A hidden problem at most businesses, educational institutions, government agencies and non-profits is the accumulation of excess, unused printer and data storage media supplies. There are a number of causes for the generation of excess or surplus materials including printer fleet and other equipment updating, excess purchase and overstock. Additionally, excess stock is generated due to liquidations and bankruptcies. T3 Office Recycling Solutions provides a solution to these problems by purchasing excess supplies and putting them to good use in other businesses and organizations.
“T3 creates a new revenue stream for organizations that most people don’t know exists,” says Buzz Raley, President and CEO. He continues, “With our Full Circle Solution Program we help them on a continuous basis to dispose of unneeded supplies, earn revenue and at the same time be assured that their materials are being handled by an accountable company with a clean downstream.”
One of the key focus areas for T3 is surplus printer supply reuse. These include unused OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) toner and ink cartridges, drums and copier supplies. In addition, the company also recycles consumable printer parts such as fusers, maintenance kits and transfer kits and also used toner, ink cartridges and printers. The unused supplies can be sealed or opened, obsolete, expired and from any OEM brand and model and the boxes can be damaged or in like-new condition. Unused supplies are redistributed to T3’s network of dealers, wholesalers and also to businesses and other organizations in need of the supplies. Used printer cartridges and other consumable printer parts are redistributed to qualified remanufacturers, who use the materials to refurbish the cartridges and printer consumables.
T3 also purchases new sealed or opened, obsolete, overstock and used data storage media. All data is wiped from used data storage tapes and the tapes are certified to ensure proper performance. After data wiping and re-certification, T3 redistributes the media to dealers, distributors, businesses and other organizations in need of the products. Although some organizations have a one-time need to dispose of excess supplies, T3 works with many clients on a continuous long-term basis with its Full Circle Solution Program. It is not just a one-time need or event; it’s an ongoing new business practice that frees up unused materials to generate revenue.
Since its founding in 1997, T3 Office Recycling Solutions has been a pioneer in California’s efforts to promote full-circle reuse and recycling solutions for printer and storage media supplies. T3 is the only R2:2013 (Responsible Recycling) certified recycling company on the West coast whose focus materials are new unused/surplus printer supplies and data storage media products as well as used supplies. By working with an R2:2013 certified company on the West coast, western U.S. organizations can minimize the shipping impact and reduce the carbon footprint required to responsibly reuse and recycle excess supplies. In addition to the financial benefits to the organizations served by T3, surplus supplies and materials that normally would be destined for a landfill are put to good use.
T3 Office Recycling Solutions is California’s leading recycler of new and used toner cartridge, ink cartridge and data storage media supplies. The company works with private businesses, educational institutions, state and federal government agencies and non-profit organizations to develop customized revenue-generating and environmentally-friendly recycling solutions. T3 is certified in accordance with the R2:2013 Responsible Recycling standard that incorporates certification also under ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management Systems as well as under OHSAS 18001:2007 for Occupational Health and Safety. The company is also certified in California as a Small Business (No. 30811). The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors named T3 The Sustainable Business of the Year in 2013.
For more information about T3 Office Recycling Solutions, visit: http://www.T3RS.com.