1. REMOVE ALL OLD HARD DRIVES FROM TO BE DISPOSED OF COMPUTERS
A hard drive that is left inside a to be disposed of computer cannot be properly tracked.
2. DESTROY RECORDED DATA ON THE HARD DRIVE ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST) PUBLICATION 800-88 “GUIDELINES FOR MEDIA SANITIZATION”
These guidelines have replaced the old DOD/NSA guidelines and are regularly referenced in new data privacy laws as the require data destruction standard. Degaussing and the shredding of a hard drive is recognized by NIST as the very best methods for destroying data on hard drive. We perform onsite degaussing and then transport the hard drive to our NAID AAA certified secure hard drive destruction facility to be shred providing redundant data destruction protection.
3. MAINTAIN DETAILED AUDITIABLE RECORDS OF YOUR ENTIRE HARD DRIVE DESTRUCTION PROCESS.
Government data privacy regulations require that you have a written process in place to destroy sensitive data, but you are also required to be able to prove that you routinely follow your own procedures. Our bar code tracking system and secure handling practices provides a chain of possession audit trail from your facility all the way through the final physical destruction of the hard drive. Digital records are provide to you at the end of each project and also stored in our web-based archive “Compliance Library”.
If you are 100% confident that your drives no longer contain sensitive data and you are looking to dispose of the drives in the most environmentally friendly fashion, look no further. The materials used in the manufacture of hard drives are valuable recyclable materials. We have developed a sophisticated materials sorting system that allows us to recapture 100% of the hard drives component materials. Simply box your drives up, write “FREE HD RECYCLING” on the container and ship to the address below.
Back Thru The Future Computer Recycling
1 Park Drive, Suite 9
Franklin, New Jersey 07416
For quantities in excess of 1000 we will pay the cost of transportation.
If you require verification of the shredding of the drives and their environmental compliant disposal, we provide secure containers for transport and confirm the receipt by count and weight of drives shipped. This is our least expensive shredding service. All your project records are uploaded to our web based records archive.
If you require a detailed chain of possession record, we provide secure containers, preprinted bar code labels, a Excel spreadsheet inventory reconciliation program, transportation, and individual device bar code identification audit reports. All your project records are uploaded to our web based records archive.
If you require that all data be destroyed within your security perimeter before the hard drives are transported , we will come onsite with our portable degaussing system and degauss the hard drives (and tapes) before securely transporting the degaussed media to our facility for shredding. The above bar code auditing process is included. All your project records are uploaded to our web based records archive.
Accumulating to be destroyed data media is a bad records management practice. Prompt removal and destruction of no longer legally required electronic records is essential to managing electronic data discovery litigation costs. Our scheduled services also provides the operational discipline to make sure you regularly purge no longer needed media. You select the size secure container and the frequency of scheduled pick-ups. Pricing is based upon the size of container and frequency of pick up so you can dispose of any type of media that will fit in the container. It’s all a single annual cost. All your project records are uploaded to our web based records archive.