Data Destruction and Disposal Services

The only way to insure the confidential information stored on computer hard drives can’t be reconstructed or retrieved is to have them destroyed. Erasing the hard drive doesn’t mean the data is gone. In order to be 100% sure all of the information on the hard drive can’t be recovered is to physically destroy the hard drive and disposing of materials that remain. That’s why Archives Management Centers, Inc. now offers hard drive destruction services to our customers and the general public.

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Archives hard drive shredding machines are designed to shred the hard drives so that no information can ever be reconstructed or retrieved.

Hard Drive Shredding

  • 100 % of Information on hard drive is destroyed
  • 100% of shredded material is recycled

Privacy Law Compliant

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)

Easy, Reliable and Affordable Process

  • Hard drives
    • Pick up at your location or drop off at our facility
    • Document with serial number
    • Shred hard drive
    • Shredded materials sent out for recycling
    • Certificate of Destruction issued
  • Computer Disposal Services
    • Pick up at your location or drop off at our facility
    • Document with serial numbers
    • Remove hard drive, document with serial number
    • Shred hard drive
    • Shredded materials and CPU sent out for recycling
    • Certificate of Destruction issued
  • Other Items Accepted for Disposal
    • Computer Monitors, Key Boards , Cables
    • Printers, Lap Tops, Cell Phones, Back-up Tapes
    • Floppy Disks, Zip Disks and Drives
    • Optical Media (CD’S, DVD’s, Blue-Ray and HD DVD’s)

Hard Drive Shredder Being OperatedDisposal Policy

Archives Management Centers, Inc. is committed to environmental stewardship. Our first goal is always for reuse or recycling of items. In the instances where that is not possible we make every effort to minimize our volume of landfill waste.

Here’s our Environmental Policy:

Archives Management Centers is committed to protecting the environment through continuous improvement of our processes, products and services.

We achieve this by:

  • Complying with all applicable laws, regulations, and company standards.
  • Maintaining Environmental Management Systems which include:
    • Assuring policy implementation
    • Establishing goals and targets
    • Conducting audits and progress reviews
  • Promoting measures to prevent pollution and reduce the amount or impacts of
    • Air emissions
    • Waste disposal
    • Energy usage
  • Implementing the reuse or recycling of waste materials.
  • Promoting environmental awareness.
  • Encouraging the use of environmentally friendly technologies and materials in our research, development, and engineering processes.

In summary, Archives Management Centers is committed to operating in an environmentally responsible manner.

Destroyed Hard Drive

Frequently Asked Questions

At Archives Management Centers, Inc. (AMC) we get lots of questions, so to save you some time, we’ve listed a few of the most commonly asked questions along with our answers. If you have additional questions that you need answers to, please contact us at 772-220-4820.

What does AMC destroy?

  • Computer Hard Drives
  • Capsules & Tablets
  • Cell Phones and Blackberrys
  • Circuit Boards
  • Data Cartridges & Tapes
  • Paper Documents

How does AMC destroy these items?
Shredding ~ Our shredder reduces waste to 1” wide pieces at random lengths, rendering them non-usable and un-re-constructible. This type of destruction is ideal for CPU’s, Hard Drives, Electronic Devices Smart Phones, and more.

How will I get my material to your secure destruction facility?
For our local customers, we have a fleet of trucks to pick up items at customer locations. For our long distance customers there are several secure options available. One of our destruction specialists can help you determine which transportation option best meets your destruction requirements.

Does AMC have a Chain of Custody Program in place?
Prior to picking up materials, a work order will be generated indicating the potential contents of materials being sent to AMC for destruction. Once the materials have been received at AMC’s Destruction Facility Palm City, FL the counts and serial numbers of the materials will be recorded for entry on the Certificate of Destruction.

Where is my material stored while waiting to be destroyed?
From the moment your items enter our facility it is 100% secure. They are immediately recorded and logged into our database. Only authorized personnel have access to the facility. Destruction is carried out within 48 hours of entering our facility.

How do I know my material has been destroyed?
Upon completion of the destruction process, AMC will issue a Certificate of Destruction and Asset Disposition documentation when applicable for your files that will outline the types of media destroyed and the date of destruction. This will come with a copy of your invoice in the mail.

Can I witness the destruction of my material?
On special requests local customers are welcome to visit our facility and witness their destruction in person.

How do I know my end waste won’t end up in a landfill?
All destroyed electronics are sent to a recycler. Any usable metals & plastics removed from the waste and the remainder of waste disposed of to meet all Environmental Protection guidelines and green law regulations.

How do I know my data will not be compromised while in AMC custody?
All AMC destruction service personnel are bonded and insured. This process has been implemented to ensure that your data is never compromised. To further protect your data, we limit the number of authorized personnel who can access our destruction facility. All employees are uniformed.

What type of equipment is used during the destruction?
The equipment in our destruction facility is a specifically designed hard drive shredder. This shredder is designed to render the material non-usable and unreconstructable.

How do I order and schedule my destruction service?
AMC has a well trained staff available at our Palm City facility. You can contact them at 772-220-4820.