ABOUT US

Recycling is our business. Through our world-class facilities, refreshtek is building the foundation for sustainable technology. To reach our goals of benefiting the environment through recycling, our business policy breaks down into five parts - we like to call this our 5R's initiative. 

 

Refresh: Refreshtek's goal is to take end-of-life technology, and through a series of upgrades and tests, make them new again.

Recover: Refreshtek offers great value for end-of-life technology, our Asset Disposition staff will provide the best solution for your retired IT equipment.

Reuse: Our goal is to reuse as much as possible, diverting electronic waste from landfills, also reducing the amount of energy needed to process them into their basic elements.

Repair: Our professional and resourceful technical staff allows our products to be made new again, whether through repair, or replacement.

Recycle: Refreshtek's main purpose is to recycle as much as we can; our company policy is to limit waste to a minimum. GREEN is our favorite colour!

Our Certifications:

OES Service Provider

Refreshtek is a proud member of Ontario's regulated recycling program. We ensure that end-of-life electronics are handled in a safe, secure, and environmentally friendly manner. Keeping electronics out of landfills, preventing them from being illegally exported, and recovering and recycling valuable resources that can be put back into the manufacturing supply chain.

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Refreshtek is a certified member of NAID's AAA program. The highest ranking program that ensures safe and secure destruction services for paper/print media, micro-media, computer hard drive destruction, and/or computer hard drive sanitation.

Refreshtek employs a class-leading facility using the most up-to-date hardware and software solutions to test, repair, and refresh end-of-life technology. Our highly skilled and professionally trained team of technical staff places each unit we receive through countless hours of testing to ensure the quality of our products. Going green also means keeping technology living and breathing for years to come, sometimes, that means it requires repair. Refreshtek offers comprehensive repairs focused on rapid turnaround, quality workmanship, we are confident in our work and provide an industry leading warranty period.

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Why Choose A NAID AAA Certified Company?

 

Audit Quality

All NAID certified service providers are subject to regularly scheduled, onsite audits by trained, accredited security professionals. In addition, random unannounced audits are structured so NAID certified operators will not know when they will be audited next.

Regulatory Alignment

The program requires written policies and procedures for each company to ensure incident response preparedness, employee training, and regulatory compliance.

Security Specifications

Accredited auditors review employee background screening and training, compliance with written procedures, access controls, operational security, destruction equipment, and confidentiality agreements.

Provide Audit Report

A customer may request an audit report to monitor the service provider and to ensure they meet the regulatory risk assessment requirements.

Free Compliance Monitoring

A customer may monitor compliance by subscribing to email notifications of the service provider's certification renewal, audit, or lapse.

Oversight

The Certification Review Board and the Certification Rules Committee oversee the program's integrity, both of which contain industry veterans and outside, accredited professionals.

Transparency

All documents and specifications are available to the public for free and online. Audit reports and monitoring services are also provided to clients at no charge. The association's financial records and board of director's meeting minutes are available online as well.

Program Acceptance

More than 1,000 operations of five continents are certified by NAID, including mobile, plant-based, paper, computer destruction services. NAID certification is required by hundreds of government offices and thousands of private contracts.

Program Recognition

NAID certification is acknowledged by many accreditation programs, such as those offered by the International Association of IR Asset Managers, the Institute of Certified Records Managers, and the R2 IT asset recycling program certification offered by the Sustainable Electronic Recycling Institute (SERI).