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Find out what some recycling companies really do with your equipment, and discover how PC Disposal is different.

Games other computer recycling companies play

Many computer recycling firms have learned to squeeze out extra profits at the expense of their client's interests by playing a game called "PASS THE LIABILITY." Here are the two most popular plays:

The Local Hand-Off

To save on shipping fees, many companies will find someone near you to subcontract the work to. They claim the local company will do just as good of a job, but there's no way to police the methods of these small operators in hundreds of towns. There's also little motivation to do so because the original disposal firm legally passes the liability on to the local operator. So what happens to your computers?

BOTTOM LINE: The recycling company is protected, but you're not if equipment is not properly processed and recycled.

Infographic Risk Legend

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While waiting to be shipped and during shipment by third-party delivery companies, your equipment is vulnerable to theft.
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Because margins for local disposal firms are so thin, many will just pick out the best computers for resale and dump the remaining computers in landfills with data still on them.
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There's nothing wrong with making a profit on resale. However, did they bother to invest the more than 36 hours required to sanitize each computer?
Infographic showing the local hand-off

Infographic Risk Legend

Risk icon 1
While waiting to be shipped and during shipment by third-party delivery companies, your equipment is vulnerable to theft.
Risk icon 2
Because margins for local disposal firms are so thin, many will just pick out the best computers for resale and dump the remaining computers in landfills with data still on them.
Risk icon unk
There's nothing wrong with making a profit on resale. However, did they bother to invest the more than 36 hours required to sanitize each computer?

The Overseas Pass

Many disposal firms have discovered that it's much more profitable to outsource their processing services overseas because foreign companies will actually pay for unsanitized computers. They promise to remove your data, but recently a high-profile company discovered that its hard drives were being sold in Nigeria with data still on them!

BOTTOM LINE: The recycling company may be protected, but you're not if sensitive data is being sold to the highest bidder.

Infographic Risk Legend

Risk icon 1
While waiting to be shipped and during shipment by third-party delivery companies, your equipment is vulnerable to theft.
Risk icon 3
Computers sent overseas without being sanitized first are almost guaranteed to end up in the wrong hands.
Risk icon unk
There's nothing wrong with making a profit on resale. However, did they bother to invest the more than 36 hours required to sanitize each computer?
Infographic showing the overseals pass

Infographic Risk Legend

Risk icon 1
While waiting to be shipped and during shipment by third-party delivery companies, your equipment is vulnerable to theft.
Risk icon 3
Computers sent overseas without being sanitized first are almost guaranteed to end up in the wrong hands.
Risk icon unk
There's nothing wrong with making a profit on resale. However, did they bother to invest the more than 36 hours required to sanitize each computer?

How PC Disposal is different

The Liability Stops Here!

No middlemen here. Computers are delivered directly to PC Disposal and optional steel cages are available for an extra layer of protection. From there, computers are thoroughly processed included data removal before being sold or properly disposed of using approved EPA mthods.

BOTTOM LINE: We protect our clients. Our reputation (and yours) is backed by our $1,000,000 Guarantee.

Infographic showing the PCD Way

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