Data Privacy

(Last Updated: 8/23/2018)

Are you worried about leaving data on your computer when donating or recycling it? It's up to you to remove any sensitive data from your computer before taking it to a collector.

The E-Cycle Washington program for computer and laptop recycling doesn't guarantee the security of confidential data stored in the electronic products they collect.

Simply formatting your drive or deleting files doesn't destroy data. Many software programs, though, can do this for you. TechSoup has articles explaining how to destroy your data:

Disposal
Contact a company below to ask about hard drive and media destruction. Verify accepted items, hours, and fees.
All Shred (Drop Off and Shredding Kiosks)
5800 Werner Rd Bremerton, WA 98312
360-731-6695 | Website | Map
Green Disk
Mail-in recycling program. Issaquah, WA 
1-800-305-3475 | Website | Map
LeMay Mobile Shredding
2910 Hogum Bay Rd NE.  Lacey, WA 98516
877-898-0112 | Website | Map
Total Reclaim
2200 6th Ave. S.  Seattle, WA 98134
206-343-7443, 888-214-2327 | Website | Map