Twenty people/organizations have donated their flash drives for recycling since our last post in September of 2020. Your time and effort to package up and ship off your unwanted flash drives is much appreciated. As we’ve said before, these drives will be cleaned up (formatted and data erased) from the donor with our flash memory copier equipment and repurpose the drives and sent to sugarlabs.org for re-use.
Here is the list of twenty who contributed since our last post:
- Ravi – San Mateo, CA
- Stephanie Shae – La Palma, CA
- Thomas Hearns – North Ridgeville, OH
- Feltault Family – Topsfield, MA
- K Nuss – Pacific Grove, CA
- Ryan Mitchell – Puyallupa, WA
- Gloria Yehilevsky – Poway, CA – Check it out: www.gloriaymusic.com
- Risan – Menlo Park, CA
- Jamie Schmidt – De Pere, WI
- Lily Kim – San Diego, CA
- Thomas Mielke – Flower Mound, TX (sounds like a nice place)
- Cathie Lee – Laguna Hills, CA
- M.T. Taglang – Bethleham, PA
- Kendra Lewis – Somersworth, NH
- Rooney – Naperville, IL
- Jocelyn Delmar – Kenmore, NY – Check it out: www.etsy.com/shop/paragraphloop
- Daniel Potts – Walton, KY
- Charles Hotchkiss – Everett, WA
- S. McMahon – Biscayne Park, FL
Today, more than ever, it’s nice to see people doing nice things for others. Today’s post is a thank you for those who’ve donated flash drives over the past six weeks. The drives really pilled up and we figured today was a good day to post some pictures and say “Thank You”
- Jackie Emerle – Sunnyvale, CA
- Suhas Madhiraju – Owings Mills, MD
- Olivia Miller – North Tonawanda, NY
- Jeremy – Canada
- Gloria Yehilersky – Poway, CA
- Jeff Pipen – Rockville, MO
- Ian Newman – Blackstone, MA
- Roberts – Littleton, CO
- Mr/Mrs Visconti – Washington, DC
- Mr/Mrs Nousen – Corvallis, OR
- Marie Manner – Minneapolis, MN
- Julie F – Seattle, WA
- Beth Renstrom – Sturgeon Bay, WI
Our last post about collected flash drives was June 12, 2020. Since that time, the following have sent in drives to help out. A big thank you for those who took the time to mail them in.
- Beth Deuer – Maineville, OH
- Aaron Christensen – Hutchinson, MN
- Taylor Durham – Los Angeles, CA
- Alice Grimmelsman – Denver, CO
- Paul Braatelien – West Chicago, IL
- J Mulqueen – Rey, NY
- Don Su – Houston, TX
- Gavin Chen – Redwood City, CA
- Jenny Martinez – Santa Monica, CA
- Ray Franz – Mundelein, IL
- Mr Milazzo – Midland, MI
- Hunter Gallahar – Houston, TX
- Travis Roberts – Knoxville, TN
- Hilpebrand – Atlanta, GA
Thank you everyone from the list below for donating flash drives. This blog section is a bit repetitive, thanking everyone for putting in some effort to recycle USB flash drives for a good cause, but it’s important to do so – Thank You! There was a nice blog post about what we do here, the article explains some additional options for what you might want to do with spare flash drives. The article is worth a read, if you have time – find it over @ Suite101.
Here is the list from the past six weeks for those who’ve donated:
- G Shirali – Leawood, KS
- J Ho – Kent, WA
- Unknown – Vail, CO [we included “unknowns” as proof the drives where received]
- N Eby – St. Louse, MO
- A Damron – Kerns, UT
- N Davis – Brownstown, MI
- Student Television Network – San Diego, CA
A little extra shout-out to Student Television Network as they drove up to Orange County and dropped off close to 2,000 flash drives. We are in the process on sanitizing all the drives (erase the data, format the device, insure they work) before passing them along to SugarLabs.org.
Thank you for those who donated flash drives the last couple of months. Per our routine, the donated drives will be sanatized with some techy erase function so if any data was on the drive, it will be 100% removed.
Here is a list of those who recycled their USB flash drives for a good cause:
- Unknown – Redondo Beach, CA
- Bristol Township School District – Levittown, PA
- MaryAnn – Unknown location
- P Brown – New York, NY
- Stadium Systems – Canaan, CT
- N Otfinger – Atlanta, GA
- Pamela Myers – Horsham, PA
RecycleUSB received a large shipment from Untion Sanitary District and included a nice company outline about what they do, here are those details:
The Union Sanitary District, founded May 27, 1918 is an independent special district which provides wastewater collection, treatment and disposal services to the residents and businesses of the cities of Fremont, Newark and Union City, in Southern Alameda County, California. We serve approximately 356,160 people.
To safely and responsibly collect and treat wastewater, and to recover resources from process waste streams, while protecting human health and improving the environment in a way that benefits the Tri-Cities and all USD stakeholders.
‘Tis the season for giving and this month people gave! We didn’t do an actual count, but we are well over 1,000 flash drives for December 2019.
Special thanks to those include the following:
- A. Tabak – Brooklyn, NY
- Chu Chu – Brooklyn, NY
- Joanne Forster – Prairie, KS
- Duncan Bryant – Vicksburg, MS
- Shane K – Seattle, WA
- K To – Houston, TX
- Julie Vincenti – Naperville, IL
- Rheila Parker – Baltimore, MD
BioTel Research sent in a large batch of recycle USB flash drives. Much appreciated. As we state on our website if you include a note, we will post a mention to your company here.
BioTel Research has provided centralized cardiac monitoring and medical imaging analysis in more than 2,000 clinical trials, spanning 70 countries, and comprising all major therapeutic areas. Both big pharma and small biotech organizations rely on us to deliver.
Does it ever get tiring saying “Thank You?” It doesn’t! This post is for a big thank you to all those who sent in drives during the month of October. We continue to see the benefit of this program and the continued success. No one specific person put in a note with a request for mention, so we will simply list out those who donated:
- Jim D. – Columbia, MD
- M Sethi – Seattle, WA
- Abilene Makovi – Pataskala, OH
- J Cooper – Fulton, NY
- Julia Chu – New York, NY
- Bruce Sexton – Brooklyn, NY
- James Dellavecchia – Mount Ephraim, NJ
Lot’s of folks from New York!
A big “THANK YOU” for those who donated flash drives in the month of September 2019. Very much appreciated and your donated drives will be included with our next shipment to SugarLabs.org for a portable learning system.
Those who sent in, include:
- Evan Stephens – Washington DC
- Beth Fry – Ithaca, NY
- Kenny Dorian – Columbia, SC
- Oiwi TV – Honolulu, HI
- Noelle Northcutt – Aurora, CO
- Anonymous – Quakertown, PA
- Anonymous- Lafayette, IN
Thank you Quinn Evans Architectural Firm for the recent shipment of donated USB flash drives. We received your multi-box shipment with over 400 drives. Great Stuff!
With that said, RecycleUSB would like to give a shout out to the Quinn Evans firm:
Quinn Evans is an architecture and design firm with offices in Washington DC, Baltimore MD, Richmond VA, Ann Arbor and Detroit MI and Madison WI. We create design and architecture solutions that connect people to communities, and history to future, for impact that spans generations.
Please visit their contact page to reach an associate in your area:
Once again, Thank you Quinn Evans for your genous donation of USB flash drives. They will make their way to Sugar Labs, a non-profit organization focused on teaching young kids about technology and learning.
For those of you considering to donate USB flash drives to our cause, you may ask yourself how is the recycled USB drive handled before going out to SugarLabs?
Below is a picture of some drives being digitally cleaned and erased before going out the door. We use Nexcopy duplicator equipment and with this gear, there is a D.o.D. erase function [Department of Defense grade function]. The USB erase function writes random ones-and-zeros to the entire memory space. So anything on the drive, whether it be inappropriate data, personal data or even virsus’ the erase function wipes them out.
Once the drive is completely written over with random binary data, we use a format function in the duplicator equipment and format the drives as FAT32. Not all drives will pass the erase function or the format function and those drives are taken out of the recycle process.
We have used the above procedure for years and very confident in the process and outcome. To donate your USB flash drives, you may visit our USB donation page to get the three step process.
For all of you who have donated, thank you! Please remember, if you include a note with your donated flash drives with a website link or blog address, we will be happy to post that link in this news room section of our site.