Data Destruction Services

When your business disposes of redundant electronic media, does it consider the sensitive corporate information stored within? It is vital to entrust your company’s data to a secure service. You must ensure your data is 100% destroyed.

Pure Planet Recycling specialise in data destruction for all types of IT storage devices and electronic media. Whether it’s the destruction of hard drives, media tapes or CDs / DVDs, we can help. The device and the data contained within are destroyed and recycled.

Our data destruction services include the following:

Secure data destruction, performed by highly trained staff.

Collections made using our satellite tracked vehicles.

Destruction performed either at your premises or within our authorised treatment facility.

Issuing of detailed data destruction certificate upon completion.

All media is 100% recycled after the data is destroyed.

A 5 star service.

What Equipment Do You Destroy?

We can collect and destroy all data bearing devices, including;

How Does Our Data Destruction Service Work?

Booking your next data destruction service is as easy as;

Step 1

You contact us, detailing the number and type of media you have for destruction. Do you need this destroyed on-site or back at our facility?


A quotation is then provided for the destruction of media. This includes the transportation and waste paperwork.


Once accepted, a date is arranged using our own secure transportation and staff


We destroy on-site or securely transport the media back to our site for destruction.


One back at our treatment facility the units are scanned for serial numbers, weighed and destroyed.


Once the destruction job is complete, we invoice and provide a destruction certificate for the load.

Hard Drive Destruction

There are many different ways to destroy a hard drive. It depends if you wish to reuse the disks again?

Pure Planet Recycling offers a choice of hard drive destruction methods. We either crush or shred hard disks.

Our most popular method of destruction is shredding. We find that customers like the visual evidence of the shredded drive. This said, we can accommodate your required destruction method.

We process all types of external and internal hard drives in both 3.5″ and 2.5″ sizes. Whatever the technology whether IDE, SATA, SCSI, SSD or SAS we have a solution for destruction.

Our collections are secure, with our staff and satellite tracked vehicles. Once the disks enter our Authorised Treatment Facility, we scan the serial numbers. After we destroy the hard drives we issue a certificate of destruction. This contains the individual serial numbers for each disk.

The destroyed hard drives are then recycled to recover the materials contained within.

Read more on each service option available:

hard drive crushing | hard drive shredding

Please call us on 01234 315496 to enquire about our hard drive destruction service.

We also advise reading this article which explains why hard drive destruction is crucial.

hard drive destruction

Media & Server Tape Destruction

Media tape destruction must be performed on any redundant or faulty backup media tapes and server tapes. Whilst tapes provide a good disaster recovery solution by storing company data, disposing of them incorrectly is a disaster waiting to happen.

As with hard drives, media tapes are usually magnetic storage devices, so our technicians have the option of either degaussing or shredding them to ensure that the media tape destruction and server tape destruction is thorough and that data is completely irretrievable.

Once the media tape destruction has taken place, a destruction certificate is produced and the tapes are then granulated for plastic recycling.

Read more on each service option available:

media tape degaussing | media tape shredding .

Please call us on 01234 315496 to enquire about our media tape destruction service.

Media Tape Destruction

CD/DVD Destruction

Pure Planet Recycling’s method for both DVD destruction and CD destruction is to shred the CD or DVD. Our shredder enables the CD or DVD to be reduced down to 1mm chips, thus ensuring complete destruction of the information held on the device.

Upon completion of the CD shredding or DVD shredding, we issue a destruction certificate. The DVD or CD, case and paper are recycled. This process enables us to have a 100% recycling rate on our CD shredding and DVD shredding service.

If you require more information on our CD destruction and DVD destruction services please contact us.