Computer Recycling in New York City

Data Destruction, Hard Drive Shredding, and Computer Recycling in New York City 

Back Thru The Future is the industry leading company for data destruction, hard drive shredding and computer recycling in New York City. Our expertise and experience have helped thousands of New York businesses remain secure.


  • Simple, clear project control process
  • All documentation is digital and available 24/7/365
  • Project quality control follow-up
  • 30 years in computer recycling business



  • Same day written quotes
  • No frustrating voice mail - we are here to support you
  • Cloud based project documentation
  • 1000+ clients


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We can securely remove your electronics, shred the hard drives onsite or offiste, and remove your electronic equipment.

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92% of new client quality control surveys say we “exceeded expectations”

Computer Recycling in New York City – NAID AAA Certified 

New York does not have particularly stringent computer recycling regulations.  The regulations require that the disposal of computer equipment must be handled by a qualified recycler. Back Thru The Future is a Federal EPA registered and NJ DEP licensed “Universal Waste Destination Facility” for the recycling of consumer electronics. That means we posses the highest qualifications for computer and other electronic recycling and destruction.

New York, along with all other 49 states, has adopted the US EPA “Universal Waste” handling regulations. We are authorized by the Federal EPA to issue an environmental compliance document that is recognized by the State of NY as well as all other states as a legally valid environmental compliance certificate.  Interstate commerce regulations dealing with waste disposal state “It is not the regulations of the state the disposal originally occurred in but the state regulations where the final disposal occurs that you must comply with”. This means we also protect you in the event of disposal occurring outside of NY, which is a very likely occurrence.

Computer Recycling in New York City – Our unique hard drive shredding capabilities 

Our initial hard drive shredding equipment was a high capacity four shaft metal shredding machine with input and output conveyors. We recognized that as our volumes grew the shredded hard drive material would represented a potentially valuable source of recoverable value. As with all recyclable material, the purity of the recycled material adds substantial recovery value. Hard drives are made up of four different recyclable materials, aluminum, stainless steel, ferrous metal and circuit boards. The ability to separate these materials into streams of 95% purity would more than double the recoverable value of the shredded material. Over time we have developed a highly efficient and proprietary materials separation process that provides us with a significant additional source of revenue and a major pricing competitive advantage over shredders with no electronic recycling capabilities.  

Back Thru The Future operates customized onsite hard drive shredding vehicles throughout all of New York state. These high capacity vehicles provide us with the ability to tackle the largest onsite shred projects in a very time efficient manner as well as provide flexibility for time sensitive projects. These high capacity trucks along with our in house shredding capabilities provide us with the highest hard drive shredding capacity in the industry. 

A Leader in the Healthcare and Legal Industry

Our experience in the Healthcare and legal industry provided us with the specialized insight to the importance of regularly scheduled data destruction events. We have many large healthcare facilities, manufacturers, law firms and litigation services firms as clients. Any type of data destruction, including hard drive shredding, can be impacted by privacy laws, litigation, and electronic data discovery requirements. From a legal records management viewpoint accumulating business records that can legally be destroyed is a potentially very expensive practice. Obsolete hard drives containing patient data and outdated business records should be destroyed as soon as possible. In a litigation electronic data discovery scenario, courts require you to implement a “litigation hold” on all relevant data destruction activity. We have a number of large clients with thousands of hard drives in storage because of the litigation hold requirements. Failure to implement a litigation hold can result in court sanctions and even jail. However the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) governing electronic data discovery requirements specifically identify a “safe harbor” data destruction procedure that protects you from court sanctions. If your data destruction activity is part of an automated records retention system you are granted a “safe harbor” exemption. Annual prescheduled hard drive data destruction services qualify for this exemption. With this significant legal advantage of prescheduled destruction activity versus as needed activity, Back Thru The Future® introduced our annual Safe Harbor Express® (SHE) secure data destruction agreement. This is a unique turnkey service providing all regulatory required handling procedures and documentation as well as offering a discounted price for the annual agreement versus project based pricing. We currently have over 100 clients utilizing this service. 


Back Thru The Future® provides a unique blend of electronic recycling credentials and hard drive shredding experience and capabilities unmatched by any other company in the secure data destruction industry. We believe that secure data destruction services represent an important business partnership and we are a partner that you can trust. 


Read about how used electronic recycling is regulated in New York State HERE 


Back Thru the Future has been providing environmentally compliant computer recycling services for over 30 years. In 2005 we became the first computer recycler in the country to offer stand alone hard drive shredding services. With over 1000 customers we have the experience and expertise to address any type of shredding project.


We are a US EPA registered and NJ State DEP licensed Universal Waste (Hazardous Waste) electronics recycling facility, NAID AAA and PCI DSS certified secure processing facility, ISO 9001 (quality), 14001 (EHS), 45001 (OSHA) certified- R2 certified. Back Thru The Future is also a Licensed NYS mobile shredder.

We are dedicated to providing our New York Computer Recycling customers with the highest level of regulatory compliance.


Back Thru The Future operates mobile hard drive shredding vehicles throughout the North East USA and has both a high capacity plant based shredder and disintegrator.  Our shredders are capable of 3/8 of an inch shredding size required for NIST compliant SSD destruction and several are rated at over 2000 hard drives shred per hour.  We have the capability to address any type and size shredding project.



Onsite shredding is the most effective method for sanitizing SSD and solid state cards. Because of the very small size of solid state circuitry, NIST destruction guidelines require a maximum shred size of 1/2 inches. Back Thru The Future is one of only a very limited number of onsite hard drive shredding services that can meet this shred size standard. Today, most mobile computing devices utilize solid state storage. Server hard drives are rapidly incorporating solid state data storage components. The sanitization of solid state storage devices is becoming a significant data security challenge. Adopting onsite SSD shredding as your universal data destruction process eliminates the technical challenges of sanitizing solid state media and provides a one-stop solution to all of your data destruction needs.


As a Federal and State licensed electronic recycling facility, we provide a Certificate of Destruction that is also a regulatory required environmental compliance document. Our proprietary materials sorting process allows us to recapture nearly 100% of the materials used in the manufacturing of a hard drive, making a hard drive as close as possible to an environmentally sustainable product.
Read more about Certificates of Destruction HERE.

100% of our client quality control surveys rate both our pre-project and
post-project communications as “Excellent”

92% of our new client quality control surveys have been returned marked “exceeded expectations”.

Our Mission is Protecting our Clients from Environmental and Data Security Liabilities
with Secure, Auditable and Compliant Recycling and Data Destruction Services.