At some point you will need to discard or shred that old cell phone, computer or laptop. Most homes have an old computer or iPhone in the garage or a closet that needs to be destroyed. Simply throwing these items in the trash leaves your personal data at risk for potential identity theft. Most of these devices including flash drives and old computers can be shredded and recycled leaving you no worries that your personal data would be compromised. Embassy RMS is the trusted computer disposal site in central Texas. E waste is one of the fastest types of waste in the world. Old iPhone's and android phones can no longer simply be thrown away. They need to be discarded in the proper fashion. Most phones contain chromium and cadmium that are horrible for landfills and ultimately end up leaching into our groundwater. These chemicals have been shown to produce higher levels of brain maladies and potential birth defects. The older computer monitors and TV sets contained lead which is also bad for the environment. Each of the items need to be recycled in the proper way.
The bottom line is that recycling electronics protects your personal data. Think of this scenario:
Would you leave your cell phone or laptop in a public place for someone to pick up?
The answer, of course, is no. If you place your computer hard drive or phone in the trash it is very similar to leaving it out in public. Most garbage recycling centers sort trash based on material type. Metals, electronics and cardboard or paper material get sorted and shredded and recycled. Any decent hacker can steal countless bit of data from an old computer or phone. Computer disposal alleviates any concern for data breaches. Embassy is also the most trusted hard drive shredding service in central Texas. A simple search of Computer disposal service near me can save you from becoming an e-waste victim.
How to recycle an iPhone. How to recycle an android phone.
I get these questions all the time. The first step is to back up all your contacts, photos, and videos. You can use your provided or a third-party company. Amazon prime customers can back up videos and photos for free. Then the main thing is to do a hard reset or factory reset of your iPhone. Embassy Records Management charges per pound for most electronic media. This includes flash drive destruction, CD destruction, tablet destruction and phone destruction. Hard drive destruction is charged per hard drive.
If you have questions about electronics recycling, feel free to call our toll free number at 800-717-1443.
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