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Data Destruction

The Security of your data is our greatest concern

American Recycling takes proactive care about Data containing devices. That is why we are investing in equipment like Hard Drive Shredder, Mobile Hard Drive Crusher, and a secure, certified software that overwrites the existing data up to 3 times, ensuring complete and secure data destruction.

  • We provide evidence of destruction that meets regulatory requirements
  • We provide various methods of data destruction (Sanitation, Crushing, Shredding)
  • We provide the highest level of secure data destruction services, whether on-site or at our secure facility.

We have the ability to provide secure data destruction for data drives that meet the DOD 5220.22M and NIST 800-88 Guidelines for Media Sanitation.



Our facility issues a Certificate of Data Destruction for proof of destruction upon request.



Physical Destruction

Physical destruction ensures that your data devices and the information stored on them cannot be accessed. We can process hundreds of drives per hour, allowing your on-site security or IT staff to review the process in person. American Recycling then places the crushed drives into a secure container for delivery to a American Recycling processing facility. Our customer will receive a Certificate of Destruction upon requested after the asset disposal process is completed.

Benefits of using our service:

•Effective – Our crushing tool is more effective and safer than degaussing, drill presses, or the “hammer” technique.
•Fast Systems – We can process hundreds of 3.5″ hard drives per hour.
•Visible Results – Unlike degaussing, you can visually confirm that our secure data destruction services have been completed.
•Quick Set Up – The self-contained hard drive punch takes just minutes to set up and take down.
•Quality Support – We will assist your support staff and can remove hard disk drives from machines and record asset details of crushed drives.

The Whitaker Brothers 104/2 Hard Drive Shredder 

The Whitaker Brothers 104/2 Hard Drive Shredder is the newest mixed media destroyer that can handle hard drives, CDs, DVDs, solid state drives, USB sticks, credit cards/store cards, and magnetic tapes, along with other various media storage devices.The 104/2 features a throat size of 6.5” x 11.5” x 2.4” in order to accommodate standard hard drives up to 1.38" thick.  Other hard drive shredders on the market only have the ability to destroy drives 1” in thickness. One of the most notable features of the 104/2 is it’s ability to destroy 750 hard drives per hour! The 104/2’s 120V power makes it able to plug into any standard wall outlet with a dedicated 20 amp line. This shredder was specifically designed with the office environment in mind. With dimensions that measure 43.5” H, 31.3”D, and 46.8” W, the 104/2 Hard Drive Shredder was designed to fit into any small room or office.The 104/2 has a powerful, energy-saving power unit that enables long operation at a very low noise level.  The 104/2 has a dBA rating of 57, which is about as noisy as an electric toothbrush! The automatic return feature eliminates any material jams that could possibly occur, so you have no worries about your materials being ineffectively destroyed. Thanks to the easy to remove waste container, your debris can easily be emptied with ease and you can continue destroying your digital media storage with almost no interruption.

The Datastroyer 108 Solid State™

The Datastroyer 108 Solid State™, the newest digital media shredder from top of the line destruction company Datastroyer, is changing the game when it comes to digital data destruction. This brand new machine is the first of it’s kind to handle small and medium sized loads of CDs, DVDs, solid state drives, USB sticks, tablets, smartphones, and mobile phones. Along with the ability to use this machine in any standard wall outlet, makes the 108 the perfect machine for in-house shredding and destruction of media devices. Other media destroying devices on the market need a specially housed shredding area to accommodate special requirements and dust and noise issues, but not the 108!