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.
What are the environmental benefits of reusing and recycling e-waste?
Electronic products are made from valuable resources, such as precious and other metals, plastics, and glass, all of which require energy to mine and manufacture. Reusing and recycling these materials from end-of-life electronics conserves our natural resources and avoids air and water pollution as well as greenhouse gas emissions that are caused by manufacturing new products.
What are the substances of potential concern 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.
How do you destroy data?
To destroy pertinent information, we offer data sanitization, data shredding, and on-site hard drive destruction services. All data destruction is HIPAA compliant and follows NIST data erasure standards
How do I know my data will be safely destroyed?
We are R2:2013 Responsible RecyclingTM certified, ISO 14001:2015 certified, and ISO 45001:2018 certified. The certifications we hold ensure 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
Can C&I electronics physically destroy my data?
Yes, as required by our certifications, we will physically destroy all data from any items brought to us for recycling. For businesses, we can even come to your location to perform destruction. Please call us for more information.
Residential Electronic Recycling
Do you accept electronic recycling drop-offs?
We have shifted our services to focus on data destruction and are no longer offering electronics drop-offs for our residential customers.
How can I recycle my electronics with you?
We work with the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District to host free recycling days for any Vanderburgh county residents. These are typically held three times a year, taking place in the spring, summer, and fall. For more information on Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District and when recycling days are taking place, visit their website here. https://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/index.php?structureid=115
What items can I recycle at your free recycling events?
Accepted items: TVs, computers, monitors, printers, hard drives, laptops, fax/scanners, cell phones, DVD players, digital cameras, modems, DVRs, etc.
What items are not accepted at your free recycling events?
Not Accepted: copy machines, microwaves, appliances
Where do these recycling events take place?
Civic Center parking lot (9th & Walnut Streets)
Does C&I electronics accept old tube-style Tvs and monitors?
Yes, we accept and properly recycle cathode ray tube (CRT) TVs and monitors during our recycling events.
What happens to the data on my devices that I recycle with C&I?
C&I Electronics offers data sanitization services for companies as well as individuals. We follow the NIST Special Publication (NIST SP) 800-88 standard and R2:2013 guidelines for data destruction of hard drives, phones, data tapes, CD’s/Floppies, and solid state devices to ensure all devices that pass through our facility contain no data upon completion of our processes.
Corporate Electronic Recycling
Our company has electronics we need to dispose of. How can we best do that?
C&I offers full-service pick-ups for corporations that need to clear out their used electronics. All you have to do is schedule a pickup time with us and we’ll handle the rest. We also have a crate program that makes recycling large quantities of electronics quick and easy.
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 host corporate recycling days?
Yes, reach out to one of our team members and we can schedule a day that your employees can bring in any electronics they need recycling. We will then come to your location and assist with collecting all items.