Since established in 2005, Vintage Tech Recyclers has paved the way, leading the electronics
recycling industry in market place ethics, developing industry best practices and providing complete
transparency on our enhanced electronics recycling processes. Our e-Stewards and R2 certified
services are uniquely designed to provide a cost effective and responsible recycling solution to organizations world wide.
In 2014 Vintage Tech was acquired by the U.S. subsidiary of the multi-national recycling firm Kuusakoski Recycling.
We stay actively in compliance with all laws, ethical standards, and both national and
We operate our business with the full lifecycle of computers and electronics in mind
We pride ourselves in the amazing culture that we create and live by everyday
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In 2014 Vintage Tech was acquired by the U.S. subsidiary of the multi-national recycling firm Kuusakoski Recycling. With operations in 12 countries and a history of over 100 years in recycling, Kuusakoski is a world leader in the scrap industry. From the day Kuusakoski first began collecting iron, metal scrap, and textile waste in 1914, the philosophy that drives the company has been one of "zero waste" -- the idea that every piece of scrap has value. Karrie Gibson, who founded Vintage Tech in 2005, shared this ideology when she built a talented and dedicated staff committed to promoting environmentally safe and cost-efficient means to reuse and recycle obsolete electronics. Today Kuusakoski U.S. and Vintage Tech are lead by Rich Hipp, President and CEO, who not only continues to uphold the standards and traditions set by both companies but also seeks to exceed them, to propel and establish Vintage Tech and Kuusakoski U.S. as leaders in today's ultra-competitive e-scrap market.
Vintage Tech Recyclers is dedicated to performing social goods, not only by ensuring that our entire
recycling process maintains compliance, but also by encouraging activities that create a positive impact on our environment,
employees, consumers, communities, and all other members of the public. Our founder, Karrie Gibson,
started the company with our communities in mind, and we are committed to keeping it that way.
Staying true to Corporate Social Responsibility, we at Vintage Tech see to it that we stay actively
in compliance with all laws, ethical standards, and both national and international norms. Going
beyond the interest of our company, we strive to engage in activities that further social good and
enhance our surrounding communities. Vintage Tech embraces our corporate responsibility for our
actions, and stay dedicated to the constant innovation that continues our improvement both in the
recycling sector, and our social responsibilities. We hold the idea that creating and maintaining a
positive relationship to the societies in which we operate in nationally is extremely important, and
having these relationships helps us to operate effectively and boost our overall performance.
As one of the world's only e-Stewards, R2, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certified electronics recycling
company, Vintage Tech Recyclers provides a completely transparent solution while maintaining the
highest levels of compliance and customer satisfaction. Our marketplace ethics have a proven track
record leading to several awards and substantial growth within the marketplace.
Vintage Tech Recyclers provides an open transparent model to the partners we serve, providing in
depth look at the behind the scenes recycling process, approved downstream vendors, the material
flow, and the final disposition of their electronic assets.
Our service model is designed around a cradle to cradle process, giving outdated electronics a new
life and a new market at the end of its lifecycle. Our hierarchy of recycling provides a reuse
first, recovery of components and electronics, and a fully transparent recycling process to ensure
the highest stages of recovery during its final end of life process.
Vintage Tech Recyclers strives to stand
out from our competitors. With our enhanced recycling technologies and motivated staff, we are
able to offer a cradle to cradle recycling program; breaking down your obsolete electronics into
their rawest materials, and ensuring that they are then put back into the manufacturing stream.
With an A+ BBB accreditation, Vintage Tech prides itself on extraordinary customer service,
ensuring our customers that their electronics and sensitive data are always handled properly,
all the while making the process as seamless as possible. We keep our processes domestic,
keeping our job creation and retention goal in mind, while also offering career opportunities in
our surrounding communities.
Our ever-growing impressive list of certifications includes the e-Stewards, R2, ISO 14001, and
ISO 9001 certifications, making sure that Vintage Tech is maintaining our ethically sound
reputation, as the good-standing ‘2012 BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics’ recipient. Our
detailed and transparent process allows our customers to maintain a trust with Vintage Tech that
their recycling needs are being met in compliance with all industry standards and state
Here at Vintage Tech, we pride ourselves in the amazing culture that we create and live by
everyday. We have two goals in mind: to create a greener world, and
to create and retain local jobs in our communities. This is
reflected among the daily interactions that we face with our coworkers and customers alike, and
our employees are some of the most hard working and dedicated people you’ll find. At every level
of our company, we have one goal- impeccable customer service.
Vintage Tech was created with a unique dynamic: meshing a collaborative work atmosphere offering
growth opportunities and a culture that fits our diversified staff. Our employees are dedicated
to the common core values of the company: safety, accountability, social responsibility, ethics,
We stay motivated to continue to be one of the largest electronics recycler in the United States,
with our impressive list of certifications and our constant persistence for continual
improvement in the recycling and asset management industry. Interested in learning more about
Vintage Tech’s culture? Fill out the ‘Contact Us’ form to the right!
If any part of a device is recyclable, Vintage Tech will recycle it. Simply contact us and we can help.
No! Many companies claim to recycle electronics. Unfortunately, they simply strip the device of valuable parts, only to toss the rest in a landfill. Vintage Tech will recycle the entire device and make sure hazardous materials are properly disposed.
Yes! We take everything from old computers and cell phones to televisions and VCRs. Simply find a facility or drop-off area, or contact us to inquire about our mail-back program. Please see our accepted items list to find out if your electronics are recyclable through Vintage Tech.
When a device is turned in, a vast majority of the materials can be recycled. In fact, almost all of the materials used to make cell phones can be reused to make new devices, and 99% of a PC can be reused or recycled.
You can find our full list of accepted items here. If your item is not on the list, contact us to see if we can still accept it.
Many of our modern electronics contain lead, mercury, cadmium and brominated flame retardants, which can severely impact our environment by leaching into the surroundings, contaminating air and water supplies.
Unfortunately, 2.37 million tons have entered the waste stream as of 2009. Vintage Tech works to recycle as many devices as possible to limit the effect electronics waste has on our environment.
Many consumers simply toss electronics and computers into the trash and they end up in a landfill. Also, electronics claimed to be recycled by companies are often shipped to overseas landfills, which are less regulated and extremely harmful to people and the environment.
We offer a mail-back program to assist customers who are not able to take their devices to a local facility. Please fill out our form and we will assist you further.
Once we pick up or receive your equipment and electronics, they are brought to one of our facilities to be processed for recycling. This includes dismantling, demanufacturing, shredding, sorting and more. The commodities and materials are then shipped to one of our certified vendors to be fully smelted.
Yes! We provide full-service solutions to pick up any centrally located order and deliver it to one of our facilities.
Simply stated, it is an honor to work for Vintage Tech and its founder, Karrie Gibson. The company’s standard of integrity and commitment to the environment allows me the opportunity to contribute to society in a very positive way. It’s a culture that supports teamwork, rewards excellence, and offers professional growth. Vintage Tech is more than just a place to work; it’s a place to really begin, develop, and succeed in a career.