‘Tis the Season to Recycle

The holiday season has come and gone for most of us.  Gifts have been exchanged (some of them returned or exchanged) and massive quantities of food have been consumed.  And there’s a good chance that you, like most of us, received at least one electronic gift.  New smartphone?  Tablet?  Fitbit?

Did you know that 30% of all electronics sales occur between Thanksgiving and Christmas?  With so many Americans having received new electronics for the holidays, what should be done with the old electronics being replaced?  The average American household contains 176 pounds of unused electronics.  It’s up to us to make sure that these electronics, which contain many toxins and precious metals, don’t end up in landfills!

It’s important to care for our environment, and recycling your electronics shows a lot of love to our planet.  And it always feels good to get rid of clutter!  But what about all of that sensitive personal data on your electronic devices?  You can try to “delete” it, but there is a very good chance that it’s still hiding somewhere on your device.  And sophisticated cybercriminals are always looking for used electronics they can use to retrieve your passwords, credit card information, pictures, and more!

An experienced e-recycler like Protec Recycling ensures that the data on your old electronics is properly destroyed.  Our experts specialize in data destruction so that your personal information never ends up in the wrong hands!

We provide secure, green, and cost-effective disposal and recycling of smartphones and other electronics in Birmingham and surrounding areas. Call us at 205-549-2120 or visit our Contact Us page.

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