If all computer recycling firms claim to sanitize hard drives, why does sensitive data keep showing up in landfills, auction websites and even overseas?
Electronics recycling should be a simple task. A recycler picks up the old computers and obsolete office equipment in your company, recycles whatever can be recycled and disposes of the rest in an environmentally-friendly manner. Worries for you should be few, if any.
Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. Stiff competition and dwindling margins have caused many computer recycling companies to look for ways to squeeze extra profits from each sale, including shipping unprocessed PC hard drives and electronics overseas, selling computers to unmonitored subcontractors, or just dumping e-waste into local landfills.
But why should you care what happens after your equipment leaves your offices? Because companies have found themselves in trouble with the public and the law when their old computers are discovered in a landfill or developing country. Not only is this a public relations nightmare, but steep fines can be levied for violating environmental and privacy laws. For example, one company found itself in this position when a copy machine was discovered with sensitive client records on the hard drive (yes, most copy machines now have hard drives).
PC Disposal makes the process simple and worry-free.
Since 1998, PC Disposal has built its reputation by protecting our clients from liability. That's why we're trusted by government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Our environmentally-friendly computer disposal services are 100% HIPAA, HITECH, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, FACTA Red Flags Rule and EPA compliant. PC Disposal is R2 certified for responsible recycling practices.
We make it easy to recycle computers. We'll pick up IT equipment directly from your loading dock, and destroy hard drives or thoroughly remove all data from hard disks using Department of Defense recommended methods. PC Disposal provides a certified report detailing the PC recycling services performed and confirming software removal. This service is backed by a $1,000,000 guarantee.
Plus, PC Disposal offers a whole new layer of security by transporting highly sensitive data using our new PrivaCage™ secure equipment containers.
Most importantly, we take title to your office equipment. That means your computers and electronic equipment becomes ours. It's no longer your responsibility. It's no longer your worry.
“When you want it done efficiently and properly, PC Disposal is the company to work with. They've been providing services for our company for years.”
Gordon Ghroman, President
“I had the opportunity to visit the PC Disposal facility. I was impressed by operation and the great staff. I am very happy with the service.”
Romy Riddle, President