Selecting an electronics recycler for your business is an important decision with implications for your exposure to liability. Every organization has unique needs, and decision-makers need to be asking the right questions to ensure that those needs are met.
To help you evaluate recyclers, we’ve assembled this easy guide to the top concerns and questions that will reveal any potential gaps or drawbacks that could leave you exposed.
There is more than one way to properly prepare electronics for resale or recycling. You want to know what method or methods your recycler makes available, and how they guarantee that your data security is protected. You also want to know just where your electronics are destined to end up: will they be refurbished and resold, or destroyed for scrap? Both ways are legitimate, but the last thing you want is a surprise.
Managing end-of-life electronics is painless when you work with a partner that values convenient, comprehensive service. A broad range of services allows for customizable solutions and peace of mind that all the details are being covered to maintain compliance, without demanding extra oversight or homework from you.
Cobalt’s menu of services includes many measures for ensuring that your assets are handled in a safe, secure manner from collection to final disposition. Roll over each step of the process to see how you’re protected:
Insurance works together with certifications and auditing to reinforce 360-degree protection against worst case scenarios. An uninsured or inadequately insured recycler could leave your organization and brand exposed without you ever knowing, unless you ask.
Cobalt carries a $1 million cyber liability guarantee to protect your company from losses should your assets be compromised at any point in the process, as well as $5 million pollution liability insurance. We’re proud that our process is already so thorough that we’ve never needed to fall back on this safety net, but that doesn’t mean we’d ever let you go without.
Any qualified electronics recycler will emphasize data security in cyberspace, but what about the real world risks once your assets have left your custody? This is an important detail that is often overlooked.