Socially Distant E-Recycling Success During COVID
Saturday, April 11 was Securis’ scheduled community e-recycling event. They take place on the second Saturday of each month. Due to concerns about remaining socially distant during the COVID-19 pandemic, we considered canceling altogether but continued to receive questions from community members who were hoping the monthly event will continue as it has for years, providing electronics recycling and hard drive destruction to members of the community.
Socially Distant E-Recycling
In a continued effort to keep you and our employees safe, Securis’ first monthly community recycling event since the COVID-19 outbreak was held abiding by social distancing guidelines. People who wanted to recycle old computers, phones, monitors, and other electronics were advised to stay in their cars while still having the opportunity to safely recycle their items.
To maintain socially distant e-recycling protocol, a masked and gloved Securis team member then approached each vehicle with two bins. One was marked “SHRED” and the other marked “RECYCLE.” People were then able to place hard drives, cell phones, and devices containing data to be shredded into the SHRED bin. Other items were placed into the RECYCLE bin.
For those who had additional and/or larger items in their trunks, Securis team members simply had them pop the trunk and removed the items.
Data Destruction for Hard Drives and Other Devices
For those who had laptops, desktops, or similar items that required hard drive removal and data destruction witnessing, Securis removed the drive on a table and then shredded it, allowing people to witness the process from the safety of their vehicles. Even payment methods were handled with minimal contact – no signatures required. For those who missed the April event, join Securis at the next socially distancing recycling event on May 9, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information, read our Residential Recycling Event Information page.