Safe Computer Recycling & Disposal
Have you purchased a new computer, phone, or tablet recently? What are you planning on doing with your old one?
Whether they’re working or not, old computers and devices contain your personal information. This information can be retrieved long after you throw away your machine.
In addition, computers and electronic devices contain hazardous materials that, when disposed of irresponsibly, put our environment at risk.
We offer a computer wiping and ethical computer disposal service. Here’s a little more information.
Wiping Your Old Computer
Data can be accessed from old hard drives whether the device is working or not. If you simply throw out your old computer, smart phone or tablet, someone could find it, and use your private information with malicious intent.
We suggest having your old hard drives wiped professionally to ensure no one can access your data without your consent. We offer military-grade ‘Data Destruction’ using a specialised software – a process that takes a total of 12 hours (overnight) to complete securely. One the process is finished, the hard drive will be completely empty, and your personal information will not be accessible.
This process is suitable for all laptops, desktops, Macs and mobile devices.
Recycling Old Computers and Devices
In addition to wiping old computers and devices, we offer an ethical recycling and disposal solution for old desktops, laptops, computer screens, tablets, phones, printers, scanners, TV’s, faxes, cabling, peripherals and accessories.
Why Recycle Computers?
Computers contain hazardous materials that require responsible disposal. For example, older style monitors may contain a cathode ray tube (CRT)that is comprised partially of lead.
When disposed to landfill, the materials and chemical components used to make computer equipment (such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic) can leach into the soil and groundwater, causing harm to our environment and human populations.
What Happens when Computers are Recycled?
Computers and accessories that are in working order can often be refurbished with new software and replacement parts. These repackaged computers are generally made available to low-income communities and individuals, and community organisations.
Electronic waste that is collected for recycling usually undergoes a manual dismantling process. The individual materials such as printed circuit boards, cabling, glass and plastics are recovered and then processed so that they can be used as raw materials to produce new products.
How We’ve Helped Clients Wipe and Dispose of Old Computers
An Albert Park client (a retired financial planner) and her partner had an entire closet full of old computers and as you can appreciate it was vital that all data was completely wiped from each device. We worked our way through each computer and made sure of total ‘Data Destruction’, and then took the thoroughly ‘clean’ computers to a local recycling depot where they will may come in useful for someone else. We also safely disposed their old screens, keyboards, cabling and an old style TV.
Let us get rid of your old technology safely
Protect your data and the environment by wiping your old device, and disposing of it responsibly. We will provide you with an email certificate that declares all data has been destroyed, and all parts have been delivered for ethical recycling. Give us a call on 1300 553 166 or fill out the form on this page.