As of January 1, 2010, all computers, laptops, and monitors in Oregon must be e-cycled. The program is free and collection sites are open year-round. Keyboards, mice, scanners, printers, and other peripherals are not included in the program.
Before you e-cycle your laptop or computer, take care to remove confidential client information. Pull and destroy hard drives or wipe the hard drive clean using wiping software that meets Department of Defense standards.
For more information about Oregon E-Cycles, call the free e-cycling hotline 1-888-5-ECYCLE or visit the DEQ Web site.
Copyright 2010 Beverly Michaelis