ITAR Registered Electronics Recycling

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Sadoff E-Recycling & Data Destruction has a lot of certifications including several ISO certifications, an R2 certification, we are an I-SIGMA member, and we are even ITAR registered. If you are looking for ITAR registered electronics recycling, then Sadoff E-Recycling & Data Destruction is here for you. Learn what ITAR registration means and more!

What Does Being ITAR Registered Mean?

Let’s start with the acronym, and it’s a big one. ITAR stands for International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Not only does it sound a little scary to the uninitiated, but it also sounds like it would likely have nothing to do with an electronics recycling center like Sadoff E-Recycling & Data Destruction.

This is where you would be wrong. You see, it’s not just arms that are covered by ITAR. It’s also any items or technical data that has been designed, developed, adapted, or modified for military use under the United States Munitions List (USML). As you can see, this applies to a lot more than just weapons.

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Is there an ITAR Certification?

ITAR is a registration NOT a certification. What this means is that there are procedures that have to be followed with anything that falls under the ITAR set of regulations. This is still an important distinction though as not all e-recyclers are registered under ITAR. It’s also important that if you use Sadoff E-Recycling & Data Destruction for items that need to follow ITAR you let us know to follow those procedures. We handle ITAR items differently than the rest of our recyclables, and we also charge different rates as well.

Tanks in the desertIs it Only the Military that Produces Waste Subject to ITAR?

Absolutely not. The military hires companies across the country to produce all manner of equipment, electronics, and more. When those companies produce waste related to their military products, they will have to follow ITAR procedures and policies.

Additionally, some companies, such as Coca-Cola for example, don’t have to follow ITAR with their products, but they prefer to. This means that those that contract with companies that follow ITAR policies and procedures will also have to comply and use an ITAR-registered vendor if they choose to recycle anything.

What is the Purpose of ITAR Regulations?

It’s a matter of national security. Though it’s true that a lot of e-waste that military contractors generate isn’t a matter of security, some of it could be. Even something as simple as what circuit board a military truck uses could be used against the U.S. military in a conflict.

This also often means that even scrap directly generated from items covered under ITAR still has to follow ITAR regulations which can limit the resale market. If you need a quote on electronics recycling in Wisconsin or Nebraska, reach out to Sadoff E-Recycling & Data Destruction today!

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