data security is our #1 priority

don’t let your data fall into the wrong hands!

Here at American Recycling, our #1 priority is data security. Our facility is fully equipped and certified to safely handle your data containing devices. Our process consist of Data Destruction and Data Sanitization. Upon customer request there can be on-site Data Destruction.

data destruction

American Recycling Data Destruction guidelines for data drives meet the DOD 5220.22M requirements. Our Data Destruction machine’s include the Hard Drive Shredder, Data Shredder, and Mobile Hard Drive Crusher. Upon customer request these machines can be taken for on-site Data Destruction. For both on-site and off-site Data Destruction a Certificate of Destruction will be issued (upon customer request). Once these data containing hard drives are destroyed; document information is unable to access directly from the breakage of the magnetic disk within the hard drives. Each hard drive destroyed is scanned into the system tracking software to monitor the chain of destruction and a data validation is assessed for each Data Destruction Process. Due to the labor requirements, if quantities exceed 100 units their will be a charge imposed. The charge will be based on exact quantities and types (LTO Tapes, Hard Drives, Sold State Drives, VHS Tapes, Cassettes, USB’s, phones, credit cards, CD’s, and any type of microchips) received.

data sanitization

American Recycling Data Sanitization guidelines for Media Sanitization meet the NIST 800-88. American Recycling has a secure, certified software that fully wipes the existing data up to three times, ensuring complete and secure Data Sanitization. If drives are unable to be read through the sanitization machines; drives will be sent to Data Destruction. A monthly data validation is assessed and drives are re-evaluated to assure that no documents are contained within drives.

security cart

Upon request, we will also provide our clients who would like to be assured more security for their data-containing devices, with a cart to store their devices in. The cart we provide is tamper proof with Internal Lockjaw® locking system for secure disposal of documents.

Benefits of using our service:


Our Data Destruction machines are more effective and safer than degaussing, drill presses, or the “hammer” technique.


We can process hundreds of data containing items per hour allowing your on-site security or IT staff to review the process in person


Unlike degaussing, you can visually confirm that our secure Data Destruction services have been completed.


The self-contained machines takes just minutes to set up and take down.


We will assist your support staff and can remove hard disk drives from machines and record asset details of destroyed drives.

Mobile Hard Drive Crusher

Hard Drive Shredder

Data Shredder


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what do we accept?

View Our List of Accepted Devices