It is important for consumers to know that recycling e-waste is one of the best options out there. Instead of simply throwing away e-waste, where it will inevitably end up in landfills, recycling e-waste is the greener and smarter option. However, all recycling centers are not the same. It is important that you find a location that is a certified data destruction company.
NAID is the National Association for Information Destruction, Inc. It is also the company that certifies other organizations. NAID certification means that the organization is up to date in their practices and are continually compliant with all secure data destruction requirements. If you are looking to find a company to securely destroy your hard drive or to recycle your e-waste, it is important to make sure the company is NAID AAA certified.
Certified destruction means that you can rest easy knowing that you will be dealing with professionals. One of the fears of recycling old electronics such as computers is whether or not the data on the computers will remain safe. When a company is certified, you can be assured that not only will the company comply to all environmental regulations, but it will also safeguard your data. The typical process of data destruction consists of completely destroying the hard drive and drive platters, fracturing the magnetic surfaces, and ultimately making the data stored on the drive unrecoverable. If the destruction is off site, companies will also have secure vans with locks as well as locked bins, which will keep your data safe as it travels from point A to point B. Many companies will also send you an itemized Certificate of Data Destruction so you know which files have been destroyed. Get a quote today!
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In this new age of technology that we currently find ourselves in everything seems to be getting smaller and more portable, this means a lot of the older and larger desktop computers just aren’t wanted or needed anymore. So what do you do when you find yourself with one of those unwanted computers? You can’t just throw them out as they won’t be taken away with your normal trash so you have to find other methods of disposal.
In most cases old computers can either be reused, refurbished or recycled and there are always people willing to purchase an old computer from you in order to fix it, update it and sell it on for a profit, in some cases they cannot be fixed up but you will be able to break it apart (if you know what you are doing, if not call an expert) and sell the parts that do work separately. If you wanted to be particularly generous then you could choose to donate your computer to a charity, school or other organization that might be able to make use of it.
If you do choose to have your computer completely recycled then the parts are usually all stripped out and separated into groups of corresponding parts, anything that can’t be used is disposed of in the correct way and the leftover working parts can eventually be used to form a brand new computer. Visit a e-waste recycling firm that will properly recycle computers that are old and obsolete.
Throwing away your old computer could be a costly mistake in more ways than one, aside from the facts stated above about making a little cash from it, you could actually be breaking a law by leaving it out with your other trash. Many places do actually have laws against due to the dangers from hazardous materials so it is important that you check up on this before deciding to leave your computer for landfill.