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Hard Drive & Data Destruction


Keeping up with the pace of technological change is a crucial business challenge regardless of the industry you work in. Unfortunately, data thieves have discovered that confidential personal and corporate information is often left on old PCs, flash drives or other electronic media as firms update their existing systems. What can companies do to ensure crucial data doesn't end up in the wrong hands?

Even if you use software which claims to permanently erase data on hard drives there is still only one foolproof way of ensuring that the risk of a costly security breach has been prevented and that is to use Shred-it’s secure solution to protect electronic data.

How our Secure Hard Drive Destruction Process Works

Our unique information destruction process guarantees that 100% of data stored is rendered irretrievable.

Key features:

  • Shred-it’s cutting edge technology drills through the hard disk’s spindle causing the platter to ripple and tear making data retrieval impossible and providing total peace of mind
  • Destroyed hard drives are sent to Shred-it’s UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) approved partner for further shredding and recycling
  • Customers are provided with an itemised Certificate of Destruction to give total peace of mind

Technology Targeted by Data Thieves

In addition to hard drives, Shred-it also accepts the following electronic media for secure data destruction and disposal:

  • Hard Drives
  • Backup Magnetic Tapes
  • Floppy Disks and CDs / DVDs
  • USB Flash Drives / Memory Sticks

Wiping or degaussing hard drives is not 100% effective. Confidential information can still be restored by the most diligent of identity and data thieves as well as leaving companies at risk of prosecution for their failure to protect private data.

To discover how we can provide you a risk-free solution for handling your outdated electronics, contact Shred-it today.

We’re here to help:

Whether you’re looking for information on how to set up new document security policies/processes or tips for protecting your digital data from hackers or thieves, we have an extensive library of expert resources available for you.

¼ of the UK's adult population

have been a victim of identity theft. Learn more about the fastest growing form of fraud in the world.

Off site working must be considered

high risk for security and data breaches. With more people than ever working from home, learn to safeguard your information.

£3.3 billion

That’s how much identity fraud costs the UK every year, affecting 8.8% of the UK's adult population. Read how small actions make a big difference.

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About Shred-it
Shred-it specialises in providing tailored document destruction services that allow businesses to comply with legislation and ensure that the client, employee and confidential business information is kept secure at all times. Through our strict chain-of-custody processes, reliable on-time service and a global network of local service centres, Shred-it provides the most secure and efficient confidential information destruction service in the industry.

ISO Certified
Shred-it Limited has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and EN15713.
BSIA Principal Member
The British Security Industry Association is the trade association for the private security industry in the United Kingdom. Shred-it has been a Principal Member of the Information Destruction Section since 2005.