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Accurate IT Services is Moving!

Accurate IT Services is Moving!


Beginning next week, Accurate IT Services will be located at 3854 Fisher Rd. Columbus, OH 43228. We will be moving into a larger facility that will better suit our operation as an electronics recycling and refurbishment company.

The new location’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will be accepting e-waste drop-offs at our main office located at the end of the facility. Our new facility will also soon feature a retail store, showcasing our refurbished LCD monitors, computers, laptops, and televisions.

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Report Analyzes Economic Impact of E-Scrap Export Ban

Report Analyzes Economic Impact of E-Scrap Export Ban

Recycling Today Staff

JUNE 4, 2013

A report conducted by John Dunham and Associates, Brooklyn, N.Y., and released by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, D.C., highlights the relationship between economic growth and electronic scrap export activity. According to the report, a ban on the export of electronic scrap would result in less competition, reduce jobs and increase the costs of consumers.

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U.S. Isn’t Flooding the Third World With E-Waste

U.S. Isn’t Flooding the Third World With E-Waste

“By Adam Minter - May 26, 2013

Every year, Americans toss out as much as 4.5 million tons of old mobile phones, laptops, televisions, Xboxes and other electronic gadgets

Some is recycled; some is repaired and refurbished for reuse; and some is thrown into landfills or incinerators. Almost none of it, however, is “dumped” overseas.

That, at least, is the conclusion of the first comprehensive survey of what happens to U.S. e-waste after it is dropped into a recycling bin. Published in February, the study by the U.S. International Trade Commission surveyed 5,200 businesses involved in the e-waste industry (companies that received the survey were required by law to complete it, and to do so accurately), and found that almost 83 percent of what was put into American recycling bins in 2011 was repaired, dismantled or recycled domestically.

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The Hidden Environmental Risk of IT Asset Remarketing

The Hidden Environmental Risk of IT Asset Remarketing

"By Cindy Miller, Published May 26, 2013 – IT Asset Disposition Blog

When your company turns its retired IT equipment over to a vendor for asset remarketing, what happens to the equipment that vendor can’t sell as a working asset? It’s a more important question than you might think. As you know, the market for used IT assets is fickle and very dependent on trends. If too many of a certain piece of equipment flood the market—because an upgrade has become available, for example—it can be difficult to sell that piece of equipment for a profitable price. But if it doesn’t sell, something must be done with it. Your company, as the original owner of the equipment, may still be liable if it is disposed of improperly. Whether your company’s IT assets are collected by recycler or a remarketer, it’s crucial you understand their entire process through to the final disposition of your assets. The cost of environmental non-compliance is too high not to do your homework.

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Trash or Treasure?

Trash or Treasure?

As Rep. Gene Green prepares to reintroduce the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act, a recent study says such legislation would generate numerous jobs in the U.S. However, the proposed legislation still has detractors.

Curt Harler – Recycling Today

APRIL 1, 2013

Electronics are part of our everyday waste stream. Many government officials say they feel the improper disposal of such devices presents a risk to both American jobs and to the world’s environment.

To that end, a bill known as the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act (RERA) was introduced in Congress as HR 2284 in June 2011 by Texas Rep. Gene Green, a Democrat, with 14 Republicans and nine Democrats signing on as co-sponsors. However, it died in committee. According to his office, Green will reintroduce the measure in this session of Congress. The bill restricts exports of untested and nonworking electronics from the U.S. to developing countries, though it would still allow free trade of tested and working used electronics being exported for reuse.

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E-Waste Event Season is Approaching

E-Waste Event Season is Approaching

April is just around the corner and with it comes the beginning of Accurate IT Services’ Community Recycling Events. With over a dozen e-waste events scheduled for 2013 already, Accurate IT will surely be in your area to responsibly recycle your old electronics.

For all of our community e-waste recycling events, we accept all electronics, including, but not limited to, old IT equipment, consumer electronics, and small household appliances. We will be accepting all electronic items free of charge, excluding CRT televisions, which has a $15 per unit fee associated with them. We will also not be accepting items containing Freon or Mercury.

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Why You Should Care Whether Your E-Cycler is Certified

Why You Should Care Whether Your E-Cycler is Certified

For some products, recycling is more involved than finding your closest blue bin. This is especially true with electronics recycling, where a little research is required to make sure that you are recycling products responsibly.

Increased government regulation and official certification of recyclers both help make this possible.

Of all the products brought to market each year, none render their previous iterations obsolete faster than electronics equipment. With technology often evolving faster than perceived market demand, electronics have officially become the largest growing recyclable material in the U.S., with over 7 million tons of electronics equipment available for recycling each year.

But with great technology comes great responsibility, as the recycling process for a desktop computer is more complicated than that of an aluminum can. Recyclers must separate the glass, metals and plastics and find a recycling market for all these individual recovered materials.

Electronics recyclers also must take special care to ensure that any hazardous substances or residues removed during the recycling process (such as batteries, leaded-glass, and mercury) are recovered safely and recycled.

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Study Finds Limiting E-Waste Exports Could Create U.S. Jobs

Study Finds Limiting E-Waste Exports Could Create U.S. Jobs

Recycling Today Staff

FEBRUARY 13, 2013

“Restrictions on electronic scrap exports could create up to 42,000 direct and indirect new jobs with a total payroll of more than $1 billion, according to a study commissioned by the Coalition For American Electronics Recycling (CAER).

“The study further documents how growing an industry with the capacity to manage the volume of e-waste generated within our borders could create tens of thousands of good-paying American jobs by promoting investment in our domestic infrastructure,” says Steve Skurnac, president of Sims Recycling Solutions and CAER steering committee member.

CAER members include a number of electronics recyclers and affiliated organizations that support the passage of the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act (RERA), legislation designed to promote fair and responsible e-waste trade, according to the CAER. The bill, which will be reintroduced in the current session of Congress, bans the export of certain types of unprocessed and nonworking electronics and e-waste from the U.S. to developing countries. Fair trade in tested, working electronics and processed e-scrap commodities would not be restricted, the group says.

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The Complex Business of Recycling E-Waste

The Complex Business of Recycling E-Waste

By Verne Kopytoff on January 08, 2013

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-08/the-complex-business-of-recycling-e-waste

IBM’s massive recycling facilities are more like rehabilitation centers. Most of the computers, printers, and servers—castoffs from IBM’s offices, along with equipment previously leased to corporate customers—are refurbished and resold. Some are salvaged for parts.

But inevitably some electronics are too old to resuscitate. Therein lies one of the biggest conundrums of the digital age: How to properly dispose of e-waste, which contains toxic materials such as lead, mercury, and cadmium. “It’s easy to buy something, but it’s hard to get rid of it,” says Richard Dicks, general manager for the IBM (IBM) division that handles the triage.

Americans get rid of 47.4 million computers, 27.2 million televisions, and 141 million mobile devices annually, according to the latest figures from the Environmental Protection Agency. Only a quarter of all those devices are collected for recycling.

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62% of Households Hoarding, Not Recycling, Old Cell Phones

62% of Households Hoarding, Not Recycling, Old Cell Phones

Thursday, December 27, 2012 – WRN Staff

Americans are still hesitant about recycling their old mobile phones.

Almost 2 out of 3 households in America – 62% to be exact – are hoarding their old cell phones instead of recycling them, according to a recent survey from mobile-phone security company Lookout Mobile.

Twenty-one percent of households have one phone they are holding on to; 21% have two; 9% have three; and a stunning 11% -- 1 in 9 households -- are hoarding four or more cellphones, the survey revealed.

Lookout Mobile said another 33 million cellphones were expected to be sold this holiday season as consumers rush to upgrade to newer devices.

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6 Myths About the End of the IT Lifecycle

6 Myths About the End of the IT Lifecycle

By Jim O’Grady
Created 2012-12-11 05:00 – Greenbiz.com

“It seems like every time you look up, a new technology or solution is launched to market, promising to be better, faster and cheaper. As the amount of new technology increases, so does the amount of technology that must be replaced.

In the last year alone, the amount of e-waste has increased by nearly 20 percent. Without a proper IT asset management process, residual and end-of-life assets can quickly eat into any cost savings that might have been achieved from implementing the new technology in the first place.

Investing in innovative, new technologies is a must for enterprises looking to retain their competitive edge. It’s more important than ever for CIOs to define an end-to-end process for their legacy and end-of-life assets. The path to asset recovery -- maximizing the value of unused or end-of-life assets through effective reuse or divestment -- is often waylaid by misconceptions. Unaware of their options, or concerned with the seeming complexity of asset recovery, CIOs may be tempted to recycle or destroy old equipment as a first option. Often, this may not be the most cost-effective or efficient option.

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Recycling vs. Convenience

Recycling vs. Convenience

From: Allison Winter, ENN

“We all have managed to stockpile an old computer or two, maybe a couple of corded phones or even a two hundred pound TV set from 1985 that you simply don’t know what to do with. As your electronic waste, or e-waste accumulates in your garage collecting dust you decide it’s finally time to take action. You can either take everything to your local recycling facility, which is half an hour away and only open for two hours on the first Saturday of the month or you can throw the pieces out with your trash.

You know throwing the e-waste away is not the proper way to dispose of your outdated technology, but the convenient solution would be to cross your fingers and hope the garbage truck takes the pieces one by one.

Even though awareness about electronics recycling and available recycling locations is increasing, according to a study released from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), consumers still say convenience is a determining factor as to whether or not they recycle their electronic waste.

According to the CE Recycling and Reuse 2012 Edition study, six in ten consumer electronic owners removed at least one device from their homes in the last year, with 48% donating the device for reuse and 26% choosing to recycle. The other twelve percent put their electronic devices in the trash citing that it was the most convenient option. Convenience can take into account time, resources, and cost, which plays heavily on how consumers decide to get rid of waste.

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Out With The Old and In With The New

Out With The Old and In With The New


The holiday season is upon us and many anxious shoppers are rushing out to find great deals on the newest computers, laptops, or LCD displays. Meanwhile, whether they’re purchasing these products for themselves or as gifts, their immediate response will not be “How do I recycle my old one?” However, after a couple weeks or months of sitting under a desk or in a garage, the time will finally come when the old PC, LCD, or gaming system will become “e-waste” and needs to be disposed of properly.

That is where Accurate IT Services comes in. We recycle all electronics, from computers and laptops to televisions, cell phones, and all-around IT scrap. We are an R2-certified electronics recycler in Columbus, OH that can offer a free recycling service for most electronics. More importantly, we are able to offer upfront payment for remarketable electronic equipment.

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Accurate IT Recycles for Ohio Schools

Accurate IT Recycles for Ohio Schools

As winter vacation approaches, many schools are looking to do some essential retirement of IT assets without the obstruction of daily school activities. Winter break provides schools with ample time to gather, organize, and recycle their out-of-date IT scrap.

Accurate IT Services, Ohio’s premier electronics recycler, doesn’t take breaks for winter. We are here to assist Ohio schools in every step of the process. We offer on-site pickups, rain [or snow] or shine, usually within one to two days of your request. We will send out a team of professional experienced employees to assist in the removal of any and all electronics for recycling; from carrying your e-waste from that dark storage closet in the basement to our trucks, with your equipment receiving white-glove treatment all along the way.

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The Lesser-Known Facts About E-Waste Recycling

The Lesser-Known Facts About E-Waste Recycling

Greg Voakes – Business Insider

“The Internet revolution might have revolutionized how we live and communicate, but it’s also had a rather more insidious effect on our environment. Strange as it might sound, our rush to buy new laptops and phones – while chucking our old ones into the trash – has led to a new eco disaster in the making.

Yes, while we all pride ourselves on a commitment to a clean, green planet, our actions say otherwise. Robert Barham of Phone Shop UK says " All those old cell phone chargers you chucked into a bin, the old monitor you just threw away, and the ancient printer that you dumped are all in a landfill somewhere, polluting our planet." Yes, around 14,000,000 junked mobile phones (weighing over 65,000 tonnes) reach our nation’s landfills each year – releasing an astounding 80,000 lbs of highly toxic lead.

And if they aren't being buried, polluting our land and water, they’ll be sent to a developing nation, where workers will, in unsanitary conditions, risk their health in trying to extract precious materials from your old E-waste – did you know that mobile phones contain high amounts of poisonous elements and materials like chromium, mercury, and arsenic?

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E-Scrap Recycling Awareness on the Rise

E-Scrap Recycling Awareness on the Rise

 -By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
  Nine out of 10 consumers believe it's important to recycle their old electronic devices and 63 percent know how to do it, according to a new study from the Consumer Electronics Association.

The CEA's CE Recycling and Reuse 2012 Edition study found that awareness of the importance of electronics recycling and locations is on the rise. Recently, the trade association has worked with local, state and federal governments, as well as non-governmental organizations, to educate consumers on the availability and accessibility of electronics recycling locations.

"The CE industry aims to make recycling consumer electronics as easy as purchasing them. The marked increase in consumer awareness of how and where to recycle their electronics illustrates the progress our industry has made on this issue," said Walter Alcorn, CEA's vice president of environmental affairs and industry sustainability, in a prepared statement.

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EPA Challenges E-Waste Recycling Industry to Certify Its Act

EPA Challenges E-Waste Recycling Industry to Certify Its Act

Gabriele Crognale, PE - Sustainable Plant

On September 20, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the launch of its Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge, an initiative to make proactive electronics refurbishing and recycling practices the industry standard. To further drive the point home, EPA made the announcement at Vintage Tech Recyclers, a certified electronics recycling facility in Romeoville, Illinois.

Officiating at the event, EPA Administrator Lisa. P. Jackson said, “Already, the United States generates almost 2.5 million tons of electronic waste per year – and that number will only grow. Used electronics have materials in them that can be recovered and recycled, reducing the economic costs and environmental impacts of securing and processing new materials for new products.” Jackson continued, “The SMM Electronics Challenge will help us ensure that we are doing all we can to repurpose or safely dispose of the cell phones, computers and other devices we use every day – all while helping to build a robust market for electronics recycling in the United States.”

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Accurate IT Services Collects 40,000 lbs of E-Waste at Columbus Zoo Event

Accurate IT Services Collects 40,000 lbs of E-Waste at Columbus Zoo Event

This past weekend, Accurate IT Services, in conjunction with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, held a two-day electronics recycling drive at the Columbus Zoo.

Between Saturday and Sunday, 482 vehicles passed through the Columbus Zoo’s parking lot to recycle their old computers, televisions, cell phones, and much more! As a result, 40,000 lbs. of e-waste was diverted from Ohio landfills, including 125 CRT televisions. People came from all around Ohio and its surrounding states to recycle their electronics and assist the Columbus Zoo in their sustainability initiatives.

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Accurate IT Services Featured on Local News

Accurate IT Services Featured on Local News

On Monday, September 3rd, Columbus’ local ABC/FOX affiliate covered the increase in laptop theft around The Ohio State University’s campus area. Data security has become a major issue for these burglary victims.

Providing an expert opinion on how to secure your electronics from theft was Peter DiGravio of Accurate IT Services. DiGravio offered advice on the use of inexpensive tools for protecting your laptop, using such items as physical laptop locks. He also suggested software that helps police trace a laptop’s IP address to its physical location. Both of these items can be purchased for under $20.

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Saturday Electronics Recycling Will Keep Hazardous Waste Out of Landfills

Saturday Electronics Recycling Will Keep Hazardous Waste Out of Landfills

Tabitha Clark - Marion Star

MARION - While many people have opinions about the junk that is shown on television today, few understand the junk inside a television can be dangerous if not disposed of properly.

That's why the Delaware Knox Marion Morrow Solid Waste District is sponsoring a TV and electronics recycling day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Marion County Fairgrounds.

"We're mainly collecting televisions," said Angie Carbetta of the Marion County Recycling and Litter Prevention program. "It is such a problem item to recycle. They cost money to process, and there is nowhere to recycle televisions in Marion."

There will be a $10 fee at the drop-off to recycle televisions. There is no charge for other electronics.

While this collection day will take all electronics, it is a special collection to focus on televisions and raise awareness about electronics waste.

Recycling electronics and televisions saves landfill space, keeps toxins out of the environment and recovers precious metals and recyclable plastic, Carbetta said.

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