Equipment We Accept

The most common shipments we receive from businesses will include both electronics that have reuse potential and equipment that is old and has no useful life. It’s our job to quickly assess whether to reuse or recycle the equipment. Recognizing that reusing electronics provides better environmental results, we offer refurbishment, redeployment and resell services to optimize reuse potential.

ABM proactively is at the forefront of improving recycling technology. We invest in equipment that provides cleaner commodities that can more effectively be used to manufacture new products.

Products We Accept for Recycling

The expandable list below provides a general idea of the types of IT assets and e-waste we accept for IT asset disposition and e-recycling.

Computers and Peripherals

  • Desktop PCs
  • Workstations
  • Monitors (Flat Screen and CRT)
  • Computer Mice
  • Cables & Accessories
  • Laptops
  • Hard Drives
  • Computer Power Supplies
  • Computer Peripherals
  • Gaming Devices
  • Keyboards
  • Network Devices
  • Circuit Boards/Cards

Office and Telecomm Equipment

  • Copiers
  • Fax Machines
  • Video & Audio Equipment
  • PBX Systems
  • Projection Equipment
  • Laser Printers
  • Label Printers
  • 3D Printers
  • Plotters
  • Security Equipment
  • Receivers & Transmitters

Mobile Devices

  • Cell Phones/Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Wifi Hotspot Devices, Aircards
  • Personal Digital Assistants
  • Gaming Devices
  • MP3 Players
  • Cameras

Data Center Equipment

  • Servers
  • Storage Arrays
  • Network related equipment
  • Power Distribution Units
  • Routers and switches
  • Cabling
  • Switchgear
  • Panelboard
  • Mainframe Computer Equipment
  • Motor Generator Sets
  • Server Racks

Cable Equipment

  • Cable Boxes
    (analog, digital, satellite)

Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Sensors
  • Personal Wearables
  • GPS Devices
  • Drones
  • Trackers
  • Smart Home Devices
  • Monitoring Cameras
  • Smart Thermostats
  • Security Systems
  • Prototypes (secure destruction)

Point of Sale (POS) Systems

  • Scanners
  • Credit card terminals

Storage Media

  • Magnetic hard drives
  • Solid state hard drives
  • Backup tapes
  • Portable media including flash drives, CDs and DVDs
  • Storage area network (SAN)
  • Network attached storage (NAS)

Certificates of Data Destruction available

Electronic and Industrial Scrap

  • Circuit Boards
  • Copper Scrap
  • Electronics Manufacturing Scrap
  • Hard Drives
  • Recalled products
  • Power supply units
  • Computer memory

Material Not Accepted

We do not accept equipment that contain liquids, gasses, or radioactive material or items that may be too large for us to accommodate in the ABM facilities. We handle most types of batteries, and can accept “loose” batteries if they have been packaged properly for transport.

An Industry Note

Batteries, toners, inks, mercury bulbs, and CRT monitors are the common items that require special handling when recycling assets. Responsible recyclers will manually remove these hazardous items from assets prior to recycling. They will be packaged and sent to downstream vendors for final processing.

Certified Recycling

ABM seeks certifications to demonstrate to clients that our facilities adhere to local, regional and federal regulations.


Sims Metals is a sister company of Sims Lifecycle Services. Depending on the type of material, we may engage with Sims Metals to process large loads of metal equipment such as steel racks, copper wire or other gear.

We Can Help

Learn more about how ABM works with clients to achieve better results from your ITAD and electronic recycling programs.