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Environmental Compliance
E-Waste Recycling

Business Certifications

  • (MBE) by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
  • U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC).
  • California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

E-Waste Recycling Certifications

With DRM, you can rest assured that you'll receive environmentally responsible, technology asset recycling and secure data destruction services. In our commitment to both our planet and your security, we not only comply with all major federal, state, and industry regulations, but we exceed them.

When disposing of old IT equipment there are, of course, inherent risks. To protect our clients from those risks we at DRM hold both R2 and ISO 14001 certification. R2 and ISO14001 certifications uphold organizations to rigorous standards to guard against environmental, business, and legal risks providing you with the comfort of zero-liability.

R2 Certification

R2 Stands for "Responsible Recycling."The R2 program provides a set of voluntary standards created by a group of representatives from state and federal programs, environmental justice agencies, electronic recyclers, their customers, and the EPA itself to protect the environment as well as public health, security, and safety. The R2 standards focus on:

  • Environmental and public health
  • Employee health and safety
  • Security of both data and material handling
  • Toxic material supply chain management

These standards cover the entire recycling process requiring e-recyclers to maintain them while materials are in their care but also monitor compliance as those materials pass to downstream vendors. This ensures proper handling throughout the process, including preventing the act of exportation of toxic materials to foreign countries. Learn more about R2 Standards at

ISO 14001 Certification

The ISO standards (2004), much like the R2 standards, are designed to minimize the impact of e-recycling on the environment while also complying to existing regulations, laws, and requirements. The ISO standards focus on continual improvement, and as a result, the International Organization for Standardization, a group of environmental representatives from countries across the globe, has updated them regularly since their creation in 1992.

Through ISO 14001 certification, we at DRM created a specialized environmental management system. It reiterates our commitment to improved workplace safety, effective process of end-of-life electronics, and most importantly, protecting our planet by measuring up to customer expectations of quality. We promise to:

  • Work to prevent pollution and workplace accidents.
  • Properly handle end-of-life electronics by disposing of or recovering items in appropriately equipped facilities.
  • Develop and maintain procedures to establish and meet the objectives stated here.
  • Continually improve our integrated environmental management system.


Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): NIST SP 800-88 sets forth a data destruction policy to ensure that data is impossible to recover so that media cannot be reused in the originally intended manner for security purposes.

U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): The EPA, a federal agency charged with protecting human health and the environment, sets forth expectations to meet these goals.

National Association for Information Destruction (NAID): Certification via the NAID for Electronics Media Sanitization requires adherence to strict codes of quality, which we gladly meet.

National Recycling Coalition (NRC): The NRC is a non-profit advocacy organization with nation-wide members in all aspects of waste reduction and recycling including local, state and federal coordinators, regulators, cooperate managers, educators, consumers and waste management professionals.

Electronics Resource Recovery Council (ERRC): The ERRC is comprised of representatives from computer manufacturers, non-profits, recyclers, and local and state agencies from the State of Texas. We work to help them meet their goal of developing optimal management practices for the procurement, use, and disposal of electronic equipment to protect our planet and people. The ERRC also works to educate decision makers and the public in an effort to prolong the life of used electronics and ensure old electronics are responsibly disposed of.

California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB): The CIWMB is charged with protecting public health, safety, and the environment of California. We act in accordance with their policies to help keep California clean.

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI): The ISRI provides safety education and advocacy as well as compliance training while promoting public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S economy, global trade, and environmental sustainability.

At DRM, we pursue environmental and data safety standards continue to approach e-waste in a revolutionary and transparent way.

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