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Recycling Electronic Devices: How to Go About it, Where to Go?

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Kevin Marshall
Kevin Marshall
February 9, 2018

When it comes to recycling electronic devices, you might not know where to start. It’s essential for companies to remember that when it comes to data security, the whole life cycle of the electronic device needs to be considered. Once you get new devices, what will happen to the old computers, printers, and faxes? Throwing out all devices might be tempting. Not only is this a poor choice for security reasons, but it can also negatively impact the environment as well. Instead, companies should consider sending their old electronic devices to a recycling center.

When you recycle old devices, valuable resources and metals found in old devices such as glass, plastics, and metals can be gathered and reused. This helps to lessen the demand for our natural resources. Additionally, when you recycle, old devices don’t merely end up in landfills where trace amounts of toxins such as mercury can end up in water supplies and the air. Instead, recycling means that your old electronic devices won’t end up in a landfill and old data stored on the hard drive won’t fall into the wrong hands either!  

You can also look up recyclers in your area to find out where you can drop off your electronic waste. Many companies also offer to drop off locations or even pickups where the company will come to your site and pick up all your old devices. Afterward, they will securely transport the old data to their off-site location where they will recycle the devices. West coast recycling center is a perfect example of a recycling company that you can consider. This company offers the option to schedule a pickup online.

Additionally, you can request a data destruction quote online as well. If your company is looking to get rid of old electronic devices, consider recycling them instead of simply dropping them off at a landfill. You can help the environment and help ensure your company’s data security as well.

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