Recycling electronics is not just a good idea, it’s the law

25 States, including New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, have environmental regulations banning electronics from landfills and requiring that to-be disposed of computer equipment be processed by approved electronic recyclers.

Back Thru The Future is one of only a small number of electronic recyclers in the US classified both by the Federal EPA and State EPAs as a Universal Waste Destination Facility for the recycling of electronics. As such, we are identified in all 50 states as an “approved electronics recycler”; our environmental compliance certificate is a legal document in all 50 states.

Your Risk

There is no “Statute of Limitations” governing your responsibility for environmental regulatory compliance. Fifty years from now, if an electronic device that can be tracked back to you by a manufacturer’s warranty records is found in a contaminated site you can be held responsible for the cost of cleaning up the contamination. It costs money to recycle electronics. If you are being offered no charge or a very low cost for recycling your equipment it is being resold. If your serial number device is resold you have lost control of its eventual disposal.

Don’t trade a short term financial advantage
for a long term organizational risk.


We provide onsite management of your IT disposal projects

To-be disposed of IT assets are often collected in an ad hoc basis. In many cases, asset identification and reconciliation with asset inventory financial records does not occur onsite because of manpower and space limitations. Data assets are mixed with non data assets creating potentially serious data security control problems.

We provide onsite management for all IT disposal projects. We reestablish disposal inventory control while onsite and provide “chain of possession” documentation prior to removing the IT assets. Physical security is maintained through the entire asset transfer process from your physical security perimeter to our NAID AAA certified secure facility assuring that both your data assets and non data assets reach their final recycling and disposal destination.