Case Studies

Recycling within customs bonded warehouse

Recycling within customs bonded warehouse


Large Fast Food Chain

An upgrade is always a challenge, but when there are over 2,000 restaurants in which to install new equipment and remove the old, the challenge becomes 2,000 times harder. Fast equipment removal that follows the refresh team is vital to conserve space and insure budgets are met.

National Cell Phone Service Provider

The problem: Nationwide logistics and multiple material handling

A national service provider to the cellular industry decided to phase out equipment in 275 locations all across the US. The equipment included a computer, a UPS, modems, routers, cables, antennas, a data processing unit, a sending unit, cellular phones and a hub in a single rack.  Although on wheels, the units weighed over 230 pounds each and had to be picked up from offices, retail locations and warehouses.

Call Center

The problem: Lack of space

A large call center was using its receiving dock to store obsolete IT equipment.  There was so much equipment that it was difficult to tell what was there.  After removing hundreds of pieces of equipment, the dock was clear and items were able to move in and out easily.  Additionally, they discovered 15 needed items and redeployed them, saving the company over $17,500.


The problem: Heavy equipment 22 feet off the ground

The transition from traditional printing technologies to digital printing has allowed printers to work better, faster and in less space.  What happens to all of the older equipment?  A South Florida printer had 20 pieces of unwanted equipment, some weighing 1,500 pounds each to recycle.  The difficult part is the printer is on the second floor and the elevator is too small to remove the equipment.  The only way to get them out of the building is through a door 22 feet above the ground.  With a forklift on site, the staff deinstalled, disassembled and moved all the items out the door into trucks for recycling at the facility.

National Retailer

The problem: How to economically pull leased items from a group of thousands

A national retailer had over 3000 pieces of end of life equipment at their headquarters.  The problem was some was leased; needing to be returned and others were for recycling.  Costs to the IT department for their staff to remove leased items from recycling items were thousands of dollars.  We were able to collect the equipment and return a report by serial number. Then the company was able to identify the leased items to be returned.


The problem: Equipment on many branches of the campus

A university has operations in many parts of the state and computers in all of them.  The costs to the university to bring all the end of life equipment to one central location for pick usually far exceeds any value in the equipment.  The university sends our team to collect the equipment from any location, reducing costs and insuring proper handling of the items at all stages.

Insurance Company

The problem: How to comply with HIPPA data security requirements.

Current regulations to insure patient privacy require anyone in the data chain of custody to protect patient information.  Our process allows companies in the chain to release the equipment to our team and we remove the sensitive information.  Our staff can sign a contract as documentation for internal compliance.

Leasing company

The problem: How to get a quick estimate of value on unusual items

Leasing companies often need a fast determination of value on smaller lots of end of lease equipment. Our staff is able to respond quickly to requests for estimates of equipment.  Our staff is ready to email, fax or call an offer to give leasing companies the information needed to make the right decisions.

Import Tax Refund

A major electronics manufacture had $1.2 million from a customer return. Duties due in this case would have been well over the cost of the items. Recyclecology was able to enter the bonded area, render the items commercially unusable and remove all the items for complete recycling at our facility.