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 authorized drop-off points, here are some practical end-of-life electronics recycling tips and suggestions:
Consumers and businesses are responsible for ensuring that all personal data is removed from their electronic devices prior to drop-off. EPRA-Québec does not accept liability for data or any other digital content that is left on electronic products collected at its authorized drop-off points.
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 manual.
- Download data erasure software or data shredding apps.
- Ask an expert.