Environmental

  • The Importance of Electronics Recycling

    Although federal and state laws are a little slow on the uptake when it comes to regulating e-waste, responsible businesses, institutions and individuals are jumping on the eco-friendly bandwagon when it comes to recycling their old computers and electronic devices rather than sending them to the landfill. As an organization utilizing advanced technologies, you’re no […]

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  • $27.8M Fine for Improper Disposal

    Last week, the home improvement retailer Home Depot was ordered to pay $27 million for the improper disposal of hazardous waste, including batteries, electronics, and customer information. The state’s attorney general said they will pay about $16 million in civil penalties, $9 million toward environmental protection and compliance, and nearly $2 million to cover costs. Chain of Custody and the […]

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  • What to Do Before Recycling Your Computer

    When it’s time to upgrade your used computer equipment, it’s important to dispose of the old devices legally and securely. Electronics from commercial generators are regulated as hazardous waste and must comply with Federal, State and Local landfill bans. Data security legislation also requires businesses and organizations to properly destroy data on obsolete devices. Computers, […]

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  • When is my Equipment Obsolete?

    Every few months, operating system updates are being rolled out. In the past, these updates were only released every 3-4 years and just a percentage of users would upgrade due to the cost and overall hassle. Today, these updates must be installed immediately to ensure data security. If an update or patch is missed, it […]

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  • Employee & Community eWaste Events

    Many businesses and communities are realizing the benefits of hosting an Electronics Recycling Collection Event for their employees or their communities. By providing an easy way for people to safely dispose of e-waste, you can promote your environmental initiative, keep universal waste out of the landfill, and boost morale. Hosting an electronics collection event requires significant planning to […]

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  • Free Electronics Recycling

    When getting rid of old computer equipment, “free” recycling sounds like a heck of a deal right? Unfortunately, as with most “free” offers, there’s usually a catch. It may not be obvious to the employee who is tasked with clearing out the backroom packed with electronic “junk”, or making sure the old computers are removed […]

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  • Why Do Certifications Matter?

    When it comes to finding a partner to manage your end-of-use technology devices in Sioux Falls or the surrounding South Dakota area, choose wisely. Data security and environmental compliance is vital in today’s high-risk business landscape and there are many vendors who will take your equipment and give you their word…but how do you know […]

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  • Computer Resale and Recycling: What are the Risks?

    The rapid evolution and constant use of technology has many organizations on a frequent refresh cycle, leaving them overloaded with unused technology equipment. When choosing to recycle or sell your computer equipment, it’s important to define your specific needs related to the removal, movement and disposition of your electronic assets, as well as uncover any […]

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  • Why You Should Hire an ITAD Company

    All companies go through technology refresh cycles at some point, replacing the old IT assets with newer, faster, more efficient ones. Out with the old and in with the new right? Well it’s not that simple. The “out” part is where it gets more complicated. Many companies do not have the equipment or staff to […]

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