Trashing my laptops.
March 1, 2013 9:26 AM Subscribe
How I can best dispose of my two laptop computers in an environmentally friendly way that ensure my personal data is protected and not stolen? Added difficulty level: Neither one turns on!
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I would love to get rid of my computers in an environmentally friendly way such as recycling but I'm concerned about someone scavenging for my hard disks, so traditional recycling programs may not be helpful here. Both computers got to the point where they are so old and overheated that neither one turns on, and so I have no ability to wipe the hard disks. Is there any other option than physically destroying the hard drive?
Looking for quick, cheap, easy solution. I'm located in the DC area, if that helps.