Guest Blog: Electronics recycling done the right way, securely and sustainably.

In our ongoing commitment to minimize our impact on the environment in both our personal and professional lives, we thought that there could be no more way to kick off our guest blog post series. 4THBIN, our exclusive e-waste partner and a leader in e-cycling, provides some context to the challenges and importance of taking care of your e-waste.

“Electronic Waste” or “e-waste” is growing faster than any other waste stream. This presents a significant environmental challenge, with 50 million tons of e-waste produced each year, which is projected to more than double by 2050. 

Did you know, that almost any product with a circuit board is now banned from landfills and is considered hazardous waste, requiring special handling. It is illegal to dispose of hazardous waste in the garbage. 

And for businesses, there is another major problem presented by end-of-life electronics: data security. We have all seen the high-profile online data thefts or losses that numerous companies have experienced in recent years. But what about the data present on old electronics or devices that are being retired and discarded? Secure handling of the data at the end-of-life electronics is just as critical as your online data.  It requires at least the same level of discipline, care, and safeguarding. 

These challenges leave companies in search of a secure and sustainable solution to support their growing e-waste needs. And the name of the organization that can provide this level of service is 4THBIN. 

4THBIN is a certified and secure e-recycling solution provider to over 6,000 businesses from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups across the United States.  With over a decade of experience, they are NIST 800-88 compliant, with 100% data privacy compliance and zero data breaches.

They were New York City’s first company to be certified by e-Stewards, the industry’s gold standard that recognizes electronics recyclers that adhere to the most stringent environmental and socially responsible practices. And they have received EcoVadis’ platinum rating, placing 4THBIN in the top 1% of the most responsible companies – out of the 60,000 suppliers they assessed.

4THBIN provides a full range of services to meet any need, including:

  • Sustainable Electronics Recycling pickups
  • RemoteReturn, a Direct Mail-in Service
  • Secure Data Destruction
  • Data Center Decommissioning
  • Office Relocation Support

With this full range of services, no job is too big or too small. From desktops to data centers, they do it all. To learn more you can call or email Don Baum, Enterprise Sales Manager, at 614-945-4402 or