Electronic Waste Regulations Stiffen

Where you live may dictate what can and cannot be thrown in the local landfill.  What your location doesn’t change is the impact hazardous material can have on your drinking water.  E waste bans are becoming  more popular and have been enacted by 17 states to try and up the ante and encourage people to seek avenues other than the garbage can.  Currently …

Repercussions for Electronics Recyclers that Mishandle Material

Whether you represent a business that is upgrading electronic equipment or are simply looking for an outlet for that box of unwanted electronics in your basement it’s important to do your homework. All electronic recyclers are not created equal. Start by asking prospective recyclers the following questions: What happens to the items once I bring them to you? What is your landfill …

What to do about the E Waste Conundrum

It’s a common problem.  We’ve got electronics that we no longer want or use but we just don’t know what to do with them.  This class of waste commonly referred to as “e waste” is growing faster than any other waste stream in industrialized countries.  Computers, televisions and cell phones make up just a few of the items we replace with regularity.  …

Free Electronics Recycling Should be Regarded Suspiciously

Offers for free electronic recycling should be regarded suspiciously. The sheer supply of e waste coupled with the recyclers’ costs for labor, transportation, warehousing and destruction leave no money in the deal. Businesses that don’t make money aren’t in business very long. For example, some electronic recyclers offer to take computers for free because they are making money unethically and …

Confidential Document Destruction-To Shred or not to Shred?

Business owners and consumers alike are faced with this dilemma on a daily basis.  Is it necessary to go through the extra time and expense to shred sensitive documents, what constitutes a sensitive document and what are the repercussions if you choose to throw the material away or simply recycle it?  These are important question to evaluate and their answers …

As seen on KETV: FREE Data Destruction in Omaha

Omaha, NE, June 14, 2011- Just about everyone has an old computer, cell phone, TV or computer peripheral (scanners, printers etc.) sitting around their home these days that they want to get rid of. The problem is that most people don’t know where or how to properly dispose of old electronics in a safe and responsible manner. While recycling venues …

Did You Delete The Data On Your Cell Phone? You Should.

It seems like just about everyone is carrying around a cell phone these days. Old and young, it seems to be the communication device of choice in the U.S. and for good reason. Not only are they more affordable, they are packed with features that make staying connected faster and easier than ever. According to the CTIA (International Association for …