Out With The Old, In With The New
How To Deal With E-Waste This Holiday Season
This year for Christmas, Santa will likely be kind enough to bring many of us new electronics of some sort. But what do you do with all of your old electronics now that you have shiny new ones?
The first step is to think twice before throwing those unwanted gadgets to the curb. Don’t just throw electronics in the trash! There is likely a plethora of data still hidden away inside your old laptops and phones. Any data you don’t want falling into the wrong hands is up for grabs if you toss devices into the garbage. Dumpster divers are notorious for finding old computers or phones and pulling out data like credit card info, social security numbers, or other personally identifiable information. Electronics also have many different types of metals, plastics, and potential toxins that will eventually break down and leach into our groundwater and land if they end up in the landfill.
Recycling or reusing these devices is the best way to get rid of them. Choosing a Certified Recycler/Scrap Yard is the best way to make sure your data is protected and your electronics end up in the right place. Many times, you can still make a little cash off of your laptop that no longer charges or your phone with a screen that is too cracked to use. Money that you can use for holiday shopping! Well, Arrow has you covered! We hold what's called the R2v3 Certification, this stands for Responsible Recycling. Arrow is routinely audited to make sure our organization's level of Quality, Health, Safety, Data Security and Environmental Protection is focused and highly effective for you. Start the holidays off right and end them eco-friendly!