Hard drive shredding
is getting very popular now since it’s come out that wiping and erasing hard drive still leaves recoverable data. Many document shredding companies are getting into the business.
All companies work a little different. One company, I interviewed, will come to your place of business and inventory your hard drives and take them to their place of business and shred them. After the hard drives are shredded, they will send you a certificate of destruction. If you have over ten hard drives, they will charge you $12.00. The disks need to be removed prior to pickup. Some shredding companies will charge a much as $50 per hard drive.
One company, in the Tampa Bay area does not charge for shredding. Urban E Recycling is a recycling company that responsibly disposes computers and other electronics
. All the equipment that they handle is disassembled and eventually processed into precious and semiprecious metals. In January of 2016, Urban E Recycling, decided wiping to DoD standards was not good enough. Urban E sold our wiping/erasing machines to a local company that wanted to reuse their disks. The ‘NO CHARGE FOR SERVICES’ works because they recycle the end-of-life electronics by volume. In other words; they scrap the electronics. Shredding is just a free perk they offer for your electronic scrap.
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