The Carroll Technology & Innovation Council recognizes the potential of electronics to be reused, recycled,  and relinquished from the space they are taking up in your home or business – and do so in a manner good for you and our environment.

Answering the question of “what to do with those old electronics,” we host quarterly Used Electronic Collection and Recycling events to give the Carroll County an opportunity to get there used electronics to where they need to go.

We partner with Electronics Value Recovery (EVR) for collecting electronics. They are R2v3 Certified for Electronics Recycling and Reuse, a certification issued by Sustainable Electronics Recycling International, a nonprofit overseeing the safety and sustainability of electronic devices. Pertaining to safety and security concerns, R2v3-certified facilities undergo annual audits to verify adherence to industry best practices for data security and sanitization.

Upon receiving electronics, they roadmap to maximize revenue potential for each end-of-life IT asset they receive, evaluating costs for refurbishing, de-installation, recycling, and remarketing. So, your computers might find their next phase of life being a laptop for someone else, or as parts for something else.

Their Data Security Services include:

  • Hard drive wiping: completely sanitizes all data from hard drives (for any device), meets requirements of NIST 800-88 Revision 1 guidelines – once drive is wiped, it can be remarketed or destroyed at customer discretion
  • On-site hard drive shredding: witness can oversee destruction
  • Off-site hard drive shredding: shredding, but not on-site

The data security services are what makes this route for moving your devices on with EVR so valuable because it can be difficult to ensure security when reselling your device online or disposing of it traditionally.


EVR is a Baltimore based company founded with the goal of “maximizing the value and extending the life cycle of used electronics.” They partner with small businesses, enterprises, and partner businesses, offering their clients dedicated, services for recovering and enhancing the value of IT products.

In view of harnessing existing value in used electronics, efforts are made to harness the usable capacity. From collected electronics, EVR facilitates the recovery of raw materials such as gold, silver, aluminum, steel, copper, plastic, and led. When their materials cannot be made use of, its important to our health to dispose of them safely and properly. So, when materials are too obsolete or unsalvageable, EVR works with a global network of industry-leading recyclers to dispose of materials safely and responsibly.

Acceptable Materials

  • AC Adapters
  • Batteries
  • Cell phones
  • Circuit boards
  • Copier Machines
  • CRT Monitors
  • Desktops
  • Docking Stations
  • Electronics Accessories
  • Flat screen monitors
  • Hard Drives
  • Keyboards and mice
  • Laptops
  • Networking
  • Networking supplies
  • Printers
  • Processors
  • RAM
  • Servers
  • Server racks
  • Tablets
  • Toner/Ink
  • UPS
  • Wire

Unacceptable Materials

  • Furniture
  • Ammunition
  • Liquids
  • Combustible Materials
  • Medical Waste
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Trash

What’s wasted when we create e-waste?