Recycling of E-Waste Is on the Rise

As technology becomes more and more entwined with our daily lives, it stands to reason that as a society, we’re replacing old and outdated devices faster than ever before. But what happens to the old devices that we’re not using anymore? The truth is, too many of them end up in landfills. Here’s why the […]

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The Importance of Data Destruction in Healthcare Fields

Most healthcare facilities have moved to digital patient records as technology has advanced, but doing so has made those records less secure. If healthcare data is not properly disposed of when your facility upgrades to new computers, you’re putting patient privacy at risk and legally jeopardizing your organization. Here’s what you need to know about […]

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The Effects of E-Waste on the Environment

As electronics become more and more vital to everyday life, so does e-waste recycling. According to the EPA, the United States discarded 2.37 million tons of electronics in the year 2009 alone. Only 25% of that was collected for e-waste recycling, while the rest was left to contaminate landfills. E-waste recycling can go a long […]

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What Is IT Asset Disposition (ITAD)?

IT asset disposition, also known as ITAD, is the process of disposing of IT hardware such as computers, laptops, cell phones, and more in a manner that is safe for the environment and does not compromise your data security. If you’re upgrading the technology in your home or business, it’s important to dispose of the […]

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Local Electric Recycling

Finding a place to get rid of your unwanted electronics is often a tedious and frustrating task to complete. At ProTek Recycling, we are the local electronic recycling center specializing in data destruction in accordance to New York State’s disposal ban. We work with local government, municipalities, schools, businesses and healthcare facilities to safely and […]

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Electronic Recycling In A Remote Work Environment

The decision by many companies to go partially or fully remote during the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly changed the business landscape. With the change, many other businesses have had to pivot their way of doing business to accommodate this upward trend of working from home. At ProTek Recycling we understood this shift early and altered […]

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Computer and Laptop Recycling for the Holidays

Are you thinking about upgrading your office equipment by the end of the year? It’s a known fact that most businesses buy new computers and laptops during the holidays for several reasons. Firstly, big brands like Dell, Acer, Lenovo and Apple offer big discounts for the holiday shopper. They often add additional incentives like upgrades […]

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How to Properly Dispose of IT Server Equipment?

Technology is constantly advancing. In that same vein, old technological devices are always being phased out and replaced by better ones. Using equipment that has reached the end of its working life will simply do more harm than good. Why should you dispose of your old IT servers? For starters, the average server will last […]

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International E-Waste Day | October 14, 2020

October 14, 2020 is International E-Waste Day and at ProTek Recycling we are celebrating! The day of recognition was first introduced in 2018 by not-for-profit association, WEEE Forum. Over the years, organizations in the WEEE Forum have developed greater know-how on the technical aspects of the collection, logistics, and processing of electronic waste or e-waste. […]

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