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USMe can provide whatever type of recycling is most appropriate for your electronic equipment. We’ll even help you determine what that might be.

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USMe can tailor a custom recycling solution for our customers to fit their needs.  The total investment in recycling is minimized and the ROI is maximized.  Our recycling processes and procedures are annually audited by an ANAB certified registrar in accordance to the R2:2013 certification standard set forth by SERI, as well as a data security audit performed by a CISSP and CISA certified auditor in accordance to NAID guidelines.

Listed below are the five most common types of recycling programs that our customers use.

 

Audit/Remarket

USMe’s resale professionals appraise the functionality and appearance of each unit, and move qualifying equipment based on market value into the company’s network of pre-qualified second-sale outlets. Revenue from the sale of each item is shared with the client at pre-determined percentages.

Any data that is resident on the hard-drives of any remarketed equipment is wiped and verified using Department of Defense (DoD5220.22-m) standards.  Any drive for which wiping is not possible is sent to our custom hard drive shredder for destruction.

Remarketing

Functional Testing
To start, USMe’s skilled technicians test each individual remarketing candidate, verifying functionality, condition and appearance in order to maximize remarketing value.

Completed by Resale Experts
After testing for functionality, any items determined to have at least a minimum retail value are offered to reliable reselling dealers.  USMe’s highly competitive revenue share programs offer unmatched value and traceability of remarketable products.

Parts Harvesting

Parts harvesting procedures recover valuable parts and components from OEM products. We then warehouse them and fill individual service and warranty part orders to generate a lower total recycling cost.

Audit/Scrap

Operationally functional, but physically damaged units are reviewed for useable parts and components. The identified components are set aside and the rest of the unit is combined with other un-remarketable product and forwarded to the recycling area, where it is is manually dismantled, separated into commodity classes (metal, plastic, glass) and each commodity is sent to downstream vendors for complete recycling and re-use.

Some equipment, for various reasons, can’t be remarketed or reconfigured for other re-use, but instead must be recycled as scrap. However, even though these units are being recycled, USMe’s scrap audit solution provides the same degree of complete and detailed information as for remarketed products, but at a reduced cost.

Hard Drive Wiping and Destruction

All data stored on hard drives is completely removed, either through wiping or shredding, and is validated in accordance to NAID procedures.

Customers can also choose to receive a list of all hard drive serial numbers and/or a Certificate of Sanitization or Destruction.

Product Destruction

The USMe Secure Product Destruction solution is designed to be a reliable, secure and cost efficient method to destroy end of run company products. We provide full tracking updated from start to finish for each shipment allowing you to pinpoint its progress at each stage in the process. All destruction takes place in our secure facility under 24 hour surveillance and all materials are destroyed by either manual de-manufacturing or through our sophisticated shredding and separation process or a combination of both based on customer needs.

We specialize in the destruction of  off-spec products, manufacturing over runs, returned merchandise, counterfeit goods, quality control rejects, end of life overstock, promotional materials under a licensing agreement and any other product that needs to be destroyed, kept out of landfills and/or off the gray market.

 

Scrap Only

The pallet count and weight of any equipment customers don’t wish to have remarketed are captured upon either the equipment’s arrival or after the sorting of the mixed material boxes.  A Certificate of Destruction is then issued to the client if desired.

When recycling is complete, all material is shipped to certified processors, who then convert it to raw material commodities to be further processed and reused.