Electronic Recycling in British Columbia

If you recycle your electronics with PRS, you can rest assured that your personal data and information will be completely destroyed beyond recovery, avoiding any risk of personal data exposure. We understand that computers and hard drives contain all kinds of precious data and information that needs to be destroyed for your protection. We offer free Secure Data Destruction for every computer or electronic device containing a hard drive that is recycled through our Vancouver facility. If you have several computers that are in need of recycling, you may qualify for a free pickup. Call us at (604) 765-8564 or fill out our Contact form for more information.

Why is Computer Re-Use Beneficial?

The production of a PC requires 48 pounds of toxic chemical, 63 gallons of fossil fuels and 396 gallons of water.

Because so much of the energy used over the life cycle of a computer in manufacturing high-tech components, which are usually destroyed in recycling processes to recover raw materials, the energy savings potential of reselling is some 5-20 times greater than recycling…

At PRS we do more to re-purpose electronics. We reduce the need for new manufacturing of electronics by giving longer life to used equipment. We resort to recycling as our last option, and when recycling we assure that it is done the right way.

Data Security

While we first perform all data destruction in-house, using R2 Certified vendors adds yet another measure of security.

We only use R2 Certified recyclers as our downstream vendors.

Electronic waste worldwide 

Since 2010, the volume of e-waste generated globally has been steadily rising. By 2019, approximately 53.6 million metric tons was produced. This was an increase of 44.4 million metric tons in just five years. Of this, just 17.4 percent was documented to be collected and properly recycled.

Technological advancements and growing consumer demand have defined the era in which electronics have become a prominent part of the waste stream. The global quantity of electronic waste in 2014 was mainly comprised of 12.8 million metric tons of small equipment, 11.8 million metric tons of large equipment and 7 million metric tons of temperature exchange equipment (including cooling and freezing equipment). The amount of e-waste is expected to grow to almost 65 million metric tons in total by 2025, with a growth rate of 4 to 5 percent year-to-year.