All electronics collected for recycling are sent to Canadian centres certified by the Qualification Board of Recyclers (BRQ). The board audits and certifies that the centre and maintains high standards of recycling, reuse and destruction of data, while ensuring that electronic waste is not exported to developing countries.
Electronics that are still functional pass through a data erasure system and undergo a series of tests. Electronic equipment considered suitable for reuse is restored for subsequent use. Otherwise, the device is recycled.
In both cases, the data on the devices or electronic media are fully and permanently destroyed either by physical means (for recycling) or by means of software designed for this purpose (for reuse).