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Computer and technology proliferation globally is increasing at an unprecedented pace. Computer recycling in our home state of Minnesota is becoming more important than ever. As technology advances, existing systems are becoming obsolete. Here some tips for you to follow when looking to dispose of your out of date systems.

Clean Your Data

Personal information is a big target for identity thieves. Be sure to delete all your data.The best way to ensure your data can’t be extracted is to completely overwrite your files numerous times.A good source to find over-writing software is to go to http://www.cnet.com. They have a download area with plenty of options that support your OS.

Sell or Donate to a Family Member

Even though your system may not be working for your needs, it may be just enough power for a family member in need of simple computing functions and would serve a good purpose being reused.

Find a Certified ISO 14001:2004 Computer Recycler

There are strict government guidelines that need to be adhered to. Look for an organization that has taken the necessary steps to become certified.

Manufacturer’s Programs

Look into programs offered by Dell, HP, and IBM. Many times they have programs that consumers can participate in.

Community Events

Check-in your local news outlets for recycling events, organizers will many times advertise collection points to the public through your local newspapers and websites.The best thing you can do is utilize the Internet to find the best option for your needs. We are personally and professionally committed to recycle and reuse; we take a vested interest in delivering services that help maintain our planet and align with our “green” goals.Please feel free to reach out to us for advice and guidance at info@oceantechonline.com.    Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-recycle-your-old-computer/#ixzz2T8O8PZCI Follow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | digitaltrendsftw on Facebook
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