Onsite Hard Drive Destruction

E-Waste Security provides onsite hard drive and backup tape shredding services in Orange County, Los Angeles and San Jose, CA. Our onsite service gives clients the ability to witness and verify that media has been securely destroyed. We combine the witnessed destruction process with our detailed Certificate of Destruction to help clients comply with data privacy laws and other legal requirements.

We provide data destruction and shredding services to small businesses, large corporations and governmental agencies that demand the most secure data destruction processes available. Some information sensitive companies we have worked for include: Apple, AEG Live, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), NASA, Xerox, Toshiba and the Department of Human Health Services.

If you need information on the data destruction process or pricing, please call our Orange County, Los Angeles or the Silicon Valley service areas.

Onsite Hard Drive Shredding Process

Our Step-By-Step Process of Destroying Digital Media
1. Mobile shredding unit comes to your office for you to witness and verify
2. Hard drives are scanned for serial number reporting (if requested)
3. Hard drives are shredded – not drilled, bent or hole punched
4. Materials are removed for recycling
5. A Certificate of Destruction is issued for your records

Choosing 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.

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. Certified specifically for digital media destruction

2. Vetted by well established companies

3. Commercial grade equipment

4. Onsite service for you to witness and verify

Types of Digital Media we Shred

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

Backup Tapes (LTO, DLT, Exabyte)

Optical Media (CDs/DVDs)

Flash Media (USB storage/cell phones)

Electronic recyclers and 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