Choosing the right ITAD Vendor
When looking for an ITAD partner, not just anyone will do. With so many options, there are many companies who take inappropriate disposal shortcuts to make a quick buck, putting you and your company at risk.
An organization seeking an IT asset disposition vendor should consider their compliance track record, data security, and environmental policies. References, expertise and pricing should also play a factor when deciding who to go with.
Luckily, the ITAD industry has recognized third-party certifications that do much of this research for you. If an electronics recycling and resale vendor is certified to R2 and/or e-Stewards, you can trust they will handle your IT assets securely and responsibly. However, BE CAREFUL, as some vendors will make false certification claims just to get your business. Always double check a company is certified by going to the third-party certification website and finding their company name in the official directories.
As an IT executive, the disposition of IT assets isn’t usually at the top of your priority list, so we've created an easy-to-use checklist to help you Audit Your Vendor to see what risks you may be leaving on the table.