Cinco Electronics Recycling (CER)

Since 2000, CER has been an industry leader in the recycling of end-of-life electronic equipment. We serve end users; small, mid-size and Fortune 500 companies; government agencies and educational institutions. Our recycling services comply to EPA standards and follow all environmental laws. CER has a strong asset tracking system and we offer video verification on our data security solution. Certificates of destruction are issued at the completion of every service.

Company details

2301 E. Saint Elmo Rd Building 3 - Suite 300 , Austin , Texas 78744 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Waste and Recycling - Material Recycling
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)
Year Founded:
2000

We recyle:

  • Answering Machines
  • Barcoding Devices
  • Camcorders
  • Compact Disc Players & Tape Players
  • Copiers
  • DVD Players
  • Electronic Typewriters
  • Electronic Games
  • Fax Machines
  • GPS Devices
  • Hard Drives
  • Hubs
  • Laptops
  • Point of Sale Equipment
  • Telephones and Telephone Equipment
  • Non Hazardous Medical Equipment
  • Precious Metals
  • Personal Computers
  • (CPU, Monitors, Keyboards, Mouse, and Peripherals)
  • Mainframe Computers
  • Mobile (Cell) Phones
  • Modems
  • Pagers
  • PDAs
  • Printers
  • Printed Circuit Board
  • Radios
  • Routers
  • Remote Controls
  • Scanners
  • Stereos
  • Switches
  • Televisions & VCRs
  • Test & Measurement Equipment
  • Transparency Makers
  • Two-Way Radios
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
  • Other Consumer Electronics

All e-waste processed by our facilities is broken down for its raw commodities and then properly recycled. We don't ship any e-waste overseas and we don't make use of landfills.

Computers and electronics are built using components such as capacitors, resistors, transistors and diodes. When your equipment fails, it may be in perfect condition except for one of those components that became defective.  

High-end plasma and LCD displays, video cards and  motherboards are the type of equipment we target for board level repair; in such cases repairing the part is a lot more affordable than replacement.

CER utilizes state-of-the-art test equipment and certified technicians. All repairs are backed by our 30-day guarantee on parts and labor.

Founded on 2000, Cinco Electronics Recycling (CER) was created to provide a wide range of recycling services for corporate and individual customers in the Austin, Texas area. The name Cinco is a homage to the celebration of Cinco de Mayo, spanish for 'fifth of May', when the company had its first transaction.

CER is dedicated to buying new, or used computer and electronic equipment and disposing of it in a safe, environmentally responsible way.  We take equipment which has reached the end of its service life and insure that it is reused, or recycled.

Over the years, in order to extend our services nationally, facilities were added to Ontario, California and Columbus, Ohio. Today CER has over 150,000 square feet of combined warehouse space, offering shredding and bailing services in all locations.

CER has emphasized this geographic business strategy to:

  1. Shorten the supply chain.
  2. Enhance Reverse Logistics return opportunities.
  3. Reduce shipping costs.
  4. Allow local access and coordination for many downstream recyclers.

Featuring an aggressive Environmental Management System (EMS) in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we set high standards for our downstream vendors and maintain an audit system to insure that they are operating to our standards as well as state and federal guidelines.
We assure secure handling and destruction of sensitive equipment such as hard drives, cell phones, and removable media; managing a program to your company’s specification, or tailoring one to your needs.

CER continues to expand to meet our customer needs and expectations as we maintain responsible environmental solutions to the growing demands of electronic waste management.

Every year we keep more than 6 million pounds of equipment out of landfills; contributing to a cleaner, healthier planet and a better tomorrow.

CER management and staff are committed to continual improvement of our Environmental Management System (EMS) as a means to help advance the company's overall environmental performance. CER management and staff are committed to the prevention of pollution through implementing responsible material handling procedures, selecting qualified downstream vendors to handle materials leaving our facility, performing downstream due diligence on our entire downstream vendor network, and adhering to strict regulatory compliance and detailed record keeping practices. CER management is committed to the review of our environmental policy, environmental objectives, and goals on an annual basis. Our Environmental policy is routinely communicated to all employees and persons working on behalf of CER, and is made available to the public through our company website.

Environmental Policy

CER management and staff are committed to continual improvement of our Environmental Management System (EMS) as a means to help advance the company's overall environmental performance. CER management and staff are committed to the prevention of pollution through implementing responsible material handling procedures, selecting qualified downstream vendors to handle materials leaving our facility, performing downstream due diligence on our entire downstream vendor network, and adhering to strict regulatory compliance and detailed record keeping practices. CER management is committed to the review of our environmental policy, environmental objectives, and goals on an annual basis. Our Environmental policy is routinely communicated to all employees and persons working on behalf of CER, and is made available to the public through our company website.

Organizational Health and Safety Policy

CER is dedicated to preventing exposure to an environment containing materials, or work practices which may cause its employees, partners, neighbors, and visitors to be injured, suffer ill health, or unreasonable risk.  CER pledges to comply with all local, state and federal laws dealing with its business endeavors.  Additionally, CER will comply with all standards, and best practices endorsed by Trade Organizations which it is a member, and certifications which it has attained.  
CER will insure constant improvement of the OHSMS through quarterly reviews of the system by senior management during Quarterly Management Reviews and quarterly presentations to employees.  CER will also communicate the OHSMS at least annually to all partners and contractors who physically interact with CER.
This policy will be available to all interested parties and will be prominently displayed at each CER location.