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Must-Have Specialized Destruction Services

For a business needing to protect both your company’s and your clients’ confidential information, responsible destruction practices don’t stop with the disposal of old documents and hard drives. In reality, your business produces a variety of media types that, without proper destruction, risk your company’s good name and pose additional environmental threats. At Augusta Data Storage, we offer a variety of specialized destruction services, so your business is protected on all fronts.

A flowchart illustrating the specialized destruction services Augusta Data Storage provides and what materials they can destroy.

Media Destruction

Old hard drives aren’t the only form of media packed with sensitive company information, capable of causing a security breach. Because data is never permanently erased, tossing out obsolete solid state drives, LTO tapes, cell phones, and other forms of media without following proper destruction practices can lead to compromised confidential information. Only media destruction handled by a third party professional can ensure that the information stored on your outdated media storage devices is irretrievable.

As an NAID-AAA Certified company, Augusta Data Storage is able to offer secure, specialized destruction services for a variety of media types. We can ensure that your media will be destroyed using best practices under industry guidelines, and we’ll provide your company with proper documentation of the destruction of your records and media storage devices.

With our specialized media destruction services, Augusta Data Storage can safely and permanently dispose of:

  • Hard drives
  • Solid state drives
  • LTO tapes
  • Cell phones and tablets
  • USB drives
  • CDs and DVDs
  • And more

Product Destruction

Even if your outdated products don’t contain sensitive information, their improper disposal will put your company’s image at risk. Useless business assets, such as old uniforms or branded materials you can no longer sell, can end up in the hands of competitors, secondhand sellers, or black market businesses, looking to make a profit off your thrown out goods. 

Likely, these outdated, expired, or defective products no longer meet your quality standards or government regulatory standards, so their perpetuation in the market puts your reputation on the line and exposes you to potential safety and regulatory liability.

For the large volume of specialized or branded products your company is no longer seeking to sell, but can’t risk just throwing out, Augusta Data Storage offers bulk product shredding and processing using our large-scale industrial shredder. This state-of-the-art equipment is able to shred a variety of products, securely and efficiently taking care of your backlog of outdated merchandise. We provide product destruction services for items like:

  • Outdated company shirts and uniforms
  • Branded soft goods you no longer sell
  • Proprietary items or specialized merchandise
  • Backstock of limited release items
  • Outdated, branded materials

E-cycling

Your responsibility as a business doesn’t stop with proper media destruction. As technology continues to advance, outdated models are constantly being disposed of in landfills. The New York Times reported that the buildup of electronic waste had reached 6.9 million tons as of 2016 in the US alone, and that number has only continued to increase. Your environmental footprint as a company matters, so you should be working with a professional media destruction provider that makes sure no harm is done to the environment in the destruction process. As a service, e-cycling ensures that electronic waste will be processed and recycled after destruction.

E-cycling is just another one of the specialized destruction services Augusta Data Storage is able to offer your business. Our services are zero-landfill and include the removal of hazardous materials from scrap before recycling, so you can be sure your media destruction isn’t damaging the environment. After thorough and irreversible destruction, we are able to e-cycle many types of electronic waste, including:

  • Hard drives
  • Server drives
  • Tablets
  • Mobile devices
  • Laptops

Safe and environmentally friendly media destruction requires going beyond the shredding of documents and hard drives. These tips, plus Augusta Data Storage’s reliable services, can help you tackle the best media destruction practices, making sure your information is handled confidentially and responsibly. Contact one of our account managers today to learn more about the tools we have developed to help you manage your Records Information Management processes.

Published by Kristin Stokes
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