About ITAD Services

CCNY Tech provides a wide range of ITAD services. We serve customers in a variety of ways, throughout the lifecycle of their equipment. For some companies, we perform “cradle to grave” type services. We begin with the delivery and installation of IT equipment, we maintain it throughout its use, and we decommission and remove it at the end. The process ends in remarketing or recycling retired assets, and once again supplying new equipment or upgrades.

The 6 Step Process of ITAD Services at CCNY Tech

Receive, Tag, and Inventory Devices

ReceivingCCNY Tech will receive and record invoice information, model, configuration, MAC address (wired and Wi-Fi), and serial number into inventory spreadsheets.


Asset Tagging – CCNY Tech will remove each asset from its packaging and place an asset tag physically on the device. CCNY will also record asset numbers on the outside of device packaging.


Repack and Storage – CCNY Tech will re-pack and place device into inventory as “Ready for Deployment” and will store the asset in a designated client inventory locked cage on-site.


Transport – CCNY Tech will deliver the “Ready for Deployment” asset per the client’s request during the hours of 9AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday. Minimum of 10 devices per delivery.


Processing of Retired Assets
Refurbished Asset – CCNY will pick up retired assets per client request and fully refurbish for resale or process as E-waste if there is no resale value. All client information will be removed from each device and a DOD wipe of any hard drives will be performed.

Remarket Retired Asset – CCNY Tech will remarket assets to our customer user base to maximize returns. Each device will be processed for reuse or recycling, and all profits split with the client. As each asset is sold it will be added to a Purchase Order Report. Monies due to the client will be paid on a monthly basis with all accounts being settled up by the end of each calendar year.

If your company or organization are looking to upgrade or decommission servers, storage or networking equipment, CCNY Tech has the best solution to keep your data secure, help the environment, and perhaps make you some cash for your “no longer needed” IT gear. Give us a call at 1-800-566-4786 and speak to an IT specialist about IT Asset Disposition Services from CCNY Tech.

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Protecting Your Sensitive Data With ITAD (IT Asset Disposition)

While there are many important aspects of IT Asset Disposition, arguably the most important is the protection of sensitive data. Proprietary information, personal customer data, and other forms of data that need to remain confidential are under constant threat from cyber criminals. Time after time, there is yet another company making headlines for a breach in their network resulting in critical data being compromised and ending up in the wrong hands. The stories of sophisticated, coordinated attacks are all too familiar for any systems administrator, but there is a much simpler way for breaches to occur that may be overlooked; a hard drive containing this sensitive material is physically stolen.

When a device has outlived its usefulness, the next step is to send it off for recycling. But, what if this device still contains sensitive data? How do you assure that wherever this drive ends up, your data will not be going with it?

With this in mind, CCNY Tech is proud to unveil our new drive erasure program. Utilizing Extreme Protocol Solutions, flagship Enterprise Data Erasure Software (XErase) CCNY Tech provides high bandwidth, multi-protocol data sanitization compliant with over a dozen globally recognized erasure standards. A few of the key features of our new program include:

Tamper Proof Reporting (PDF, DATABASE)
Versatile Reporting Options (PDF, XML, CSV, TXT, DATABASE)
Over 35 Erasure and Validation Options
On the fly erasure method creation
Erase to any requirement
NIST Verification Support
SSD Erasure Support
Pre and Post Device Health Screening

XErase provided CCNY Tech the flexibility to meet the requirements of clients in a wide array of industries.  To learn more about ITAD and Removal of Sensitive Data, call us today at 1-800-566-4786 to speak with one of our reps to come up with a plan to protect your data!

Written By:  Mike Buffa, CCNY Tech

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E-Waste: How You Should Dispose of Old IT Equipment

E-waste, or electronic waste, can be defined as obsolete, unrepairable, or even unwanted electronic devices or equipment. According to the EPA, it is the fastest growing municipal waste stream in America. E-waste can include desktops/laptops, servers, switches, routers, and most other common networking gear used for businesses. These kinds of equipment can be difficult to remove at the end of their working lives, or at the time of an upgrade. Refurbishing/recycling companies have processes designed specifically to help businesses like yours.

A process known as IT Asset Disposition (ITAD), provides the full spectrum of end-of-life options for IT equipment. When old or unwanted equipment is discarded, an ITAD company will decide if it is still useable for resale or refurbishment. If not, it will be broken down for functioning parts, and the rest will be recycled. ITAD is a great option for businesses for a number of reasons:

1. It saves time. De-installation and removal of networking gear can be a difficult and time-consuming process for businesses. Most ITAD companies can decommission, de-install, remove sensitive data, and ensure that product is used to its fullest or is properly recycled.

2. It saves money. What is often overlooked is the cost of old IT equipment. Storage and maintenance of old hardware is an expense for any business. Furthermore, as IT gear ages, it becomes less efficient in its performance which can lead to very expensive downtime. ITAD is an effective way to replace old equipment with upgrades before it become too costly with upkeep.

3. It is great for the environment. Extending the life of a product or recycling parts helps to keep E-waste out of landfills. E-waste represents 2% of America’s trash in landfills, but it equals 70% of overall toxic waste. Electronics contain harmful contaminants such as, lead, mercury, cadmium, manganese, arsenic, beryllium, barium, chromium, and other toxic chemicals and compounds. Exposure to these metals can cause damage to the cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous and excretory systems. Properly disposing e-waste keeps these toxins out of groundwater and is critical for the health and safety of citizens and wildlife.

A large percentage of what is labeled as “e-waste” is actually not waste at all. Often times, it is whole electronic equipment or parts that are readily marketable for reuse or can be recycled for materials recovery. ITAD companies are one of the most effective ways to ensure that you are properly disposing of your old gear. They will strive to resell as much equipment as possible and recycle what is unusable.

Not only does IT Asset Disposition save time and money, it can also be profitable. Most ITAD companies will audit your equipment and give you a credit for its estimated value. This is a great way to cut the cost of upgrades or even just add benefit to your decision of proper disposal.

If you have old or unwanted IT equipment, contact your local electronic-waste recycler. For more information, check out our ITAD Service page.

11 facts About E-Waste. (n.d.). Retrieved January, 2017, from https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-e-waste

CCNY Tech is a leader in IT Asset Disposition & E-Waste Disposal and offers a huge inventory of new, used and refurbished IT equipment.

CCNY Tech has been in business since 1988 and has built many long term relationships with companies, universities and other organizations by providing great value and outstanding customer service. Call CCNY Tech at 1-800-566-4786 or fill out the Contact Us form to learn how we can improve your IT requirements.