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Got new electronic toys?

December 28, 2017 11:05 am

Every holiday we see a massive spike in the amount of residential calls for our services. Millions of people get new TVs, Computers, Smart Phones, Gaming Devices, and all kinds of other electronics during this time of the year. That means that millions of people most likely have older equipment that now needs to be recycled responsibly. However, there is... View Article

Happy Holidays From Turtle Wings!

December 21, 2017 8:59 am

We wanted to wish a Happy Holiday to all of our amazing customers. A lot of exciting things have happened in 2017 and we hope for it to continue into 2018! We look forward to serving you and bringing you the excellent customer care that you are accustomed to. Know that we are always striving to better ourselves and our... View Article

National Geographic article on E-Waste

December 18, 2017 1:14 pm

National Geographic has just released a very good article on why you should recycle your electronics responsibly!   https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/e-waste-monitor-report-glut/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3B%2FpTVr6H1RVKdKDz1AlQ3hw%3D%3D

10th Annual Suburban Nursery School Truck Touch

October 9, 2017 11:36 am

Need a fun activity for the family this weekend?  Come to Truck Touch event Saturday October 14th in Bethesda. We’ll be at Suburban Nursery School from 10am-2pm for the Truck Touch event.  We are excited to demonstrate how our trucks destroy data.   Our trucks shred hard drives, floppy disks, backup tapes, data drives, flash drives, CDs, DVDs and more. Come... View Article

Annual Audit Completed Successfully

June 22, 2017 1:39 pm

We are always happy to announce that we flew through our annual 3rd party audit. Perry Johnson Registrars, an ANAB accredited certification body for Environmental Management Systems, recognized our quality management system’s integrity and pointed out our company strengths: Ability to quickly provide documents and records Overall security including camera infrastructure The use of our own drivers and vehicle tracking... View Article

DON’T TRUST ANYONE TO WIPE YOUR DATA

March 31, 2017 11:48 am

DON’T TRUST ANYONE TO WIPE YOUR DATA National Association of Information Destruction (NAID) Finds Personal Data On Wiped Devices   Results of the probe showed 50 percent of the tablets, 44 percent of hard drives and 13 percent of the mobile phones retained personally identifiable information after being wiped.   https://resource-recycling.com/e-scrap/2017/03/30/naid-personal-data-abounds-wiped-devices/   Don’t trust anyone to wipe your data. Data... View Article

Stop Exporting

July 29, 2016 11:55 am

Obama Asked to Stop the US Government from Exporting It’s e-Waste to Developing Countries Executive Order called for before Leaving Office June 27, 2016. Seattle, WA, USA. The Basel Action Network (BAN), along with other environmental groups, recycling industries and consumers, are petitioning President Obama to sign an executive order in his final months to, once and for all, stop... View Article

Bretix vote affects electronics recycling industry

July 8, 2016 3:56 pm

At Turtle Wings, we are always on the lookout for breaking news. We thought the following article about the Bretix vote and precious metals found in electronics was worth re-posting:   http://resource-recycling.com/node/7641