Author Elizabeth Wilmot

Data Destruction Services

Data Destruction Services

On this Inauguration Day and Martin Luther King Day, Turtle Wings / Data Killers staff looks forward to four more years of improved environmental responsibility.  In honor of Dr. King, we will be closing our offices early today.   We knew that traffic in DC would be crazy today so we limited our Turtle Wings electronics recycling vehicles to MD and VA.    We are anxiously anticipating the nominee who will be appointed to run the Environmental Protection Agency and what they will do to help promote electronics recycling.

Turtle Wings / Data Killers applaud the state of Pennsylvania who in 2010 passed an electronics recycling law called, the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA).  Effective Thursday January 24th, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is reminding consumers and businesses that they will no longer be able to throw away their electronic devices with their trash.  There is now a law that requires that consumers and businesses not dispose of covered devices, such as computers, laptops, computer monitors, televisions and tablets with their trash.   There are already many states that ban the practice of throwing electronics into landfills and we hope more follow suit.  Recycling electronics with a certified electronics recycler like Turtle Wings is an easy way to help the environment.

Data Killers had a busy week last week, helping our customers protect their data by providing on-site data destruction services.   You may have seen a Data Killers truck in Sacramento California shredding hard drives on-site for one of our favorite customers who has HIPPA data stored on their drives.  You also may have seen a Data Killers truck In Pennsylvania shredding tapes and hard drives for a repeat customer.  Our customer is a financial services company who helps their customers manage their money and so their hard drives are full of financial and personal information.  By using Data Killer’s on-site data destruction service, they know that their customers’ information is protected.   There was a job in Georgia shredding hard drives too for a Fortune 500 technology company.  Data Killers was busy killing data!