Five Things You Must Do Before You Ditch Your Old Gadgets by Dan Tynan Tech Columnist Apr 7, 2014
Getting rid of your old electronics? Whether you’re donating, selling, or recycling your aging gear, you’ll want to take the following steps to make sure your data stays safe and your gear goes where it’s supposed to. And, no, these steps are not optional.
Even wiping isn't safe. If your getting rid of a computer best to remove the hard drive and smash it up.
True, steel bat. I gave my last computer to a charity, which recycles them for students in Africa. It had gone caput and I had deleted everything off it before it finally gave up the ghost. Hopefully the charity is to be trusted. I think they are a reputable group.