Protect confidential data when recycling electronics.
Please keep cybersecurity in mind when disposing of electronic devices. You may be surprised to learn recycling electronic can be done safely, with the knowledge that all confidential data has been deleted.
Now more than ever, it is increasingly important to protect personal and confidential data, which is stored in a variety of electronic devices. Do not compromise data on you, your business, or your clients. Before disposing of a device, wipe its memory. If you’re recycling the device, make sure that the recycling vendor will being doing this for you and safely destroying the data.
Office Electronics Recycling
Whether it be an old laptop, PC, printer or phone, there are great resources to help find out what to with old electronics.
- The Environmental Protection Agency has a page on how to recycle old electronics, which they have broken down by brand. It is a great resource if you have got big box electronics you are looking to get rid of.
- Consumer Reports put together a great resource on how to recycle or even donate your old devices. Organizations like the World Computer Exchange or Dell Reconnect are fantastic resources too.
Recycling Resources by County
Most counties in Illinois have their own recycling centers. Some of them are seasonal or have specific drop off dates, so be aware. Below are your county’s recycling resources