Disposing of a computer or a hard drive requires more than simply erasing files. You might believe that you are protected when you erase files and empty your Recycle Bin before getting rid of old computers, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Deleting data merely removes the “pointer,” or how the computer knows where to find that file on the computer. The files that reside on the hard drive are not gone; they still exist even though they appear to have been deleted. Turtle Wings / Data Killers offers certified computer recycling with hard drive destruction to ensure the best practices for computer disposal are adhered to. Before recycling your computer, you may want to consider getting it repaired or using some computer services, you can check out Steve’s World of Business to help you.
Turtle Wings / Data Killers recycles computers, keyboards, laptops, printers, monitors, and any other type of electronic or metal device. A complete listing of Acceptable Items is available on our website. We offer pick-up at both business and residential locations within DC, Maryland and Virginia. We also accept mailed-in items or items delivered to our Capitol Heights, MD warehouse. Turtle Wings offers nationwide electronics recycling services for large corporations and government agencies. However if you’re thinking you want to make some money back on your old machine, click here to learn about selling gpus.
To compliment our computer recycling services, we also offer certified hard drive shredding. Although there are many file deletion software programs available, it’s best to use a service like Turtle Wings / Data Killers that specializes in shredding hard drives. Our process of physical hard drive destruction prevents theft of private data and is the most reliable method of securely removing data. Upon completion of the hard drive destruction, we remove all residual particles, guaranteeing that no one can recover the data. The particles are then recycled in full compliance with all local, state and federal regulations. Turtle Wings / Data Killers computer recycling with hard drive destruction is an easy way to protect the environment while keeping hard drive private data safe.