NJ Business Magazine recently published an article written by Melanie J. Haga, CEO at Back Thru The Future.
The article talks about the challenges for New Jersey businesses that are left with excess computer equipment in the post pandemic recovery. Corporations, businesses, manufacturers, laboratories, health systems and educational facilities face a huge challenge when disposing of electronic equipment that has any type of memory.
Recycling always seems like a good option, but devices with any kind of hard drive have data stored on them. That’s not just desktops, laptops, and tablets, but cell phones, copiers, fax machines, and data centers.
New Jersey businesses that give their hard drives and other devices to a company that does not have a Class D license can never really know where their devices are going. A Class D recycler that is a Federal EPA licensed facility, ISO 9001,14001 and 45001 certified and R2 (Responsible Recycling) certified will provide you with detailed certificates of destruction for all devices, by serial number. Compliance documentation, including secure tracking information should be available to you 24/7/365 as well.
By performing vendor due diligence to ensure that your devices are properly demanufactured and destroyed, New Jersey businesses can eliminate the unauthorized and uncontrolled re-marketing of their electronic devices, destroy all sensitive data that may be on the circuitry, and comply with all regulatory and industry environmental standards for disposal.
Read the full article here.