Government offices are becoming a large part of electronics recycling. In fact, in 2012, a law was passed that requires all Federal Agencies to recycle their electronics, as opposed to disposing of them in a landfill. Government offices produce a large amount of e-waste on a regular basis, which makes government electronics recycling a great way to help the environment.
Does your government office recycle its e-waste? Call ProTek today at 978-621-4358 to schedule a bulk pickup.
Special Measures for Government Electronics Recycling
When recycling electronics that are government property, special measures need to be taken to ensure the security of sensitive material. For this reason, we provide data destruction services to erase all information from the electronics before they are recycled. Most e-waste from government offices comes in the form of hard drives.
Destroying hard drives comes in a two-fold:
- Software Destruction: Data is made irretrievable by being overwritten, each time with different random sequences of numbers.
- Physical Destruction: The hard drive is physically destroyed by magnetic degaussing, which damages internal components as well as the magnetic sectors.
Trust ProTek with Your Information
When engaging in data destruction, we also provide full documentation of the process in the form of destruction certificates. This way, you’ll always feel secure knowing that your information isn’t getting into the wrong hands.
Contact us to learn more about our recycling services available for government agencies.