Triangle Ecycling is a triple bottom line business engaged in collecting, refurbishing and recycling computers and other electronics. We repurpose computers for good with the good being education and giving back to our community and the environment.
We serve businesses and organizations – large and small – and individuals. We use what we collect as fuel for a sustainable computer tech education lab. With the assistance of Durham and Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School administrators and teachers, we have trained over 100 high school students our shop. They spend an entire semester refurbishing computers, learning about environmental/humanitarian issues surrounding ewaste, sustainable business models and private enterprise giving back to their community. Refurbished computers are given to local nonprofits that support children's education. They are also sold locally and online at below market prices to help bridge the Digital Divide and support the educational and giving programs. See our VIP Store for great deals on computers and monitors.
Most businesses and organizations see surplus computer disposal as a logistics issue. Their priorities are cost and security. Our fees are modest as our success metrics focus on education over profit. Regulations govern handling of customer information and other secure data as well as dumping ewaste in NC landfills. As a regulatory lawyer, I have many years’ experience counseling regulated clients on compliance and I take our responsibility to handle client data securely and ethically very seriously. Hard drives are wiped, pursuant to NIST 800-88 standards or destroyed. All recycling is processed by our R2 Certified recycling partner.
Triangle Ecycling provides our clients a new way of looking at surplus computer disposal. I call it repurposing computers for good. What was a logistics matter now becomes a Corporate Social Responsibility opportunity. What was a function of the office manager or the facilities management department, now becomes a matter for the owner, CEO, Sustainability Director or whoever guides the conscience of your organization. We even give 10% of our profits to the Durham Public Schools Foundation to support innovation and equity in the schools. Computer recycling, sustainability and community outreach are three fast growing trends. Please give me a call at 919.414.3041 if you’d like to discuss how your business can take advantage of the convergence of these trends.
- Larry Herst, Founder/CEO
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” - Winston Churchill
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