USB Flash Drive Donations – Recycle USB For a Good Cause

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.

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Donate USB Flash Drives For A Good Cause, Those Who Did…

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
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    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.

    Our Mission:

    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.

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Recycle Flash Drives, December’s Numbers

‘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.

www.gobio.com/clinical-research/

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Recycle USB Drives from October

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!

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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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Columbia Bank of Portland OR, Donates USB Media

Tara Adcock
Columbia Bank, Tualatin, OR

Thank you for the recent donation of 185 of 2GB flash drives! They will be put to good use. Per our website, if you donate drives and include information about your organization, we will re-post it.

For those of you who are viewing the website, please read the following:

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I am part of Columbia Bank’s Professional Banking team in Portland Oregon. My department had acquired about 185 UB drives that we were no longer able to use. I did a quick internet search to see what I could do with them and was thrilled to find your website and learn about the great things you guys are doing around the world – both for youth education and the environment. One of the things I love most about Columbia Bank is how much we care about the community. Just last year, Columbia Bank put together 10,000 financial literacy kits for our local schools. The following is an excerpt from the Columbia Bank’s Engagement Philosophy:

Columbia Bank’s people are the center of our community engagement programs. Our people understand the needs of their communities and are passionate about improving them. By supporting their efforts, we amplify what they can accomplish on their own and extend our impact exponentially. We draw attention to the issues that matter to our people and act as an accelerant for the positive change they wish to create.

At Columbia Bank, we demonstrate this commitment through our comprehensive approach to community engagement, empowering employees to address the unique needs of their communities through four distinct pillars: fundraising, employee giving, volunteerism and company giving. Providing support through these employee-driven pillars allows us to have the greatest impact in the communities we serve. Because of these efforts, we are deeply woven into the fabric of our communities.

https://www.columbiabank.com/about-us/community/

It is our pleasure to donate the enclosed USB drives to support your organization. Thank you for what you do.

Sincerely,
Tara Adcock

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