Hard Drive Destruction Service

E-Waste Security is a hard drive destruction service company focused on providing clients with onsite and compliant data destruction. We have helped 100’s of healthcare, entertainment, manufacturing, banking and government clients comply with HIPAA, GLBA and PCI data privacy laws. Our team has worked in data centers, colocations, high-rise office space and industrial complexes. Each property type has its unique challenges and protocols.

If your company is a healthcare organization regulated by HIPAA, a financial institution regulated by GLBA or just need to protect your intellectual property, our secure hard drive destruction service can help. We have provided services to companies large and small including: Apple, Los Angeles County, AEG Live, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA, Toshiba, Xerox and the Department of Human Health Services.

Onsite Hard Drive Destruction Process

Our data destruction process is simple, effective and secure. We can shred up to 500 desktop drives per hour.

  • Onsite shredding for you to witness and verify.
  • Serial numbers scanned for detailed reporting.
  • Hard drives and tapes are shredded – not drilled, hole punched or bent.
  • Certificate of Destruction issued for compliant documentation.

Why Use a hard drive destruction service provider ?

Compliant hard drive destruction requires proper sanitization, verifiable documentation and secure and repeatable processes. As a NAID AAA Certified hard drive destruction service provider, we are able to offer qualified help.

  • Compliance – Hiring a data destruction vendor is not as simple as calling an electronic recycler to remove equipment. Many data privacy laws require companies retiring hard drives to perform and document proper due diligence on their data destruction provider. Only a small percentage of electronic recyclers are also certified in data destruction.
  • Proof – If you are erasing hard drives yourself or hiring a professional data destruction service provider, you will need verifiable documentation of media sanitization to complay with privacy laws. As a NAID AAA Certified third-party destruction provider.
  • Convenience – Media Sanitization equipment is brought to your location. You are able to witness and verify that data has been securely destruction without leaving your office.
  • Physical Shredding – According to NIST 800-88, physically shredding computer hard drives is the most secure form of hard drive destruction. Our equipment shreds 500+ hard drives per hour.

Hard Drive Destruction Service: Certified For Compliance

If your company does not plan on reusing computer hard drives within your organization, shredding or physical destruction is the safest and most secure option for compliance with legal requirements.

NIST 800-88 publishes a fifty page paper on Computer Security entitled Guidelines for Media Sanitization. These data destruction guidelines are the de-facto requirements for governmental agencies as well as large corporations. IT Managers should feel confident that by following these hard drive destruction guidelines they will dramatically increase their ability to comply with data privacy laws. A short list of requirements includes:

  • Shred hard drives containing confidential information.
  • Document with a detailed certificate of destruction.
  • Hire a Certified data destruction vendor when outsourcing.

Onsite versus Offsite Hard Drive Destruction

Complying with data privacy laws and reducing liability associated with a data breach is a function of chain-of-custody and proof. On-Site hard drive destruction allows for an unbroken chain-of-custody and witnessed and verifiable proof of secure data destruction.The risks of off-site data destruction.

Types of Digital Media We Shred

Our data destruction process physically destroys:

  • Computer, Server and Storage Hard Drives (SATA, SCSI, IDE).
  • Backup Tapes (LTO, DLT, Exabyte).
  • Optical Media (CDs/DVDs).
  • Flash Media (USB storage/cell phones).

Please call us for a free quote for onsite hard drive destruction and IT recycling services. Irvine and Orange County 949-514-8090, Los Angeles 323-677-2502 or Sunnyvale, CA 650-450-9956.