Recycle Quantum Fiber Equipment

by | Apr 19, 2024

Recycle electronics from Quantum Fiber
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Quantum Fiber provides customers with the latest technology to deliver ultra-fast and reliable fiber internet. Still, it’s inevitable that new designs and capabilities will make it necessary to replace devices like routers and mesh network pods. That’s why e-waste was the fastest growing solid waste stream in the world in 2023. It’s also why we are committed to helping customers recycle Quantum Fiber electronics.

See how to recycle Quantum Fiber electronics here, then visit the Quantum Fiber Recycle Program!

Why You Should Recycle Electronics

There are valuable metals in electronic devices that can be recycled. Those same devices also contain elements that could harm the environment if not properly disposed of. For example, electronics can contain lead and mercury that can reach toxic levels when gathered in a landfill.

Donate your electronics to good causes.

Consider Donating Your Old Electronics

You can also donate your old electronics as an alternative to recycling electronics from your home or business.

We’ve listed a few organizations that are excellent choices to recycle electronics, but don’t forget to check for options in your community so your recycled electronics benefit your neighbors.

Here are a few excellent choices for electronics recycling:

  • Human-I-T provides tech devices, training, and internet access to communities in need.
  • World Computer Exchange gives computers and other technology to communities in developing countries to support global digital literacy.
  • PCs for People refurbishes computers for eligible customers at affordable prices as well as accessible high-speed internet solutions.

Steps to return and recycle Quantum Fiber equipment:

  1. Visit the QF Return / Recycle Program.
  2. Select Start My UPS Return.
  3. On the UPS returns page, select Continue as Guest. 
  4. Enter the email address that is used as your Quantum Fiber username.
  5. Enter the name and phone number that are associated with your Quantum Fiber account.
  6. Select a return label option.
  7. Pack the equipment securely in a box and take it to a UPS shipping location with the return label or QR code.

Only return a C5500XK or C6500XK SmartNID if yours was deemed faulty by a technician, the technician replaced the SmartNID onsite, and then left it behind for you to return.

Lastly, if you’re moving or cancelling service then you can leave network terminals in place. Still have questions? Learn more about how to return and recycle your Quantum Fiber equipment.

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Michael Erpenbach
Michael Erpenbach is a writer who dived into the world of tech after his first job installing electronics on houseboats. Since then, he has specialized in cybersecurity and finding solutions for his dad’s tech issues. When not writing about technology for Quantum Fiber he spends his time reading, falling down coffee-centric rabbit holes, and finding excuses to go outside.
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