January 23, 2007 09:30 ET

ERA: Computer Donations and Recycling in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 23, 2007) - ERA adds several new donation depot locations in Calgary, making it easier for residents in Calgary's NW, NE, SW, and SE communities to donate their old laptops, computers, and networking equipment.

Corporations and smaller companies can always call the ERA to schedule a pickup directly from their offices. ERA offers a hard drive destruction service on site, where ERA technicians can come to your office and erase data from hard drives, as well as destroy the hard drives on site, eliminating any chance that your confidential information will get into the wrong hands.

ERA uses the only RCMP certified software "Blancco" which can erase all the data from hard drives, making it impossible for your data to be compromised.

ERA requires additional donations of computers, laptops, servers, networking equipment to facilitate donations of computers to the local community. The requests for old laptops, computers, servers and networking equipment are getting overwhelming, and without more donations, the ERA may not be able to provide enough of these computers to our community.

If your company has old computers to dispose, please call the ERA first. Other recycling companies will only collect old computers for destruction and smelting, therefore eliminating any possibility of these computes being used by the underpriviledged and the poor. ERA is the only organization in Alberta that collects old computers for donation to the community. Please visit www.era.ca for pictures of donations made by ERA, and for a list of causes ERA is involved in.

To see a picture of a donation from the ERA in use, please click http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/erapic.jpg

Contact Information

  • Electronic Recycling Association
    (403) 262-4488 or Toll Free: 1-877-9-EWASTE
    Electronic Recycling Association
    (780) 455-2088 or Toll Free: 1-877-9-EWASTE
    Electronic Recycling Association
    (604) 215-4483 or Toll Free: 1-877-9-EWASTE
    Website: www.era.ca