The national average cost for office space is $18.22 a square foot. For most of corporate America, real estate is one of the top three most expensive operating costs. For data centers, the stakes are even higher. Data center space is significantly higher per square foot due to the additional expense of raised flooring, security, back up power sources, cooling systems and more. On average, while general usage space runs in the neighborhood of $20.00 per square foot, dedicated data center space easily climbs well above $100.00.
How much of your square footage is being taken up by e-waste—old IT equipment that’s no longer being used? Imagine if you were able to free up that valuable space and generate revenue in the process? There are three options out there for e-recycling square footage-hogging, outdated IT equipment.
- Throw your e-waste in the nearest dumpster, trash or landfill
Not the best idea for e-recycling. It hurts your business because you are throwing away money. Not e-waste recycling hurts our environment by putting some potentially damaging materials into the ground. Instead of loading up a landfill, consider loading up your bank account by responsibly selling that IT equipment.
- Call your local junk man
While calling the junk man for e-recycling is better than contributing to an environmental problem, this isn’t the best e-waste recycling solution either. If a company buys your equipment by the pound, you may not get the maximum amount for your sale. Or worse, you could be paying them to haul your old IT equipmentaway. In fact, you could be selling a $78 piece of equipment for pennies.Also, you may not be recycling e-waste. The majority of your IT equipment could end up in the wrong places anyway since these dealers are working in bulk and may not be as conscious about e-recycling.
- Sell your e-waste to a reputable e-recycler
SMS Assembly takes two important steps. First, we test and refurbish any reusable part for resale to the retail market. Secondly, we e-recycle the rest adhering to strict R2 Recycling Standards. Better yet, we carefully evaluate each piece and we know the value of your equipment so you’re paid the maximum amount for your e-waste.
Selling your e-waste to a reputable e-waste recycler treats both your finances and the planet well. Choose an e-waste recycler, like SMS Assembly, that you can trust to identify the real value in your unwanted IT equipment. Get a quote in advance if you’d like and even request special packaging to protect its value during shipment.
E-recycling can be painless if done through the right e-recycler. After all, why not think green and receive a little green in the process?