How to Wipe Your Device
Practical tips to secure your data & protect your privacy before recycling your electronic devices
Before you bring your electronic devices to one of our safe and secure drop-off locations, here are some practical electronics recycling tips and suggestions:
Assess if the electronic device could be given away.
Ensure the account service for your device is deactivated, if applicable.
Clear your device of personal information, including removing the SIM card.
Wipe your drives.
Clear your SIM cards.
Protect your privacy.
Clear all personal information from computers, cell phones and electronics prior to drop off.
Ensure all memory storage areas have been cleared of private information.
Find out how:
Consult manufacturer’s websites or electronics owner’s manuals
Download data erasure software or data shredding apps
Ask an expert