How to Prepare your Device

Practical tips to secure your data & protect your privacy before recycling your electronic devices

Before you bring your electronic devices to one of our safe and secure authorized drop-off points, here are some practical end-of-life electronics recycling tips and suggestions:

  • Assess if the electronic device could be given away.

  • Ensure the account service for your device is deactivated, if applicable.

  • Clear your device of personal information, including removing the SIM card.

  • Wipe your drives. Clear your SIM cards.

Protect your privacy.

  • Clear all personal information from computers, cell phones and electronics prior to drop off.

  • Ensure all memory storage areas have been cleared of private information.

Find out how:

  • Consult manufacturer’s websites or electronics owner’s manual.

  • Download data erasure software or data shredding apps.

  • Ask an expert.