Electronic devices destroyed for free at Abbotsford event

Police partner with Electronic Recycling Association to dispose of unwanted items

March is Fraud Prevention Month, and the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) and the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) are partnering to help citizens protect their private information after data destruction.

The two agencies are hosting a “safe destruction” event on Thursday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the APD headquarters, 2838 Justice Way.

Citizens are invited to bring unwanted electronic devices such as hard drives, computers, laptops, phones, tapes and other small devices storing sensitive data, where they will be securely destroyed for free.

Electronics will be destroyed on site to prevent data being recovered from old equipment.

Those unable to attend the event are invited to visit electronicrecyclingassociation.ca/how-it-works/ for drop-off instructions and locations.

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