For New York State only, Samsung will accept our own brands of electronic waste, but also one piece of electronic waste of any manufacturer’s brand with the purchase of covered electronic equipment of the same type by a consumer.
Consumer –a person located in the state who owns or uses covered electronic equipment, including but not limited to an individual, a business, corporation, limited partnership, not-for-profit corporation, the state, a public corporation, public school, school district, private or parochial school or board of cooperative educational services or governmental entity, but does not include an entity involved in a wholesale transaction between a distributor and retailer.*
Business consumer – a for-profit entity which has fifty or more full time employees or a not-for-profit corporation with seventy-five or more full time employees, but not a not-for-profit corporation designated under section 501 (c)(3) of the internal revenue code. *
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Currently, more locations are being developed in the state of New York.
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*Exception: OEMTakeback will accept all branded covered electronic equipment for residents in New York State, only. Please disregard the statement that notes Samsung only products on the OEMTakeback website.
For New York consumers only, please disregard any type or weight restrictions where computer and televisions are concerned.
Samsung will operate the mail back program as part of our pilot study in 2011 for improved convenience possibilities going forward.
A zip code is inputted on the label which indicates where the product is being shipped from.
Please refer to the United States Postal Service Website to find the nearest post office for drop off.
Samsung Direct Recycling partners are required to destroy all data from hard drives. However, it is good practice by the consumer to additionally take steps to destroy old personal data from hard drives prior to surrendering such products to any recycle stream. There are a variety of products available for destroying old data on the hard drive for different operating systems; but it is up to the consumer to decide what is right for them. Here is some additional suggestions:
If you’ve decided to get rid of your old computer, it’s important to make sure your computer’s hard drive is completely free of data. The last thing you want is to pass on a PC when sensitive business information or even personal information such as stored passwords, personal documents and credit card numbers that could be retrieved. There are many ways to go about ensuring your data can never be retrieved. Obviously, you can choose to physically destroy the drive, but there are alternatives that enable you to keep the system intact. Simply erasing all the data on your hard drive and formatting it is not enough security. That information can easily be recovered. You can spend hours going through your hard drive and deleting all the files and documents you want, but using the delete key on your keyboard only removes the shortcuts to the files making them invisible to users, still allowing anyone to reinstate that data.