Surplus Service just went off the grid, completing a solar panel project that will reduce the company’s carbon footprint to virtually zero and power nearly its entire facility off the energy from the sun. With the help of a GreenStreet loan from Umpqua Bank, the company installed a white reflective energy-efficient roof, two extra inches […]

With technology becoming more involved in our daily lives and jobs, data security has become a top concern for many companies these days. Any number of electronics that a business manufactures or uses is bound to contain either customer or employee data or trade secrets. As we’ve said before, whether you’re in the IT, environmental, […]

You know the old saying: “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” If you’re conscious about the environment, then you know this fact as well: not all waste is meant to be destroyed, meaning there are many materials that can be reused or refurbished for further use. Right now, you might be thinking, “Well, isn’t […]

Go into any office nowadays, and you’re bound to see electronic devices —from computers and cell phones to copy machines and networking equipment—being used for all sorts of day-to-day activities. But once those electronics become obsolete and need to be disposed of, you would be surprised to find out where a lot of those old […]

Nowadays, it seems like technology changes at the speed of light, which means a lot of electronic equipment will become obsolete well before they reaches the end of their usefulness—many times within months of a product hitting the market. With this rapid advancement of technology, IT Asset Disposition has become an imperative, especially for larger […]

It is no secret that e-waste is the fastest growing segment of California’s waste stream. While e-waste represents 2% of the trash that ends up in landfills, it equals 70% of overall toxic waste. The complexities of e-waste management present special challenges to businesses and organizations, specifically because e-waste is considered hazardous waste. Old electronics […]

While finding e-waste solutions for businesses and organizations is our passion, we’re just as passionate about what happens in our surrounding community and with the future of green jobs. That’s why our president, Lou Ramondetta, recently joined more than 40 Bay Area executives on a trip to Washington, D.C. to advocate for the California business […]

If you’re in charge of any electronics at the office, you know that any time someone has any type of question even somewhat related to IT equipment, you’re the default go-to person. That’s because everyone assumes that since you how a computer works—and computers are such a complex topic for most people—you probably have all […]

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