Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the more frequently asked questions about C&I Electronics Co., Inc.

General Questions

We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

We are headquartered in SIGMA Group’s facility located at 424 E Inglefield Rd. SUITE 101 Evansville, IN 47725

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.

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.

  • 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.

Data Destruction

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

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

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

We have shifted our services to focus on data destruction and are no longer offering electronics drop-offs for our residential customers.

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

Accepted items: TVs, computers, monitors, printers, hard drives, laptops, fax/scanners, cell phones, DVD players, digital cameras, modems, DVRs, etc.

Not Accepted:  copy machines, microwaves, appliances

Civic Center parking lot (9th & Walnut Streets)

Yes, we accept and properly recycle cathode ray tube (CRT) TVs and monitors during our recycling events.

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

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.

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.

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.

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