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Is It Illegal to Throw Away Electronics? - blog post image

Is It Illegal to Throw Away Electronics?

Laws governing what items can be disposed of in landfills have become increasingly stringent as the impact of modern waste items has become clear and concerns over the environment have increased in recent years. Most of us know items like batteries, medical waste,and used motor oil must be properly disposed of, and retailers of these items ofte ..

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A Beginner’s Guide to Recycling Used Commercial Electronics - blog post image

A Beginner’s Guide to Recycling Used Commercial Electronics

Commercial Electronics pose a number of challenges to individuals and companies when it comes to disposal. Often containing a number of materials that are considered hazardous and required by law to be kept out of landfills, electronics cannot simply be tossed in the garbage. Let’s discuss some of the ways companies and individuals can legally  ..

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Is a Certificate of Destruction Necessary? - blog post image

Is a Certificate of Destruction Necessary?

The breadth and scope of data breaches that have been covered in the news recently (https://www.businessinsider.com/data-breaches-2018-4) makes it very clear that when it comes to data management, maintaining the integrity and security of data is crucial - regardless of whether the data is in use or in the process of being disposed. Any company ..

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What to Do with Your Busted Satellite Dish - blog post image

What to Do with Your Busted Satellite Dish

In 2014, the two leading dish service providers in the US reported a combined base (https://www.statista.com/statistics/195783/us-subscribers-of-directv-and-dish-network-since-2007/) in excess of 30 million subscribers. As more and more subscribers cut ties with traditional service providers and switch to non-cable solutions, there will be an i ..

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A Beginner’s Guide to Recycling Appliances - blog post image

A Beginner’s Guide to Recycling Appliances

When was the last time you bought a refrigerator, or a microwave, or some other major appliance for your house or business? Did you pay for the delivery company to haul off the old equipment, or did you drop it off at a scrapyard? In an economy that thrives off of increasingly disposable commodities, and the rise in concern over protecting the  ..

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What is a Certificate of Destruction? - blog post image

What is a Certificate of Destruction?

As service providers gather increasingly personal levels of information across larger and larger cross-sections and demographics, the government has worked hard through legislation and compliance laws to ensure those providers do everything possible to protect that data. One component of these requirements includes what must be done with person ..

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5 Reasons Professional Data Destruction is Essential - blog post image

5 Reasons Professional Data Destruction is Essential

Studies in 2012 showed (https://www.computerworld.com/article/2493701/data-center/by-2020--there-will-be-5-200-gb-of-data-for-every-person-on-earth.html)that by 2020, the world would generate digital data on such a scale as to average out to 5.2 TB of data for every living human on Earth. Those numbers dramatically increased in the years since, ..

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Can I Recycle My Computer or Laptop? - blog post image

Can I Recycle My Computer or Laptop?

As the speed of technological innovation increases, so to does the rate at which technology becomes “old” and “obsolete.” Consumer technology especially has become increasingly disposable. What you might not know, though, is that is illegal to dispose of your electronics, including laptops and computers, by traditional methods. Here are some re ..

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