We are pleased to offer the citizens of Texas proper disposal of their unwanted electronics in support of the Texas Computer-Equipment Recycling Program. It is important that these devices be managed at the end of their useful lives in such a way as to prevent harm to the environment, the communities in which the devices are disposed and the workers processing the equipment. At the same time, these devices contain material that can be used in the manufacturing of new products. Material such as steel, aluminum, plastic, copper and precious metals can be separated and returned to the marketplace, giving them new life in new products.
The Department of Defense no longer establishes a standard for erasing data on hard drives and similar devices. The only way to safely protect the information stored on these devices is through the destruction of the device. Drilling a hole in the device or damaging it sufficiently to prevent its use is recommended.