IT Asset Disposition
Companies generate large amounts of E-Waste and, unsurprisingly, the larger the organization the more complicated the task of disposing of this waste stream becomes. There are 2 main reasons for this. Firstly, IT assets are spread over larger geographic areas and secondly, regulatory burden. There are a host of secondary reasons which I will address later.
PC-Gone gives you a presence in 8 major cities across the US. Lighting Resources already picks up spent lighting from many of the largest organisations in the country and is itself the largest processor of used lighting in the US.
So, how exactly does this solve the two main issues above? Well, it costs a lot to collect and transport used equipment. At the point in time an item is marked for disposal it is not clear if it has a remarketable potential so shipping all items across the US has the (usually realized) potential of wasting a lot of money. It is far more cost effective to ship all items a short distance for initial sorting. The items then marked for further processing are shipped to a central location on trucks that are routinely travelling between locations anyway.