Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question:
What happens to the computers and electronic waste (E-waste) that are collected at the County's HHW/E-Waste collection events? Should there be any worry about identity theft and personal information getting out from the old computers?

ANSWER:
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All E-waste collected at the County's HHW/E-Waste collection events are 100% recycled. The County works with certified recyclers who are capable of tracking all E-waste entering their facilities through a unique bar code tracking system.

Certificates of Destruction are issued on all E-waste recycled, thus all computers are destructed and no information is released. This "cradle to grave" tracking method ensures that e-waste does not end up in the hands of other companies, local landfills, and is not illegally exported to other nations.



Links:
  County HHW/E-Waste Program
Electronic waste recycling, E-waste, Certificates of Destruction