ShredStation's Commitment to the Environment:
Using ShredStation Express e-media and recycling
services ensures that no electronic media of any kind will ever end up in a
landfill; nor will any be shipped overseas to countries where there is little
or no oversight of hazardous waste.
More than 1 BILLION obsolete
electronic devices and computers containing sensitive data are in homes and
offices throughout the country. In
the last year alone, more than 500 million such devices expired.
At ShredStation, we feel it
is our responsibility to do everything we can to make sure these electronics
are disposed of or recycled properly to preserve our environment.
Many people are not aware of
the many components and materials in many electronic devices (particularly hard
drives) that are harmful to the environment*
Click to see a National Geographic chart that highlights the various hazardous components in a computer:
I. Electronic media Destruction
ShredStation is in the
security business. Our primary goal is to destroy information for our customers
in a way that will prevent ID theft, comply with privacy legislation to avoid
fines and data breaches and to preserve the environment.
Through our residential and
commercial pick up service, ShredStation Express, we pick up and recycle a
variety of electronics and destroy or securely erase computer hard drives. Additionally, in some locations,
customer may drop their computers off at one of our secure destruction
About Hard Drive Crushing
our customers interested in simply destroying hard drives, ShredStation Express
provides the hard drive crusher. This process is extremely thorough and efficient (roughly 7 seconds per
hard drive) and can be completed in front of the customer at the customer's
request. Once destroyed,
ShredStation Express takes the destroyed hard drive, carefully removes all
toxic materials, and recycles all non-toxic components.
II. Electronic Recycling
In many cases, our customers
present us with electronic devices that may not contain sensitive private
information (monitors, keyboards, VCRs, etc.)**, but nonetheless should be
recycled. Depending on what electronics
a customer wishes to recycle, ShredStation Express will collect and recycle
these materials, and ensure that they are not adding to landfills.
Certificate of Recycling
For all of our paper destruction, our customers receive a Certificate of
Destruction as verification that their material has been securely destroyed.
Our electronic media process is no different. When we destroy (crush or
cleanse) hard drives, we also provide a certificate of destruction. When we
recycle non-sensitive information electronics, we provide our customers with a
Certificate of Recycling.
All transactions are
administered by Licensed Destruction Agents that have passed rigorous
*for a complete list of
electronic devices ShredStation Express will accept, please contact your local
**where it is required by
state law, ShredStation Express carries permits to transport hazardous waste