Don’t let your building controllers become e-waste — this company now offers e-cycling services

by Brianna Crandall — May 3, 2021 — Building controls provider Reliable Controls recently announced a new initiative that will help its customers minimize waste in the field: eCycle. The eCycle service allows Reliable Controls Authorized Dealers to send non-repairable Reliable Controls and peripheral partner devices to be disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.

The simple, flexible, sustainable building controls the company has manufactured since 1986 balance comfort and efficiency while helping building managers all over the world reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. One of the hallmarks of the Reliable Controls commitment to true building sustainability is its work to minimize waste in the manufacturing process. This new initiative will help minimize waste even after Reliable Controls products leave the manufacturing floor.

When electrical and electronic equipment, including building controllers, is disposed of properly, electronic materials are recovered and can be used in new products, but programs for proper collection and disposal of e-waste vary widely by region, points out the company. With the new eCycle service, it doesn’t matter where in the world Reliable Controls customers are; the company says it will arrange for its Authorized Dealers to ship non-repairable controllers to a responsible recycling partner for disposal and will cover the disposal fees.

According to Reliable Controls, the products the company manufactures at its Victoria, BC, Canada, facility follow the WEEE, RoHS 2, and R2 directives, which set collection, recycling, and recovery targets for electrical goods and restrict the use of certain hazardous substances. The company’s robust in-house recycling and composting program diverts waste and e-waste from landfills and incinerators and helps reduce its environmental impact.

With the introduction of eCycle, Authorized Dealers can ensure their customers that the Reliable Controls long-term, better-by-design approach not only provides them with excellent return on investment (ROI) but also mitigates the negative impact of waste management; Reliable Controls products are built responsibly and built to last, for a sustainable return on investment, says the company.

For more information about Reliable Controls building controls products and Building Automation Sustainability, visit the company’s website.