hard drive wipe and pc disposal


PCNS can perform a wipe of your old hard drive, and take your PC to Plano PC Recycling, or Dallas PC parts for recycling/re-use.  Because older PC's contain lead and other hazardous materials, it should not be thrown in the dumpster or landfill.  Wiping the hard drive is important so dumpster divers or new PC owners cannot "scrape" the erased or exposed data.  

End users can wipe the data themselves with various commercial or freeware disk wiping products. Less technically savvy users who may be good with a screwdriver can simply remove the hard drive themselves and keep it, before taking the PC down to the recycling center themselves.

Recycling Centers:
Dallas Home Chemical Electronics Recycling

Free Disk Wiping Software:
Eraser