How ERC Recycles Desktop Computers

Desktop computers contain some of the most valuable and reclaimable metals in all of electronics, including  steel, aluminum, power/breakage boards, hard drives, copper, processors, and RAM to name just a few. At the ERC, a team of volunteers disassembles all desktop computers. We then remove the hard drives and place them into a secure locked area under surveillance. Additionally, we wipe the hard drives that can be re-used of all data according to DoD (Dept of Defense) standards. We will also destroy any hard drives donated at the request of the donor.

How ERC Re-Sells desktop computers

The ERC receives many desktop computers that are still functional. We then test, wipe all data, and when possible, refurbish and resell these computers. This re-purposing helps give new life to gently used computers.