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Hard Drive Shredder & Data Destruction Services


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 data destruction services to protect electronic data.

How our Secure Hard Drive Destruction Service Works

Our unique data 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 our hard drive destruction services, 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To discover how we can provide you with a risk-free data destruction service for handling your outdated electronics, contact Shred-it today.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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