ITAR Registered, R2 Certified RIP and Replace Disposal Services for Huawei and ZTE Telecom Equipment

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ITAR Secure Destruction Services

ATR provides R2 Certified and ITAR registered disposal services for all types of telecom equipment manufactured by Huawei and ZTE.

In a unanimous vote on July 27, 2021 the FCC allocated $1.9 Billion dollars to U.S. telecom firms with fewer than 10 million customers to subsidize costs necessary to rip and replace all Huawei and ZTE Telecom equipment.

If your covered Huawei and ZTE equipment was purchased before June 30, 2020 you may be eligible to be reimbursed for replacement costs.

Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR) is R2 Certified and registered with the U.S. State Department, and authorized to provide secure disposal solutions under the rip-and-replace telecom act. Additionally ATR offers a secure chain of custody that meets and/or exceeds all Federal logistics guidelines for all types of Huawei and ZTE equipment that requires U.S. based disposal solutions under the rip and replace act.

ATR has established Secure Destruction Services (SDS) comprised of compliance, legal, logistics and operational professionals with additional capabilities and security clearances to manage ITAR controlled material streams. ATR can customize a program that meets or exceeds all requirements outlined in the rip and replace act.

Additionally, ATR owns a fleet of portable destruction devices that can be brought directly to our customers’ facilities when transportation to our secured facilities isn’t feasible.

Assets are individually tracked by serial number, weight, origin, dates and product type. Material reports are available through our FIPS 140-A compliance web portal. Customers can also use our online tools to create shipping manifests, define PPE gear required for each project and track load progress. Global reporting is readily available to the sustainability managers that monitor enterprise sized businesses.

To protect our customers’ branding we have implemented a zero landfill policy on ITAR controlled materials and qualify each downstream vendor to ensure all recoverable commodities remain on US soil. ATR is authorized by the US State Department and Homeland Security to provide SDS (Secure Destruction Services) to highly volatile waste streams for Aerospace, Defense and all federal agencies including the FBI, FAA and the US Border Patrol just to list a few.

“Rip and replace” telecom equipment manufactured by Huawei and ZTE fall under the ITAR (International Traffic and Arms Regulations). If you are a U.S. based telecom provider with 10M or less customers and required to rip and replace Huawei and ZTE equipment let us customize a program for you today.

For more information on ATR rip and “replace disposal services” for +Huawei and +ZTE branded telecom equipment emails us at or call toll free 1-877-781-7779.

Author: Brodie Ehresman

Brodie Ehresman is one of the originating family owners of the two facilities formed in 1992 and is acting Director of Marketing. Brodie utilizes his 30+ years of IT background and entrepreneurship to develop innovative sustainable recycling solutions to help ATR customers improve their triple bottom line.