Rubbish Removal Sydney: How to Avoid the Risks of Data Theft with E-Waste

We previously discussed the risks that come with inappropriate disposal of electronic waste. They are numerous and can have a devastating effect on your business.

However, there are a number of ways to avoid or minimise this danger.

Unfortunately, many people assume that broken or infected devices like computers and tablets cannot be gleaned for data.

This is incorrect, as people can still access data on a damaged device.

Therefore, someone with the right skills can easily take the information from a broken computer, tablet or phone, and use it as they please.

It’s imperative to take every measure possible to avoid data theft in your business. The best way is to work with a Sydney rubbish removal company.

At Sydney City Rubbish, we are highly experienced in the correct disposal of electronic waste. Here are some other ways you can deal with your e-waste responsibly.


Track E-Waste

The first step to any good waste management plan, and one as important as this, is to begin to track the waste.

That is, recording how much electronic waste your business is producing, what types of waste, as well as where they are ending up.

You’ll be able to manage it more effectively when you have a good idea about how much waste you are producing, and where it’s going.

A Sydney rubbish removal company like Sydney City Rubbish can help you with this task.


A Dedicated Team

A great way to keep a closer eye on all the e-waste you produce is by nominating some individuals in your office to form an ‘electronic waste team’.

They can catalogue the waste, educate the rest of the office on the risks of data theft and liaise with a Sydney rubbish removal company.

More emphasis on close management of this waste will be essential to ensuring your data theft risks are minimised.


Erase Carefully

The most important part of dealing with your electronic waste is ensuring that devices are properly wiped before disposing of them.

This is where many people and businesses fall down, assuming that because the device no longer works, it’s inaccessible.

It’s imperative that this task is handled by either your dedicated IT team, or a professional rubbish removal contractor.

We will take your e-waste and ensure it is recycled at a licensed facility. There, they will wipe the devices and responsibly recycle the majority of parts.


To discuss your Sydney rubbish removal project, get in touch with Sydney City Rubbish here.

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