SecurShred is now offering free recycling, of select electronic equipment.
(when you drop the items off at our facility in So Burlington, Vermont)
By: JoEllen Barton, SecurShred. February 2013
Has your household finally settled down from the hustle and bustle of the holidays? Have you set up all your new electronic toys? GREAT! So now, what do you do with the old, tired, and ready to be disposed of electronics that are piled up in your basement, attic, or closet? You can’t throw them in your trash, but you can take them to SecurShred in South Burlington, Vermont! Most people do not know that we offer a convenient electronics recycling pick up and/or drop-off service.
Securshred is more than just a paper shredding company; we also destroy and recycle electronics, provide secure off-site data and record storage, and can even convert your paper into electronic documents. We are AAA NAID Certified for mobile and plant-based destruction of paper, hard drives and non-paper media.
SecurShred destroys and recycles all forms of electronics.
Electronics we will be happy to recycle for free
(when you drop these items of at our location. Contact us today for rates on our on-site pickup services)
Desktop Computers (workstation tower)
All in one machines (Print, Fax, Copy, Scan)
*please note, per our NAID certification any electronic hardware(s) still housing a hard drive will be charged an additional fee of $10 for hard drive destruction. This is SecurShred’s standard fee to destroy hard drives.
Electronics we charge a small fee for;
Monitors (CRT’s and LCD’s)
Complete desktop (monitor, computer tower, keyboard, and mouse)
All cables, wires, mice, keyboards, speakers, etc.
In 2009, 5 million tons of electronics were in storage and 2.37 million tons of electronics were ready for end-of-life management. Out of that, only 25% was collected for recycling. (www.epa.gov, October 2011) Many people are misinformed or not properly educated on what to do with their old technology once it has become obsolete and is ready for the scrap pile. Did you know it is illegal to landfill computers and electronics? Computers, monitors, IPod’s, phones, etc. all have hazardous materials in them such as lead, mercury, and chromium. Besides being harmful to our environment there are now strict fines associated with landfilling computer equipment. “If your discarded computers or monitors are found to be contaminating a landfill, your firm can be traced through the serial numbers recorded when they were originally purchased and you could be held liable for the cleanup and/or given a substantial fine” (Legal Management, June 2007).
Contact Securshred, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm for more information about our services, to receive a free quote or to schedule a pick up. firstname.lastname@example.org | 877-863-3003 x2