For many local corporate teams, being tasked with completing an Emeryville corporate recycling and hauling project may seem like a large logistical task that can be a real inconvenience. However, with the right knowledge and a little bit of planning, completing an Emeryville corporate recycling and hauling project can be a smooth and painless process.
To help you see your project to success from start to finish, our team of corporate recycling and hauling experts has crafted this simple guide for your team to quickly learn from.
Get all team members onboard with your mission
One of the biggest threats to any corporate recycling and hauling project is inaction and dragging of feet. Make sure from the outset that you instill a sense of urgency among your team members. Be sure to educate all stakeholders and team members about why you need to offload the office equipment as quickly and professionally as possible. Letting old unwanted office equipment sit around is a waste of the retail space that you’re paying for, and presents a liability if items like laptops are stolen or equipment like batteries become derelict and deteriorate in a hazardous way. Old office equipment can also present a fire hazard or obstruct emergency evacuations.
Make sure electronics are handled properly
If you’ve got a lot of corporate equipment that you need recycled and hauled, a significant portion of that equipment is likely electronics. It’s important to ensure that all electronics are recycled in a way that is both environmentally friendly and compliant with laws and regulations. At Direct Resource Management, we always stay up to date on the most recent changes in environmental and legal regulations concerning corporate equipment like electronics so that our customers are always protected as much as possible from liability. Be sure to incorporate the same high level of standards in your project when it comes to how electronics will be handled.
Make sure sensitive information is sanitized
When it comes to hauling office items, most people realize that papers usually need to be shred, but some teams overlook the necessity of professional data destruction for equipment like computers, laptops, mobile phones, tablets, external drives and many other types of corporate equipment. Some teams make the mistake of just trying to use the basic delete function on these devices, not realizing that skilled data thieves can easily recover files that were removed with the basic delete function of many devices. Instead, at DRM we always incorporate data destruction methods used by the Department of Defense and NIST, so we strongly urge that you do the same. If handled improperly, such sensitive data can be exposed and result in costly lawsuits and reputation damage.
Don’t choose just any junk hauler
If you need to haul and recycle significant amounts of corporate office equipment, it’s important not only to choose a professional but to choose a well qualified recycler rather than just any junk hauler. Office equipment is rife with potentially hazardous equipment and potential liabilities in terms of data security and environmental protection compliance. When selecting a vendor to work with, be sure to choose a team like ours at DRM, who is professionally recognized for electronics recycling and data destruction. Give us a call or send us an email today, and we’ll help you get started on the right path.