ERI Offers Former ECS Customers a Smooth Transition

ERI, the largest fully integrated 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. We are here to help! 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.”

As referenced in the recent July 3rd, 2018 E-Scrap News article, ECS, at the time of its closing, 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.

“At ERI, our mission is to safeguard organizations, people and the environment,” added Shegerian. “One way we safeguard companies is to inform them of sustainable solutions and opportunities during times of unfortunate circumstances. We know how important it is to businesses of all sizes to be able to partner with a responsible, sustainable, and fully certified electronics recycler and data destruction company they can trust. We want ECS’ former clients who need help to know that ERI is here to help you. Please contact our team of professionals at or 1-800-ERI-DIRECT. Our team is standing by, wanting to help you with your electronics recycling, ITAD, and sustainability needs.”

ERI is the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States. ERI is certified to de-manufacture, recycle, and refurbish every type of electronic device in an environmentally responsible manner. ERI has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic waste annually at its eight certified locations, serving every zip code in the United States. ERI’s mission is to safeguard organizations, people and the environment. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit