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... with more than 15 years in the computer \ e waste recycling field, Forerunner Computer Recycling has given Portsmouth companies a responsible option to dispose end of life cycle and surplus computer equipment. All Portsmouth based companies face the task of safely disposing of older equipment and their e waste. The EPA estimates that as many as 500 million computers \ e waste will soon become obsolete.

As Portsmouth businesses upgrade existing PCs, more computers and other e waste are finding their way into the waste stream. According to the EPA, over two million tons of electronics waste is discarded each year and goes to U.S. landfills.

ForeRunner Recycling, 100% Computer RecyclingNow you have a partner in the computer \ e waste recycling business who understands your need to safely dispose of your computer and electronic equipment in an environmentally responsible manner.

By promoting reuse - computer recycling and electronic recycling - Forerunner Computer Recycling extends the life of computer equipment and reduce e waste. Recycle your computers, recycle your electronics.

Call Us Now To Easily Dispose and Recycle Your E Waste - Free! 877-478-6611

Secure Data Destruction

Today, more than ever, Portsmouth companies discarding computer equipment are concerned about identity theft, security compliance, and cyber criminals trying to obtain private information. Simply tossing used computer equipment and hard disks into dumpsters will leave companies vulnerable to unscrupulous individuals searching for credit card numbers, social security numbers, and other valuable data.

Forerunner Recycling, your partner in the computer \ e waste recycling business, understands the need to safely dispose of computer equipment in a manner that guarantees no data is available for exploitation.

Hard drives are erased using the Department of Defense's DoD 5220.22-M standard, or if necessary, hard drives are physically destroyed. We'll do whatever it takes to ensure your company data does not fall into the wrong hands.

Data Center Division
New Division of Forerunner Recycling

With increasing economic pressure being applied to Portsmouth Corporations today, there remains a need to be flexible concerning moving and/or closing Portsmouth data centers. Furthermore, it may be necessary to properly shut down a data center with little warning causing the closure or move to fall outside your normal budget. This can only apply additional pressure on your Corporation.

Forerunner Computer Recycling focuses on turning what may be a perceived liability with the data center closure and can turn it into a financial return for the Corporation. With 20 years experience of information technology and asset recovery, Forerunner can assist any Portsmouth Corporation, small to large, in receiving a return on the costly process of data center closure.

ForeRunner Recycling, Data DestructionOur goal at Forerunner Computer Recycling is to offer a secure, reliable option to hard drive destruction. Yes, Forerunner does offer and is fully capable of destroying any and all hard drives. But with such high value that remains in the data center's equipment, to include: hard drives, servers, switches, and other equipment, this should be an option that all corporations consider.

Forerunner, in most cases, can offer on-site data destruction at zero cost with the Portsmouth Corporation seeing a possible return on its surplus data center equipment. Whether its hard drive destruction, data destruction, or disposal of surplus data center equipment, give Forerunner Computer Recyling an opportunity to propose a less costly option for you.

Call 877-478-6611 for more information.

Portsmouth, VA

   Quick City Facts

Form of Government:

The Council - Manager Form 



Size of City:

15.7 Square Miles

Yearly Precipitation:

46 inches of rain; 62 inches of snow


20 Feet



Meaning of City Name:

Named for Portsmouth, England

Major Tourist Attraction:

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum

Top Employers:

Norfolk Naval Shipyard,
Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth,
Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center,
City of Portsmouth,
City of Portsmouth Public Schools

Top Industries:

Tourism, Government, Retail & Service Industries
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The History of the City of Portsmouth

Portsmouth is one of the few cities in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is considered as an independent city, which is defined as a city that does not belong to any county in particular. In the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia, there is a total of 38 cities that are independent. Geographically, the city of Portsmouth is part of the metropolitan area of Hampton Roads, which is a region in the state’s southwestern portion. Portsmouth is directly opposite from the city of Norfolk, which means it has a waterfront area overlooking the Elizabeth River.

The city of Portsmouth has a total area of 47 square miles, of which 34 square miles are made up of land, while the other 13 square miles are water. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city is home to a total of 95, 535 residents as of the year 2010.

In the early 60s, the site which would be the future location of Portsmouth was considered as a good area for shipbuilding. Since the location has a waterfront area that provides access to the Elizabeth River, many builders like John Wood, recognize the area’s potential. John Wood was the one who wrote a petition for a land grant to King James I of England. Once approved, the site was turned into a plantation community that would serve as the early location for the port along the Elizabeth River.

In 1752, the site was incorporated into a city with the name of Portsmouth, England. The founder, Colonel William Crawford, was the one responsible for dedicating space for a courthouse, market, jail and a church in order for the city to be incorporated under the act of the Virginia General Assembly. The town was also part of the Norfolk County, but became an independent city in 1858.

The shipbuilding industry is not much of an economic driver, until a shipbuilder by the name of Andrew Sprowle established the Gosport Shipyard. This is adjacent to the city. After the American Revolutionary War, Gosport Shipyard was owned by the state and sold to the federal government of the United States. However, the state of Virginia sided with the Confederate States of America, and the federal government feared that the Confederacy might take over the shipyard. The Gosport shipyard got burned down twice. It was rebuilt and changed to the name of Norfolk Naval Shipyard, even if it is located in the city of Portsmouth.