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Data Destruction

Data Destruction is in Degrees.

There are Different Ways to Destroy Data

 

Information technology (IT) assets commonly hold large volumes of confidential data. Social security numbers, credit card numbers, bank details, medical history, and classified information are often stored on computer hard drives or servers. These can inadvertently or intentionally make their way onto other media such as printers, USB, flash, Zip, Jaz, and REV drives. (Wikipedia)

Thus, Urban E Recycling has the fastest and most efficient way of destroying confidential data saved in hard drives that are no longer needed.

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Deleting Cookies

Think about the time you spend on your computer — submitting credit card information, date of birth, location, and/or job position. Daily deleting of history and cookies will not secure all your stored data from hackers and data mining.

Consider a more secure process. Think before you recycle.

Is this company trustworthy? Does this company have an office/warehouse you can easily find on a local map? Does it have a website with excellent ratings? Or is it just a one-man shop that works out of his/her garage?

Don’t let hackers steal your valuable information. “It’s all good” doesn’t mean you data is safe Call. Compare. Research.

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Some Companies Claim they Erase Your Information

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Simple Wiping Software

Most computers can be used as a simple wiping machine. This solution is far from faultless since this is a primitive and incomplete way to wipe information from your hard drive. Shredding is the most recommended way to eradicate all sensitive information on your hard drive compared to simple wiping software. To be sure, seek a higher quality data destruction process.

Although this little red data erasing machine is small and slow, it does a good job.  They claim, only 1 out of 1000 hard drives will have anything left on the disk.  Urban E Recycling, Inc. does not use this machine anymore.  This little machine is often called “the weekend warrior erasing project” because it takes most of the weekend to work.

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The Degausser – Demagnetizer

DoD Wiping Machine

Erasing is no longer considered DoD standard. The erasing process takes hours. It can take up to seven hours for some hard drives. In the past, Urban E Recycling, Inc. used 16 HDD bays machines for erasing. Not anymore. 

Our new policy is to ‘never sell hard drives’ was implemented on January 1, 2016. 

Our standard is DoD 5220.22-M. If there is even a slight possibility of compromising data on your device, we highly recommend the shredding method.

The PD-4 crushes hard drives. This process mangles hard drives. Subsequently, the information is supposedly unrecoverable. This machine is portable and used for some customers who required the HDD to crush per policy. We shred all hard drives, even after they are crushed. 

(Note – It is often harder for us to shred after crushing. We need to manually flatten them to fit in the shredder opening.)

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Efficient Data Erasing Machine

The Degausser is one of the oldest and versatile machines to accomplish information erasing. The machine works by creating a strong magnetic field until the unit is neutralized beyond recovery. Undoubtedly, this is a very effective procedure for erasing data for recycling. Hence, there are several types of degaussers on the market now.

                    Shredding is Definitely the Best

We have 7 hard drive shredding machines. The shredders destroy by shredding and grinding into tiny particles, making them unrepairable. This Hard Drive shredder destroys hard drives, credit cards, floppy disks, flash drives, USB sticks, tapes, and DVDs & CDs. 

This shredder can process 2,000 pieces per hour using a single-stage process, making it the most secure procedure to destroy data.

Hard Drive Shredder

Shredding is BEST

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We Do Not Charge For Our Services

We do not charge for our services, which include free pickup, free data destruction, free certification of data destruction and recycling of your electronics. There is no minimum.
WHY? We make our money redeeming the metals and other material. It’s a volume business; so call us!