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New Regulations on Disposal of Computer Equipment
In the past five years, important new regulations concerning disposal of electronic equipment (e-waste) have been implemented all over the world. This article outlines the pertinent laws and guidelines regarding the manufacture and disposal of computer equipment and provides guidelines for selecting a qualified e-cycler as a strategy to ensure compliance. (5 pp., 1 fig.)[Executive Summary]
IT Equipment Disposal Costs Continue to Rise
Today, the sheer volume of used computer equipment that must be disposed of has made this a problematic issue--and one that has attracted upper management attention. As a result, the computer recycling business is booming and the price of using these services is on the upswing.
Top Ten Steps for Disposing of Obsolete Computer Equipment
As the glut of high-tech junk accumulates, businesses are facing increasing pressure to properly dispose of obsolete computer hardware. In addition to compromising the environment, improper disposal of obsolete computer hardware can result in leakage of proprietary company information and violation of new federal privacy laws that ban the disclosure of non-public financial and medical information about employees and customers. This article provides a checklist of questions to simplify the process of electronics disposal and comply with new federal privacy regulations. (3 pp.)