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You Can Have Your Hard Drive Destroyed When Recycling?

E-waste events taking place Sept. 6 & 7

 

September 4, 2019 | View PDF



Concerned about what happens to your hard drive when disposing of your old electronics? Get a little peace of mind by recycling it during the 15th annual “E-rase your E-waste” community collection event, this coming Friday and Saturday in Sidney.

“For a minimal fee of $7, your hard drive will be destroyed by our e-cycler, not just wiped and reused,” according to Beth Redlin, one of the event organizers. “Our e-cycler will also provide you with a certificate of destruction noting the serial numbers of the equipment destroyed. It’s a practice common for many businesses, but can also ease the minds of individuals wanting to responsibly recycle their laptop, desktop or other equipment, but also wanting the comfort of knowing their hard drive will be removed and destroyed.”

Drop off times for e-waste at this year’s event are 3-7 p.m. on Friday, September 6, and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, September 7 at the Richland County Shop at 2140 W. Holly in Sidney, next to the Fairgrounds. Please note, the county shop is available for drop offs during event times ONLY.

The FREE event is open to area residents throughout the MonDak. The e-cycler is Yellowstone E-waste Solutions out of Billings, who have participated in this event since 2014.

Anyone recycling large loads is reminded to contact Redlin to schedule a Friday drop-off time by calling 406-433-2020 (ask for Beth) or e-mailing beth.redlin@usda.gov.

Please note, the e-cycler is unable to accept CRT monitors or CRT projection or console televisions. They are also NOT accepting consumer white goods, vacuums, light bulbs, CFLs, mercury thermometers, alkaline batteries (rechargeable are okay), or items containing refrigerants (including dehumidifiers), oils, or acids.

Most other electronic items are acceptable, but if you are unsure, contact Redlin at beth.redlin@usda.gov.

 

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