Hard drives that are removed from all collected PCs, laptops, servers, mainframes and storage arrays are destroyed immediately. All units are also inspected for CD, DVD, floppy disks.
All printers, faxes and scanners are also inspected for hard drives (most of the newer devices contain disks that can store hundreds of sensitive documents).
All network switches, routers, firewalls, IP phones and tape libraries are inspected by our IT Engineer immediately upon arrival to our facility. All equipment is reset to factory defaults,
effectively erasing all configuration data. This prevents potential leakage of details about your organization’s IT infrastructure (i.e. passwords).
Mobile phones are inspected for SIM cards, which are immediately destroyed. All phones are also reset to factory defaults, erasing all contacts and messages. This helps to protect your company’s customers’, partners’ and employee's privacy.
All backup tapes are destroyed immediately upon arrival to our facility.
LCD monitors are inspected for possible re-use. LCD displays that do not qualify are stored in our facility along with CRT monitors and later transported to one of our downstream recyclers.