One of the most important and responsible actions you can take as a business owner is to make sure that your electronics are properly disposed of: it not only is good for the environment, but also helps to protect the security of the information on your devices. The ubiquitous nature of computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones has led to the rapid growth of the volume of electronic waste, and that means that disposal technology has needed to keep up with the particular needs of this niche. Many devices are made of materials that require special
Let’s take a look at how recycling electronics happens, and what the special needs are for this important process.When electronics are ready to be recycled, they are generally packed up in bulk and taken to a secure facility for processing. In most cases the equipment comes from businesses who have taken advantage of trade-in offers or purchased recycling services.
When the materials are transported to the recycling facility, it will be weighed and analyzed for its makeup. After carefully reviewing the materials, the pieces are generally separated out by makeup. Hazardous materials are removed and various parts are shredded and returned to a raw state. Those items that cannot be shredded or which are hazardous are removed and disposed of in a way that is safe and responsible. As each material is through with the processing, it is sold as raw materials in the manufacturing process.
One of the most important aspects of electronics recycling is ensuring the security of your data. It is up to the individual business to ensure that the company with whom they contract has processes in place that guarantee the secure transport and warehousing of your equipment, but even before you get to this point, it is in your best interest to have the data destroyed by a company certified to destroy electronic information. E-Waste Security provides on-site data destruction services that give you the opportunity to witness the process, and which adhere to national and industry standards. We provide you with documentation that certifies that your electronic records have been destroyed.