About Us

Secure Electronics Recyclers, (SER) Inc., is an independent company that provides e-waste pickup and recycling, data destruction, and IT asset auditing and reporting services in the Washington DC Metro area.

Since its founding, SER has developed an enviable reputation for providing secure and cost-effective dismantling and decommissioning of a complete range of electronic equipment for private businesses and government organizations. As part of our Community Service Program, our services are completely free for health care facilities, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions.

We take pride in customizing our services to fit your needs, while providing high-quality physical security of data-carrying media through our specially trained staff, secure transportation and surveillance, secure chain of custody, and documentation logs which are maintained throughout each step of the collection of equipment.

Acquired electronic waste is reused or recycled in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulations. We are committed to protecting the environment through proper and secure e-waste disposal. SER adheres to the ‘Zero Landfill Policy’ in letter and spirit.
At SER, we dedicate ourselves to our customers, our community, and the environment we share. Through community outreach programs and philanthropic activities, SER proudly advocates for a greener tomorrow and safer environment for the future generations.

Why SER?

Excellent Customer Service

  • Easy Pickup Scheduling Process
  • Friendly and Professional Staff
  • On Time Service
  • Rapid Response

Responsible Recycling

  • Secure E-Waste Collection and Transportation Process
  • Secure Removal of Data Carrying Media and Data Destruction
  • Zero Landfill Policy

Data Security

  • Data Security Program Led By Information Security Specialist (CISSP Certified)
  • Specially Trained and Background Check Team Members
  • Secure & Documented Chain of Custody
  • Secure Destruction of Data

Reporting & Documentation

  • Auditable Documentation
  • Certificate of Recycling & Data Destruction (video is provided upon request)

Our Environmental Policy

We are committed to our Environmental, Health and Safety Management System (EHSMS) which guides our commitments for continuous improvements, legal compliance, ongoing communications with stakeholders, and prevention & reduction of pollution and prevention of injury and ill health.

  • SER is committed to providing environmentally friendly recycling services for electronics, industrial equipment, ferrous & non-ferrous materials domestically and internationally.
  • SER is committed to the protection of our environment with programs that reduce and prevent pollution.
  • SER is committed to the prevention of injury and ill health.
  • SER is committed to managing used and end of life electronic equipment based on a reuse, recovery, disposal hierarchy including onsite and downstream materials management throughout the recycling chain.
  • SER is committed to managing Focus Materials throughout the recycling chain to final disposition with due diligence to protect our environment and worker health and safety.
  • SER is committed to continual improvement through assessing our impact on the environment and worker health and safety. Our environmental, health and safety programs are monitored and measure our effectiveness; they provide feedback on opportunities for improvements.
  • SER is committed to complying with relevant environmental, health and safety legislation, regulations and other requirements appropriate to our industry.
  • SER is committed to communicating and reinforcing this policy throughout our company, as well as, with our customers, our downstream partners and to the public.

E-Waste Recycling FAQs

Why Should I Recycle?

Electronic waste, or “e-waste,” is defined as discarded electronic equipment destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling or disposal. These e-waste products contain hazardous pollutants such as cadmium, lithium, arsenic, lead, dioxins and mercury. When e-waste is irresponsibly disposed of in our landfills, these substances leak into the groundwater and soil, becoming harmful to human health and the environment.
To comply with local regulations, any e-waste from non-residential sources must not be disposed of in landfills. Electronic waste must be recycled or taken to a hazardous waste facility.
By responsibly recycling e-waste, we can not only benefit our environment, but our economy; our health; and our future.

Is it illegal to dispose of electronics in landfills?

Electronic products contain pollutants such as lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium, phosphorous and lithium rendering them hazardous. Sadly these end up in landfills, where these substances leak into the groundwater and soil. To comply with local regulations, any electronic waste from non-residential sources must not be disposed of in landfills. Electronic waste must be recycled or taken to a hazardous waste facility.

What happens to my items once I’ve released them to SER?

SER processes all of the material domestically and responsibly. Items are tested, repaired, re-marketed, dismantled and recycled. Hazardous materials and components are handled at facilities that are fully vetted and audited by the company.

Is my personal information safe?

SER protects all data and personal information on electronics from the point of collection through transport and processing. Our free standard wiping is Department of Defense 5220.22-M and NIST 800-88 compliant.