If you are living in San Diego or have a business in San Diego, chances are that you have seen computers come and go. From the dawn of desktops to the mobile device craze we can see everywhere we go today, there is always a new computer out. While we can’t always afford the newest trends, we do tend to swap out technology fairly often. So, what happens to those old computers in your company once you're done with them?
The Worst Choice
When many companies upgrade to newer technology, they simply dump the old stuff. This is the single worst option you have. Throwing it in the garbage means exposing San Diego’s beautiful natural environment to tons of toxic lead and other chemicals that will leak out of hardware in landfills. What's more, though, is that anyone who comes along could take the information off of those hard drives. What's stored on your company's hard drives? Client names? Passwords? Financial information? Intellectual property? You can't simply give that information away. Not only is it unethical, it may also expose you to serious compliance issues. The same is true when you donate that unused equipment or send it home with your employees. Without carefully destroying those hard drives, you may be putting that information at risk.
The (Slightly) Better Choice
To avoid the mess with the worst choice, some companies just store their unused equipment in another location. Unfortunately, that's not really a good choice either. First, it may not be practical for your company to use that much storage space for old equipment. After all, the older the equipment, the bigger it may be. Second, though, it can be tough to keep track of all of that equipment once it's in storage, and that puts your data at risk too.
The Best Choice for Computer Recycling
The third time is the charm! Your best option by far is to use a facility that specializes in computer recycling. San Diego has SES Recycling - the single best option in electronics recycling in the area. Here you can rest assured that your data will be securely destroyed and every piece of your outdated electronic equipment will be safely recycled.
If your company is transitioning from older to newer technology, it's time to find a better solution. SES Recycling is that solution. With convenient pick up and drop off services and even full deinstallation services available, we're here when you need us the most. Contact us today to learn more.