S3 Recycling Solutions is the right choice for businesses looking for an easy and hassle-free way to responsibly and safely manage excess electronics. Headquartered in Springfield, Tenn., S3 is an award-winning, R2-certified technology recycling firm that provides tailored e-waste solutions to businesses across the nation and in Canada. Since 2007, S3 has helped its customers reduce the cost of ownership of their electronic technology assets, while providing a peace of mind that data security is maintained at the highest industry standards.

The ease of doing business with S3 makes it an attractive recycling partner for companies – large and small – who are looking for customized, personal and dedicated service; robust reporting and chain-of-custody tracking for sensitive materials; and a seamless scheduling and pickup process. S3 customers can be assured that all of their electronics and technology devices are processed at R2 and e-Steward certified facilities, ensuring total compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations.

S3’s staff is trained to evaluate, test and determine the best disposition solutions for retired electronic and technology assets. It handles the entire process of sorting, selling, recycling or donating items based on clients’ needs. With an emphasis on cost-effective processes and sustainable solutions for businesses, S3 is consistently raising its profile as a leader in the national tech industry.

S3 Recycling Solutions provides IT recycling and remarketing services across all industries including:
– Universities and K-12 school systems
– Medical centers
– Government agencies
– Financial institutions
– Non-profit organizations
– Fortune 500 corporations, and others

S3 services include:
– Information Technology Asset Disposition
– Data Destruction
– Mobility Management
– Medical Equipment Disposal

With an increasing uptick in hacks and data security breaches, information technology equipment management and data-bearing device security are becoming critical business components. Many companies are putting more emphasis on physical destruction of hard drives and data wiping.

From onsite data destruction to IT asset removal, S3 protects clients’ data and interests. S3 performs data sanitization and destruction on all data-bearing devices including but not limited to hard drives, removable flash memory, removable storage devices, and solid-state drives. All S3 processing and recycling activities satisfy the regulatory standards set forth by HIPAA, GLB, PCI and the California Security Breach Information Act in accordance with U.S. DoD 5220.22-M and NIST SP 800-88
R1 guidelines. And all material designated for recycling is done in a zero-landfill manner.

As a member of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), S3 sanitizes or completely destroys all media in accordance with NIST guidelines and provides each client with a certificate of destruction. Full transparency is an important part of our service, so S3 produces detailed audit reports to clients for each device including: Asset ID, serial number, the security process that was performed, the name of the technician who performed it, and a real-time status report of where the device stands at any
given time.

S3 is positioned to provide first-class data destruction, information technology asset disposition, mobility management and medical equipment disposal services to the business community at large.

One of the most important pillars of the electronics recycling industry is the ability to make a positive and lasting impact on the environment. For example, in 2021, S3 processed 3.1M pounds of electronics and technology devices, and the company’s recycling and reuse activity prevented 22,581 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from entering the atmosphere. In the same year, S3’s energy efficiency improvements included decreased idling of the trucks that are used pick up excess electronics and technology assets from customer sites. Truck idling was reduced from 12.4 percent to 5.14 percent, which contributed to an overall 7.26 percent reduction of carbon footprint.

S3 has more than one bottom line. We strive to be good corporate citizens that take a holistic approach to making our world a better place. We do all that we can to maintain a healthy and happy workforce, and we strive to create a culture at S3 where everyone feels valued and appreciated. We also make it a priority to give back to the communities in which we are located.

S3’s growth and leadership in the electronics recycling industry has made it an attractive workplace for top talent. For consecutive years, Inc. Magazine named S3 to its annual Inc. 5000 list, a prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Because of this business success, S3 is able to offer competitive wages and benefits, professional development for employees, and opportunities for long-term career paths.

A strong workforce is the best foundation for a sustainable and viable organization, so S3 leadership strives to stay in tune with the desires of its team members. It monitors the morale within the organization – at the individual level as well as the collective company morale – with an overall goal of creating forums where all team members are comfortable and confident to share their thoughts, ideas and suggestions. This approach has resulted in more collaboration and unity in the S3 team, and S3 was named a 2022 Best Places to Work honoree by the Nashville Business Journal.

From drivers who regularly visit client sites for pickups, to account managers who are on-call to assist clients, S3 is committed to creating an environment of professionalism, fun and wellness for the entire team.

Benefits Provided To The S3 Workforce
– Competitive wages for all employees
– A company-wide minimum wage that is double Tennessee’s official rate
– 100 percent coverage of medical, dental, vision, and life insurance for employees
– Holiday pay and paid time off for salaried and hourly employees
– Short-term and long-term disability
– Assistance with costs for therapy and counseling
– Work programs for students with Autism
– Weekly team lunches
– Opportunities for overtime hours on the weekend

S3 supports numerous organizations and individuals with financial resources, volunteer hours, and donated technology and supplies. Everything from strengthening the literacy of at-risk children by donating iPads to grooming the next generation of leaders through mentoring, S3 takes a proactive approach to doing good in the community.

A spirit of servant leadership and community service permeates throughout S3. It’s a company value that is important to the CEO, Rod McDaniel, and is actively displayed with events and opportunities for all team members to participate


Submit your Innovation Story

Join and network with a global community of innovators  by sharing your success story with the world.



Our promise: we dislike spam as much as the next person, and promise never to break your trust in us. We will never sell data – this is only used for the INNOVATE® Newsletter