Old IT Assets Are Not GarbageOur entire industry is based around this simple idea. Electronics are not garbage – period. Obviously we say this because we’re concerned for our environment. The amount of e-waste produced across Canada has nearly tripled in the past four years, but there are other things to consider as well, especially for businesses and organizations. For instance, did you know all of those old electronic assets you’ve been meaning to replace can actually make your business money?
Value In E-WasteElectronic assets (computers, cell phones, printers, hard drives, etc.) contain commodities (gold, silver, copper, etc.) that can provide value for your business when extracted by a reputable e-waste recycling company. As well, sometimes electronic assets are not quite at the end of their life cycle and don’t need to be destroyed, but are no longer of use to your business. In this case, you can expect that your e-waste solution provider will find new homes for those assets for the best prices. Which leads to our final point…
Depreciation TimelineThe longer you sit on old electronics trying to figure out what to do with them, the less valuable they become. In fact, value in IT assets depreciates quite quickly. In 5 years a $1 million server can be worth less than 5% of that, so the sooner you can work with an e-waste recycling team after taking your electronics offline the better. At the end of the day it’s a big, costly decision to make to upgrade electronics in an office or company-wide setting. However, we think it’s also clear that it can be costly when you don’t have the right information to make an informed decision around what to do with the old assets. We hope the information above has given you some things to think about when it comes to e-waste recycling and the positive effects it can have on your business’ or institution’s bottom line.
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