5 Reasons Your Business Should Consider Professional E-Waste Solutions

Feb 20, 2021

More businesses are turning to professional companies to handle the disposal of their electronic equipment and data. Professional e-waste companies and asset management teams make it easy to get rid of old computers, hard drives, and tech.

Still, some companies wonder why a business should care about having an e-waste removal place in place at all. Let’s take a look at five of the top reasons why your business should have professional e-waste solutions on the books.

  1. Making Sure Old Data Cannot Be Recovered

Data theft is a serious risk that faces many businesses today. When customer or employee data is left on a hard drive that is not disposed of properly, the resulting data leak can wreak havoc on the lives of the people your business is meant to serve.

While most employees can format a hard drive, that is not enough to prevent the old data from being recovered by talented criminals.

Using an e-waste removal and destruction company ensures that any data on those hard drives is impossible to recover, as it is professionally reformatted and/or physically destroyed.

  1. Your Business Will Not Have to Worry about Disposal

Although it can be tempting to simply dispose of old computer parts in the trash, that can lead to serious environmental problems. Computer components contain materials that are harmful to the environment and many states have legislation in-place to prevent this type of dumping.

The chances are good that your employees are not particularly knowledgeable about proper disposal, so having the professionals perform the disposal can make sure that all of the parts go to proper recycling plants, rather than ending up in a landfill.

  1. Old Computers Parts Can Be Securely Donated

Good businesses want to have a positive impact on their local communities. One of the ways they can make this happen is to donate their old computers to those in need.

With e-waste solutions in place, a business can determine which parts of their computers can be safely donated without increasing the likelihood of a data breach. By using a professional to help you donate, you can ensure all storage media is located and removed and all drives are securely wiped prior to your donation. Your business should be able to help the community without putting itself at risk.

For local options in Sioux Falls, check out Zeal's Re:Boot program.

  1. Having a Plan in Place Improves the Workplace

Having an e-waste plan can help workers feel more confident about keeping the workspace clear of old computer devices.

Workers will know exactly what to do when old data devices need to be destroyed or replaced. Moreover, a workplace plan will reduce the likelihood that data breaches will occur, since every employee will be taught how to secure hard drives until the e-waste company can shred them.

  1. Professional E-Waste Companies Can Come to You

Part of the reason that e-waste piles up in offices is that no worker wants to drive to a recycling plant and no manager has the time to do it. A good South Dakota or North Dakota e-waste disposal company can pick up your hard drives and shred them on-site, saving your business time and effort.

Disposing of old hard drives is an important task that most businesses are not equipped to handle on their own. If you’re ready to let the professionals handle the process of destroying these data-carrying devices, then contact our professional team at SEAM.

SEAM provides IT recycling and data destruction services including onsite shredding and hard drive wiping to South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

Schedule a pickup or contact us for more information.