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Top 3 Reasons to Recycle Electronics

Out with the old, in with the new. Upgrading technology is exciting and necessary. You spend hours researching and comparing prices but what happens to the electronics being replaced? We generally spend very little time contemplating how to get rid of what we no longer use. Although not nearly as exciting, properly recycling electronics and protecting your personal information should have the same importance as buying their replacements. Here are the top three reasons for coming up with a plan for unwanted electronics.

1. Security

In today’s world, a vast amount of personal information is stored on electronic devices. While you may think that dragging and dropping files into a virtual trash can is sufficient, it may leave you vulnerable. When you take your unwanted electronic devices to DataShield, we destroy each information bearing component before recycling – eliminating your information for good – forever.

2. Convenience

Whether you’re replacing one device or one hundred, make sure you call a trusted information destruction company to ensure regulatory compliance and information security. DataShield offers convenient pick-up or drop-off options and we can even shred on-site. We’ll destroy your data and properly recycle what’s left so the only thing left to do is enjoy your upgraded technology.

3. Environment

Computers and nearly all other electronic devices contain hazardous chemicals and materials such as lead, lead solder, plastic, copper, chromium, beryllium, cadmium, barium, nickel, zinc, and sometimes even mercury. Neglecting to properly dispose of these materials is dangerous for the environment and your company’s reputation. Failing to recycle electronics can cost you millions. In 2011, Target paid California $22.5 million for improperly dumping hazardous waste. DataShield properly disposes of these hazardous materials and recycles the rest according to the strict guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

For guaranteed security, convenience, and environmental safety, call DataShield today.

What You Don’t Know About Hard Drive Destruction

At first glance, a hard drive looks like a simple piece of computer equipment. But looks can be deceiving. The relatively insignificant looking square contains thousands of gigabits of your information. Information that has accumulated over the years, information that is most at risk when you are in the process of upgrading or discarding yourContinue Reading

Mobile Shredding or Shredding at Our Facility

What’s best for your business? Secure paper shredding is a necessity for companies large and small. If left exposed, billing information, patient records, or simply a misprinted form can become a risk for your company. DataShield is dedicated to meeting your needs. That’s why we give you options when it comes to shredding confidential documents.Continue Reading

Get the URGE to PURGE

The top three reasons to purge: Save Time and Money According to Business Insider, the average cost of a single data breach is over $7 million. This includes the cost to resolve the attack, regulatory fines, legal costs, notification costs… You get the picture. You can’t afford that. Here’s what you can afford… Purge onceContinue Reading

DataShield Helps the Citizens of Wayne with Unwanted Electronics

Saturday, September 24th marked the annual City of Wayne Green Team electronics recycling event with service provided by DataShield. For the fifth year in a row community members drove through and dropped off unwanted electronics. This event and others like it are aimed at keeping e-waste out of landfills through proper disposal. Using a firmContinue Reading

Poll Reveals 30 Percent Of Customers Fear Stolen Personal Information

Data breaches occur every day. You hear about them in your local community, national businesses and places you may frequent online. In a recent Gallup poll of 1,000 individuals only 21% indicated they have “a lot of trust” in the businesses that handle their personal information. Some 47% reported having “some trust.” The remainder ofContinue Reading

2016 National Association of Information Destruction Conference

Last week four members of the DataShield Team attended NAID’s annual conference in Orlando, FL. As AAA NAID Certified providers it is our job to keep up to date on everything that involves information security so you don’t have to. After attending many sessions and talking to colleagues from around the country and the globeContinue Reading

What’s Your Personal Data Worth on the Dark Web?

Recent data breaches involving health insurance giant Anthem Inc. and Community Health Systems, one of the nation’s leading operators of of general acute care hospitals that operates in 29 states, has patients on high alert their personal information may be compromised. So just what is the cost for thieves to obtain your personal data including banking information, personal healthContinue Reading

DataShield Acquires Kearney’s Shred N Store

DataShield, Nebraska’s fastest growing information security company, and Shred N Store, announce plans to merge as DataShield acquires the Kearney-based shredding company. As of July, 1, 2015, DataShield is servicing all Shred N Store accounts. Owners Bill Olson and his son Jon, chose DataShield due to the fact it’s nationally certified, locally owned and hasContinue Reading

Vet Shredding Service: Six Questions to Ask

An increasing number of sophisticated cyberattacks in the past year has corporations and Internet security experts on high alert. But information security goes beyond phishing schemes, malware or hackers stealing valuable information from the wired world. Less refined data breaches play out in the work place every day with equally devastating results. Stolen laptops with accessContinue Reading