Free Secure Hard Drive Shredding Offered Across Canada

The Electronic Recycling Association, RCMPs, and Police Departments are teaming up this March to educate citizens about how to recognize, report and avoid falling victim to fraud

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has partnered with Police Services and RCMPs throughout Canada for a fraud prevention month hard drive shredding and e-waste collection for the general public. Visitors will learn the answers to all of their fraud-related questions and safely dispose of their old electronics.

“Fraud prevention month is intended to facilitate conversations around current scams and how individuals can ensure they do not fall a victim,” says Bojan Paduh, president and founder of ERA. “Our objectives are to help ensure the public has access to tools and information to protect themselves, and by offering free and secure hard drive shredding we’re happy to make a tangible contribution.”

ERA will be bringing a portable hard drive shredder to allow the public to shred their personal devices, free of charge. Devices that the public can bring include phones, computers, handheld devices, printers and other electronic equipment that may contain personal data. We will only be able to shred hard drives that are already separated from their devices. If you wish to bring your devices this will be handled at our depot close by.

Media representatives are invited to attend and cover this community event.

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About the Electronic Recycling Association

Established in 2004, ERA is a non-profit organization committed to reducing the environmental impact of improperly discarded toxic electronic waste by offering accessible services to help corporations and individuals manage their retiring IT assets. ERA offers industry-leading data erasure services, prompt and professional corporate pickup services and detailed reporting. With reuse being ERA’s top priority, every item that is received is examined for any remaining productive life and, if possible, refurbished for reuse. True end of life items is transferred to accredited recyclers where a nil landfill contribution can be assured. ERA is committed to supporting local charities and individuals in need through their comprehensive, Canada-wide technology donation program.

 

Media enquiries may be directed to:

Jessica Lifely,

Business Development and Marketing Manager

The Electronic Recycling Association

[email protected]

403-262-4488