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Don’t Just Toss Out Your Old Equipment; Recycle It!

Monday, June 5th, 2017


While it seems like tossing your old equipment in the dumpster is the quickest way to get things done, recycling is a much more secure option. Aside from helping to protect the environment, recycling your old office equipment is actually the best way to ensure that proper data destruction takes place. Why is recycling your old office equipment the best idea?

It Helps the Environment

Recycling your old equipment is one of the highest-impact ways to help the environment. The plastics, metals and glasses involved in manufacturing technology can be recycled and used to make more products in the future. Recycling your electronics also helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the pollution associated with manufacturing new materials, and the pull on existing natural resources. 

It Protects Your Data

One of the most important things to keep in mind when disposing of your old equipment is the security of your data. While landfills are full of water and other things that will damage and degrade your technology, data can survive and be recovered for a surprisingly long period of time. As a result, if you have files or important data left behind on the computers and office technologies you send to the dump, they might end up in the wrong hands.

Recycled computers are picked apart and thoroughly broken up to recover as many precious materials as possible. They are crushed and shredded to break them into raw components like glass, plastic, copper, and aluminum. You will not need to worry about the safety of your data when recycling, but you should still always take the time to wipe any technologies fully before you put them in the trash or recycling.

What Can You Recycle?

Many office technologies can be recycled, including:

  • LCD monitors
  • CRT monitors
  • Fax machines
  • Desktop PCs
  • Laptops
  • Printers
  • All-in-one printers
  • Scanners
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • External hard drives
  • Telephones
  • Digital cameras
  • Video cameras
  • VCRs and DVD players
  • Mp3 players
  • Televisions
  • Cords and cables
  • Other computer accessories

Get in Touch for Tech Recycling

If you’re ready to see how you can save money with Teltek and our managed IT services, contact us today for a free consultation at 1-866-9-TELTEK or 410-552-6580.