Atlanta Apple MacBook PowerBook ChromeBook Windows Laptop Recycling & Disposal

Atlanta Apple MacBook PowerBook ChromeBook Windows Laptop Recycling & Disposal

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You probably ended up here because you are search for how to dispose of a Apple macbook, PowerBook, Android Chromebook or Windows Laptop in Atlanta. Our mission at Beyond Surplus is to provide a safe, secure, environmentally responsible solution to the dilemma of proper disposal of old laptops, ipads, macbooks, chromebooks, components and electronic waste (e-waste). The Beyond Surplus recycling center is open to businesses and the general public for dropping off computers & other accepted electronic items for Atlanta and surround metro Atlanta for secure recycling.

Below is a guide on how to safely recycle or dispose of your Apple macbook, PowerBook, Android Chromebook or Windows Laptop in Atlanta

Why should you safely recycle your old Apple macbook, PowerBook, Android Chromebook or Windows Laptop in Atlanta ?

Apple macbook, PowerBook, Android Chromebook or Windows Laptops contain many chemicals and materials that are hazardous to the environment. Recycling your old devices, phones and tablets keeps this toxic waste out of [city here] landfills, and it provides numerous benefits to the environment as well as Atlanta community.

What to do before disposing your Apple Macbook, PowerBook, Android Chromebook or Windows Laptop in Atlanta

This applies to Apple macbook, PowerBook, Android Chromebook or Windows Laptops that you are looking to recycle in Atlanta

Save or backup important files

Go through your device, Back up your files or transfer them to a new Apple macbook, PowerBook, Android Chromebook or Windows Laptop. The least consuming way to do this is to invest in an external hard drive or backup to the cloud making it easy to access your files on any internet connected device. This is important, if you are dropping off your equipment at beyond surplus for disposal there is not recovering any files.

Uninstall Programs

Some programs, such as Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office line of products, may contain personal information such as your name and address or other details. They also require a software key and can only be used on one machines at a time. So be sure to uninstall any programs before disposing of your computer.

Delete Browsing History

Most browsers save information about your browsing history and, depending on your settings, can even store your user names and passwords various sites.  Cookies remember the sites you visit and the purchases you make and advertisers (and hackers) can use this information to their advantage. So to improve your privacy, it’s best to delete them regularly.

What to do before your recycle or dispose of your Mac

Before you recycle or dispose of your Mac, you should back up your computer, disable some features and services, and restore to factory settings by erasing the hard drive and reinstalling macOS.

Moving to a new Mac?

Learn how to move your files to your new Mac. Do this before you erase the hard drive or follow any other steps.

Create a backup

Be sure you have an up-to-date backup of your important files and data. Learn how to back up your data in macOS. If you have macOS Catalina, skip the sign out of iTunes step.’

Sign out of iTunes on macOS Mojave or earlier

Open iTunes. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > Authorizations > Deauthorize This Computer.

When prompted, enter your Apple ID and password. Then click Deauthorize.

Learn more about deauthorizing your computer using iTunes, including how to deauthorize all the computers you’ve used with your iTunes account.

Sign out of iCloud

Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Apple ID. Choose iCloud in the side panel and Turn off Find My Mac. Then select Overview in the side panel and click Sign Out.

If you have macOS Mojave or earlier, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, click iCloud, and then Sign Out.

A dialog asks whether you want to keep a copy of your iCloud data on the Mac. Because you’ll reformat the hard drive in a later step, just click Keep a Copy to proceed.

After you sign out of iCloud, your iCloud data remains in iCloud and on any other devices you’ve signed in to with your Apple ID.

Sign out of iMessage

If you’re using OS X Mountain Lion or later, sign out of iMessage.

In the Messages app, choose Messages > Preferences, click iMessage, then click Sign Out.

If you’re keeping paired Bluetooth devices, unpair them (optional)

If you have Bluetooth devices — such as keyboards, mice, or trackpads — paired with

your Mac, and you plan to keep these devices, you can unpair them. This optional step prevents accidental input on the Mac if the computer and the Bluetooth devices have separate owners but remain within Bluetooth range of one another.

If you’re unpairing an iMac, Mac mini, or Mac Pro, you must have a USB or other wired keyboard and mouse to complete these steps.

To unpair your Bluetooth devices, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Bluetooth. Hover the pointer over the device that you want to unpair, then click the remove (x) button next to the device’s name. When the dialog asks if you’re sure, click Remove.

If you’re using an iMac, Mac Pro, or Mac mini, use a USB or other wired keyboard and mouse to complete the next step.

 

Erase your hard drive and reinstall macOS

The best way to restore your Mac to factory settings is to erase your hard drive and reinstall macOS.

After macOS installation is complete, the Mac restarts to a Welcome screen and asks you to choose a country or region. If you want to leave the Mac in an out-of-box state, don’t continue with the setup of your system. Instead, press Command-Q to shut down the Mac. When the new owner turns on the Mac, setup assistant will guide them through the setup process.

Factory Reset Wipe Erase Windows 10, Android or Apple IOS Device Before Recycling

See How to prepare your computers, tablets, phones, ipads & iphones for recycling in Atlanta

If you are dropping off your device at a Beyond Surplus Facility We will wipe or reset or physically shred your device without accessing your information at no cost as part of our Atlanta Free Hard Drive Shredding Service Or  Data Security Guarantee.

How to Factory reset Windows 10 Computers, Laptops & Tablets Before Recycling

There are three options that allow you to reset your PC. If you’ve tried just about everything else and your PC still isn’t running well, resetting it might fix the problem.

    • Option 1: Select Start  > Settings  > Update & Security  > Recovery. Under Reset this PC, select Get startedOpen Recovery settings.
    • Option 2: Restart your PC to get to the sign-in screen, then press and hold down the Shift key while you select the Power  icon > Restart in the lower-right corner of the screen. After your computer restarts, select Troubleshoot > Reset this PC.
    • Option 3: Select Start , then press and hold down the Shift key while you select the Power  icon > Restart to restart your computer into Recovery Mode. After your computer restarts, select Troubleshoot > Reset this PC
    • Select Remove files and clean drive

How to Factory reset Windows 10 Computers, Tablets & Devices Before Recycling

 

How to Wipe Reset your Android device to factory settings Before Recycling

A factory reset is a process that erases the data on a tablet or smartphone and returns it to the original manufacturer settings.

How to Wipe Reset your Android device to factory settings Before Recycling

Go to Settings.

Scroll to the Personal section and tap Backup & reset.

Turn on the Back up my data toggle switch.

Plug the device into a power source, and connect the device to Wi-Fi.

Leave the device plugged in overnight. At the very least, let it charge for a few hours.

At the bottom of the screen, press Factory data reset to erase all the data and put the device in a like-new state.

Verify your choice.

When the tablet or phone restarts, a progress screen displays. This screen indicates that the device is erasing the data. When the data has been deleted, the operating system restarts and shows a screen that is similar to the one it had when it was taken out of the box. The whole process takes a few minutes.

If you are dropping off your device at a Beyond Surplus Facility We will wipe or reset or physically shred your device without accessing your information at no cost as part of our Atlanta Free Hard Drive Shredding Service Or  Data Security Guarantee.

For older machines (Windows 7 & Older) Wipe Hard Drive or Delete and overwrite sensitive files Before Recycling

Delete Any files, pictures or documents you don’t need.

Make sure you delete these files with specialized software designed to meet government standards for secure deletion. There are various “file shredder” software programs available for free On the internet. You don’t have to worry about deleting any files if you are dropping off your equipment at Beyond Surplus all hard drives are wiped and or shredded by default without accessing them and we will email you a written guarantee if requested. Just ask for a drop off receipt.

Ready To Recycle Your Device?

Now that  you are ready to recycle and know How to dispose of a Apple macbook, PowerBook, Android Chromebook or Windows Laptop in  Atlanta Beyond Surplus Can Help

By Default Every Item processed by Beyond Surplus we will thoroughly inspect every item and protect your Data by removing Asset Tags, Stickers and Identifying marks from each unit (Sanitize). During this initial Inspection stage every drive is wiped using a Department of Defense Compliant erasure program free of charge.

Device doesn’t power on or you cannot access it?

You can still drop off your device at Beyond surplus, just ask for a drop off receipt, its our written guarantee that your device will be recycled responsibly and your device and or data will be protected & destroyed.

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