There are multiple ways to ensure that secure information is handled with care, but the main tools we use are data wiping, degaussing and destruction. With data wiping, the information on the hard drive is removed for good and can’t be recovered. Degaussing is the process of removing stored data from a hard drive using a magnet. If devices are still functional, we make sure the electronic assets are refurbished or broken down into parts for reuse or resale, preventing any part of your device from ending up in a landfill.
Another method for data eradication is to remove the physical hard drive from your electronic device and destroy it using physical force. Like degaussing, data shredding destroys the hard drive in a few different ways. This method shreds up a hard drive like a paper shredder, and your device gets sorted into raw commodities, such as plastics and metals. At Surplus Service, we use data eradication equipment that meets or exceeds DoD 5200.22-M and NIST 800-88 standards to keep your data safe and out of the hands of data thieves.
Need to get rid of e-waste that contains hazardous materials?
E-waste frequently contains hazardous materials, predominantly lead and mercury, and businesses, government agencies and other industries produce a lot of it. Whether you need our recycling services for a small number of items or for a large volume waste stream, we can develop a recycling program that meets your electronic hazardous materials needs.
Hazardous E-Waste Items We Recycle
- Lamps and Ballasts
- Power Distribution Equipment