Electronic Media / Computers

No electronic media of any kind will ever end up in a landfill.

Did you know that your computer contains many toxic substances including lead, arsenic, zinc, cobalt, and mercury? When computers end up in landfills, these metals can leach into soil, groundwater, and surface water, enter our atmosphere through evapotranspiration and eventually fall back to the earth as rain and snow. At ShredStation Express, we feel it is our responsibility to do everything we can to make sure these electronics are disposed of or recycled properly to help protect our environment.

ShredStation Express of Montgomery County subscribes to accepted Best Practices and Procedures for the responsible recycling of computer components like those outlined in the R2Practices guidelines of 2008. All our services are backed by a Certificate of Destruction and/or Recycling. Our end-of-life management policy includes elements a Reuse, Recover & Recycle, and Disposal hierarchy to 1) Redirect functional, non-memory containing equipment and components for reuse, when practical (unless the customer directs otherwise), 2) Recovery of all recyclable materials (including metals and plastics from shredded hard drives), and, 3) Proper disposal of any non-recyclable and/or hazardous materials at facilities that are so equipped for these purposes.

More than 1 BILLION obsolete electronic devices and computers containing sensitive data are in homes and offices throughout the country. In the last year alone, more than 500 million such devices expired. ShredStation Express is the responsible choice for secure electronic data destruction combined with sustainable end of life recycling of your personal computer components.