Reduce risk and maximize recovered value with ReluTech’s complete IT asset disposition (ITAD) services: decommissioning, data erasure, value recovery, and compliant e-recycling.
Reducing E-Waste With ReluTech
According to the Global E-Waste Monitor, almost 45 million tons of electronics were disposed of in 2016. Of that, only around 20% underwent some level of recycling, leaving a mountain of over 35 million tons of electronic trash in landfills across the globe.
Compounding the problem, data center equipment manufacturers rush new products to market and financially compel customers to refresh their products every 3 years. Manufacturers build in obsolescence through requiring restrictive operating system software agreements, ending service life, and charging prohibitively high annual support costs for older equipment.
ReluTech’s solutions are all built to reduce E-Waste. While most ITAD providers look at excess equipment as junk to throw out, ReluTech’s goal is to reduce the need for new hardware, reuse as much as possible, and recycle the rest. In addition to reducing the environmental impact, this also maximizes your recovered value for decommissioned assets.
Our solutions help save the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling data center equipment, all while helping customers recover value and cut costs.
Manufacturers push new equipment on customers by designing their equipment with planned obsolescence and ending service life. ReluTech’s maintenance and hardware solutions allow customers to extend the life of their data center equipment, ultimately reducing the amount of hardware that customers need to purchase.
At ReluTech, we strive to reuse as much equipment as possible. To do this, all equipment is first evaluated as a whole machine to determine if the product can be resold or upgraded for resale. If not, the machine is disassembled with each component selected for either reuse/resale or recycling.
For servers, storage, and networking devices, ReluTech resells or reuses a much higher percentage of components than industry averages. This is due to our product knowledge, network of over 5,000 potential buyers around the world, and need for spare parts to service our large pool of assets under ReluTech maintenance programs. These resources result in more value returned to our customers and less trash in our landfills.
We prioritize reuse over recycling, but inevitably we end up sending unusable equipment to recycling centers. With our decades of experience in data center equipment, we make sure that 100% of materials we ship to recyclers have lost all value for reuse or resale. ReluTech engages with a worldwide network of partners who are utilized based on the specific requirements of each recycling project. All partners are R2 certified for responsible recycling, with shipments going to recyclers based on geography, capabilities, and specialization.
The ReluTech Result
ReluTech’s solutions reduce the need for new equipment and increase equipment reuse, which returns more value to the customer and cuts down on e-waste that ends up in landfills!