5 ITAD Mistakes to Avoid
IT managers often spend a great deal of time making decisions related to the purchase of new IT assets, but then fail to dedicate this same time and attention to the disposal of these assets. What these managers don’t realize is that a mistake during the disposal of IT assets can be costly and may […]
Why DIY IT Asset Disposition Is Never A Good Idea
At some point, every one of your IT assets will need to be disposed of and replaced with a newer, more efficient model. However, disposing of these assets is not as simple as tossing them in the trash as you would with other types of waste. IT asset disposition is much more complicated, and most […]
How Should I Convince My Company To Form An E-waste Plan?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that e-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the country. If your company is not already doing its part to properly dispose of e-waste, now is the time to get involved. But, you may face some resistance when trying to talk to your superiors about implementing an […]
What Certifications Should I Look For In An E-waste Vendor?
There are a number of different e-waste vendors out there, so which should you do business with? One way to narrow down your options is to look for e-waste vendors that have been certified by independent third party auditors and organizations. Here are the certifications that you should look for in an e-waste vendor:Responsible Recycling […]
Why Is E-waste Being Shipped To Developing Countries?
The Basel Convention is an international treaty that prohibits developed countries from transporting various types of hazardous waste, including e-waste, to less developed countries. The United States is the only developed country that has not ratified this treaty, which means it does not have to abide by its rules and regulations.According to a study published […]
Big Lots Forced to Pay Millions of Dollars For Improperly Handling E-Waste
Earlier this year, Dollar General announced that their parent company, Dolgen California, was ordered to pay over $1 million in damages for improperly handling e-waste and other hazardous materials. Prosecutors accused Dolgen California of improperly handling and disposing of corrosive waste, batteries, aerosol cans, and other types of hazardous materials. Several weeks ago, the nationwide […]
5 Questions to Immediately Ask Your E-waste Recycler
Have you spoken with your e-waste recycler lately? Do you know where your e-waste goes after collection? Is your electronic information secure even after you’ve sent your device for recycling? Chances are, there are important questions you need to ask your e-waste recycler.Each recycler is different, with a variety of policies procedures and benefits. When […]
Why You Should Hire a NAID-Certified Recycler
Like never before, data security is an issue that stands at the forefront of the business world. Recent spikes in data theft, illegal hacking and more have caused company decision-makers to take major cautionary steps to make data security a top priority.In the world of electronic recycling, data security is also a major issue. Many […]
Where Does E-waste Really End Up?
Throwing something away doesn’t mean it’s gone forever—so where does e-waste really go after you dispose of it? The answer depends on how you dispose of it. Here are some places your e-waste could end up:LandfillsThrowing an electronic device in your trash can may be the easiest way to dispose of it, but it’s not […]
Study Shows Personal Identifiable Information Found on Resold Electronics
What do you do with your old electronic devices? Because electronic waste can be hazardous when sent to landfills, it’s strongly recommended that you recycle your electronics instead. However, your personal information may be at risk if you don’t take precautions to protect it before disposing of these devices.The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) […]