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ERI offers to take on customers of bankrupt competitor


FRESNO, Calif. – ERI, the largest IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States, is making public its open invitation to all former customers of now-bankrupt electronics recycler ECS Refining.

“In the wake of ECS’ recent bankruptcy, we at ERI want all of ECS’ former clients to know that we have the bandwidth to seamlessly take on any of their electronics recycling, ITAD and sustainability needs,” said ERI Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, John Shegerian.

“ERI is, in fact, a natural fit for former customers of ECS. We are the only company in the United States that can provide all the services that were offered by ECS (and then some), plus, two of our eight facilities are strategically located within 30 minutes of ECS’ former processing locations in California and Texas.”

Shegerian also noted that ERI is dual-certified by both R2 and Basel Action Network’s E-Stewards to de-manufacture, recycle and refurbish every type of electronic waste in an environmentally responsible manner, as was ECS. Plus, taking the standards to the next level, he added that, “ERI is also AAA certified by NAID at all of its facilities.”

Further, ERI is also an approved electronics recycler in the State of California under SB20. Shegerian noted, “ERI is the largest electronics recycler approved in California’s SB20 program, therefore, any entities needing service within the scope of SB20, under law, must work with an SB20 approved recycler. Unfortunately since ECS’ bankruptcy, many providers are falsely claiming to be able to assist clients with SB20 requirements. The only entities licensed to manage electronic devices in California within the scope of SB20 must be approved SB20 recyclers, with processing requirements in the state of California.”

At the time of its closing, ECS still had a number of significant customer accounts, such as AT&T, Bayer Healthcare, Comcast, Disney, Gilead, Nektar, Olympus America, Republic Services, Samsung, Walmart, Yolo County and Zynga.


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