We can provide some FREE Data Destruction services because we have a thorough and comprehensive system to do so in an economical fashion. When customer needs dictate that we deviate from our standard services and “Certify” this Data Destruction, then our fee based Certified Services apply. As part of our FREE services we use our professional expertise to select physical destruction, data wiping, and/or degaussing as the method of Data Destruction. No data containing devices leave our facility without Data Destruction.
Your business’ data security is critical to you and your company. Your hard drives store everything, including records of every kind, social security numbers, addresses, bank account information, dates of birth, branding information, health records, client and employee information and more. The best form of security after replacing your IT assets is to have the data permanently destroyed by a reputable Data Destruction company like California Electronics Recycler.
Utilizing our own 4 ton hydraulic press machine we are capable of puncturing and physically destroying hard drives and their internal platters, making them impossible to reuse or recover their data. If more destruction is required we have hard drive shredding capabilities that will tear your data devices into many small pieces just like paper in a paper shredder.
We use advanced Department of Defense compliant software to wipe your data clean, by erasing, purging, and overwriting the drives multiple times, making the old data irrecoverable. Be advised that a drive must be functional in order to be “wiped”. Non-functional drives that can not be wiped will automatically be physically destroyed and degaussed.
Degaussing is the process of exposing magnetic storage media like hard drives and tapes to a powerful magnetic field. When exposed to the degausser’s industrial level magnetic field the data stored as magnetic 0’s and 1’s on a tape or hard disk is neutralized, and erased. Hard drives are no longer usable after going through the process of degaussing and need to be recycled as scrap.
After electronics go through the process of data destruction at our certified recycling facility we either re-purpose the hardware or continue the destruction process with one of our R2 downstream vendors. Our R2 Certified vendors break down and separate the metals and plastics in the electronics and carefully dispose of the harmful materials. It is sometimes possible to recover some of the cost of disposal through the redistribution of these recycled materials.