How do I get rid of my used electronics?

by | Feb 15, 2023 | Business

When disposing of electronics, it’s important to do it securely, and in an environmentally sustainable way. You don’t want to risk a data breach or loss of data, so you might consider hiring a specialized data destruction company to mitigate that risk.

Here’s the basic process for disposing of your used electronics:

  1. Choose an IT asset management company that you trust, preferably one that takes care of all your IT asset needs in one fell swoop.
  2. Take a few pictures of the electronics you’re looking to get rid of.
  3. Take pictures of the location, including any stairs or obstructions.
  4. Complete an asset inventory spreadsheet. We like to provide an IT inventory template for ease of use.
  5. Get a quote from an IT Asset Disposition Company that matches your compliance requirements for data destruction and IT asset management.
  6. Schedule a pick up.
  7. Share the profits from reselling your old electronic devices.

In almost every circumstance, you do not have to destroy your hard drive to destroy your data. This means that many of your old electronic devices can be refurbished or repaired and sold in the marketplace, allowing you to rake in the revenue and clear out the clutter. CLR Solutions provides investment recovery services, offering upfront wholesale prices, or profit-sharing in the retail market.

At CLR Solutions, we work with clients to not only remove old IT devices from offices or other locations, but also destroy data to ensure a safe and effective transition for each device, and to maximize value.

We know that reliability matters. We always provide our customers with our credentials, including licenses, certifications, and insurance for all customers/jobs when requested. We are fully transparent on how we handle the equipment, as well as what we do with the equipment after it is removed.

CLR Solutions is an International Secure Information Governance & Management Association (i-SIGMA®) member and adheres to their data destruction guidelines.

About The Author

Chris Regan

Chris Regan

Founder of CLR Solutions LLC, a specialized electronics recycling/refurbishing and data security services firm which offers clients secure data destruction, equipment investment recovery solutions, electronic disposal, and recycling services. Over 15 years industry experience in various leadership and management roles. A drive and determination necessary to make any project successful.