Here are some answers to some commonly asked questions:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS ELECTRONICS RECYCLING?
Electronics recycling is the process of breaking down used, unwanted, or end of life (EOL) electronics. The purpose of electronics recycling is to keep electronics out of landfills in order to protect our environment.
WHAT ITEMS DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept almost every variety of electronic hardware. A list of some examples we will take are desktops , laptops, servers, A/V equipment, smartphones, tablets, cameras, network switches, office phones, test/lab equipment, UPS batteries, wires & cables, printers, and other assorted peripherals.
WHAT ITEMS DON'T YOU ACCEPT?
Examples of items we cannot accept are tube style TVs and CRT monitors, standup copiers, LED lights, Christmas style lights, NiCad or consumer batteries (AA, AAA, D, watch/hearing-aid batteries, etc.), cubicles, desks, tin cans, household appliances (refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, toasters, air fryers etc.), scrap metal (bulk steel, copper tubing, etc.), plastic bottles, lightbulbs, plastic, glass, and any disposable items or refuse.
DO YOU PAY FOR MY ITEMS?
In many cases, yes! For over 13 years, we have maintained paid relationships with our company partners for their unused equipment. After our free evaluation of your equipment, we will give you a bid on the viable items. We are only authorized to purchase equipment from other businesses.
IS THERE A PICKUP FEE FOR MY ITEMS?
No, we offer free pickup service to any and all Central Florida businesses. Once you schedule your pickup with our procurement team, we will visit and perform all the heavy lifting and containment in a safe and effective manner.
CAN I SELL MY ELECTRONICS TO YOU IF I AM NOT A BUSINESS?
No, Orlando Recycles is a business-to-business electronic recycling company. We are only authorized to purchase equipment from other businesses.
CAN I RECYCLE MY PERSONAL ITEMS WITH ORLANDO RECYCLES?
Yes. We will accept your personal items and assist you with recycling your electronics responsibly. If you choose to drop-off Mon-Fri. during our business hours of 10AM-5PM, our warehouse staff will assist in the offload of your equipment. If you choose to drop-off outside of business hours, please leave your items on the metal ramp to the left of our office entrance. We are only authorized to purchase equipment from other businesses.
WHEN I DISPOSE OF MY COMPANY'S COMPUTERS, HOW IS MY DATA PROTECTED?
Orlando Recycles offers a variety of data security methods to ensure ALL data (sensitive or not) is destroyed. In some cases, data is overwritten and erased (sometimes multiple passes) or physically destroyed depending on customer preference. For the ultimate peace of mind, we even provide our partners with a "Certificate of Hard Drive Destruction" upon request.
WHAT IF MY BUSINESS IS LOCATED AT HOME OR IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA? CAN YOU PROVIDE THE SAME FREE PICKUP
Unfortunately, Orlando Recycles is not licensed and insured to provide service in a residential setting.