No cost. Whether you have a printer or 200 pc’s, there is never a charge.
There is no charge. I have heard some companies charge up to $15 per drive. That’s ridiculous! We can come to you and shred them on site, or shred them at our warehouse at no charge.
Yes, we do. We scan each hard drive serial number into a spreadsheet that can be sent via email or printed at our site. We also provide video documentation upon request. 100% of the hard drives we receive get shredded.
We follow a policy of total data destruction. While some companies offer some money for your material, they want to wipe your hard drive or sell it whole unprocessed for recycling or reuse, which may put your data at risk. They also charge a fee for other services or less desirable material. Wiping a hard drive does not offer you a tangible result that your data has been destroyed. We shred your drive, all of them in fact. If you want to hold it in your hand when we are finished, you can. Our methods of destruction exceed most data destruction standards and is a far superior option than having your drive wiped and/or reused. In essence, other companies are paying you for less secure data security, or charging you for the same destructive process we offer at no charge.
You certainly can. We are open from 8am – 5pm M-F and 8am – 12pm Saturday. Feel free to stop by, check out our facility and let us show you our process.
The first thing we do it pull the hard drive for shredding if the items contains one. Most items are broken down to the core components after that. Some items are left in the condition we receive them and further processed downstream. Once we have enough material built up, we ship the processed items to a responsible/licesnsed downstream. Ultimately, most material will be refined and recovered to be reused again.
We make money through the recycling process. Items like circuit boards have a metal value associated with them. The grade or type of board determines its value. Even after we shred the hard drives, the shredded metal has a value to it. Once we take the items apart and sort the material we then sell it downstream to another company that specializes in buying in bulk from businesses like ours. They, in turn, send the material off to be refined.
They pay because they refurbish them. They do not pay for old gear, in fact, most of them will charge you for old electronics that have no refurbish value. They may even hit you with a fee for pick up. Some companies like to come out a cherry pick the items they want and leave you with the less disireable items. This type of business is not an electronics recycling business. They also want your hard drives for reuse. Their idea of data security is wiping a drive in order to put a new operating system on it and reselling it. The problem with this is that you would never know if they handled your drive properly before they resell it. Our shredding services offer you a tangible means of drive destruction. Once your drive is shredded, you can hold it in your hands and feel confident your data will never be recovered. We also take the items most other companies don’t want like printers, monitors, keyboards and mice, and electronics gadgets.