Electronically Stored Media
BSI will securely destroy your electronically stored media including hard drives, cds and dvds. We can also pick up and recycle your obsolete computer processors, printers and computer monitors.
Out-of-service computers and electronics represent one of the planet's fastest-growing waste streams.
Tens of millions of computers alone become obsolete in the United States, every year. And fewer than 10 percent are recycled. Because discarded electronics contain lead, mercury, cadmium, flame retardant plastics and other materials, they pose serious health and environmental threats.
In Maryland (MD), Virginia (VA) and Washington DC, scrap computers are classified as hazardous waste for businesses and organizations, and owners are required by law to dispose of them as hazardous waste unless they are recycled through a recycling company registered with the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
What you may not know is that your business or organization remains liable - and subject to stiff penalties - for computers and electronics that are not properly disposed of or recycled.
BudgetShred, offers convenient, economical, and environmentally responsible services for recycling your obsolete computers and office electronics.
Toxic materials in computers/electronics:
Lead - cathode-ray tubes, solders (a standard display monitor contains 4-8 pounds of lead to shield against radiation)
Cadmium - printed circuit boards, semiconductors, batteries
Mercury - batteries, switches
Chromium - corrosion protection in steel
PVC plastics - housings and cables
PCB's - older capacitors and transformers
Brominated flame-retardants - printed circuit boards, cables and plastic casings
Recycled uses of computer/electronic components:
Circuit boards - metals, copper, lead, salvage chips
Monitors - new leaded glass, lead for batteries
Metal cases, parts, wires - steel, copper, aluminum
Batteries - mercury, zinc, nickel, cadmium
Mercury switches - mercury
Plastic - new plastic, fuel for electricity/steam
BudgetShred can organize, dismantle, package, and remove surplus computer equipment safely and securely. The entire computer recycling and destruction process is performed by experienced and professional employees who are bonded, drug tested, have undergone thorough background checks, and sign non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements.
Computer Recycling Process
BSI can schedule the removal of computer equipment, process all materials and destruction of hard drives at your request. We follow U.S. Department of Defense standards, complying with the highest level of security possible. Once all materials have been organized, packaged and processed, you receive a certificate of recycling and destruction, making your company legally compliant for the recycling and destruction of data. If you're still concerned about your liabilities we can even take legal title of your computers.
In addition to protection from privacy and confidentiality breaches, computer recycling provides a solution that ensures companies are safe from the environmental liability associated with disposing of electronic equipment. Environmental regulations such as the
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) make businesses liable for hazardous waste found in electronic equipment "from cradle to grave."