The Growing Environmental Risks of E-Waste

Over the past few decades new islands have been forming in the Pacific Ocean. But these aren’t the kind you would want to visit on a tropical vacation. Instead, they are massive floating islands of trash that are twice the size of Texas in girth and made mostly of plastics. … Read more

What Exactly Is ITAD?

by Michael Vosnos, ITAD Consultant (CDIA+ and CITAD Certified) IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) has been a burgeoning industry for the past two decades and with the continued proliferation of data bearing devices, its growth is expected to be exponential in coming years.  Yet outside the industry itself, there remains some uncertainty … Read more

How to Audit Your Electronics Recycler

Many people don’t understand the importance of performing due diligence on their ITAD vendor. There is really one word that sums up why it’s important – risk! Trusting that your ITAD vendor is doing the right thing is not enough. Data security and privacy are large scale issues facing all … Read more

Data Breaches and the Importance of Picking the Right E-Waste Recycler

By Tyler Spriegel, ARCOA – In the course of regular business, companies tend to generate surplus electronics and e-waste as a byproduct of doing business. But disposing of these assets safely and responsibly can be a challenge. Not only may electronic waste contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment, … Read more

ARCOA Expands to Albuquerque, NM

ARCOA Group (ARCOA ITAD, ARCOA Recycling and Midwest Copier) has opened a refurbishing and reuse facility in Albuquerque, NM to support our existing ITAD and Lease Returns business and our OEM brands. The decision to open a new location is partly in response to the shifting transportation environment. Read more!