How to Properly Dispose of Lithium Batteries

Lithium-Ion batteries are used in many different devices, but most commonly in electronics. They provide portable electricity for items such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets. They can also be found in medical equipment, electric vehicles, and power tools. Lithium-Ion batteries can be recharged countless times, however they eventually reach the end of their life. When […]

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Consequences of Improper Data Destruction

As a business owner, you’re not just responsible for yourself. You’re responsible for all of the private information and data belonging to your employees, clients, and your company. Eventually you’ll need to dispose of data and hardware that is no longer relevant or necessary. If done improperly, you and your business could suffer some serious […]

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Recycling for Schools and Universities

ProTek Recycling offers e-waste recycling solutions for numerous municipalities including educational facilities from K – 12 to universities. Take into consideration the amount of sensitive information electronic devices hold for students, faculty, and staff. Data breaches are a serious issue that can be thwarted when the proper precautions are taken; starting with working with a […]

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Healthcare E-Waste Challenges

The healthcare industry has made great advancements and improvements when it comes to providing the care we need. With these advancements comes the need to update the technology they use each day. These advancements further the need to defend against identity theft while disposing of materials properly. Healthcare E-Waste and Hazardous Components Due to short […]

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E-Waste’s Environmental Impact

When disposing of e-waste or electronic devices, it is important to choose a reliable company who will go through the steps of properly recycling your unwanted equipment. Choosing to dispose of your equipment in a way that doesn’t align with New York State’s Disposal Ban not only puts your data and proprietary information at risk, but, […]

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The Dangers of E-Waste

The growth of offices and businesses combined with the advancements in technology means consumers are updating their equipment more frequently. As you determine that your electronics have reached the end of their life or usefulness, it is your responsibility to ensure they are properly disposed of thus reducing the potential dangers of e-waste. E-Waste There […]

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