Due to their sheer scale, large companies like banks and insurance companies & organizations like hospitals and schools face a number of logistical issues during the course of their day-to-day operations. Matters such as utility maintenance, building repair, and trash collection present a number of challenges that, if not properly addressed, can lead to operational paralysis, or create other problems that can become extremely costly. One of the least-discussed issues in this respect is the disposal of old and unwanted electronic appliances and devices, otherwise known as e-waste.
As the computer age progresses into its fifth decade, many of the once cutting-edge machines purchased by places of business throughout the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and even 2010s have become obsolete and can no longer be implemented in the workplace. Particularly when it comes to large-scale organizations—that more often than not deal with electronics in bulk—this can pose a fairly big problem: E-waste, unlike other kinds of trash, cannot simply be tossed into the nearest dumpster or given to sanitation workers to haul away to a municipal landfill. Due to the nature of some of their internal components, electronic devices become toxic when left to decompose amongst piles of other garbage, and can pose a grave threat to the local population, food supply, and overall ecosystem.
So, what are socially responsible companies and organizations to do when they have large quantities of obsolete devices and are in need of electronics recycling? What action is a hospital meant to take when it needs to get rid of a dozen bulky pieces of obsolete electronic health care equipment? How is a bank supposed to safely dispose of hundreds of old computers that no longer serve a useful purpose and are just taking up space in its offices? By means of answering these questions, Albert Boufarah, Founder and CEO of SAMR Inc., would like to highlight the crucial role his company plays in the large-scale disposal of e-waste according to the strict environmental standards specified by US and state law.
“Over the course of SAMR Inc.’s existence, we’ve helped innumerable organizations properly recycle their e-waste, including some of the largest companies in the country,” says Albert Boufarah, reflecting on the appeal of his electronics recycling firm. “One of the reasons they choose us for their e-waste needs is because we have a Class D certification, which is evidence that we are among the few companies entrusted by the government to properly recycle e-waste. Big corporations and institutions like colleges and school boards want to do things by the book. They don’t want to harm the environment, and they don’t want to be subject to the fines and lawsuits that can be associated with dumping large quantities of e-waste improperly.”
Indeed, SAMR Inc. is renowned for the thoroughness of its electronics & computer recycling process. After receiving a shipment of e-waste at its high-volume state-of-the-art facility in Lakewood, New Jersey, the company takes every possible safety and security precaution in the recycling process. The first step is to destroy any data left on computers or electronic devices through a US Department of Defense (DOD) standard wipe and/or physical destruction of all drives, thus guaranteeing that any proprietary or personal information is safe from theft. Next, the e-waste is disassembled, and all potentially toxic or harmful substances are removed, as well as all reusable mechanical components and valuable metals, such as gold, silver, or copper. These reusable mechanical components and valuable minerals are then cleaned, stored securely, and finally recovered for manufacturers—an action which carries the added benefit of decreasing the need to construct new factories and mines in order to satiate the global demand for these components and rare metals. In fact, every aspect of SAMR Inc.’s e-waste recycling process is designed and executed with the welfare of the environment firmly in mind.
Considering its rigorous safety and security procedures, as well as its unblemished track record of environmental protectionism, it is little wonder why large companies and organizations use SAMR Inc. to dispose of their large quantities of e-waste.
However, Albert Boufarah wishes to make it clear that his company is not exclusionary when it comes to clients, remarking, “Although we take on a lot of big jobs from banks, hospitals, colleges, schools, and government departments, there is no minimum amount of e-waste required to use our services. In fact, a good percentage of our business comes from medium-sized-to-small companies.” Summarizing his point, the Founder and CEO of SAMR Inc. goes on to add, “The bottom line is this: regardless of the quantity of e-waste that you have, no matter the size of the load, be it five thousand old computers or a single outdated fax machine – we have an e-waste recycling arrangement that will work for you.”
Albert Boufarah is the Founder and CEO of SAMR Inc., one of the world’s premiere electronics recycling companies. Headquartered in Lakewood, New Jersey, SAMR Inc. is one of only a handful of companies that can legally collect, disassemble, and safely recycle electronics and electronic components. More information about their services can be obtained by calling (866) 509-7267[SAMR] or by visiting their webpage.