The Dos and Don’ts of Computer Disposal for Small Businesses

If you run a small business it’s likely that from time to time you will have to upgrade your computer. What can occur in small businesses at the time of upgrade is the chance of your personal data being leaked. Disposing of old business computers properly needs to be a concern to all business owners. Any small business owner knows that old information will be impossible to recover if the data has been deleted. In terms of data recovery factors, all computer hard drives are designed so that data can be recovered even after deletion. Cure some the do’s and dont’s of computer disposal for small businesses so you can protect your data and the environment.


Keep an external backup of all the files you want to save using easy cloud storage service or usb storage.

Overwrite and wipe your hard drive as many times as possible.

Remove the old hard drive and physically destroy it.

Contact a professional disposal company to perform all disposal tasks as this can eliminate your companies liability.

Using a certified computer recycling company can make sure that all electronics can be disposed of appropriately.


Never throw your old computer equipment in the trash.

Avoid using a recycling company that isn’t reputable or doesn’t have a business license.

Don’t go to a computer recycling company that is uncertified.

Recycling old computer equipment can ensure that you prevent harmful impacts to the environment and reduce the waste that you are producing for landfills. Recycling is an excellent way to show that your business cares about the environment which can be an added benefit for your company image as well.

Contact us today if you are a small business that could use assistance with computer disposal or electronic disposal.

This post was written by Steven Elia Co-Founder and Recycling Director at eCycle Florida. eCycle Florida is a R2 Certified electronics recycling company in the state of Florida. Our processes and procedures are dedicated to the proper destruction and recycling of your electronics. eCycle Florida is your go-to for Orlando electronics recycling.