Electronics Recycling in Hamilton

What services does Revolution deliver in Hamilton?

Revolution makes electronics recycling in Hamilton easy. Contact us and your recycling challenge is solved!

  • FREE ELECTRONICS PICKUP
    We take away the e-waste from your Hamilton company.
  • DATA DESTRUCTION
    Receive a Certificate of Destruction for each shredding or crushing job.
  • CERTIFICATE OF RECYCLING
    Every business we work with receives a Certificate of Recycling to help you track your environmental impact.

About Hamilton and E-Waste

  • The city of Hamilton has over 520,000 citizens generating over 5,200,000 pounds of e-waste annually.

  • More than 14,500 businesses are active in Hamilton that also produce e-waste. Thousands of new businesses open their doors every year in the city.

  • Since the 1980s, Hamilton has maintained its position as the third largest metropolitan area in all of Ontario.

Latest News Fom the World of Electronics Recycling

As the usage of electronics grows, e-waste has become a global problem. Here are some of the interesting things going on around the planet when it comes to solving the e-waste challenge.

Curated blog posts from Revolution

Revolution believes the best way to ensure Hamilton recycles their e-waste is through education. Here are the best of our recent posts.

Certified Electronics Recycling in Hamilton

Not all electronics recyclers are created equal. Unfortunately, there are a lot of “recyclers” in our industry that don’t do what they say they are going to do. What is someone in Hamilton looking to dispose of their laptops, displays and smartphones to do? How can you know you’ve chosen the right recycler to handle your sensitive data? The answer is to ensure your chosen recycler has the right certifications.

The Electronics Recycling Refurb and Reuse Standard is the minimum level of compliance your ITAD service provider and electronics recycler should meet. Maintained by the Recycler Qualification Office (RQO), the ERS 2010 is the minimum standard required by each of Canada’s provincial recycling programs and ensures that Revolution (via Shift) recycles your electronics to the highest Canadian standard. Learn more about our certifications.

Did you know?

In our world of consumerism, a lot of what we make goes to waste when it could be recycled into something brand new.

  • The world generates about 40 million tons of e-waste every single year. That's equivalent to trashing around 800 laptops every single second of the day.
  • The average cellphone user will buy a new phone every 18 months. Very few people recycle their electronic devices, often due to not being aware of their options.
  • Of all of the world's toxic waste, e-waste makes up about 70% of it and the numbers continue to grow as more electronic devices are developed and sold on the market.
  • Unfortunately, only 12.5% of e-waste is currently being recycled. The rest ends up in landfills where it can harm the environment.

Revolution services the following areas in Hamilton

  • North End
  • Hamilton East
  • Stoney Creek
  • Riverdale
  • Stoney Creek Mountain
  • Hamilton Mountain
  • Strathcona
  • Kirkendall
  • Dundas
  • Winona
  • Glanbrook
  • Binbrook
  • Mount Hope
  • Ancaster
  • Flamborough

Recycling your e-waste in Hamilton

Over half a million citizens call Hamilton home along with more than 14,500 businesses. Together, these residents produce a lot of e-waste, and it isn't being properly managed. Although the economy is booming, disposing of electronic waste can prove a difficult task for both companies and citizens in the area.

How Do I Recycle My Business E-Waste in Hamilton?

While Hamilton is pushing the region ahead with its staggering growth rates, like many other areas in Ontario, the metropolis still lacks awareness of the massive e-waste issue. Finding a safe and effective program to dispose of your end-of-life electronics is key. However, while such programs exist, many people simply don't know why they should use them, or even where to find them. Businesses also lack this information and decide to dispose of their electronics in other ways. Unfortunately, that's costing our economy and our environment.

Of all the electronics that your business deals with, did you know that over 90% of their components can actually be recycled and reused successfully? That's far more than the average person thinks. It all comes down to the extremely valuable steel, glass, plastic, aluminum, and copper that can be found inside the average electronic device. Even precious metals like gold, silver, and palladium can be received when you recycle your electronics.

What to Look for in a Recycler

If you are looking to recycle the electronics that your business no longer needs, go ahead and stick with a company that's based in the local region. Revolution Recycling can assist you. As a globally certified organization, Revolution Recycling follows the best practices for handling electronic devices and is recognized by a number of different initiatives, like the OES, EPRA, and NAID-Canada.

The correct handling of your electronics is important, and that's why you can't put them into the hands of just anyone. When you choose to use a reputable recycler like Revolution Recycling, you'll have confidence that hazardous materials will be handled safely and any data will be permanently and safely destroyed.

The Impact of E-Waste Recycling

In the past 15 years, the e-waste recycling programs that have been established in Canada have managed to divert over 955,000 tons of electronics from landfills and back to factories where they can be processed and recovered. The result is a meaningful impact on our environment and community here in Hamilton and beyond.

If you would like to recycle your electronics, reach out to Revolution Recycling today.