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Electronic Waste Recycling

According to the EPA, electronic waste is the source of up to 70 percent of the heavy metal in America’s landfills. The environmental issue is only part of the problem. Electronic media poses a real security risk due to the presence of important proprietary data.

ECOvanta electronic waste processingIn response to a growing need for sustainable solutions, Covanta established a team of specialists dedicated to the safe, secure recycling of e-waste. Covanta has obtained e-Stewards, Responsible Recycling (R2) and ISO 14001:2004 certifications after a comprehensive accredited third-party auditing process.

Our services keep pollutants out of landfills and data out of the hands of those who might exploit it. We recycle more than 99 percent of the e-waste we receive and we audit all of our downstream recycling partners to make sure they follow the same standards we do. Our expertise in matters related to security and risk management has been demonstrated time and again.

Covanta's Electronic Waste Recycling can eliminate the risk of exposing confidential data by:

  • Erasing information from hard drives to U.S. Department of Defense standards
  • Physically shredding hard drives and other electronic media
  • Providing special security and video surveillance for the destruction of highly sensitive information
  • Offering certificated proof of destruction