organizations or schools.
Whether we are finding a new home for your technology or are recycling the materials, you can be certain we have strict standards for 100% data security. We wipe all data from the hard drives using trusted sanitation methods.
If we do not refurbish the gear and share with other organizations, we begin the recycling process, which involves several steps:
- Manual de-manufacturing, mechanical shredding, or a combination of both methods
- We sell any plastics and metals
- Glass and precious metals go through a smelting process, so the materials can be reused
- In some cases, certain components of your equipment, such as motherboards and hard drives, will be available for reuse or resale
Vizual Symphony: Your Partner from Start to Finish
As a VS client, you can trust we will be there for you from the first consultation all the way through to the end of your project—even if that means it’s time to end your services. We know you don’t have time to research the proper steps for recycling, and you certainly don’t have the bandwidth to handle the recycling project on your own. Our team will walk you through the process and handle any necessary tasks, leaving you with a tidy facility that is ready for the next step in your business.
Learn More about the VS Recycle Process
Are you interested in learning more about how we handle the recycling of your technological equipment and gear? We are here to answer your questions about our end-of-life tech solutions. When Vizual Symphony is on the job, you can be sure we will handle everything with expertise and professionalism. Our job is not complete until you are 100% satisfied with our services—whether it’s installation, replacements, or recycling. Connect with our expert team members online now to get the information you need.