Most people who hold on to old and unusable technology do it for two reasons.  One reason is that they don’t know how or where to properly dispose of it.  The second reason is fear of their personal data’s security.  How can you know that your information is safe once you have gotten rid of it?

Due to the environmental harm that technology equipment can cause, it will soon be illegal to throw it away.  WingSwept, a Garner IT firm, encourages people to participate in the third annual Technology Spring Clean where computers and electronics are recycled for free.

In honor of Earth Day, the event is going to be held on April 16, 2011 at 951 Heather Park Drive, Garner, NC from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Supporting sponsors include: International Minute Press, Garner Chamber of Commerce, Garner Citizen, Jones Insurance, McDonald’s, REX Wellness Center of Garner, S&A Cherokee, Timeless Promotionals, Town of Garner, Triangle Business Journal, Triangle Recycling, and Turner Farms Self Storage.

Computers, wires, printers, hard drives, scanners, fax machines, phones, and more will be accepted for drop off and diverted from landfills at the April 16 event.

Participants can walk away with peace of mind knowing that their hard drives will be securely shredded prior to recycling, to protect personal data.

Questions regarding the event and accepted items can be directed towards Molly Moore at 919-779-0954 x 131.  Event details can also be found at