Onsite Hard Drive Destruction

E-Waste Security provides onsite hard drive destruction and shredding services to businesses in Orange County and Los Angeles, California.  Our onsite process ensures sensitive information is eliminated before we leave your office.  By provided the service at your location, your company has the opportunity to have multiple employees witness and verify data removal.

To fully ensure that your confidential information is safe from prying eyes, organizations must scrutinize their data destruction vendor.  E-Waste Security is certified by the National Association of Information Destruction (NAID).  The certification process confirms and evaluates a number of items including: policies, procedures, equipment, insurance and employee background checks.

E-Waste Security has provided data destruction and hard drive shredding services to such data sensitive companies as Apple, AEG Live, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Xerox, Toshiba and the Department of Human Health Services.  E-Waste Security offers the same secure service at a reasonable price to small companies concerned with data privacy, ID theft and preventing a data breach.

Secure onsite Hard Drive Shredding Process

Our Step-By-Step Process of Destroying Digital Media
1. Mobile shredding unit comes to your office or warehouse
2. Hard drives are scanned for serial number reporting (if requested)
3. Hard drives are destroyed using 1,700 pound shredding machine
4. Materials are removed for recycling
5. A Certificate of Destruction is issued for your records

How to Choose a Hard Drive Destruction Company

All organizations must ensure that employee and customer information has beenNAID Certified hard drive destruction destroyed when recycling paper or computer equipment.  More importantly, organizations must be able to prove that information was properly destroyed.

For example, giving a warehouse employee confidential HR and employee paper documents for eventual shredding would not be acceptable.  Allowing a computer hard drive to be removed from your custody for eventual erasing or destroying also would not be acceptable.  These two approaches to data security would not be defendable in the event of a breach or investigation.

Having a company that specializes in document or hard drive destruction is a good way to reduce your company’s liability associated with a data breach or ID theft.  Hiring a NAID Certified data destruction vendor helps reduce the potential of liability associated with a data breach.  Look for the following characteristics:

1. Is the company certified for paper or digital media destruction?

2. Has the company been vetted and hired by large organizations?

3. Does the company own paper shredding or hard drive shredding equipment?

4. Can the company perform the services onsite?  Can you watch as the company shreds your drives?

Types of Digital Media We Destroy

Computer, Server and Storage Hard Drives (SATA, SCSI, IDE)

Backup Tapes (LTO, DLT, Exabyte)

Optical Media (CDs/DVDs)

Flash Media (USB storage/cell phones)

Why not use an electronic recycler for data destruction?

Most electronic recycling companies do not have the equipment, certifications or expertise to securely destroy digital media such as hard drives and backup tapes.  These companies are generalists; they pickup, recycle and/or resell consumer electronics such as computers as well as lamps, coffee makers, clothes and washing machines.

Computer hard drives – containing your confidential company and customer information – will pass through many hands until it is destroyed with the proper equipment, portable drill or free erasing software.  More than likely, the drive will be sold online – there are currently over 140,000 used hard drives listed on eBay alone.

Please call us for a free quote for onsite hard drive destruction and IT recycling services.  Irvine and Orange County 949-514-8090 or Los Angeles 323-677-2502.

2372 Morse Ave #339
Irvine, CA 92614
5405 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036