M & K Recovery Group, Inc.
M & K Recovery Group is an R2–certified, veteran-owned small business providing precious metal refining and e–cycling services with operations in North Andover, Massachusetts and Austin, Texas. Management`s refining, recycling and reclamation expertise spans 35 years, and includes experience with both U.S. and European facilities. The company’s asset management philosophy is focused on sustainable solutions which protect the environment and maximizing asset recovery.
Drawing upon management’s three decades of experience in the refining and recycling industry, M&K offers a unique suite of asset recovery services. Core competencies include reverse logistics, IT asset and e-waste disposition, remarketing, recycling, precious metals refining, and data destruction. Our flexible solutions leverage technology, processes, and customized programs to provide services focused upon delivering exceptional results. Product knowledge and processing expertise combined with the broadest spectrum of in-house recycling capabilities, including state-of-the-art chemical refining, shredding, and testing, allow us to maximize your ROI.
Environmental stewardship is the foundation of M&K’s asset management and recycling program. Our web-based process controls system, AssetTrak, offers comprehensive tracking and downstream reporting, ensuring our partners environmental compliance and final disposition of all materials remarketed, recycled, or refined. This auditable inventory management program provides complete visibility of every serialized asset and scrap commodity as it moves through each secure phase of processing. These compliance reports document that your product has been recycled and accounted for, indemnifying customer’s against regulatory liability for improper disposal.
Our inventory and management control services include site pick-up, logistics, testing and auditing of assets, and recycling. Processing of equipment and commodities is conducted in DEP-permitted facilities. M&K’s primary objective is protecting your organization from noncompliance liability by executing and managing secure, compliant, end-of-life IT Asset Disposition, eCycling, and Precious Metal Refining. Sensitive electronic wastes are properly recycled and product is accounted for, eliminating the potential risks of improper disposal. No hazardous waste is landfilled.
M&K's R2 certified 35,000 square ft. headquarters, located in North Andover, MA, is a state-of-the-art processing and refining operation, licensed by a Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Recycling Permit. In Austin, TX we operate a R2 certified 15,000 square ft. facility which is a licensed Recycling Operation by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Our operations are under 24–hour, taped camera surveillance, and access-controlled. Facilities are outfitted with shredding equipment for destruction of hard drives, tape and optical media, circuit boards, IC's and other proprietary surface-mount components.
M&K is fully committed to our clients, employees, and the environment. We have a responsibility to the communities in which we operate, and to the planet on which we live.
The EPA defines Sustainability as “Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.”
M&K is committed to our clients, employees, and the environment. We have a responsibility to the communities in which we live and operate, and to the planet on which we live.
Corporate Sustainability and “Green Initiatives” are growing in popularity within corporate America. The goal in implementing these programs is to protect the environment by furthering sustainable practices within organizations and communities. M&K’s respect for the environment is found in every action we undertake at our facilities, from energy reduction to the recycling of lamps, paper, cardboard, foam, pallets, and shrink-wrap. All recyclable material generated from our processes is recycled or reused in an effort to protect the environment and to optimize resources.
ITAD, e-Waste, and Universal Waste
M&K partners with clients who are seeking to attain a 100% “Green,” compliant recycling program. Waste Stream Management solutions include collection and recycling of IT equipment, electronics production scrap, fluorescent lamps, batteries, toner cartridges, paper, plastics, and cardboard.
M&K processes materials in accordance with R2 Hierarchy Guidelines for Responsible Management Strategies that include the “Reuse, Recovery, Dispose” philosophy. Extensive pre-screening and inspection processes allow us to evaluate all products in order to generate the best asset recovery value and proper re-use of that product. Our objective is that “whole” equipment and functional components are re-used for the manufacturer’s intended purpose. This process involves testing and refurbishing units as well as disassembly for component reuse. Non-functional and end-of-life equipment is disassembled and commodities are segregated for recycling. Universal wastes are separated for recycling by certified processors. Non-ferrous and ferrous metals, plastics, and leaded-glass are “re-used” through proper recycling by downstream partners.
Environmental, Quality and Health & Safety Policy
It is M&K Recovery Group’s policy to promote and maintain environmentally responsible practices for the benefit of our customers, employees and communities in which we operate. We will conduct and grow our business in a manner that protects the environment and demonstrates good stewardship of our world’s natural resources.
M&K Recovery Group strives for continual improvement through the implementation of a combined management system based on a “plan, do check, act” model that includes ISO 14001:2004, ISO 9001:2008 and OHSAS 18001:2007 and R2 Responsible Recycling Practices. The development of our goals provide a framework that ensures the health and safety of our employees and neighbors as well as our environment.
These goals are achieved by:
- Management commitment, accountability, involvement and leadership
- Complying with applicable regulations and standards to which we subscribe and for assuring we only export equipment and components with focus materials to countries that legally accept them.
- Preventing occupational injuries and illnesses through employee training & education
- Not requiring employees to work in dangerous conditions – employees will not be sanctioned for refusing to work in or reporting such conditions
- Workplace hazard identification & analysis
- Focus Material identification and analysis of how to properly control and manage these items on site and through the recycling chain
- Due diligence in requiring our downstream partners to conduct their operations in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
- Adhering to responsible recycling practices (R2) that are based on a “reuse, recover, dispose” hierarchy of responsible management strategies as set by the EPA for focus materials both onsite and through the recycling chain
- Over 30 years of combined recycling and reclamation experience
- Using materials and energy efficiently to conserve natural resources
- Commitment to continual improvement by setting and reviewing environmental, safety and quality objectives and monitoring their performance
As millions of end-of-life electronics and components are retired every year, M&K Recovery Group and its experienced staff are committed to providing customers with the environmentally safe procedures necessary for their recycling.