Electronic Recycler Achieves Certification in Two N.J. Facilities

Posted on August 22, 2013 By

The Basel Action Network (BAN), Seattle, Washington, a 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the information clearinghouse on electronic waste trade for the general public, journalists, and academics, announced that dataserv USA, Inc.® has become a certified e-Stewards® recycler in its Dayton and South Brunswick, N.J., facilities.

Charles McFadden, Brick, N.J., vice president of operations for dataserv USA, said, “Having e-Stewards certifications and meeting the standards for ISO 9001, ISO, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and Responsible Recycling (R2) make us part of a select group of recyclers. The toxic metals found in electronic devices easily become environmental pollutants if not managed properly.”

BAN has documented so-called recyclers simply exporting old electronic devices to developing countries where they are dumped or scrapped in extremely primitive and polluting conditions.

Jim Puckett, BAN’s executive director, said “We welcome dataserv USA and congratulate them for achieving the ‘gold standard’ for global responsibility. There are far too many recyclers out there that simply export your old TV or computer to developing countries rather than properly managing it. Certified e-Stewards recyclers have undergone the industry’s most rigorous independent audit process and can demonstrate that they are managing all of the toxic materials and sensitive data responsibly.”

Thomas Holberg, global director of compliance and recycling for the dataserv group, said, “The e-Stewards certification not only substantiates our core beliefs in health, safety and the environment, but it assures our customers we are meeting their needs for adherence to the highest responsibility standards for their electronic equipment.“

For more information, www.dataserv-us.com or email at compliance@dataserv-us.com or call (609) 235-0867.

About dataserv USA: Founded in 1972, dataserv has more than 300 employees worldwide, and owns and operates 16 facilities in 10 countries, servicing more than 75 countries globally. The dataserv group has over 30 years of experience providing IT asset management and electronics recycling to a wide range of global customers, using the highest compliance-based standards. With its unique compliance- based process, dataserv has developed a standardized approach driven by global certifications. dataserv USA, Inc. has achieved the following standards: e-Stewards, Responsible Recycling (R2), ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.