Your data is important, private, and in some cases illegal to share. Just like shredding sensitive documents before putting them in the garbage (or paper recycling), hard-drives and other media need to be sanitized of all data before repurposed, or discarded. As part of CTI’s recycling program, every hard drive in our care marked for secure destruction, is erased then overwritten with static information, and finally destroyed. Our data-blanking system is the equivalent of shredding a document, burning it, and then burying the ashes.
The removal and secure destruction of media and data is covered under CTI’s HAAS Program (Hardware as a Service).
We don’t throw anything away. All non-secure hardware at the end of it’s lifecycle is also recycled by CTI. Each device or machine is disassembled and repurposed by component, or by material. A certificate of recycling or destruction is maintained by CTI in our office.