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Do Your Devices #SparkJoy?

Okay, we know it might be a little bit early to start talking about spring cleaning but for many people “spring cleaning” is a year round thing. And, with the recent release of the Marie Kondo series on Netflix about her much talked-about KonMari Method many folks are getting really into it. But when it [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Cleaning Up Digital Clutter

The New Year usually inspires new behaviors and cleaning up your digital clutter can be a very good way to kick off the new year on a fresh slate. Just as a cluttered desk undermines productivity, so does a cluttered computer desktop – or any other digital device.  Even if you don’t spend your entire [...]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

How To Get More Life Out Of Your Device Battery

At Data Recycling we’re all about what to do with your devices when they no longer work (a battery that's constantly dying, for instance) or you’ve upgraded to the latest and greatest and need to move on. However, there are some instances when a device isn’t quite ready to be put out of commission and needs [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

How China’s Waste Import Ban Affects US Electronic Waste Recycling

Until January of this year, China received most of the world’s recyclables. In fact, in 2016 alone China accepted 7.3 million metric tons of recycled plastics alone. However, in July 2017 China announced to the World Trade Organization that they would no longer be accepting imports of 24 types of solid waste, including electronic waste, [...]

By |August 1st, 2018|Blog, Electronic Waste|0 Comments

Electronic Waste is Piling Up – We Have an Answer

For many people across the country, recycling has become a way of life. In some communities not recycling even comes with fines from the municipality – but even the most gung-ho recyclers may not realize that they’re dropping the ball when it comes to recycling their electronic waste. In many cases, people simply don’t know [...]

By |June 18th, 2018|Blog, Electronic Waste|0 Comments

3 Things to Do If You Get a New Electronic Device This Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches many people across the country and around the globe may be hoping to receive a shiny new smartphone, tablet, or laptop. And while getting a new device is always exciting, there are some security measures that should be taken when you swap the old for the new to ensure that [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Blog, Data Destruction|0 Comments

See Hard Drive Shredding In Action

Have you ever wondered what the hard drive shredding process looks like, or how long it takes, or what the end result is (besides completely destroyed data that comes with a Certificate of Data Destruction)? Well, now you can see the process in action. Check out this quick, 30-second video showing the entire process from [...]

By |November 14th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What To Do When You Buy A New Device

On September 12 – just as they do every year – Apple unveiled their newest product lineup, including the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8+, and iPhone X. With these announcements there are surely thousands upon thousands of Apple fans waiting patiently (or not so patiently) to swap their old phones for some new devices. For [...]

By |October 6th, 2017|Blog|1 Comment

Unenroll Devices Before Recycling – Here’s Why

At Data Recycling New England, we make it our business to help schools and other organizations recycle and dispose of their used electronic equipment. To do that efficiently and effectively, we need to make sure that we can gain authorized access to each device to make sure that all identifying or sensitive information on it [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Blog, Data Destruction|0 Comments

How Does Data Destruction Apply To HIPPA?

For some organizations, such as hospitals or doctors’ offices, data privacy is not just a matter of good practice – it’s a matter of federal law. When HIPPA went into effect in 1996, it completely overhauled the privacy system that had previously been in place when dealing with patient health records. Since then, doctors and [...]

By |July 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments