Trip for Corporate


Columbus Micro takes the burden out of disposing of your old equipment through our hassle-free 5 step TRiP.

Pickup and Transportation: Columbus Micro will arrange for pickup and transportation of the equipment to our location. Typically there is a small fee associated with the pickup and removal of equipment.  Depending on the volume and nature of the material picked up, this fee may be waived.  The geographical area routinely serviced is limited to the State of Ohio. If travel is required outside of Ohio, please call us in advance to determine if service is possible.

Inventory Audit & Assessment : Columbus Micro will perform a detailed inventory and assessment of the equipment at our facility. A detailed report can be generated and provided to you for a small cost.

Dismantling/Component Recovery: Each unit will be carefully disassembled and parts will be sorted based upon their recyclable properties and whether or not they contain hazardous properties. This process is performed with full compliance from the EPA and our clients have the option of receiving a full Waiver of Liability for any and all disposed and recycled product.

Data Destruction: Columbus Micro uses two methods of data destruction. For an extra fee, we will erase the data from your drives using the DOD 5220.22-M Erase standard used by the Department of Defense. This method will ensure that your data is permanently erased. You may also choose our proprietary physical destruction method. Once processed, we will return the remains of the hard drive to you in a 35mm film canister along with a certificate stating that your drives have been physically destroyed.

Issue of Credit: This is how TRiP sets itself apart from other recycling companies. Our Get Paid to UP-Trade™ consumer program has been so successful that we’ve decided to offer the same type of program to our business clients. Columbus Micro has developed a set of benchmarks for determining whether or not selected items have value. Please keep in mind that our benchmarks are dynamic and can change on a day to day basis. Please keep in mind not all items accepted will qualify for a credit however you will never pay us to have any items hauled away. A credit will depend on many factors of our benchmarks, for example, a working or non-working unit, the condition of each item the age of the item, quantity, etc. Please feel free to call us to discuss our methods of benchmarking in detail. Any credit given is good for a period of 12 months from the date of issuance and is good for anything that Columbus Micro offers, including service and support.


Debit Credit
Core 2 and lower - $0.00
Core i3 working - $5.00
Core i5 working - $10.00
P4 and lower - $0.00
Core2 , working - $5.00
Core i3 , working - $10.00
Core i5 , working - $20.00
LCD monitor, no glass broken   $2.00
Server and storage device:  - need to inspect
Apple Desktop , G5 and lower - $0.00
Apple Desktop,  Intel Core2, working - $5.00
Apple Notebook , G5 and lower - $0.00
Apple, ipad, working - $10.00
Printer, Fax, Copier, scanner - $0.00
UPS,telephone, KB, Mouse - $0.00
CRT monitor $3.00 -
TV below 20" $20.00 -
TV larger than 20" $30.00 -
Serial number recording of any assets $3.00 -
Data destruction:   -
a) formatting Hard drive (HD) $1.00 -
b) physical drilling hard drive  $2.00 -
b) physical pulverizing platters of HD $5.00 -
d) Chemical dissolving platters of HD $10.00 -
pick up  charges  in town $50.00 -
pick up  charges  out of town $300.00 -
The above prices are valid till end of December  2017    

One Stop Destination: 
TRiP is a full service solution designed to meet the requirements of assisting you with technology disposal. We are confident that there is no other program like ours and we guarantee you a hassle-free experience and a rewarding return on investment…again.