What Should I Do With Our Old Electronics?

recycling

If you’re like most businesses, you have some extra computers and equipment lying around that you’d like to have properly disposed of and recycled. If you’re in a regulated industry (HIPAA, PCI, Sarbanes–Oxley, etc…), you also want to make sure the data is destroyed on those computers so yours or your client’s data doesn’t end up in the wrong hands. There are a few options for both our Anchorage and Bend-based clients.

Anchorage, Alaska:

  • In Anchorage we typically will dispose of old computers and hardware with Total Reclaim. They are located at 12101 Industry Way, Unit #C4, and can be reached via phone at (907) 561-0544. In additional to the usual gamut of services (including pick ups) and they can provide certificates of destruction (CoDs) for devices that may have data on them.
  • You can also recycle old electronics at the Anchorage Regional Landfill Hazardous Waste Center. Pricing can be seen here. They do not provide certificates of destruction, however.

Bend, Oregon:

  • For our Central Oregon clients, we generally recommend Itrex for our disposal and destruction needs. They are actually based in Central Point, which is a few hours from Bend by car, but they make a trip to Central Oregon with their truck about once a month. Give them a call at (541) 826-8226 to schedule a pick up and let them know we sent you. They can also provide CoDs for drives that need to be destroyed.
  • Deschutes County landfill locations also provides recycling services in the area. The Knott Landfill in Bend is the primary destination, but other outlets are options, too.

Some electronics retailers will also recycle old electronics, but you’ll need to contact those retailers specifically to see what they will take.

Are there sources we’re missing? Comment below and let us know!

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