Out with the Old (Electronics) and in with the New
The holidays are upon us, and like most years, the top-selling products this Christmas season are toys and electronics.
Black Friday computer deals have come and gone— computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and game consoles are wrapped, ribboned, and bowed, awaiting the excitement of Christmas morning.
However, it’s not just consumers who spend on new electronics at the end of the year. Many businesses and nonprofits buy new electronics with any unspent funds from annual budgets.
Even if they don’t, it’s not uncommon at this time of year to plan out replacement electronics for the coming year.
Whether at home or at work, if you’re thinking about getting rid of your old electronics, don’t throw them in the trash! Old electronics are often filled with dangerous chemicals, metals, and toxins that can poison the air, soil, and water of your community.
That’s certainly not a present you want to give the world during the holidays.
In fact, it has been estimated that consumers will generate around 57.4 million tons of e-waste by the end of the year!
If you’re in Alabama, recycle those old electronics instead of throwing them away. At Protec, we are an expert and experienced recycling service. Our NAID AAA certification (National Association of Information Destruction) means recycling with Protec not only saves the environment, it assures any and all personal information on those devices is permanently destroyed and safe from identity thieves.
NAID AAA Members not only securely destroy your data, the assure your compliance with privacy laws such as HIPAA, GLBA, and FACTA.
To learn more, call us at 205-549-2120 or visit our Contact Us page today.
Protec Recycling Makes it Easy
Many people would happily recycle their old electronic gear if they knew how to recycle and where, and many businesses would recycle if only they had a professional partner to make it secure, easy, and safe.
In Alabama, that recycling partner is Protec Recycling in Homewood, near Birmingham.
We can help you with more than computers too. If it has a circuit board, we recycle it, and that can include printers, copies, faxes, game consoles, projectors, keyboards, and mice, etc. Protec also recycles data and power cables too.
In Alabama, Protec Recycling is your most experienced source to handle e-waste and keep your old gear out of landfills, protecting your local environment.
Schedule One-Time or Ongoing Electronics Recycling Services
From one-time recycling to regularly scheduled service, Protec Recycling helps you regularly (and properly) recycle your old electronics. To schedule a pickup, call our office at 205-549-2120 or visit our Contact Us page today.