Blog : QA Cafe Teams with MetalWave, Green Alliance and More for eCycling Event in Portsmouth

By Craig | Sep 22, 2014 | in

On Monday, September 29, QA Cafe will team with MetalWave, Inc., Green Alliance, Axis Business Solutions and Alpha Loft. The event will take place at 55 Green Street in Portsmouth, N.H. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located at QA Cafe's offices, a recycling station will be set up in the parking lot and will be open to all Green Alliance consumer members as well as friends and family of Green Alliance Business Partners. All consumer members must have a valid Green Alliance Member card with them when they drop off their used electronics. Not a Green Alliance member? Join here.

Items to recycle for free include: cell phones, computer mice, keyboards, speakers,toner, cables, wire, Laptops, PC’s, Servers, includes: Asset tag removal, Data erasure, U.S. Department of Defense Standards: 5220.22M and NIST SP 800-88. These devices will be recycled at no charge. Other items can be recycled for a drastically reduced fee and include CRT/LED MonitorsFlat Screen ($5 each), CRT ($10 for less than 25″; $20 for less than 25″), batteries ($2/lb.), fluorescent lamps ($0.05 each), printers, scanners, or copiers ($5 each), office phones ($1 each) and refrigerators, air conditioners, microwaves, etc. ($5-$25 each).

As a business partner with the Green Alliance, MetalWave offers recycling services and Solid State Drive (SSD) Data Sanitation Solutions, leaving consumers of electronic equipment feeling safe and secure in knowing that their information, and waste, is not sitting in a landfill.

Unfortunately, many electronic devices do end up in landfills, bleeding harmful contaminants such as lead, mercury and flame retardants into the soil, and eventually, a community’s drinking water. Along with being an environmental hazard, end-of-life IT products left in landfills are open to potential data thieves if a the device has not been properly erased. Many disposed electronics can also end up in overseas landfills where there are loose, or no, governing environmental laws for hazardous waste. MetalWave goes to great lengths and promises a 100 percent erasure of data files through their Data Sanitization Solution. While most “e-waste” handlers simply seek out the cheapest way to dispose of your computer or cell phone, MetalWave’s services are completely transparent, meaning you’ll know exactly where it will end up.
“We maintain a commitment to the highest standards of security and sustainability with a process that requires knowledge, understanding and sensitivity to address the needs of each transaction,” said Tom Sousa, Director of Sustainability for MetalWave, Inc.

In some ways one could look at MetalWave, Inc. as a sort of environmentally-friendly document shredder for electronic data and pollutants. As a company that’s committed to keeping you and the environment safe, it’s not difficult to see why MetalWave joined the Green Alliance, which connects green businesses with eco-conscious communities. Green Alliance members receive up to 50% off MetalWave’s recycling charges for consumer e-waste, as well as free battery recycling.

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