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Electronics Recycling with Data Destruction

February 25, 2014 10:36 am

Turtle Wings/Data Killers is always on the lookout for news and information pertinent to the electronics recycling and data destruction industries to share with our many readers.  We recently spotted an article on the DigitalJournal.com about recycled computers giving away personal information.   The article published on February 19, 2014 stated, “A study commissioned in Australia by the National Association for... View Article

New Federal Regulations for Electronics Recycling

February 21, 2014 4:40 pm

In March 2012, the GSA announced that only certified e-waste recyclers may handle end-of-life electronics from federal agencies including electronics which were bought with federal funds by government contractors.  The only certifications that the GSA recognizes for electronics recyclers are R2 and eStewards.  The new federal regulations for electronics recycling were put in place to assure that federal and government... View Article

Electronics Recycling in Arlington

February 5, 2014 2:17 pm

Turtle Wing’s certified electronics recycling services are the perfect option to responsibly dispose of unused and end of life electronics.  We service a variety of customers, including but not limited to: government and military organizations; corporations; colleges and universities; property management companies; medical facilities; small businesses and residents.  Recently we completed a massive electronics recycling pickup in Arlington, VA for... View Article

Electronics Recycling Industry Updates

February 3, 2014 10:21 am

Electronics recycling in the U.S. is now a $20.6 billion industry, up from less than $1 billion in 2002, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc.  Much of this rapid growth is attributed to significant growth in the consumption of electronics, awareness brought on by state law and recycling programs, and investment in equipment and technology.  Although the... View Article

Electronics Recycling Events

January 24, 2014 9:38 am

As the first month of 2014 draws to a close, now is the time to begin planning recycling events.  Each year Turtle Wings hosts and participates in variety of electronics recycling events in the communities we serve.  No matter how large or small the event, Turtle Wings can provide our certified electronics recycling and data destruction services.  Although the recent... View Article

Electronics Recycling Protects the Environment

January 8, 2014 9:55 am

In just a very short period of time, electronics recycling has become a very important part of protecting the environment.  Many people don’t realize that all of the electronics they use like computers, monitors and cell phones contain hazardous chemicals that can be dangerous for our environment.  Elements like cadmium, mercury and barium are present within all of the electronics... View Article

New Year Corporate Electronics Recycling

December 19, 2013 8:59 am

With the frenzied holiday season in full swing and the New Year quickly approaching, now is the time for the ever so popular end of the year clean out.  Many companies have accumulated electronics throughout 2013 either because they updated their IT equipment or something stopped working properly.  Turtle Wings provides corporate electronics recycling companies who need to clean out... View Article

Electronics Recycling during the Holidays

December 6, 2013 1:44 pm

Electronics Recycling during the Holidays The hustle and bustle of the holiday has officially started.  With Black Friday as the official kick off to the Christmas holiday shopping season, many consumers rush to stores to get deals on new electronics.  Many consumers buy new electronics even when the old ones still work.  This leaves many consumers with an extra supply... View Article

Electronics Recycling in Washington DC

November 25, 2013 2:21 pm

Electronics Recycling in Washington DC Turtle Wings is always on the go providing certified electronics recycling for a variety of customers, including but not limited to: government and military organizations; corporations; medical facilities; small businesses and residents.  Recently we completed a month long electronics recycling event in Washington DC for one of our large corporate customers and their employees.  The... View Article

Why Recycle Electronics?

November 15, 2013 12:36 pm

If you have an obsolete computer or two in your basement, you’re not alone.  Nearly 2 million tons of used electronics including computers, cell phones and televisions are discarded each year.  With an ample supply of newer, faster electronic products on the market, Americans continually replace older models.  This trend shows no signs of slowing.  As a result, electronics have... View Article