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Oct 7, 2022

What Happens to Old Equipment We Take from Your Office: Infiniwiz's recycling process


Before our personnel removes your old office equipment, it is important that you understand where it will go once it leaves your office. Infiniwiz considers the proper disposal of your company's confidential data a crucial business practice and should be discarded properly. We also favor implementing action to protect the environment by recycling. When we dispose of displays, scanners, hard disks, and other devices, we believe that every piece of technology can be reused. As a result, Infiniwiz developed a recycling system to ensure that your data is not only protected, but also appropriately destroyed, while your equipment still retains value.

What equipment do we recycle? These include but are not limited to:

• Printers
• Routers
• Switches
• Monitors
• Scanners
• Workstations
• Batteries
• Hard drives

So, what is the process when we take your old work equipment?

When we send one of our technicians to your office to retrieve your old equipment, we first remove any hard drives from the equipment and place them in a designated recycling bin. We then place the remaining workstation equipment into a designated area in the office for recycled equipment. Then, once every few months, we call our recycling company, Genesis Electronic Recycling. The company is a reputable local recycler with 65,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility with a staff of 43 trained personnel. When it is time to recycle the equipment, we call the company and schedule a pickup. Then, a worker at the recycling company picks up all the equipment that we have. Once they have large volumes of equipment, they use machinery and automation to separate different materials. Then, they compress the materials and store them until larger volumes are collected.

Additionally, what do we do with hard drives?

Even if you don't need them anymore, it's critical to keep hard drives records safe. All of your data is stored on hard drives, which include applications, software, data files, and much more. We would not want to carelessly throw them out in the trash where somebody can easily take them and gain all of your private information.

We essentially have a separate recycling process for them. We call the recycling company a couple of times a year when the hard drive bin is full. They will pick up and count all the hard drives in our presence before taking them away. They will then transport the hard drives to their facility and shred them all. However, before shredding, they will scan all hard drives and send the serial numbers to our company so that we can document them for our records.

Why do we document the hard drives' serial numbers?

Additionally, if a client is involved in litigation or has a problem, they may face a challenge proving that no data was leaked anywhere. They may inquire as to where the hard drives (containing private information) went once carried out of their office. As a result of the documentation of serial numbers, we can demonstrate to a client that the hard drive was properly shredded and disposed of, with no information leaked.

Overall, we are concerned about the security of your sensitive information and data. Even if it is the disposal of equipment, the process of data destruction is important. Please contact us if you have any questions about our recycling process!

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