Removing e-waste includes the proper dismantling and disposal of technology. In North American there are strict laws governing IT equipment, both in Canada and the United States.
At Michaels Global Trading, we specialize in E-waste disposal, including a wide assortment of equipment, shelving, and wiring. Our job is to help your business avoid the potential legal issues involved in the improper handling and disposal of technology equipment.
Whether you are moving offices and need to decommission outdated supplies, or you are trying to liquidate remaining assets for a profit, our team of experienced e-waste removal experts can help.
Down to the Last Wire
Running a business is stressful enough without worrying about the disposal of outdated technology. Michaels Global Trading is trained in the appraisal and deconstruction of a variety of technology types and brands. Our team understands the intricacies involved in detailed network setups, VOIP systems, and more.
When you use a professional technology removal service, only the desired equipment is removed, and no spare wires or scraps are left to trip over. In instances of entire office moves, we also manage the removal and recycling of furniture, filing systems, and other business components.
Privacy and Data Destruction
The data saved on electronic devices is a huge point of concern for companies ridding themselves of old machinery. In an age of identity theft and data leaks, it’s not surprising how many businesses struggle with the idea of trusting data destruction to an outside company. At Michaels Global Trading, our professional e-waste experts are discreet in the removal and destruction of private information.
Our team can also help you remove and save any data you want to keep before your electronic equipment is recycled, donated, or destroyed.
Environmentally Friendly Disposal Services
As the world changes, North American businesses are held to a higher standard of responsibility for the environment. Michaels Global Trading takes on this responsibility for you, allowing you to focus on big picture decisions, as we dispose of e-waste in the greenest ways possible.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Government of Canada used devices, cables, screens, batteries, and other tech materials are harmful to the environment and should be managed carefully. Much of the equipment found in offices contains:
When toxic materials go into our landfills, they poison the earth. By using designated disposal sites for each material, we ensure a greener, brighter tomorrow for future generations.
Michaels Global Trading is proud to support the green initiative in North America, helping our clients ensure proper management and recycling of all office supplies, no matter the size or purpose.
Types of E-Waste We Manage
Through Michaels Global Trading, you have access to a range of disposal services. While we focus on office and business equipment in general, our team specializes in e-waste removal. The types of technology we handle regularly includes:
- Printer/Fax/Copy Machines
- VOIP Systems
- Networking and Server Setups
- Communication Equipment
- Video and Photo Technology
- Security Systems
- Mobile Devices
- Charging Apparatus
- Digital Storage Equipment
We manage stored data resources like:
- Customer profiles
- Employee data
- Client contracts
Within technology types, we are familiar with an assortment of well-known brands, such as:
As we manage these elements, Michaels Global Trading is meticulous in the handling of savable components, ensuring your business can retrieve some financial return on your technology investments.
Methods of E-Waste Removal
While much of your technology equipment can be recycled in one form or another, there are other ways to repurpose of unwanted e-waste, such as:
Not all e-waste is yet considered waste. A professional office decommissioning service can help you detect the devices worth saving and find a worthwhile organization to donate unwanted technology to. There are many individuals, community services, and small businesses in North America who greatly benefit from tech donations.
Michaels Global Trading has connections with many donation locations across Ontario and within our U.S. service areas. We are constantly looking for ways to help our communities benefit from the unwanted devices of business clients. Your junk could be a treasure to those in need.
Whether through liquidation, auction, or some other form of resale, Michaels Global Trading can help you get some cash back on your outdated technology. Rather than tossing out all your old equipment when you downsize or upgrade, consider reselling to support the purchase of newer, faster IT equipment.
Some office supplies aren’t recyclable and must be disposed of for good. While we can’t save everything from winding up in the landfill, there are ways to decommission old technology in ways that support sustainability.
Michaels Global Trading ensures that anything which can be salvaged is, but the parts which must go into the trash are done so through the correct sorting facilities and disposal resources. It is important to us that our carbon footprint is as small as possible, and we pass that same minimal eco residue onto your company when you partner with us.
Finally, as mentioned earlier, recycling is a hugely beneficial method of e-waste disposal, ensuring many parts of the technology you toss are reused to reduce waste and produce new useful products.
You’d be surprised to learn how much of your old technology can be used to create new devices and other products. Michaels Global Trading has been working with local recycling plants for years and knows which parts and pieces should go where. We do all the busywork, and you get all the recognition for your contribution to saving the planet.
There are many ways to be rid of unwanted e-waste above and beyond our suggestions. We are always happy to answer questions and relieve concerns you may have about technology disposal and what happens with your unwanted items.
The process for e-waste disposal is not as tricky as you may think, and we minimize all your efforts throughout the process for maximum productivity and limited liability. We understand that running a business is no easy task, and we want to support you as much as possible throughout the upgrading, downsizing, or liquidation endeavour.
Contact Michaels Global Trading
Michaels Global Trading partners with businesses in a variety of industries. From large corporations to small local businesses, we have the tools and training needed to disassemble and remove any equipment, technology, furnishings, and materials you may have.
Interested in learning more about the office equipment decommissioning services offered by Michaels Global Trading? We invite you to contact us by calling 1-888-471-5066 or visiting our contact page online.
BEST IN THE INDUSTRY! That’s how we would describe Michaels Global Trading. They took all the headaches for our office move, decommissioning office cubicle, and did everything at a great price. They planned everything ahead of time and were on time to finish the job. Marlon, Mario, and team were extremely professional. They were fast to respond, fair in prices, and extremely service oriented. We would recommend them to companies who are planning an office move or decommissioning office furniture or equipment. – Brainhunter Systems Ltd.
We engaged Michaels Global Trading to remove and dispose a large quantity of office furniture during renovations. Marlon and his team were professional, efficient and made our jobs much easier. It was nice not having to deal with all those desks ourselves!
Liquidation items can be anything that can be sold from a business to generate cash flow. Examples would be furniture, computers, machinery, vehicles, fixtures etc.
The simplest answer is no. There are many factors that affect the value of your assets. Some examples would be market conditions, supply and demand, age, condition and location.
Every appraisal is different and has specific requirements. The cost is directly linked to the scope of work involved.
That depends on several factors; first, how much equipment is being appraised. Appraising a large machinery shop with hundred’s of pieces will take significantly longer than appraising a small mom and pop business.
Majority of appraisal reports will have equipment values and a synopsis of how the appraiser came up with the values given.
Some commons reasons for an appraisal are mergers & acquisitions, business valuation, bankruptcy, financing & SBA lending, insurance, buy and sell agreements or partnership dissolutions.