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Protecting Your Data: Business Electronic Recycling

All across the globe, tons of electronic devices, gadgets, equipment, and appliances are being disposed of on a daily basis – making the disposal of electronics one of the largest sources of waste in the world.

Unsurprisingly, a large portion of this trash comes from businesses and corporations.

graph showing the countries generating the most electronic waste

via Statista

While this forces a sense of urgency for business electronic recycling programs, it also raises another concern: how to protect your business’ data.

As a species, we’re becoming more dependent on our electronic devices for practically everything we do.

From taking pictures to sending emails, booking appointments to keeping track of your health, we look to our screens for direction and organization. When it comes to businesses, even more reliance is placed on devices.

With all that reliance comes a surplus of stored personal data — which can be a scary thought if you’re not sure how your electronic waste disposal systems work.

In this article, we will outline everything you need to know about data security and business electronic recycling.

Misconceptions About Erasing Data

If you’re not currently using a specialist waste company to dispose of your e-waste, you must be 100% sure that your data has been deleted permanently. This is for your own security, the security of your business or company, and the security of clients.

Part of the issue when it comes to business electronic recycling and data security is that pressing the “delete” button doesn’t actually remove the item from the memory card or your electronic device.

All this does is delete the index entry the device uses to track down the file.

What does this mean?

This means that the file or data you “deleted” can still be found by using a simple software.

Instead of heading to the store to purchase a blowtorch, there are a few other options you can rely on in order to properly dispose of your electronics and data.

Install Overwriting Software

One option is to install a software that overwrites files with junk data. While this is definitely a solution to permanently delete unwanted or private files and data, it can be fairly time-consuming.

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via WikiHow

Also, when a computer breaks down completely, the disk cleaning process may not be possible at all.

However, experts in the field will be able to sift through your hard drive to finish the task.

I Got E-Waste for Electronic Disposal Pick-Up

If you have E-waste in San Fransisco, I Got E-Waste offers quality service for businesses looking to get rid of their unwanted electronics.

By removing hard drives from customers computers and chomping them down, the discs with personal information become impossible to read.

The devices are then recycled through a quality process which provides a few other benefits as well.

Not only is data destroyed properly, but the electronic devices are recycled in a way that serves the environment and recovers precious materials.

Why Choose I Got E-Waste for Computer Recycling in San Francisco?

Our team is comprised of experts in the field who know how to recycle your electronics properly, efficiently and conveniently.

We come to you to pick up your electronics in order to make the world a bit more green and assure our customers of their data security.

Call I Got E-Waste today at (415) 618-9234 to start making your business’ electronic recycling process easy and enjoyable or, contact us via our website!