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Data Destruction Process

Data Destruction ProcessWe Ensure a Secure Data Destruction

Surplus Technology Solutions prides itself on providing our customers with a secure hard drive data destruction service both onsite and offsite. We offer witnessed and serialized off-site destruction. We certify that all items are processed through the legal chain of custody and by adhering to the privacy regulations mandated by the EPA, Federal Government, and the State of Massachusetts for the Disposal of Electronic Waste.


Once the hard drives are properly destroyed with our AMS-150HD Hard Drive Shredder, we issue a Certificate of Destruction with an optional listing of individual hard drive serial numbers for your records. Your shredded material is then properly refined and recycled. Our hard drive data destruction service can be performed at a client loading dock, a parking lot, or if you want, we can securely transport your drives to our warehouse for off-site data shredding. Following is our data destruction process explained in steps:

Step 1 – Arrive

Step 1 – Arrive

We arrive at your facility with our AMS-150HD mobile hard drive/data shredder with a 3/4 shred cut/enhanced throughput. If off-site, we take custody of your data in locked containers and transport it back to our secure warehouse in Acton, MA for serialization destruction

Step 2 – Verify

Step 2 – Verify

We collect and count each hard drive with the client prior to placing them in our locked container.

Step 3 – Scan

Step 3 – Scan

We bar code to scan each hard drive and unique serial number, and put this information on our destruction certificate.

Step 4 – Mechanically Shred & Physically Destroy Your Media

Step 4 – Mechanically Shred & Physically Destroy Your Media

We destroy each individual hard drive by means of mechanical data destruction through our Amerishred AMS-150HD mobile hard drive shredder.

Step 5 – Provide Our Client with Their finalized Data Destruction Report

Step 5 – Provide Our Client with Their finalized Data Destruction Report

Provide the client with a USB Data Storage Device containing the individual serial numbers of each shredded hard drive and final counts of all data destruction.

Once everything is done, we provide our clients with a certificate of recycling.

Have questions? Call us today to speak with one of our sales representatives about our hard drive destruction services and programs. We look forward to serving you!