When we think about recycling, we usually equate it to sorting plastic and paper into their own trash bins. At a business level, organizations have to deal with a much trickier problem — e-waste disposal and data destruction. That’s where NCS Global Inc., a New Hampshire-based company comes in. The firm not only processes over five million pounds of electronics yearly, but does so in the most environmentally-friendly way.
Since the company was founded 15 years ago, it has maintained its “zero landfill” policy while helping customers both large and small dispose of their e-waste. It is careful about who it partners with to ensure that no toxic e-waste slips through to the landfills. For the businesses it serves, NCS Global offers a cost-effective way to dismantle electronics, harvesting and testing parts for resale opportunities. In fact, many clients discover that their e-trash has real value.
Headquartered in Rochester, New Hampshire, NCS Global also practices what it preaches by working out of the city’s first custom-built LEED building. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to set a benchmark for design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings. Their 30,000 square-foot facility provides a working environment committed to green practices, staying in line with the company’s brand.
NCS Global is also recognized as an industry leader, having become one of the first organizations to receive the e-Stewards® Certification from the Basel Action Network (BAN), which recognizes a commitment to the environment. Add to that the designation of R2/RIOS Certified Electronics Recycler™, which the company attained in 2012, and it’s one of the few electronics recyclers to carry both certifications.
Community outreach and supporting the local economy is an important part of the success formula at NCS Global, too. In 2014, an Earth Day event was held which helped recycle thousands of pounds of electronic equipment, along with some corporate partners like Stonyfield Organic, Medtronic, and others. And when the company relocated, NCS Global turned to New Hampshire businesses to help with the construction, design, and security systems.
In addition to disposing of electronic waste, NCS Global keeps an inventory of over 75,000 used parts and refurbished computers and equipment to sell back to stores, distributors, and resellers.
By serving its clients to ensure that their unwanted data and electronics are disposed of safely, and not doing so at the expense of the environment, NCS Global has become a leader in its category.