Preparing a Computer for Disposal
The next time one of your electronics fizzes out or gets to the point where it simply can’t efficiently keep up with today’s technology, you should take it to a professional recycling center—never throw it out with standard garbage. But before you take your computer to the recycling center, there are a few things to consider when preparing a computer for disposal.
It’s great that you want to recycle, but you need to keep your private information secure. Contrary to popular belief, simply deleting your computer files is not enough to keep your private information secure. Not even reformatting your hard disk is enough. Today’s data recovery programs are engineered to enable the user to bypass deletions and still access your critical information.
Current hard disk formatting tools do not completely swipe data from your hard disk. It simply resets the current information, creates bookmarks where data once was, and leaves the information on the hard disk. Plus, even if you think you’ve been practicing diligent fraud protection measures both offline and online, you can never be too sure. You’d be surprised at how much private information is gleaned from your computer activity. You can find special programs and applications that will help you completely erase all of your material.
And if any of this simple seems too complicated, you can always take your computer to a computer recycling business. These companies specialize in recycling electronics which includes completely removing all vital information from your computer. They offer this as part of their comprehensive service.
Computer Recycling Businesses
You can look for local computer recycling businesses online.
Computer Monitor Recycling
You can find local computer monitor recycling centers that will help you do your part to cut down on consumer waste.