In 2010, Shift Recycling was founded by Gary Diamond who wanted to create a better solution for businesses and individuals to recycle their electronics. Leaving his career as a corporate lawyer in Toronto, Gary started Shift as a one man operation collecting electronics with a rented truck. Today Shift has a team over 100 employees, operates a 50,000 square foot recycling plant and has a fleet of trucks on the road.
For Businesses- Shift provides office pick-ups and secure hard drive destructionservices.
For Individuals– Shift has a network of drop off depots where electronics can be recycled free-of-charge.
For Non-Profit Organisations- Shift offers the opportunity to fundraise by collecting electronics.
Shift recycles electronics with the following qualifications:
Certified - ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007
Ministry of the Environment - ECA Number 2093-8UQKRU
Ontario Electronic Stewardship – Approved Primary Processor MS0142
Office E-Recycling Pick-Ups
At SHIFT our focus is simple - to provide businesses and public institutions with the most convenient option for recycling their old electronic equipment. We can send our employees to your place of business to pick up loose electronic items or let us pick up already skidded material from your loading dock. Learn more about the items SHIFT can recycle.
Free Pick-Ups for Large Quantities
Most companies in the GTA will qualify for a free pickup. Contact us to learn more.
Certificate Of Recycling
With every pick up SHIFT Recycling provides you with a Certificate of Recycling that details exactly how many pounds of electronic waste you diverted from the landfill. Your certificate will come by mail approximately 1 week after your pick-up.
Your electronics may contain sensitive and proprietary information. To ensure this data is securely destroyed Shift can facilitate an onsite destruction service. Drives and other media are physically crushed in your office while you watch. These destroyed devices are then transported back to Shift's facility to be further shredded and melted down for recycling.
Any device that has had proprietary information saved on it should be physically destroyed. Here is a short list of some items that should be destroyed.
- Hard Drives
- Back Up Tapes
- CDs And DVDs
- USB Flash Drives
- Mobile Phones And Tablets
Our trained technicians will catalogue the unique serial numbers on your devices prior to destruction. These are used to generate a Certificate of Destruction which is included with our destruction service. Below is a sample Certificate of Destruction Shift issues.
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