Sims Recycling Solutions to Offer Free Hard Drive Destruction on Data Privacy Day

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Service will be available on January 28 at participating locations across the U.S.

West Chicago, IL – Sims Recycling Solutions, the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling and a business of Sims Metal Management, is offering free hard drive destruction on January 28, 2013, in support of Data Privacy Day, an annual international event focusing attention on the importance of data privacy and protection. This service will be available at participating Sims Recycling Solutions facilities throughout the United States on this day only. Digital data destruction services will be limited to one hard drive per customer. For information about the destruction of multiple hard drives, please call the local Sims Recycling Solutions facility.

Participating locations will have equipment on-site to degauss and/or destroy hard drives, allowing customers to witness the process. After the hard drive is destroyed, Sims will provide a certificate of destruction to each customer. The certificate confirms and documents the complete and secure destruction of the customer’s data.

“People are becoming more aware of the need to properly dispose of their old electronics, but legitimate concerns about the security of the data on those devices can be a barrier to recycling,” stated Steve Skurnac, President, Sims Recycling Solutions, Americas. “Sims wants to encourage e-waste recycling by offering consumers free hard drive destruction on Data Privacy Day, which will prevent personal information from getting into the wrong hands.”

Data Privacy Day, organized by the National Cyber Security Alliance, is an effort to empower people to protect their privacy, control their digital footprint, and make the protection of privacy and data everyone’s priority. The need for digital data security affects everyone because our current technology allows us to collect, store and transfer vast amounts of confidential information.

About Sims Recycling Solutions

Sims Recycling Solutions (us.simsrecycling.com) is the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, offering customers in every business sector comprehensive recycling services out of our 53 owned and operated sites across the globe.

Sims Recycling Solutions – owned by Sims Metal Management, a publicly traded company – has the global reach, expertise and infrastructure necessary to guarantee our customers that their data is secure, their electronic equipment is processed in an environmentally responsible manner, their reputation is protected and their compliance risks are eliminated.

In America, Sims Recycling Solutions operates 16 sites in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Ontario, South Carolina Tennessee, Texas and Vancouver.

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