Electronics Recycling in Markham

What services does Revolution deliver in Markham?

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

    We take away the e-waste from your Markham company.
    Receive a Certificate of Destruction for each shredding or crushing job.
    Every business we work with receives a Certificate of Recycling to help you track your environmental impact.

About Markham and E-Waste

  • The city of Markham has over 329,000 citizens generating over 3,290,000 pounds of e-waste annually.

  • More than 10,600 businesses are active in Markham that also produce e-waste.

  • Alongside local business, over 200 foreign companies have set up their headquarters in Markham.

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 Markham recycles their e-waste is through education. Here are the best of our recent posts.

Certified Electronics Recycling in Markham

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 Markham 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.

Revolution is audited annually by a third party auditor and accredited to the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Standards. These internationally recognized standards provide comfort to our customers knowing that occupational health and safety / environmental risks are actively managed and accounted for. Learn more about our certifications.

Did you know?

Chances are, you have a handful of electronics in your business that you're going to upgrade at some point in the future. Unfortunately, many people make the wrong decision when deciding how to dispose of them.

  • Around 85% of the world's e-waste that gets sent to landfills and incinerators is burned, which releases harmful toxins into the air we breathe.
  • Electronic devices contain lead, which is highly toxic and can cause damage to our kidneys and central nervous system.
  • Low-level exposure to lead can affect a child's mental health and development, which makes proper disposal and recycling a must.
  • LCD monitors and televisions are among the most hazardous electronics along with plasma TVs, modern TVs, and computers that use Cathode Ray Tubes.

Revolution services the following areas in Markham

  • Angus Glen
  • Berczy Village
  • Box Grove
  • Bullock
  • Cachet Woods
  • Cathedraltown
  • Cornell
  • Greensborough
  • Markham Village
  • Markville
  • Old Markham
  • Raymerville
  • Rouge Fairways
  • Rouge River Estates
  • Sherwood Estate
  • South Unionville
  • Victoria Manor
  • Vinegar Hill
  • Wismer Commons
  • Stoufville

Recycling your e-waste in Markham

Every city across Canada is producing electronic waste, but as a growing center of foreign investment and the home of more than 329,000 citizens, Markham largely contributes to the huge amount of e-waste our country puts out every year. Unfortunately, only about 12.5% of our e-waste actually ends up being recycled, so what needs to change?

Educating Markham About E-Waste

Just like in other regions, citizens and businesses in Markham lack information about the production of e-waste and how essential it is that we take the time to recycle our old electronic devices. Since billions of tons of end-of-life electronics go to landfills every year, education is a huge factor in helping to divert these electronics away from landfills and back to factories where their components can be recovered.

Most people don't realize it, but about 90% of the components of an electronic device can be recovered and recycled into something new, cutting down on waste, improving the environment, and helping to pump up our economy. It's really a win-win situation for everyone!

E-Waste Recycling in Markham

The problem isn't really a lack of e-waste recycling programs in Markham because they do exist. The issue is that many people and businesses simply don't know about them. Finding out drop-off locations and even getting into a program that enables you to schedule pick-ups for a business' electronics are important next steps that enable every citizen of Markham to do their part.

Together, the Markham community can actually make a huge difference by taking e-waste recycling seriously thanks to the sheer number of residents in the area that are using electronics on a daily basis and regularly purchasing new units as they are released to the market. Spreading the word and finding ways to lend a hand are two relatively simple steps that can make a tremendous difference to the economy and environment at large.

Why Businesses Should Get Involved

Businesses are some of the key producers of electronics. Whether it's printers, phones, computers, or other equipment, these are all things that can and should be recycled. When businesses reach out to a trusted and local recycling program like Revolution Recycling, they are able to trust that not only the hazardous materials will be handled safely, but also that any data on their devices will be confidentially and permanently destroyed.

If you're a business in the Markham area, you can actually schedule a pickup of your e-waste!