Kansas City, Mo.-based Media Services, a full-service record center with locations in Kansas City and Lenexa, Kan., has partnered with Evolve Recycling, Erie, Pa., and The Surplus Exchange (surplusexchange.org/site), also based in Kansas City, to provide electronics recycling services to its clients.
Media Services now will accept the following electronics and components for recycling:
- Ink and toner cartridges;
- Cell phones;
- Laptop computers;
- iPod/MP3 players;
- Digital cameras;
- GPS devices;
- Computers and servers;
- Stereo equipment; and
- Microwave ovens.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than 1 million tons of electronics are discarded each year and goes into U.S. landfills. “As an environmentally conscious partner in the Kansas City marketplace, Media Services understands the need to safely dispose of computer and electronic equipment in an environmentally responsible manner,” the company says in a press release announcing the new services.
The e-Stewards-certified Surplus Exchange is a nonprofit organization that has been recycling in the Kansas City area for more than 25 years.
Evolve Recycling is a part of Clover Technologies Group. Clover Technologies Group has a number of certifications, including Responsible Recycling Practices (R2), and collects and recycles cartridges, cell phones and small electronics.
Media Services offers a full range of records management options through five core services: document scanning, records storage and management, secure shredding and recycling, off-site data protection and records management consulting.