The Dangers of Free Computer Recycling

Protect Your Business and the Environment with Responsible Recycling
CyberCrunch®: Why Free Computer Recycling Can Cost Your Business
Protect your company and your customers by choosing responsible e-waste management with CyberCrunch®

In the world of e-waste there are many options, including so-called no-cost or "free" options. However, these options can put your business, customers, and yourself at risk. At CyberCrunch®, we believe in responsible e-waste management, and that means ensuring that all of our processes and services are in compliance with state and federal regulations.

Here is a 3 point plan to find a reputable recycler:

Responsible recycling:

Is the recycler certified to one of the two EPA recognized standards (R2 Responsible Recycling or e-Steward)?

Data destruction:

Is the recycler NAID-AAA certified for hard drive destruction?


Does the recycler have general liability, cyber liability, pollution liability, and employee/crime liability insurance?

Why CyberCrunch?

Why CyberCrunch?

When it comes to responsible and compliant electronics recycling, CyberCrunch is the clear choice. Here are just a few reasons why:

  • R2/RIOS certified: Our electronics recycling practices are certified to the highest industry standards, ensuring that your e-waste is handled safely and responsibly.
  • NAID AAA certified data destruction: We take data security seriously, which is why we offer 100% guaranteed NAID AAA certified data destruction services.
  • Global commercial pickup service: No matter where you are located, we can pick up your e-waste and transport it to one of our secure facilities for recycling.
  • Certificates of recycling and data destruction: We provide certificates of recycling and data destruction for your records, giving you peace of mind and ensuring that your business is in compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Nationwide mail-back service: For smaller quantities of e-waste, we offer a nationwide mail-back service to make the recycling process as convenient as possible.
Cost of Non-Compliance

Improper disposal of electronic waste can lead to serious consequences for your business, including financial penalties and legal liabilities. For example, in 2016, Morgan Stanley was fined $1 million by the SEC for failing to adequately protect customer data during the decommissioning of its data centers. The SEC found that Morgan Stanley had not properly vetted its IT asset disposal vendor, which ultimately led to the loss of sensitive information.

In addition to regulatory fines and legal liabilities, improper disposal of e-waste can also harm the environment and pose a health risk to individuals. Electronic devices often contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals that can leach into soil and water, leading to environmental contamination and negative health impacts. In recent years, several major companies, including Dish Network and AT&T, have been fined millions of dollars for improper disposal of electronic waste.

By choosing CyberCrunch® for your electronic recycling needs, you can avoid the risk of non-compliance and ensure that your electronic waste is disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner. Our R2/RIOS certification and NAID AAA certification guarantee that we adhere to the highest standards for data destruction and environmental responsibility.

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I just wanted to let you know that Gary was wonderful to work with today!  He’s such a professional – he made this super easy for us!

Easy to schedule pickup.  The guys that came to pick up equipment were nice and picked up all containers along with a few heavier items that we couldn’t get into the container.  The company provided tracking for trucks and arrived when promised.  Everything handled professionally.

Great service. Scheduled online and you were here the next day. Thanks again!



Thanks for helping us set up the disposal this morning, The guys that came were great and we got everything removed!


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The materials were picked up. Service from driver was excellent. I know you will send an invoice. I look forward to working with you again.



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At CyberCrunch, we take compliance and certifications seriously. We are certified in the following areas to provide you with peace of mind when it comes to disposing of your business's electronics:

HIPAA Compliance

Protecting sensitive patient data in the healthcare industry.

PCI Compliance

Complying with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) to protect your business's credit card data.

GDPR Compliance

Complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to protect individuals' privacy rights.

R2 Certified Recycling**

Adhering to the highest standards of responsible electronics recycling.

NAID-AAA Data Destruction**

Following strict protocols for data destruction to protect your business's sensitive information.

We also provide fully insured electronic recycling services, including cyber insurance, to give you peace of mind when disposing of your business's electronics. Our insurance covers the entire recycling process, from pickup to final disposal, protecting both your business and the environment.

Contact us today to learn more about how our iTAD services can benefit your business and ensure that your data and electronics are handled responsibly and securely.

**CyberCrunch Greensburg, PA facility is certified to R2V3, RIOS, & NAID-AAA

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