Getting rid of items containing sensitive and personal information can be tricky to do, as you don’t want your information to fall into the wrong hands. Here are some ways to ensure you properly dispose of your personal information.
If you are getting rid of paper documents containing personal information, shred them. This can be done by purchasing a shredder to use in your home or using a shredding service. UPS and Office Depot are two places that offer professional shredding services. To learn more about shredding at UPS, visit: https://www.theupsstore.com/store-services/shredding. To learn more about shredding at Office Depot, visit: https://www.officedepot.com/cm/print-and-copy/shredding.
Getting rid of sensitive information on a computer hard drive can be tricky. If you would like to do it yourself, follow these steps from Best Buy: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tech-tips/wipe-hard-drive/pcmcat748301880905.c?id=pcmcat748301880905. If you feel you are unable to wipe the hard drive yourself, you can always bring your device to a tech store and have them assist you.