If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of older computer hardware sitting around. Old PCs, monitors, modems and routers – all things that probably worked great when you turned them off. But now that you’re on your third HP laptop, that one from 2005 just isn’t needed any more. Don’t just throw it in the trash – let’s recycle it for a cause.
[See our latest update below]
Time to safely dispose
This year, NetData is going to make monthly donations to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital from all of the miscellaneous hardware we collect. We get a lot of old hardware in from customers and instead of filling up a landfill, we’re going to recycle it responsibly and send that money to a good cause.
And we want you to be part of it.
NetData will match the cash amount we get for anything recycled this year. In fact, one of our guys has his vehicle loaded up with our first load of 2020. I’m looking forward to making our first donation at the end of the month. But I’m a little greedy – I want to send more. Here’s where you come in.
We will pick up from your location any old computer hardware or electronics and get them cashed in at no cost to you.
Part of safely disposing of your old hardware is making sure bad guys don’t steal data from your old hard drives. Our promise is we will pull all hard drives and physically damage them before recycling. We don’t want your bank information or any personal information to leak out. We use a state of the art (tongue in cheek) drill press to make nice round holes in the hard drive platters. Big holes means no data.
If your company policy doesn’t allow for us to recycle your equipment, no problem. Just remember to pull your hard drives from your PCs before tossing them out. I have a sneaky feeling that a lot of identity theft starts with poorly handled computer disposal.
If you’d like to make your own donation to St Jude, please use this link: https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=header-btn-donate-now
Look for an update at the bottom of this post each month. I am going to post the weight and the amount we received from the recycling company, and what our total domain to St Jude’s is for that month.
Our goal is to not add to the landfill, but add to St Jude’s research funds.
Donations made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
From recycling / NetData contribution
$35.20 / $75.00
$44.38 / $90.00
March 11, 2020: We made our recycling run a few days ago and were able to turn less weight into more cash for St Jude Children’s Hospital. This run we had a larger amount of old sealed batteries and metal that fell into their ‘smelt’ category. This type of recyclables pays out better than just ‘scrap.’ I’ve very encouraged and appreciative of the response we’ve gotten from our business partners. Almost all of them to a person are behind this idea and are looking for ways to contribute. Between us, we can keep old hardware out of landfills and turn it into money for a good cause. Let us know if you have anything we can pick up from you.