Disposal of E-Waste During COVID-19: Social Distance Spring Cleaning?

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E-Waste Assassin is still here for you! We have the ability to take e-waste drop offs at our office Fridays, 10:30am to 6pm. You will no longer be required to stay and fill out a transfer of ownership document for residential e-waste disposal unless you request one. We do, however, request that you call ahead and make an appointment.

Appointments will be approximately 15 to 30 minutes long. Drop-off is now by appointment only so that we can limit ...

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Data Security – E-Waste Disposal and Data Loss

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When your devices reach end-of -life, what do you do with them? Store them until later, creating space issues? Throw them into a landfill to leach toxins into the ground water and waste raw materials? Give them to friends, family, or employees? None of these solutions is ideal, especially as regards data security. Though most of us understand that e-waste is best recycled, few of us give it much thought beyond that.

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E-Waste Overview: What is it, how much is there, why is this a problem?

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Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, is a growing problem world wide. We are producing and discarding more and more electronics each year, but we seem to be recycling fewer. In 2016, we produced approximately 44.7 million metric tons of e-waste globally. By 2020, that number is expected to top 50 million. We only recycle about 20%. In 2016, that meant 8.9 million metric tons.

A report from the EPA says that in 2012, Americans discarded over 416,000 mobile devices ...

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Windows 7 Support is Ending, What Can You Do With Your Old Devices?

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Windows 7 was released nearly 10 years ago. That means that many of the devices running it are no longer as efficient or useful. Microsoft plans the end-of-life date for operating systems before they even release them. While that may seem strange, this planned obsolescence means you can be prepared ahead of time to upgrade. The simplest thing to do is replace and dispose of your devices.

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Going green by Removing Print

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Here at E-Waste Assassin we believe that it takes everyone’s help to reduce the amount of waste on this earth.  That’s why we actively weigh our garbage before it goes out.  We are in the process of switching all of our forms and other print materials to digital versions.

Let us know in the comments what you do in your business to reduce waste?

E-Waste Disposal and Why It’s Important

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E-Waste is the term that’s loosely applied to consumer electronics that have outlived their usefulness and there’s more and more of it piling up each year. E-Waste disposal has become a featured issue in recent years and steps have been taken to ensure that it is disposed of properly and in ways that most benefit the environment and consumers.

E-Waste disposal, data destruction and computer recycling are all terms used to describe the methods of disposing of computer and electronic waste ...

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E-Waste: EPA Cares About It–and So Should Every Arizona Resident

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The average American House has 24 electronic products, and all of them are potential e-waste. e-Waste represents 2% of America’s trash in landfills, but 70% of its toxic waste. Believe it or not, households store 5 times more computer products by weight than commercial establishments! The EPA is the government agency designated to help every American do their part to reduce E-Waste and their growing concern about e-waste should be important to all of us.

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No more excuses Tucson! Recycle your e-waste today!

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FREE Hard Drive Wiping Sure to Increase Computer Recycling in Tucson

We all want to do right by the environment…as long as it’s painless and doesn’t cost anything of course! For a while now, E-Waste Assassin has charged a nominal hard drive wipe fee to get rid of sensitive data on hard drives that come along with equipment that is brought to us for recycling. Unfortunately, the nominal $15 fee has seemed to turn away more clients than it has helped. The ...

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