Secure Hard Drive Destruction Services for Your Business

Protect your information every step of the way with Shred-it’s hard drive destruction service.

Benefits of Shred-it’s Hard Drive Destruction Service

  • Regularly scheduled pickups or on-site service, which allows you to see physical hard drive destruction, or off-site, at the Shred-it facility near you
  • A secure chain-of-custody at every touchpoint to keep clients’ data secure throughout our shredding process
  • A certificate of hard drive destruction after each service
  • Material is securely recycled with local partners
  • Shred-it specialists will work with your business to personalize services that your business needs

Deleting Data Is Not Enough: Why You Need Computer Data Destruction

You may be tempted to throw away your old hard drives, erase, or stockpile them in storage. But data that you think you have “deleted” from these devices can easily be recovered and stolen if you are not using a secure destruction method, leaving your business at risk.

Shred-it’s state-of-the-art destruction technology prevents even the most sophisticated data recovery attempts, permanently destroying any information that was or is on your hard drives. Shred-it's destruction machines (hydraulic shearer or crusher) are specifically designed to destroy your hard drives so that data can never be retrieved or reconstructed. This is the secure destruction of computer data you can trust.

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How to Destroy a Hard Drive? Secure Destruction Techniques Explained

Shred-it's destruction machines (hydraulic shearer or crusher) are specifically designed to destroy your hard drives so that data can never be retrieved or reconstructed. Shred-it offers two approaches for permanent hard drive destruction that are tailored to fit your business needs:

Shearing Service**

Slices your entire hard drive into small pieces with 40,000 lbs. of destructive force. The process destroys the drive platters, mechanisms, and electronic components, rendering the data unrecoverable.

Crushing Service**

Punches irreparable holes through each hard drive with 7,500 lbs. of force pressure, destroying the drive platters, rippling, and fracturing the magnetic surfaces rendering the drive data unrecoverable.

** Subject to local availability

Shred-it Secure Chain-of-Custody

Our better-than-industry standards start with our secure chain of custody protocols. We invest in the latest technologies to ensure end-to-end tracking of your materials:

Barcode scan at every touchpoint for a complete chain of custody

GPS-tracked fleets ensure end-to-end tracking of your material

Locked trucks and secure totes keep information safe in transit

Secure, monitored facilities protect your information before it's destroyed

Tamper-proof containers keep hands off your materials

Certificate of Destruction certifies that your material was destroyed in a compliant manner

Why Choose Shred-it as Your Go-to Paper Shredding Service?

Shred-it protects organizations' information for their people, customers and brands through secure shredding. With 30 years of experience, our primary focus on document confidentiality and security helps ensure your confidential information remains confidential. We offer paper, hard drive, and specialty scheduled shredding services for all forms of secure records and important documents. As a leader in the secure data destruction industry, we’re ready for you to provide us with the sensitive documents that you need us to shred or purge.

Service Reliability

With the largest paper shredding fleet and the largest service footprint in North America, we are where you are. 

Security Expertise

With the most NAID AAA certified mobile/on-site and plant-based shredder facilities, we keep your sensitive information safe.

Customer Experience

With the highest customer satisfaction among all vendors, we are 100% committed to your protection and satisfaction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Data is at the center of business. For many organizations, including small businesses, digital adoption drives strategy. Data is essential to meeting customer needs, responding to sudden market shifts, and unforeseen events. Businesses also collect data to conduct day-to-day business and for human resources purposes. All organizations have access to confidential data such as employee social security numbers, protected health information, or consumer account information. Data is valuable, and as much as it is used for good, some bad actors target businesses and try to steal that data. Data breaches are increasingly common, and business leaders need to take steps to help protect the data they possess. Data protection does not only protect an individual's private information but can also help protect a business' reputation and bottom line.

There are many things small businesses can do to help protect both digital and physical customer data. For physical data, one of the best data protection tactics is to shred all documents once they are no longer needed. If a business is required to keep a document, it should be placed in locked storage until it can be shredded. Shred-it promotes a shred it all policy to remove any confusion if a document contains confidential data. For digital data, ensure it is password protected. If a breach occurs, change passwords, disconnect devices from the internet server, back up the information, and identify and contain potential malware. Providers like Shred-it can help companies destroy hardware via two methods: the hard drive punch and hard drive shearing.

Uncover potential data risks with our Information Security Risk Assessment Tool

Failure to follow information security protocols can result in data breaches, which may lead to financial penalties or increased risks to your organization’s reputation. 

Shred-it’s proprietary Information Security Risk Assessment Tool helps to identify potential data risks in your organization by evaluating your current policies, procedures, and training to provide a quantifiable estimate of data breach risk. 

Missing simple information security requirements can cause your organization to be at risk. Assess your potential risk today. 

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