GREEN BUSINESS: e‐End and Good Used Electronics Repurpose, Recycle, Protect, and Serve!
What do the following have in common?
- A cashstrapped high school student with no personal computer or laptop
- The U.S. Secret Service with sensitive information on old cell phones
- A garage band without the right audio equipment
- Hospitals and banks with confidential info on old computers
- Households like yours with old electronics and computers taking up space in the attic
They all can get their needs met at 7118 Geoffrey Way, Unit E, right here in Frederick, where e-End and Good Used Electronics are co-located. e-Waste has become the fastest growing segment of the waste stream, with an EPA estimate of over 200 million old TVs, computers, cell phones and other electronics stored in US homes and offices. E-waste is particularly hazardous due to the harmful chemical elements such equipment contains -- lead, mercury, cadmium, barium, and many others. These harmful elements can pose hazards to human health and the environment if not disposed of properly.
Electronics pioneers Arleen Chafitz, owner and CEO of e-End, and husband Steve Chafitz, president, saw the need to address these problems and built these two businesses to do just that, and more. They help educate business owners who can be fined or even imprisoned if they don't protect Personal Identifiable Information left on old unsecured, equipment that is no longer being used. They help federal agencies by destroying hard drives, computers, monitors, weapons, and other sensitive equipment they don't want ending up in the wrong hands. And they can help you!
e-End accepts, data-sanitizes, repurposes, recycles or destroys all electronic equipment - basically anything that plugs in. Except for TVs and computer monitors, e-End accepts most equipment at no charge. TVs and CRTs contain up to 9 pounds of lead plus phosphor and other heavy metals. They are banned from landfills in most jurisdictions. Because monitors and TV's must be sent to a certified processor for proper recycling, e-End charges $25 to recycle a TV and $8 to recycle a CRT monitor to cover this cost. e-End makes no profit on recycling TVs' or monitors.
As an R2:2013, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Certified recycler, e-End must follow strict procedures during the entire recycling process, including chain of custody of materials, environmental and public health, worker health and safety, and facility and data security. e-End has a Zero Landfill Policy for all material handled, so nothing will pose a risk to the health of the environment. None of the material that e-End processes is illegally exported. Your private information is a lot more secure if you recycle unwanted electronic devices through e-End, rather than donating them directly or leaving them unsecured in the trash or at the landfill.
Now, back to that student and garage band. Because the highest level of recycling is reuse, eEnd's IT specialists evaluate all items for possible refurbishment. Once all data has been sanitized, and any needed repairs are made, refurbished equipment is made available for donation to nonprofits, or offered for sale through Good Used Electronics at an excellent value when compared to buying new. For example, laptops can be purchased for as little as $75, and desktop computers and LCD projectors start at just $30! LCD monitors start at $15.00. They also have a wide variety of refurbished audio equipment.
Customers can return most purchased items within 14 days for any reason. Customers may return a PC, laptop, smartphone, or tablet or any other Certified Refurbished unit for repair, replacement, or refund within 90 days of the purchase date if the unit fails to operate due to hardware malfunction. Any way you look at it, eEnd and Good Used Electronics provide a great service for families, businesses nonprofits, and our government. For further information, visit eendusa.com and goodusedelectronics.com.