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Data Security

Hard Disk Destruction

GreenCitizen offers a hard disk destruction service at our Eco-Centers and through business pickups. Each hard drive is tracked down to the serial and model number, and then destroyed and shredded in our hard disk destroyer. Once all hard drives have been destroyed, we will send you a certificate of destruction listing each individual drive with serial and model number.

In addition to hard drives, Greencitizen offers a destruction service for:

  • Cell phones and PDAs
  • Photocopiers and scanners

It is $20 per hard drive/device for customers dropping off at an Eco-Center.

On Site Hard Disk Destruction

GreenCitizen also offers an on-site hard disk destruction service for businesses and will bring the portable hard disk destroyer to your facility/office. In interest of full accountability, your staff can watch the hard disk destroyer shred the hard drives. After the hard drives are destroyed GreenCitizen will send a certificate of destruction.

Please contact pickup@greencitizen.com for a quote.

Erasure

GreenCitizen offers a hard drive, cell phone and PDA erasure service that starts with each item being tracked, down to the serial and model number*. Each device has its data removed in a process specific to that make and model to ensure complete information removal. Hard drives will be erased using the Department of Defense 5220.2-M Data Sanitization. Upon completion of this process, GreenCitizen will send you a certificate listing each item/hard drive with serial and model number.

*Device must be able to power on.

Document Shredding

We offer a certified document shredding service for businesses and consumers. Click here to learn more!

Product Destruction

We can destroy your prototypes and products. Click here to learn more!

FAQ

Can I mail in hard drives for destruction?

Yes. Once the hard drives and payment are received, we will destroy them and send a certificate of destruction.

To mail in hard drives for destruction complete the following steps:

  1. Download and complete the shipping form by clicking here
  2. Enclose the shipping form with your hard disk and send certified mail to the address listed on the form.

Why is hard disk destruction necessary?

Discarded or donated computers, copiers, and media disks are a principal source of information for identity thieves. These items should not be viewed as trash but rather as archives of confidential data.

The majority of US recycling companies ship electronic waste or “e-waste” overseas. Identity thieves are able to buy and sift through hundreds of hard drives and media disks at a time and pull social security numbers, bank account details, birth certificates, online passwords, passport photos, and addresses to create new identities, credit cards, take out loans, and empty bank accounts.

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