Recycled USB Drives from Sept 2019

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

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Thank You Quinn Evans Architectural Firm

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:

Quinn Evans

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.

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D.o.D. Erase Function for Donated USB Flash Drives

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.

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Donated USB Flash Drives from July 2019

The month of July we received many donated drives. Here is a quick post to those who sent drives in and included their information on the envleop. Remember, if you want a mention or link back to your website, please include that information with your shipment.

Those who sent in, include:

  • Nadine Lai – Edmonton, Canada
  • Bennett – Raleigh, NC
  • James – UK
  • David Waro – Madison, WI
  • A. Harris – Forest Grove, OR
  • K. Saca – Alamo, CA
  • Mark Hank – Burnsville, MN
  • Unknown – Boston, MA

Remember, whatever you send in, we will use a Nexcopy USB duplicator to erase all the content on the drive. This process is done so that no data could be recovered or found on the drive after we give it away to SugarLabs.org

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USB Recycle Update; 13 Donated This Week

This week Recycle USB received 13 total drives for donation. Thank you for sending the drives. They will be sent to Sugar Labs on our next shipment out.

Those who sent in, include:

  • Kendall Priscoll – Newton, MA
  • Unknown – Thank You
  • Reosh – Davis, CA
  • Charles Markum – Sandy Springs, GA
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