The number of electronic devices and computers in our lives is massive, and it always seems that new ones come out all the time. Computers are almost outdated when they are released, and our culture has encouraged having all the latest electronic items and getting the latest gadgets.
What do you do when you need to replace them? The usual preference would be to throw those old items away, and they will eventually end up in a landfill. However, there are also other things that you can do, which are better for our environment.
Getting Ready To Skip Your Old Computer
Before you call for professional skip bin hire in Dandenong to dispose of all your old computers and electronic devices, you will first need to make sure that you wipe them first. You must clean the hard drive and memory of any machine or device before you get rid of it. If you do not do this, then any potentially sensitive information on these devices may be accessed by people that have access to them.
You can wipe the hard drive yourself, but this can be time-consuming as it can take over an hour to wipe a 250GB drive thoroughly. Another option would be to have it done professionally. Once your computers and drives are clean, you can then decide how to dispose of them along with your other electronics.
Consider Recycling Them
If your computers work but require an operating system, then there are a lot of charities that would greatly appreciate you donating them to a worthy cause. There are still many people that do not have access to a PC or laptop at home, including many children who need the internet for school, and your donation can help them immensely. That goes for any electronic device that you have and no longer want or need if they are still working, find them a new home where they will be appreciated. Your donation can make a significant impact in someone’s life who needs help, and it can prolong the life of the device and reduce its carbon impact on the environment by recycling your IT equipment.
Professional Disposal Services
If you are a business and have a lot of electronics to get rid of, then you may wish to consider using the services of a professional IT recycling company. They can assist you with wiping all the hard drives of your devices and provide you with certification to show that all data has been cleaned. They can then clean and repair the devices where they need it and sell these on to individuals and companies that may need them and see them get a new lease of life once more.
Any items which are beyond repair will be used for spare parts, and if there are items that are of no use, they will be disposed of ethically. Many companies are offering recycling services all over the country, and no matter whether you are an individual or a business, they can help get rid of your unwanted electronics and dispose of them in an environmentally safe way.