Spring is the perfect time to go through the things that have been hanging around at your business for too long, like those monitors lurking in the storage room and the stack of blank CDs that have taken up permanent residence under your desk. E-recycling is a safe, secure and environmentally responsible way to take care of old tech at your business, and Teltek can help.
Why Is E-Recycling Important?
It takes a few seconds to put your old monitor out by the dumpster, but is that really what you should be doing? Nope! Electronics are filled with toxic chemicals inside of them, including arsenic, lead and cadmium. By placing plastic, which doesn’t degrade, and other dangerous chemicals into a landfill, you could be inadvertently polluting the surrounding ecosystem. In fact, throwing away computers and electronics with regular trash is illegal in many states. Target paid the state of California a whopping $22.5 million fine in 2011 due to not e-recycling and instead disposing of hazardous waste in normal trash.
Beyond environmental concerns, there are also plenty of privacy and security concerns that go hand in hand with improperly disposing of electronics. If you fail to clear all of the data off of every device you place in the trash, anyone could access that sensitive information. Just like you would not put a paper with employee information written on it in the trash without shredding it, you should never place electronics in the trash.
What Can E-Recycling Include?
Teltek can travel to your location(s) and collect all of your unwanted, working or damaged:
- Desktop computers
- Audio/visual equipment pieces
- Electronic devices
- Telephone systems
- Mobile phones
What Does E-Recycling Look Like With Teltek?
- We start by collecting the devices that you no longer want from your business. You don’t need to lift a finger (other than to give us a call)!
- Next, we complete a thorough and secure process to permanently remove all remaining files and data from each device. We value your privacy.
- Equipment that can be reused will be repaired and updated before being donated to a local non-profit or charity for a second life.
- Items that are beyond repair will be recycled carefully in accordance with all state and federal laws.
Partner with Teltek for Convenient E-Recycling
Teltek is a leader in IT and cybersecurity solutions for businesses of every size. Our unique approach to meeting any business’s IT needs for a single fixed price is part of what makes Teltek different. If you are ready to learn more about Teltek and our Total Care Assurance solutions, contact us today for a free consultation at 1-866-9-TELTEK or 410-552-6580.