Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, is a rising environmental pollutant, and disposing of it effectively becomes more challenging as access to electronics increases worldwide. Technology is advancing faster than ever before, generating large amounts of e-waste that often ends up in landfills.
Effective e-waste destruction and recycling your electronics play a significant role in the sustainability of our technology.
Using electronic devices has become an essential part of running a business. As your business grows, your IT needs increase, and you may find yourself replacing outdated hardware more frequently.
DestroyR Secure Shredding offers secure e-waste shredding services for businesses throughout Queensland & New South Wales. We collect unwanted electronic items such as computers, laptops, tablets, phones, hard drives, printers, and servers for recycling.
The storage of redundant electronic appliances poses a more substantial threat than you may anticipate.
A single security breach not only does damage to your business processes, but also can break data privacy regulations such as the GDPR and Australian Privacy Act 1988. The cost to your business can certainly be enough to reduce an organisation to financial ruin.
The complete solution is recycling E-Waste. With DestroyR, we offer a full data disposal and destruction service. Rather than storing computers and electrical equipment in warehousing facilities, we morally and responsibly recycle the properties handed over to us.
You can’t simply throw old computers and laptops in the regular dustbin with other office waste.
Hard drives contain sensitive data about your business, and throwing that data into a landfill does not respect legal privacy policies.
Many business owners choose to keep old hardware in storage, which is expensive and creates a security risk. Professional e-waste destruction is critical for preserving your data security and the natural environment.
This involves breaking the device apart and wiping storage discs and hard drives. Destroying a computer properly makes your data completely unreadable and inaccessible by any operating system. Deleting your files is not enough to completely destroy them – professional recyclers strip magnetic storage completely or physically shred your storage drives into tiny pieces.
The Privacy Act of 1988 calls for Australian businesses to protect all the personal data they collect from clients and employees. It is your legal responsibility to make sure your information is secure and prevent data leaks. Destroying your old computers helps keep your business compliant with the law. Keeping a record of hardware destruction reduces your legal liabilities.
You should never store sensitive information on an outdated, unused device – the software is not up to date, leaving your files vulnerable to hackers. Deleting everything and even resetting your computer is not enough to remove all traces of information. Professional hard drive and cd destruction physically damage your information storage, making the data they contain unreadable.
Electronics contain heavy metals such as mercury, lithium, and lead that are harmful to humans and the environment. Throwing old computers out means they end up in a landfill, exposed to the elements and mixed with other types of waste. Metals and fire retardants leach into the soil and can contaminate the groundwater, which eventually affects our food crops and wildlife.
DestroyR Accepts the Following E-Waste Items:
Our professional computer recycling team collects e-waste from offices, institutions, and homes to destroy and recycle. Computers contain an assortment of tiny parts with different functions, and recycling them properly is a detailed process. Smashing an old computer can be dangerous, and it often makes recycling it impossible. We follow a careful procedure to separate the components for recycling and reuse.
Taking the computer apart: You can recycle almost 100 percent of the materials in a computer if you separate them first. Professionals remove alkaline batteries before shredding, as they are toxic and dangerous to destroy. Many components are reusable, and the recyclers will keep them intact and collect them. All computer parts that store data, however, are completely destroyed and cannot be repurposed.
Hard drive and solid-state drive destruction: We use various methods to dispose of a hard drive responsibly. Hard drives store information on magnetic strips, and recyclers use powerful magnets to damage them and erase your data. Solid-state drives (SSDs) are more compact and use different technology to store information. Professionals use industrial shredders to damage SSDs beyond repair during their destruction.
Shredding and separation: Once your data-containing drives are destroyed and the reusable components are removed, recyclers shred the rest of the computer into tiny fragments for sorting. Magnets pick out any valuable metals from the mix, such as gold, silver, copper, and steel. We send bulk amounts of plastic and metal alloys to recycling sites to further process and recycle them.
Material recycling: Specialists use machines and tools to separate materials into usable metals and plastics. We can use the materials in reclaimed computer components to create new hardware and other products. Recycling your e-waste reduces your business’s carbon footprint and demonstrates your commitment to the environment to your customers and partners.