E-Scrap - Residential

One Earth offers a responsible, accountable e-recycling solution as part of the shopping landscape, 7 days a week.

One Earth Recycling is part of a 3-generation, 30+ year old company that is among the pioneers of the electronic scrap industry in California. We specialize in marketing for reuse, but whatever can't be reused is responsibly recycled, and is completely spared from the waste stream. We accord with the strict CAL-EPA guidelines as a certified recycler of electronic equipment. Additionally, we guarantee identity security/data destruction in the case of data storage devices like hard drives and mobile phones. We use Department of Defense-approved software to achieve "soft" elimination of data in order to promote reuse; we can also certify physical destruction of hardware, according to your organization’s requirements.

We can recycle all of your retired gadgets, with the exception of kitchen appliances like microwaves. A One Earth representative will be happy to help you remove heavy items like TVs from your vehicle.

Reuse vs. Recycle

One Earth Recycling specializes in marketing outdated electronic materials for reuse. Less affluent populations around the world desperately need Americans' cast-off technology: before designating e-scrap streams for recycling, we exhaust reuse possibilities for collected materials, either as whole units (i.e. erase data, recondition and re-market complete systems) or as sub-assemblies (i.e. farm out mother boards, hard drives, etc.). Besides extending the useful life of the "latest and greatest" of bygone eras and helping to bridge the "digital divide" between ourselves and less technologically advanced populations, reuse enables us to spare the energy required for full-blown recycling (shredding, smelting, etc.)

E-scrap vs. E-waste: A superficial distinction with substantial implications

We don't waste! It’s only "e-waste" if we fail; we "mine" e-scrap in the interest of conserving precious natural resources like virgin metals and petroleum (used in the manufacturing of plastics), and we only recycle once reuse options have been exhausted.