Hard Drive Shredding

When disposing of old equipment, do you consider the sensitive data held on the hard drives? With the introduction of the GDPR regulations this has become even more critical. A data breach could cost your business more than just it’s reputation.

Pure Planet Recycling’s hard drive shredding service destroys your redundant hard drives. By shredding a hard drive into fragments, you can be sure of it’s physical destruction.

Our shredders are capable of shredding a hard disk to either 15mm or 6mm fragments. This can be on your site or at our recycling facililty. Customers can witness the destruction and ensure no data leaves site.

With years of experience, you can rely on our secure hard drive shredding service.

Our shredding service is as simple as:

Step 1

You contact us detailing the number of hard drives and where you are.


We quote for shredding the hard drives on your site or at our recycling facility.


We arrive using our secure transportation and satellite tracked vehicles.


Drives are either shredded on site or transported for shredding at our facililty.


Once complete, we issue a data destruction certificate including serial numbers.


We then recycle the shredded hard drives to recover the materials.

Pure Planet Recyclings’ Hard Drive Shredder

Our hard drive shredder is compact yet powerful! It can shred all types of hard drives, 3.5″ or 2.5″, in seconds. No wonder it has been given the nickname of “The Beast” at our facility.

Over the years our shredder has destroyed thousands of hard disks and media. We are able to shred a disk down to 15mm particles quickly and reliably.

Our shredders unique design allows for split chamber shredding. It gives us the ability to shred different equipment such as media tapes.

Once complete, the shredded drives can then be recycled to recover the materials.

If you’d like to witness the shredding of the drives in person, this is possible. Please let us know when you enquire about our services and we can explain the process.

We find our pricing to be very competitive, so please compare us with your current supplier.

hard drive shredder

On-Site Hard Drive Destruction

Our on-site hard drive destruction allows us to bring our shredders to you. We shred all types of computer and server hard drives and storage media. This is a nationwide service for mobile hard drive shredding.

Customers are able to watch their old hard drives get shredded in front of them. A hard drive is turned into fragments within seconds. We don’t even need a power source as our super silent generators take care of this.

If you need the serial numbers recorded prior to shredding this is also possible. These serial numbers are transferred onto the destruction certificate once complete.

The following video shows our hard drive shredder in action.

How much does hard drive shredding cost?

Pure Planet Recycling believes each hard drive shredding job is individual. Factors such as location, shred size, number of hard drives and where the destruction takes place will affect the cost. Pricing is usually based on a per drive basis, making it easier if there only rough quantities of equipment. 

We are very competitive in pricing and pride ourselves in our secure service.

Contact us now on 01234 315496 to discuss your hard drive shredding requirements.