Earth Day April 22nd, 2016
Southeastern Data celebrates Earth Day each year, by partnering with the community to remove, recycle and properly dispose of computers, e-waste and electronics.
If it Plug into a Wall, It’s an Acceptable Item for Electronics Recycling
Southeastern Data accepts working and non-working computers and electronic devices for e-recycling. If the devices contain electronic circuitry, plugs into the wall and is considered a technology device we can accept it for e-recycling. We accept household items, office equipment, machinery, and all types of equipment and devices, old or new.
See what items Southeastern Accepts for E-Recycling - Click on the different types of computers and electronics material we accept to learn more.
- Laptops, netbooks, notebooks, tablets
- PC towers/CPUs
- Monitors (flat-screen LCDs)
- Hard drives, USB, Solid State Devices, Flash drives
- Portable disk drives, External Hard Drives
- Power and network cables
- Docking stations
- Computer Backup Batteries
- Computer Wire/Cables (all types)
- Keyboards, Mice, Speakers
- CD-ROMs /DVD Drives, VCRs, Recorders, Players
- Miscellaneous Computer Parts
- Motherboards, Circuit Boards
- Blade servers
- Small-scale servers
- Network hubs
- Networking equipment
- Small desktop printers
- Label printers
- Fax machines
- Multi-function Devices
- Answering Machines, Recorders
- Cell Phones/Blackberries/Palm products
- Dictation Machines, Recorders
- Fax Machines
- Telephones and Receivers
- Video cassette recorders (VCRs)
- DVD players, Blu-ray players
- CD players
- Cassette tape players
- Flat Screen Televisions (consoles, HDTV, plasma, portable, etc.)
- Electronic circuit boards and components
- Switching boxes
- Laser pointers
- Uninterruptible power supplies (personal and network)
- Dry Ink Toner Cartridges
- Ink Cartridges (empty or full)
- Medical Monitoring Devices
- Microwave Ovens
- Power Supplies
HAND HELD DEVICES
- Calculators (handheld, desktop, cash registers)
- Cameras (still or movie, digital or cartridge)
- Radios, Walkie-Talkies
- Empty Computer Cases
Not Accepted E-Waste:
- Air Conditioners
- Oil, Liquids, Chemicals, Gasoline, Freon
- Light Bulbs
- CRT Monitors and CRT Televisions
WHAT IS E-WASTE AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?
E-WASTE MANAGEMENT AND PROCESSING TECHNIQUES
THE GROWING PROBLEMS
FAQ - Earth Day, April 22nd
Get Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Earth Day E-Recycling. Click on any question to learn more
Is there a cost?
General recycling is FREE
How many items can I bring for recycling?
There is no limit. We encourage you to recycle as much as you have in your home, business, school, organization or around you.
Can I recycle hair dryers or curling irons?
Do you recycle the CRTs, Big Tube televisions or monitors?
NO, we are not accepting any CRT TUBE Monitors or Televisions at this time.
What can we recycle?
Computers, Laptops Servers, Networking gear, Gaming consoles, hand held devices, mobile phone, Printers, IPod, IPad and lots more. For a complete list of acceptable items for recycling go here: SoutheasternData.com/EarthDay or direct to southeasterndata.com/services/acceptable-items-for-e-recycling
Do you take appliances?
Yes, Small house hold appliances
Is there anything I need to do to my computer before I recycle it?
Yes, wipe it down and clean it from dust. Remove any CDs or DISCs in your drives. Include the plugs and wires if you are no longer in need of them.
Do I need to erase or clean the hard-drive before e-recycling or set it back to factory settings?
You can, but it is not necessary. Southeastern Data follows the strict guidelines of the Department of Defense and NIST for data erasure and sanitization .
What happens to all the data on any device I recycle?
Data on any device is either erased, sanitized or destroyed.
Will you remove all my files, documents or data from my machine?
We erase and sanitize everything on the hard-drives and devices that store data-- We do not remove the items or store them anywhere. Once we erase the files or documents they are gone.
When you remove my files, documents and data off my machine, can I get a copy.
No. Once we take it any device to be recycled possession, we take full responsibility. We do not share that information. We would suggest grabbing that information off your aching prior to e-recycling.
If I can’t turn my computer on will you still make sure the data is erased before recycling?
Yes, all of the devices we collect go through the same rigorous data security process
Do you save any personal data you find on computers or laptops recycled?
We do not collect or save any information on items recycled with our company
Do you accept printers?
Yes, we accept commercial printers, as well as home printers.
Can I recycle plugs and wires?
Southeastern Data will properly recycle any plugs, adapters, wires, cables and connectors.
Do you accept CDs, DVD or USBs?
Should I include the manuals or disks my device originally came with?
Sure, we’d be happy to recycle that material for you.
What is e-waste?
Where do you take the electronics or computers for recycling?
To a Southeastern Data E-Recycling Facility for processing IT Asset Management, Recycling or Reuse.
Who picks up the items, and where does it go?
An employee of Southeastern Data will collect the material. Depending on the day, the material is then transported to a Southeastern Data facility
Will I receive a receipt or certificate for recycling?
If you are a business recycling separately, yes, but for the Earth Day e-recylcing event, we will provide one recycling receipt for all of the material collected during the event.
Will I get a receipt for tax purposes?
What certifications do you have?
ISO 14001, Certified recycler by the EPA in Florida and Ohio
How long have you been in business?
I have a very large TV that is too heavy for me to pick up will you pick-up from my house and recycle it?
NO, we do not make residential e-recycling pick-ups
How can we contact you?
Southeastern Data by email: or Phone: 1-800-810-0432 our normal business hours are M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Get involved - If you are interested in having a Earth Day or other E-Recycling Event, send us a message.
Banyan Street - Orlando
- Tenants, can participate in the annual E-Waste recycling drive to safely and properly recycle computers, electronics and e-waste. Get rid of your old or unwanted electronics through the help of Southeastern Data.
Host e-recycle events
Property Managers: Hosting an E-recycling Event is Just Good Business
Every property manager would like to create goodwill with local businesses and their immediate community – it’s just good business. One easy and effective way property managers can generate this goodwill, while also realizing lasting business benefits, is to host computer and electronic device recycling (e-recycling) events at their properties.
Younger People not as Green as Previous Generations
As a society, we often think that each generation is more earth-friendly and recycles more than the previous. Unfortunately, a recent study by M/A/R/C and The Integer Group indicates that this is not true.
The study showed that while our younger generation is quick to adopt an eco-friendly mindset, they are not generally willing to fork over extra money for it. Conversely, consumers aged 55 and over are open to investing in more expensive green products.
The LawnPC Solar-Powered Computer
Say hello to the newest computer, the LawnPC, an eco-friendly and clever design created by David Velkamp. The unique design has “blades” of grass-like natural cotton, covered over with solar cells. The cells can provide approximately 60 watts to the computer per hour. The small version of a lawn rests directly on top of the computer, and the best part is that the solar blades are entirely biodegradable. The implications of this product could be far-reaching.
Does a Green Economy Create Jobs?
There are many benefits to going green, both from an economic and environmental standpoint. It can aid our economic well-being as our energy sector can expand from one that relies on our fossil fuel supply to one that includes renewable and alternative energy sources that are better for our environment. However, determining how many jobs are created by this can be tricky.
EPA Awarding $76M in Grants for Clean-up
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced it will invest $76 million towards redeveloping contaminated properties in the country, by means of a nationwide grant program.
The grants are intended to refurbish abandoned commercial and industrial properties like closed smelters and former fuel stations. The agency states that there are nearly a half million such properties in the country. This was announced at a recent press conference.