How to Wipe Your Device

Practical tips to secure your data & protect your privacy before recycling your electronic devices

Before you bring your electronic devices to one of our safe and secure authorized drop-off points, here are some practical end-of-life electronics recycling tips and suggestions:

Consumers and businesses are responsible for ensuring that all personal data is removed from their electronic devices prior to drop-off. EPRA-Québec does not accept liability for data or any other digital content that is left on electronic products collected at its authorized drop-off points.

Wipe your drives.

Clear your SIM cards.

Protect your privacy.
  • Clear all personal information from computers, cell phones and electronics prior to drop off.
  • Ensure all memory storage areas have been cleared of private information.
Find out how:
  • Consult manufacturer’s websites or electronics owner’s manual.
  • Download data erasure software or data shredding apps.
  • Ask an expert.