CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Businesses seeking to dispose of outmoded or broken electronics, especially those with internal memories, can do so this Friday at an Electronic Waste Disposal Event sponsored by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber and Reclamere, a company certified by the National Association for Information Destruction, have teamed up for the recycling event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the administrative parking lot of the Chambersburg Area School District at 435 Stanley Ave.
The two big issues facing companies disposing of electronic equipment are environmental hazards and data security, said Doug Harmon, the chamber's membership director. Companies face potential liability for disposing of such equipment improperly, or if the data the devices contain falls into the wrong hands, he said.
All the data destruction will be done by Reclamere, either physically or "electronic sanitization" to U.S. Department of Defense standards, according to a chamber news release. The equipment will be refurbished and resold, or recycled, and certificates verifying data destruction will be mailed out no later than 10 days after the event, according to the chamber Web site.