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Onsite Destruction

With our secure onsite hard drive destruction service, nothing is left to chance.

Onsite Drive Destruction for Complete Peace of Mind

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Watch your hard drives and other media being destroyed on your premises with our onsite destruction service. Ideal for businesses looking to dispose of sensitive data, it’s a convenient solution that brings total peace of mind for your organisation.

Large-Scale Destruction

Our onsite destruction service is entirely scaleable in line with customer demands, allowing us to process any requirements from a single hard drive to several 1000.

Full Inventory Report

Our remote IT destruction service includes full inventory reporting, so you can easily monitor all the assets we process on your premises.

Qualified Professionals

Our trained, vetted drivers and destruction specialists offer an efficient, secure and friendly service, so you can feel confident your equipment is in safe hands.

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Onsite Destruction Vehicle

We understand that data is invaluable to your organisation. That’s why our onsite destruction service makes it easy to dispose of hard drives and media safely and securely, without sensitive information ever leaving your site.

When the data is particularly sensitive, our purpose built fleet of media destruction vehicles can sanitise and destroy your data right in front of you.

Any company that disposes of hazardous waste has a legal obligation to ensure redundant electronic equipment is disposed of in line with new legislation, known as the WEEE Directive.
Every year an estimated 2 million tonnes of WEEE items are discarded by householders and companies in the UK. WEEE includes most products that have a plug or need a battery. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) became legislation in 2007. The aim of the directive is to reduce the amount of WEEE being disposed of via landfill and promote reuse wherever possible.Put simply business and organisations can no longer treat WEEE as general waste and instead should implement a policy to ensure that their WEEE is retired in line with the directive. As the process is relatively complex, businesses and organisations almost always engage the services of an external IT disposal company to facilitate the process.Further information relating to the WEEE Directive is readily available online.
On the 25th May 2018 the UK replaced the Data Protection Act (DPA) of 1988 with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR).The principles of the EU GDPR are similar to the DPA, although there are additional requirements and obligations with regards to data storage and data handling, and failure to comply with these new regulations will incur heavy fines and harsh penalties. It is therefore imperative for UK companies to be aware of these changes and new regulations soon to be implemented.CDL will ensure that your IT disposal is fully compliant to the GDPR, giving you peace of mind that all data will be handled and disposed of securely and in full compliance with the new regulations.
In many cases we are able to provide a free of charge service. This is possible as equipment can often have residual value that we can use to offset our processing costs and even generate a positive return for our clients.As a worst case scenario we have a quick quote facility on our website, which provides you with an instant quote for collection of up to 10 and 11-25 items respectively. In any eventuality a member of our team will contact you and confirm if there is any value in your equipment, prior to a collection being completed.
All staff are vetted upon application and only those who can pass a DBS check are invited to interview. Upon starting work at CDL all employees must pass a comprehensive 2-day induction course, including an online test of understanding. At which point they are allocated a ‘work buddy’ whom they must work alongside for a minimum of 2 weeks or when deemed competent to work alone, which must be signed off by their team leader. Employees are only allowed access to the data erase area after their 3-month probation has been completed. In addition to internal CCTV, CDL operates a right to search policy and operates daily random searches.
All Hard Disk Drives (HDD) which are 250GB or above will be erased using White Canyon overwriting software. White Canyon Wipdedrive is approved for all mechanical drives and is ADISA approved for Solid State Drives. It is also the only software approved by the likes of Interpol, Homeland Security, IBM, Microsoft and Cisco. Full accreditation details available upon request.A certificate will be produced for every successfully erased hard drive to include the make, model and serial number of the hard drive. Any hard drive that fails the data erase process or is less than 250GB will be shredded on-site at CDL. If the original equipment is faulty the drive is removed and physically destroyed.All loose media is degaussed and/or shredded on-site at CDL.

Other services

The secure disposal of IT equipment is what we do best at CDL. Whether you’re looking to upgrade equipment, remove sensitive files or temporarily store hardware, we can help.