Quick quiz: What is an unusual logistics request that comes up more often than you’d think?
Answer: Kiosks! Kiosk removal. Kiosk logistics. Kiosk recycling.
So. What qualifies as a kiosk today? A lot!
- Self-checkout registers
- Vending machines
- Price check machines
- Payment machines
- Ticket booths
- Cell phone bill pay machines
- Product scanners
- Point of Sales (POS) machines
- ID and insurance verification stands
Just like computers and hard drives, kiosks have an end-of-life asset disposition process. We recently completed a project that involved the pickup, packing, removal and recycling of video toy dispensers (something new to us too!) located in 52 stores, malls and arcades across the US. Hundreds more were waiting in a Texas storage depot. Altogether 707 machines needed to be coordinated, collected and recycled within a tight two-week window.
The VAR wanted a single service provider with national coverage for all project aspects: asset disposition, all project management, door to door logistics and asset transfer and recycling documentation. No data destruction was needed as these particular kiosks did not have a chip or hard drive to store data.
Less than three weeks later, the results looked like this:
- Kiosks were scheduled and picked up from 53 locations within a streamlined 2-week timeframe
- Updates were sent at project kickoff, site pickups and job completion (recycling)
- Asset Transfer Forms (ATF) issued and recorded by site
- Asset site managers had no responsibility other than coordinating a pickup time
- Inside pickup
- 106,000 total pounds were collected (each machine weighed 150 lbs)
- Certificates of recycling was issued for every machine and by weight
- Direct recycling (assets handled once)
- Zero landfill
Asset disposition plans aren’t just for computers and kiosks.
Everywhere you look, offices, stores and public buildings have miscellany, machines and equipment that are being removed, upgraded or just taking up space. Credit cards, phones, mobile devices, tablets, displays, printers, copiers, monitor arms and peripherals (keyboards, mice, cabling) also require responsible end-of-life disposition and recycling.
What you don’t want to do is ignore it and have it become fodder for a fine or news headline (read this brand damage blog to find out how to prevent this).
Talk to your VAR or ITAD if you’ve got miscellaneous or uncommon “stuff” to add to your asset disposition plan. They should be able to give you a solution that involves the packing, pickup, removal and logistics by location, by equipment type or by program. They’re likely to have the industry relationships and contacts to make your defunct gear disappear responsibly.
Or, give us a call and we’ll help you get started on a plan.