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The computer recycling information found here, not only saved my job, it also won me $2,500. I'll dart through everything I learned. In summary:
I don't know if you had a chance to read my story, "Last Friday... Was I Scared! --- My Boss Almost Fired Me!" Google it when you get a minute or two.
I'll summarize what happened.
I've been the Office Manager for about eight years for a small real estate office. A short time ago, my boss finally upgraded all of our old computers and printers. Beforehand, we saved all of our old files onto our servers.
Boy was that a challenge!
I still can't restore my old emails. Ugh!
Anyway, that was before I learned about free online storage which to me, is a much quicker and easier way to save all the files you want to keep and move to your new machines.
The IT gurus came in and unhooked all of our old machines and hooked up our new machines really quickly. They then stacked all the old, and I mean old, computers in our hallway which lead to our back door exit.
After several weeks of me and our staff getting tired of maneuvering around them, I decided to get help and throw them in the dumpster to be taken away for good.
My boss was at lunch. When he got back he almost had a cow! He sat me down and played videos about the toxic waste I would be responsible for putting in landfills from our old machines. He gave me a chance to remedy my error.
We quickly got them out of the trash and I searched for a solution. I found all sorts of free interesting and useful information right here on AER's website.
Really interesting stuff, not just the typical: "We're the best", "We're better than our competition", "We're the biggest in the world" talk like every other site I found.
So, I contacted them and they had the whole mess picked up in no time, with ease.
Here's the computer recycling information that I got
With that said, throwing your old computers in the garbage just won't cut it. And, before even thinking about disposing of computers, you must take appropriate steps to save and then overwrite your data.
Computer recycling information about saving your data
One reason why you haven't recycled your computers yet is because you don't want to let go of years worth of files on your old machines.
I suggest using AER's recommendation for free online storage found on their data destruction page. You can upload an infinite amount of files at no cost unless you leave them there for longer than the free period, which I believe is two weeks.
After you upload everything there, just log on with your new machine and download everything right to it. Easy enough, right?
Computer recycling information about avoiding identity theft
The second reason you haven't recycled your computers yet is because any hacker that gets a hold of your old hard drives can get all your private data. This is a great concern.
The next thing I learned, as per the
Next would be physically destroying it, which is what AER does after they pick it up for recycling.
Computer recycling information about protecting the environment
As I mentioned earlier, computers must be recycled to prevent all of the toxic substances they contain from being leached into the earth via landfills.
Recycling computers also saves the energy expended in mining for and refining the same commodities that are used in the manufacturing of electronics.
Since we won't have to mine and refine those materials, we decrease pollution substantially. Think about all that fuel being burned and turned into CO2 by huge rigs and drills digging into the earth for these materials.
That combined with not letting the toxins from the used computer scrap seep into the earth, improves the environment. Recycling computers and electronics further preserves the scarce natural resources of our planet as well. And last but not least, we save valuable landfill space.
So, because I learned and used all of this computer recycling information, my boss rewarded me with a bonus for $2,500.00!! And, he still raves about me to everyone and has them come to me for computer recycling information.
I feel lucky to have found AER. Thank you.
How to get computer recycling?
All Electronics Recycling is currently picking up most everything with an electric cord in your neighborhood (commercial or residential) for reuse or recycling.
So, now that you've gotten all this computer recycling information, I suggest filling out the form up on the right or calling us now at (800) 924-0884 to be scheduled in our
P.S. Also, please ask your friends, family, and colleagues if they need computer recycling, so they may pick it all up on the same trip as well. AER can always come back next month, although that may increase their carbon footprint, so please act now.
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