It’s time to shred those old hard drives!

March 22, 2013

We all know that it’s important to shred confidential papers, but it’s equally important that we shred data from computers and electronic devices. 

March is Fraud Prevention Month and this is your opportunity to bring old electronics to an Electronic Shredding Event:


Saturday, March 23, 2013

10:00 a.m. ­ 1:00 p.m.

Kingsway Mall (109 Street and Kingsway Avenue)

Main West Entrance


“While there are a number of paper shredding events that take place during Fraud Prevention Month, we recognize the importance of shredding data from electronic devices,” says Constable Nadine Swist. 

“We encourage people to think about the data that’s stored on old electronic devices. It’s very important to ensure that the device is swept clean of personal information before it’s donated or recycled,” noted Swist. 

The Edmonton Police Service has partnered with the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) for this special shredding event.

Studies have shown that the fear of sensitive data being recovered from old equipment is one of the biggest obstacles that people have, when it comes to donating used equipment to charities. 

With ERA you can be assured that your data will be secure from retrieval. All data will be securely removed from all the electronic equipment that will be brought in on Saturday. ERA will then issue certificates of certified drive wiping. So bring your Electronics down (remember:just electronics – this is not a paper-shredding event). 

Click here to see an ERA shredder at work