IT Asset Disposition

Retire your tech assets responsibly

Maximize Value & Minimize Risk

Cobalt serves as your one-stop-shop for complete ITAD services. We remove every ounce of risk from the moment of pick up. As an R2 certified IT asset disposition company, we are committed to data security. Dispose of unwanted electronics while protecting sensitive data and helping the environment. 

Cobalt's IT Asset Disposition Process

Cobalt provides complete ITAD services. From electronics recycling to data destruction, we are the premier ITAD partner. Regardless if the electronics are recycled or refurbished and resold, we make sure all of your sensitive data is unrecoverable.

Secure transportation is the first step in it asset disposition.


We provide secure transportation to our state-of-the-art processing facility. We even prepare and package the electronics for you.

Electronic Audit

Every piece of electronics equipment is evaluated by our certified team of experts to determine if it will be recycled or refurbished. Identifying data, such as serial numbers, are recorded.

Data Destruction is a crucial component of itad services

Data Destruction

We are obsessed with data security. Any sensitive data on your hardware will be destroyed through shredding or sanitization. Both methods leave your private information untraceable.

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Process & Recycle

If there is no resale value, Cobalt's innovative shredding system leaves every byte of data unrecoverable. Our electronics recycling process minimizes your footprint on the environment while promoting a circular economy.

Refurbish & Resell

If electronics have reuse potential, then the hardware goes through a process known as data sanitization which involves purging and clearing data. Refurbished electronics help reduce e-waste and promotes sustainability.


Cobalt's detailed documentation and reporting confirms that the ITAD process was carried out properly. Adequate documentation is necessary for auditing and compliance.

Why Consider IT Asset Disposition

Remove Your Risk

From the moment of pick up, we assume all risk. Every step of our ITAD process is designed to securely destroy data and eliminate the risk of a security breach.

Generate Value

Decommissioned assets waste space and money when they are left to collect dust. ITAD allows you to refresh technology while generating value on retired assets.

Protect Your Brand

Regardless of your industry, you can be at risk for data breaches and their costly consequences. Data breaches can ruin a company's reputation which is why ITAD programs are critical in protecting data and reducing the risk of a data breach.

Protect Your Data

Through proper asset disposition, Cobalt prevents the possibility of sensitive information coming back to haunt your business. Guarantee the safety for your company and your customers through ITAD.

Embrace Sustainability

Cobalt goes the extra mile to protect your brand, provide online visibility to your off-site assets, and keep harmful materials out of the environment. Help us create the circular loop of the recyclable materials present in your hardware while disposing of damaging chemicals that destroy ecosystems.

Peace Of Mind

You have more important things to worry about than if your retired electronic assets are destroyed or recycled properly. Working with an R2 Certified ITAD provider can give you the peace of mind knowing that your data is secure and your risk is eliminated.

ITAD Services

Data Destruction

Data destruction is a process that securely eliminates information stored on hard drives and other data-bearing equipment, rendering it completely unreadable and unrecoverable. Total data destruction can be achieved either by using software to wipe a storage device or physically dismantling and shredding it. Cobalt is the premier certified provider of secure data destruction for decommissioned electronics.

Electronics Recycling

The process of electronics recycling includes proper equipment collection, secure transportation, data sanitization, and shredding. We do everything it takes to get your material to our state-of-the-art processing facility, even preparing and packaging it for you. I.T. assets that our experts deem reusable will undergo audits and data sanitization. End-of-life units and any other piece of hardware that fails our tests will be shredded and recycled.

Let us build a customized I.T. Asset Disposition plan for your business.

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IT Asset Disposition FAQs

ITAD (IT Asset Disposition) services are responsible for managing all aspects of the end-of-life disposal for hardware and software. They ensure that hardware is securely wiped, recycled, and disposed of in accordance with data privacy laws and regulations.

Any organization with electronic waste will benefit from ITAD services. This includes those who need to securely dispose of old hardware, laptops, servers, and other equipment to protect confidential information and meet regulatory compliance requirements.

Some of the top industries that benefit from ITAD are:

  • Medical
  • Education
  • Law
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Commerce
  • Manufacturing

When choosing the right ITAD provider, it is important to consider several factors.

  • Certification – Look for an e-stewards, R2 certified ITAD company that can be trusted.
  • Capacity – Ensure that the provider has the capacity to handle your diverse ITAD needs and can help reduce the costs of logistics.
  • Process – Investigate the company’s processes for data security assurance and determine if their services extend to recycling & refurbishment to minimize environmental impact.
  • Transparency & Integrity – Your ITAD provider should put your company needs first. Reports should be generated timely and accurately.

Implementing an ITAD program can provide numerous benefits.

  • Reduce costs of storing outdated hardware
  • Improve data security
  • Increase regulatory compliance
  • Maximize value of retired electronic assets
  • Embrace sustainability
  • Minimize your risk 
  • Protect your reputation

Our ITAD process begins with secure transportation to our facility. Our expert team then audits each piece of equipment assessing its next steps. Equipment with resell value will go through data sanitization then refurbished. Assets that have reached the end of their life will be destroyed and recycled. Both processes promote sustainability and reduce e-waste. Finally, we provide clear and transparent reporting.

R2 certification is an industry standard developed by the Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices which covers the responsible management of electronic waste through a set of requirements and processes. To obtain this certification, a recycler must demonstrate their ability to handle e-waste in an ecologically sound manner and comply with applicable laws and regulations. The certification is also designed to protect customers’ sensitive data by ensuring that all hard drives and other storage devices are securely wiped before disposal.

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