Recycling Your Electronic Office Equipment

February 24, 2011

Are you wondering what to do with all your used electronic office equipment? If the answer is yes, sending them to recycling is what you should be doing. Now, if you are still thinking, why recycling, why not just throw it all away, read this blog carefully as this discusses important information about recycling electronic equipment.

The issue with disposing of your old office PCs, notebooks and copiers is that they contain confidential data stored on their hard disks. If inappropriately disposed of, the information saved to hard drives can be accessed, resulting in data theft.

The second reason that calls for proper recycling is that all electronic machines contain heavy metals and toxins that can be harmful to the environment. If the machines are not recycled properly, these toxins can leak out polluting water bodies, soil and air.

So the best thing you can do is hire an electronic waste clearance firm that has the required licences to perform legally approved recycling.

When booking a service, ask them the following questions:

  1. What happens to my data?
  2. Do I receive a certificate of data destruction?
  3. Are you a WEEE certified company?

Once you get positive answers to all these questions, let the company of your choice carry out your electronic office equipment recycling job.  Data destruction is mandatory for any computer and you can be assured that when Recycling Your IT carry out your recycling then all data will be destroyed from your computers.

Contact the recycling specialists now for complete confidence in all your IT recycling needs.