Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the more frequently asked questions about C&I Electronics Co., Inc.
What are your hours of operation?
We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Where are you located?
We are headquartered in SIGMA Group’s facility located at 424 E Inglefield Rd. SUITE 101 Evansville, IN 47725
Does C&I resell computer equipment?
We no longer resell computer equipment, but if you are looking for gently used electronics, we have partnered with computerparts.com and they may have what you’re looking for. Their inventory is always changing, so it is a good idea to check their website frequently. They have helped many individuals, students, small businesses, and even IT departments with hard-to-find items.
Why should I recycle my electronics?
Firstly, recycling, in general, is just good practice. Electronics contain materials that are hazardous to the environment which in turn is unhealthy for people. Secondly, in most states, including Indiana, throwing your electronics away in a landfill is illegal due to the hazardous materials that all electronics contain.
What are the hazardous materials in electronics?
- Lead, mercury, cadmium, and brominated flame retardants are among the substances of concern in electronics. These substances are included in electronic products for important performance characteristics but can cause problems if the products are not properly managed at end of life.
- Lead is used in glass in TV and monitor cathode ray tubes (CRTs), as well as solder and interconnects. Older CRTs typically contain on average 4 lbs. of lead and sometimes as much as 7 lbs. of lead, while newer CRTs contain closer to 2 lbs. of lead.
- Mercury is used in small amounts in bulbs to light flat panel computer monitors, TVs, and notebooks.
- Brominated flame retardants are widely used as a fire retardant in plastic cases and cables. The more problematic ones have been phased out of newer products but remain in older products.
- Cadmium was widely used in Ni-Cad rechargeable batteries for laptops and other portables. Newer batteries (nickel-metal hydride and lithium ion) do not contain cadmium.
- Visit the EPA’s website that contains this and a lot more information on recycling.
Are you certified?
Yes. C&I holds R2:2013, ISO 45001: 2018, and ISO 14001:2015 which are the internationally recognized certifications for environmental, health, and safety management systems. We are regularly audited by third-party organizations to ensure our processes are meeting these standards. Our strict No-Export and No-Landfill policies ensure all electronic devices that enter our facility are properly recycled, reused, or resold without ever being shipped to a landfill or a developing country.
Most importantly, our standards are in place to provide our clients with the confidence that their equipment is processed to the highest secure, ethical, and environmental standards possible.
What makes C&I different?
C&I is dedicated to maintaining environmentally and sustainable business practices. Our main goal is to keep your data safe while also protecting the environment. We instill our customer with confidence and trust by providing them with the data they need to prove sustainability initiatives.
How do you destroy data?
We are R2: 2013 Responsible RecyclingTM certified company. This certification ensures that we properly sanitize data sensitive devices and require annual audits to assure we are upholding the highest standards of data security in the industry. We offer data sanitization and on site/off site data shredding.
What kind of data security does C&I offer?
C&I is one of the only certified electronics recycling and data destruction facilities in the region. C&I follows the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-88, “Guidelines for Media Sanitization”. Our processes comply with applicable standards, including but not limited to, HIPPA Privacy Regulations, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. That means we take your data security seriously from the moment of acceptance to its final disposition.
Can you shred hard drives at my location?
Yes! We realize that data security means something different for everyone. Our mobile shredder allows us to bring the data destruction to you. We also offer physical destruction of hard disk drives, solid-state drives, CDs, and floppies.
Residential Electronic Recycling
Do you accept electronic recycling drop-offs?
We no longer accept residential drop-offs at our facility. We host recycling events for Vanderburgh County residents. If you’re not a Vanderburgh county resident, please contact your local solid waste district.
How can I recycle my electronics with you?
For Vanderburgh County residents we work with Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District to host recycling events. For more information on these events, including accepted items, location and dates, please visit the following link. https://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/index.php?structureid=115
If you’re not a Vanderburgh county resident, please contact your local solid waste district.
Corporate Electronic Recycling
How can my business recycle with C&I Electronics?
C&I offers full-service pickups for corporations that need to clear out their used electronics or old assets. If you’re already a customer, call or email us to schedule a pickup time with us. If you’re not currently a customer of ours, please visit our “Contact Us” page or call (812) 423-9166 and we will get you started!
Does C&I offer documentation of recycled items and data destruction our company can use for our records?
Yes, when you recycle your electronics with C&I, we will provide you with a general itemized list of what you recycled and confirmation that any data the item contained was properly destroyed.
Does C&I offer corporate recycling days?
If you’d like to host a recycling event for your employees, contact C&I to see how we can help!
Can you collect and package my electronics for me?
Yes, C&I can handle all the labor when it comes to removing electronics from your facility. We also offer gaylords and pallets to assist in the collection of electronics.