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One year ago, Hank Gerbus had his hard drive replaced at a Best Buy store in Cincinnati. Six months ago, he received one of the most disturbing phone calls of his life.


"Mr. Gerbus," Gerbus recalls a stranger named Ed telling him. "I just bought your hard drive in Chicago."


Gerbus, a 77-year-old retiree, was a
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When a man with a truck offered to "recycle" a load of old computer monitors in 2001, the University City School District was happy to pay him $5 apiece to be rid of them. So district officials were distressed to learn that some of its equipment has turned up dumped in a once-idyllic place called Echo Valley amid stately cottonwoods and spring daisies.


"When someone tells you they're going to dispose of them properly, yo
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Anybody with five bucks and a little patience may be able to score sensitive corporate or customer data on eBay.


Idaho Power Co. discovered that possibility last week as it scrambled to track down company disk drives that had been sold on eBay without having been scrubbed first. Data on the drives, which had been used in servers, contained proprietary company information such as memos, correspondence with some
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Service-Oriented IT

Posted on April 07, 2006 (http://www.processor.com)
ProcessorPC Disposal mentioned in article about how it's better to hire an outside recycling firm than to try to negotiate the entire task yourself:

As a data center manager, you may be adept at creating a killer networking environment or implementing bulletproof security, but what about navigating local and state disposal laws for PCs?
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Computer Recycling News: 2000-2005

Posted on January 01, 2006 (Editorial)

Patients sue doctor over old computer
Kansas City Star
July 14, 2005 - Legal fallout continues to rain down on a Leawood plastic surgeon who placed a computer with private patient records in his trash. Two patients of Daniel Bortnick filed a class-action lawsuit against the physician and his practice...


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The Wall Street Journal This Morning radio show

Posted on October 20, 2005 (Editorial)
WSJPC Disposal is featured in this radio discussion about the growing importance and difficulty of proper computer disposal and recycling.


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InformationWeekA recycling article primarily focusing on data security for consumers when disposing of old equipment. PC Disposal is quoted several times.

Consumer interest in safely ditching data has been fueled by a steady stream of reports of personal records found on used equipment. In May, a German maker of disk
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CIO TodayQuote from PC Disposal: "As companies get ready to clean their closets, drive cleansing should be more than just an afterthought," said Kory Bostwick of PC Disposal. "Considering that trade secrets or other sensitive information could be on the drives, the company could be opening itself up for a lawsuit or identity theft if it's not careful."
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ServerWatchArticle on what to do with obsolete servers and the importance of choosing a reputable computer recycling company includes a quote from PC Disposal president.

There comes a time when a servers must be disposed of. The question then becomes what should be done with it? In most cases, it is less expensive and more efficient to leav
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Kansas City Business JournalA great profile story exclusively about Kory Bostwick and PC Disposal.

Companies such as Sprint Corp. and Time Warner pay PCDisposal.com to take old equipment off their hands. The fee seems small compared with fines that can be levied should environmental regulators trace old equipment in a landfill back to a company
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