SecurShred Services Include Environmentally Safe Computer and Electronics Recycling

December 01 , 2009 in SecurShred in the News

Computer RecyclingBecause We Care, We’ll Pick It Up Anywhere
Recycling your electronic waste is the right solution for today and our future. SecurShred is a regional provider that E-cycles computer and other electronic equipment in a safe manner for commercial businesses and consumers on a regular basis. We collect E-waste and E-cycle goods throughout our service territory. Simple for you, better for our environment. We securely destroy electronic storage media and responsibly recycle computers and other electronic hardware and components.

Why E-cycle? Landfilling Computers is Illegal
In most states, including Vermont, laws prevent us from depositing environmentally harmful computers and electronics into our landfills. Historically, less than 10% of obsolete computers are E-cycled. Most sit in a store room or closet taking up valuable office space. However, obsolete computer equipment is the fastest growing component in our landfills.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s estimates, electronic products constitute 1% of municipal waste, with more than 63 million computers retired in the U.S. annually. E-waste is growing 3x faster than other waste, and many discarded E-waste items contain toxic materials. The average desktop computer contains heavy metals and plastics that may include mercury, lead, cadmium, chromium and lithium – all potentially hazardous to our health.

PDAWhat We E-cycle

  • CPUs, Towers, Servers
  • Desktops and Laptops
  • Monitors – CRTs and LCDs
  • Keyboards, Mice, Cables, etc.
  • Handheld Electronic Devices
  • Printers and Fax Machines
  • Print/Copy/Scan Work Stations
  • Hard Drives
  • Cell Phones, PDAs
  • Battery Backups
  • And other materials

cdWhat We Destroy

  • Hard Drives
  • Cassette & Cartridge Tapes
  • CDs, DVDs, Zip and Floppy Disks
  • Reel Film
  • And other materials

Guaranteed Secure Destruction of Electronic Storage Media

  • Computers and other electronic equipment are collected at your business by bonded security professionals, providing secure transport service door to door.
  • SecurShred is NAID certified for both mobile and plant based hard drive destruction.
  • Hard drive platters and other electronic storage media are removed and destroyed with the HD Hammer and other destruction equipment within our facility, rendering your information inaccessible.
  • You receive a certificate of destruction for destroyed information.
  • Each hard drive serial number is scanned and a serial number report is generated for your files.
  • Periodically, all E-cycle goods are shipped to our authorized recycler.

Responsible Electronics Recycling
SecurShred uses a Responsible Recycling (R2) and OSHA approved recycler located in the U.S. for the disposal of all E-cycle goods. Our recycler is the nation’s leading electronic waste recycler, specializing in environmentally safe and socially responsible dismantling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs), and is an authorized California Recycler and Collector of universal waste electronic devices (UWED). A “cradle to grave” tracking system assures that E-waste does not end up in the hands of other companies, landfills or illegally exported to other nations.