Secure Hard Drive Destruction Services

Discover how Shred-it can protect your business by properly disposing of unwanted hard drives.

Your old technology could make or break your business

If your hard drive disposal process includes erasing, reformatting, wiping or degaussing old hard drives, you and your customers are still vulnerable. In fact, as long as the drives are physically intact, private information can still be retrieved.

Why choose Shred-it for hard drive destruction?

Shred-it applies the same proven, state-of-the-art, chain of custody protocols for hard drive destruction as we do for document destruction, ensuring safe, secure destruction of your media.

  • Regularly scheduled collection or on-demand service
  • A secure chain of custody at every touchpoint
  • A certificate of hard drive destruction after each service
  • Material is securely recycled with approved partners.

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How to Destroy a Hard Drive?

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. Only complete, physical destruction will ensure that your digital data is permanently destroyed. Shred-it offers two options for permanent hard drive destruction:

Hard Drive Shredding Services*

Shreds your entire hard drive into small pieces using industrial grade destruction equipment. The hard drive shredding process completely destroys the drive platters, mechanisms, and the electronic components rendering the data unrecoverable.

Hard Drive Crushing Services*

Punching an irreparable hole through each hard drive with 3,400 kilos of force pressure. Completely destroying the drive platters, rippling and fracturing the magnetic surfaces and 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 hard drives:

Barcode scan at every touchpoint

GPS-tracked fleets

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

The Shred-it Advantage: Leading in Secure Document Destruction

Shred-it protects organisations' information for their people, customers and brands. With over 30 years of experience, our primary focus on document security helps ensure your confidential information remains confidential. We offer paper, hard drive, and speciality shredding services. 

Service Reliability

With one of the largest shredding fleets in the UK, we are where you are.

Security Expertise

Shred-it UK is an i-SIGMA member, adhering to the stringent security practices and procedures established by the International Secure Information Governance & Management AssociationTM (i-SIGMA®). We keep your information safe.

Customer Experience

Our customers rely on our breadth of solutions, global scale, and unmatched network of resources to protect what matters. We are 100% committed to customer protection and satisfaction.

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