Does anyone have any thoughts on changes in the MFP recycling and refurbishing market?

Have any vendors changed their strategy on this?
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When we have a client that asks us to dispose of a printer/MFP, I know we have our delivery driver pick up the device to properly dispose of it, but I have no idea what happens from there.
In Nova Scotia, Canada we are no longer allowed to dispose of copiers by taking them to the landfill. We must pay a local moving company $30.00 per hour (or send our tech to their premises) to disassemble the copier into it glass, metal, plastic & electronic components. These components are then placed in different bins for recycling.

It can take approx two hours. The tech does not have to be delicate in the disassembly so wire cutters, crowbars and sledge hammers are now part of our tool kit. Our techs usually keep any RAM and smashes any HDD.

The only alternative is to truck them out of province at approx $300.00 each.

We now build this new cost into our sales quotes and describe it to our customers.

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