Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Do you have a list of items you accept for recycling?
Call: 404-905-8235 If You Have Any Questions
Do you charge a fee to pickup equipment for recycling?
NO, for the most part, Free pickup within 50 miles of Atlanta. Beyond Surplus will handle the logistics of equipment pick-up and delivery to its warehouse from your company’s location(s). We also make arrangements to use our own equipment, and or a trucking company to facilitate pick-up and delivery. Beyond Surplus will provide the labor to move and palletize the equipment on site and deliver to its warehouse if necessary. Additionally, Beyond Surplus will provide technicians to de-install equipment if necessary.
Do you charge a fee for recycling?
Only for some items
One of the most frequently asked questions is, “Is there a Fee to drop off equipment for recycling?” For the most part NO. Beyond Surplus will recycle any eligible item at no cost with the exception of some items like printers or copiers. The fee covers the disposal requirements mandated by the EPA.
Do you pick up items for recycling from homes?
Please refer to the yellow pages for companies that offer residential pickup if items cannot be dropped off at the Beyond Surplus warehouse.
Are there any limits to the amount of electronics customers can bring in or schedule for pick up?
NO, you can drop off or Businesses can schedule pick up of any quantity of items on our Accepted Items list.
Do you buy scrap metal or aluminum cans? Are you a scrap metal yard?
NO, Beyond Surplus currently DOES NOT purchase ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals.
Is equipment to be Recycled Tax deductible?
Beyond Surplus is not 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt, with that in mind please consult your tax adviser regarding your tax needs, we can provide a basic inventory/receipt upon request list to meet your business reporting needs.
What happens to hard drives and storage media?
Every hard drive and storage media that is brought to us is wiped using a Department of Defense Compliant erasure program free of charge. All hard drives & storage devices deemed to be non-functional will be shredded or otherwise physically destroyed at no cost to the customer as part of our data security guarantee, we will supply you with a “Certificate of Recycling” stating that the drives were destroyed upon request. Our data destruction procedures are compliant with HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, The Patriot Act, Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act, and others.
How do you handle equipment to be recycled?
Beyond Surplus is registered with the state of Georgia as a Computer Recycler, we adhere to a strict zero-landfill policy for all electronic waste and do not export hazardous materials to other countries.
At our warehouse we thoroughly inspect every item and protect your Data by removing Asset Tags, Stickers and Identifying marks from each unit (Sanitized). During this initial Inspection stage all Hard Drives, CD-Roms, floppy disks, and other magnetic storage media are Wiped or Shredded (data security).
After Data Destruction and Sanitization we test all equipment for re-marketing. Reduction and Reuse is the best option to the challenge of ewaste per EPA guidelines. Beyond Surplus partners with Charitable organizations and Churches to provide Free computers, monitors and assorted electronic equipment making them available to low-income families, students and veterans who otherwise would not be able to afford them.
Equipment failing to meet Reuse standards, unrepairable, old, obsolete or not contractually permitted to be remarketed will be Recycled & completely destroyed by demanufacture and or physical shredding. Virtually every component of computer equipment is broken down and Recycled. We demanufacture scrap computer equipment into it’s base components – glass, steel, copper wire, aluminum, circuit boards, plastics, batteries and other categories.
Separated scrap material is passed onto R2 certified intermediary processor facilities who take the scrap materials into the next step of recycling ensuring it is kept out of the landfill and transformed into new products.