New York Electronics Recycler Receives Industry Certifications

Regional Computer Recycling says it is first electronics recycler in New York to receive R2/RIOS, NAID certifications.

July 14, 2011
Recycling Today Staff

Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery (RCR&R) Victor, N.Y., has been awarded National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) AAA Certification with an endorsement for hard drive destruction as well as the organization’s Certification for Sanitization Operations. Additionally, the company has been certified to R2/RIOS (Responsible Recycling Practices/Recycling Industry Operating Standard), allowing it to claim the designation Certified Electronics Recycler.

RCR&R was awarded the certifications following internal audits conducted by an ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board third-party auditor. The company says it is the only New York-based electronics recycler to hold all three of these certifications.
"Since 1995, RCR&R has been an innovative leader in the electronics recycling industry,” says Michael Whyte, RCR&R president. “These certifications are a testament to our organization and all of our employees, who have consistently operated at such a high level with dedication to customer quality, data security, environmental stewardship and professionalism."
In a news release, Robin Wiener, president of ISRI, the organization that developed the RIOS standard and coupled it with R2,says, “Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery is a leader in the electronics recycling industry and has invested significantly to ensure that recycling is done the right way—responsibly and safely.”
NAID AAA Certification and Certification for Sanitization Operations were developed by NAID, an organization that represents the information destruction industry. NAID’s certification program establishes standards for secure destruction processes, including areas such as operational security, employee hiring and screening, the destruction process, responsible disposal and insurance.
R2/RIOS is a quality, environment, health and safety certification program.
“Almost every computer recycling company pays lip service to data security,” says NAID CEO Bob Johnson. “But you know they are serious about it when they successfully complete the NAID certification process. There are only a select group of 10 firms in North America that have qualified for the organization’s Sanitization Operations certification.”
In addition to operating a 16-acre complex, RCR&R says it has created and manages the Ewaste Alliance Network, with more than 225 registered collection sites across New York.