Welcome to our “Frequently Asked Questions” page.

Here you can get a quick and basic introduction to 4THBIN. If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at +1 (855) 329–2531 or send us an email.

What is 360 Portfolio Analysis?

The 4THBIN 360 Portfolio Analysis is an advisory IT asset lifecycle consulting service with the strict goal of helping you reduce your total cost of ownership (TCO) and net spend over time. Through strong collaboration we can help businesses of all sizes make smart decisions on IT equipment purchases and optimize IT asset lifecycle management.

Why should my business consider 4THBIN’s IT Asset Value Recovery solution?

Our Smart Recovery service will help businesses contain IT purchase costs, reduce your net spend over time and maximize residual value on your IT assets quickly and efficiently. We ensure that your corporate IT equipment is reused, the purest form of recycling, while paying you for equipment that still has value.

Do you offer free drop offs?

Unfortunately, we don’t offer free drop-offs. Our service is based on a door-to-door pickups. There are many drop-off locations throughout NYC and a simple web search should give you many options.

Does 4THBIN do regular pickups of e-waste from businesses and buildings?

Yes. 4THBIN works with businesses and buildings (residential and commercial) providing them with an unrivaled, ethical e-cycling solution. And, if your doorman will hold your electronic items, we’ll pick your e-waste up from him. 4THBIN loves doormen!

For more information on these services please contact us at: ecyclenow@4thbin.com.

Why shouldn’t you put electronic items out with the trash?

Did you know that electronic waste (e-waste) has been classified as a hazardous material?  Electronic items contain hazardous materials such as mercury, lead and silicon. For example, in order to protect consumers from radiation dangers, the glass in CRT monitors and TVs contain lead.  Approximately 20% of the weight in each CRT is lead – which equates to 4 to 8 pounds per unit.

While these items are perfectly safe for everyday use, they become dangerous when smashed open (like on a garbage truck) or exposed to elements (like in a landfill). For these reasons, the proper computer recycling and disposal of e-waste has become a paramount concern for legislators, environmentalists and the general public.

How do we handle e-waste?

With extreme care. 4THBIN team understands the delicate nature of e-waste and the importance of properly collecting, packing, and transporting it. A core mission of 4THBIN is to refurbish as many collected electronics as possible. If an item cannot be refurbished, we move to Plan B – Recycling. Therefore, it is critical that all collected electronics are handled in such a way that they are not damaged.

Where does my stuff go?

After items are collected, we transport them to our sorting facility. Once there, our team of trained techs determine which items can be refurbished. Refurbished items are either resold under market value or donated (at no cost) to local not-for-profits and artists. Electronics that cannot be refurbished are deemed “recyclables” and are transported to our recycling partners. Once there, hazardous materials are properly captured and then the are separated and processed into plastics and metals to be reused in other products. 4THBIN has a no landfill and no export policy.  For more details, click here.

Why does it cost money to recycle? Don’t you just resell the materials and make money on my items?

The answer is yes and no. Not all items are “profitable”. Collecting and recycling e-waste is a difficult and expensive process. There is simply no magic solution to recycle e-waste efficiently. E-waste comes in all shapes and sizes and often contains a variety of hazardous materials.  The proper handling of many of these materials require items to be disassembled by hand. Often, the cost to properly break down the item is more than what can be recovered from the materials that are extracted.  In addition, we do not export any materials out of the country where value on the materials is higher but ethical practices are lower.

What does 4THBIN not take?

We do not take refrigerators, air conditioners, X-Ray units

What determines the pick up cost?

Pick up prices are based on three key factors: item type, item size (how big), and volume (how many). We don’t price based on weight. This way, you know exactly how much your pickup will cost BEFORE the items are removed.

Get a quote by filling out our form on our Request A Quote page.

Does 4THBIN provide me with a receipt of collected items and is it tax deductible?

Receipts are provided to customers who request them. Unfortunately, it is not tax deductible.

Does 4THBIN provide proof of data erasure?

Yes, for customers who request data erasure, 4THBIN provides a Certificate of Data Destruction. 4THBIN destroys all data on hard drives according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-88 guidelines.

Does 4THBIN do door-to-door pick ups on weekends?

Unfortunately, we do not offer regular scheduled residential pickups on weekends.

Does 4THBIN donate electronic components to artists or art projects?

4THBIN strongly believes in supporting artists and their work. Artists are welcome and encouraged to use 4THBIN’s collected items in their projects –  at no cost.

The only limitation is that we ask artists to return all items to us once the project or installation has been completed.  We want to make sure that they are properly recycled.