When upgrading your company’s software or electronics, you need a way to safely and legally dispose of the old equipment you’ll no longer be using. An offshoot of every company’s IT Asset Management should be IT Asset Disposition. In short, ITAD is the business of safe, environmentally conscious IT asset disposal. As technology continues to improve by leaps and bounds, your business is bound to wind up with electronic equipment you simply have no use for. Since tossing those old electronics into the trash is illegal in South Carolina, the best choice a business could make is to partner with someone in the IT Asset Disposition industry to make sure things are taken care of responsibly.
Why is IT Asset Disposition essential for both large and small businesses?
- When you don’t have a plan, you’re taking a big risk. A shocking number of companies operate without an ITAD plan in place. Data can be stored on nearly every electronic device your business uses, from copiers to printers to scanners. If these devices make their way out into the world, that’s a lot of sensitive company information that could potentially wind up in the wrong hands.
- Aside from data leaks, you could wind up in court. We mentioned that dumping in South Carolina is illegal. It doesn’t have to be a large-scale operation for DHEC to get involved. Just a single laptop here or there found in a landfill can be traced back to your business and could wind up costing you thousands of dollars a day in cleanup fees while the state attempts to locate any further waste that may have been illegally dumped. Even beyond those cleanup fees, you can be fined an additional $10,000 a day for as long as the cleanup operation is ongoing. Costs like that add up, and could cost you your business.
- Business disruptions due to stolen data make for a bad reputation. While you’ll likely never be looking at the kind of data loss that companies like Target have dealt with, even a small data loss, if publicized, could cost you clients. People working with a business want to know that their data is secure, even when old electronics are disposed of. A business working without an ITAD partner may find themselves in the newspaper when their computers are found dumped in landfills or client data is recovered off of supposedly ‘clean’ electronics.
Electronic Asset Recycling provides safe, environmentally responsible electronic waste disposal and recycling. Rather than finding yourself wasting time worrying about setting up an ITAD plan, let us do it for you! When you partner with us, we provide onsite ewaste pickups, Total Data Destruction guarantees, and even utilize hard drive shredding for those times that a simple wipe doesn’t seem secure enough. Partnering with EA Recycling ensures that you get the IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) your company deserves with just one phone call. Interested in learning more? Give us a call at (800) 746-1823 or click the banner below to contact us today!