Maryland Company Now Providing Free Recycling Of Unused Electronic Equipment
April 7, 2015 / Seth Glass / News
According to the EPA’s latest recycling survey, there are in excess of 200 million unused electronic related products being stored in homes, offices and warehouses. The two most commons reasons for this are that people are unsure of how to properly dispose of the equipment and concerns for the security and destruction of the sensitive data on the equipment.
Is your agency or company included in that number with the electronics you may have sitting in a room or closet?
To help ensure organizations are meeting their electronic recycling requirements, e-End is now offering free1 recycling for most electronics and related equipment, plus the secure destruction of all electronic media residing on these devices2.
Proper recycling is paramount because many electronic devices contain material that can become hazardous if not processed properly. Also, without secure handling, confidential and sensitive information on equipment can lead to a serious data breach – which the most-recent Ponemon Institute study has found to cost an average cost of $5.9 million. In addition, when disposing of old data containing items, there are numerous federal regulations that require properly safeguarding data, including:
- Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
- Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB)
- Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
- Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA)
- COPA (Child Online Protection Act)
- International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) — Including non-data related items
Companies throughout the Mid-Atlantic utilize e-End’s specialized services to keep them from being in violation of these regulations which could result in a costly data breach, fines in excess of $1 million, and even imprisonment.
As an R2:2013 Certified recycler, e-End guarantees 100% recycling of equipment, no landfilling of any items plus no illegal exporting. e-End adheres to the NSA and NIST 800-88R1 guidelines for data sanitization, and is AAA Certified by the National Information of Destruction (NAID) for providing complete and unrecoverable destruction of sensitive data. Certificates of Electronic Recycling and Certificates of Secure Data Destruction are available for audit record purposes.
To learn more about e-End’s free recycling program, visit https://eendusa.com/free-recycling or call (240) 529-1010.
1CRT monitors, tube TVs, industrial bulbs, some batteries and other selected items may be charged a processing fee. 2Charges for data destruction and logistics for pick-up will apply. Additional fees may also apply.
About e-End: e-End is a Certified Woman-Owned Small Business located in Frederick, MD offering secure data sanitization of electronic media and electronic recycling to government agencies and to a broad range of companies. Steve Chafitz, President, is a subject matter expert on both sanitizing electronic media and electronic recycling. For additional information, call 240-529-1010 or visit www.eendusa.com.