Electronics Recycling Association Adds Mobile Hard Drive Shredders

Canadian nonprofit to relocate and offer electronics shredding services to the public.

June 18, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
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The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA), a Vancouver, British Columbia-based based nonprofit focused on recycling and refurbishing obsolete electronics, has acquired a number of Ameri-Shred mobile hard drive shredders, whcih it says can process as many as 200 hard drives per hour.

The ERA currently offers several solutions for data protection, including software wiping that meets the security criteria established by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). With the introduction of the mobile shredders, which ERA says are the only mobile shredders in western Canada, the company can offer complete data security for ultra-sensitive information.

Along with the addition of the new shredders, ERA says it is currently in the process of relocating to a new facility in the Greater Vancouver area. When the company completes its relocation it will extend an offer to the public to bring computers and laptops for donation, and customers will be given an opportunity to shred their hard drives, USB thumb sticks and cell phones at no charge.

Corporations and institutions also can request for the ERA to deliver the mobile hard drive shredders to their officesfto destroy large quantities of hard drives on site.