Shredall Scotland’s hard drive destruction service is an essential part of our service, helping businesses from Glasgow, Edinburgh and further afield to stay secure when getting rid of electrical waste.

Two-part destruction process

In order to comply with data protection regulations, there are two parts to our hard drive disposal process: degaussing and shredding. Between these two approaches, we ensure that all data is completely erased from the hard drive’s platters and that the hardware itself is destroyed beyond repair. It can then be recycled to comply with current WEEE environmental regulations.

Why is hard drive destruction important?

The data on an old hard drive doesn’t go away. Hard drives store data physically through magnetic fields on their platters - metal disks inside their casing. Anyone who has access to an intact platter can extract the data from it, no matter how old the machine is.

Degaussing is a critical form of secure hard drive destruction, recommended by the UK government. It works by exposing a hard drive to a powerful magnetic field that scrambles the precise magnetic alignment of the platter, rendering it completely useless. Our state of the art shredders take care of the rest, reducing hard drives to unrecognisable scraps of material.

Highest standards of security

You don’t want to risk the data security breaches that can arise from leaving old hard drives intact. Shredall Scotland has numerous nationally and globally recognised accreditations that demonstrate our commitment to security, including ISO 27001 (information security management) and a data protection certificate from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

We can collect your hard drives for destruction in our secure Bellshill facility, or we can destroy them on your premises if you would prefer the peace of mind. If you’re based anywhere in Scotland, get in touch with us today to see how we can help you destroy your hard drives and keep your data safe.


Talk to us

The best way to find out what we can do for you is to talk to us today. With both hard drive destruction services on offer in our Bellshill facility we can help you dispose of your documents in a secure, environmentally friendly manner.

We are always happy to talk to our Scottish customers about what they need and to arrange the best plan of action for dealing with their document shredding requirements, so contact us today to start the conversation.