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Electronic Recycling

CERS And Environmental Sustainability

CERS Lifecycle will ensure that throughout the entire electronic product lifecyle from receipt, characterization, dismantling, demanufacturing,  sanitization, and destruction of equipment that is deemed  non-reusable,  all items are processed in  secure refurbishing and disassembly operations.  We adhere to the electronic recycling industry’s best of practice standards, and  comply  to  all regulatory statues to ensure that our customers are confident that the job is done right.

CERS Lifecyle is continually improving its recycling practices to ensure that all components and equipment are reused and recycled to the fullest extent possible in an environmentally sustainable and secure manner.

Environmentally Sustainable Practices

CERS Lifecycle complies with all North American environmental regulations in order to protect the environment from e-waste and pollution and alleviate any customer environmental liability by the following:

  • On-going eSteward R2, RIOS compliance auditing by fully qualified third parties
  • Ongoing audits of all vendors and strategic partners
  • Working with OECD-certified countries
  • Employing a zero tolerance no-landfill policy
  • Maintaining industry certifications for environmentally safe practices.

Security Driven Practices

Our recycling processes are designed to eliminate all potential security risks to customer data they can be ensured that their data is safe from any potential harm. Equipment that arrives at our facility is immediately weighed, inventoried, and assigned an asset tracking number so it can be followed throughout its lifecycle.

Any end-of-life data storage and equipment is crushed, and shredded in order to fully destroy it. If any data storage devices are deemed suitable for reuse, they are sanitized with Industry leading wiping and overwriting software in accordance to NIST 800-88, Department of Defense 5220-22-M standards. making any data recovery impossible.

CERS Lifecycle Process

Phase 1: Reuse & Reverse Logistics

Upon entry into the CERS facility, equipment and components are assigned a tracking number and visually inspected and all equipment and components to determine which path it will follow All media and any reusable items are removed from equipment and. sent to our recovery division for data sanitization, testing and/or refurbishment, and resale. Any remarketable materials or components will enter our global sales network for reuse in full compliance with industry certifications, regulatory standards, and data security requirements.

Your unwanted or end-of-lease IT equipment may also have recoupable value. We can recover value in your IT equipment through to the refurbishing of your equipment for repurposing or remarketing, and provide serialized reporting for audit purposes – all of which will translate to a better bottom line.

Our reverse logistics services include:
• Refurbishing
• Warranty recovery,
• Redistribution,
• Remarketing,
• End-of-life recycling.

All equipment and inventory is serialized, to ensure that all equipment is evaluated, accounted for and reported. All equipment is sanitized and/or destroyed prior to return to our customers.

Phase 2: Recovery


During the first phase, if equipment or components do not pass our initial inspection process and are deemed non-remarketable, they’re sent into our Phase 2 recovery phase.
This processing phase includes data sanitization, demanufacturing or secure media destruction, and dismantling so that individual components can be harvested for reuse or remanufacture.

Phase 3: Final Recycling


Those materials deemed not suitable for any kind of reuse or resale are sent into the final recycling phase.
These items may be sent to our R2 RIOS downstream partners and separated into shredded commodities so they can be used to make new products.