Hard Drive Shredding in Connecticut

Data Destruction and Hard Drive Shredding in Connecticut

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

  • Simple, Clear Project Control Process
  • All Documentation is Digital
  • Project Quality Control Follow-up
  • 30 Years in Computer Recycling Business
  • Same Day Written Quotes
  • No Frustrating Voice Mail
  • Cloud Based Project Documentation
  • 1000+ Clients

Restructuring Your Office Space?

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

Read More

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



Connecticut regulations identify hard drives as a regulated hazardous waste

“E-wastes generated from non-residential sources (commercial, governmental, retail, etc.) are regulated under current federal and state hazardous waste laws. Some electronic materials are considered hazardous waste. Others must be managed in accordance with the Universal Waste Regulations (RCSA Section 22a-449(c)-113).”

Connecticut regulations specifically identify hard drives as a regulated universal waste. The DEEP regulations state: 

To “Crush, shred and puncture hard drives and electronic data storage media generated from the disassembly of used electronics” you must be a permitted universal waste destination facility as identified under 40 CRF 260 of the Federal EPA universal waste handling code. 

Back Thru The Future® is a Federal and State registered “Universal Waste Consumer Electronics Destination Facility” (Permit No. CDG120002, EPA ID No. 000075416). We provide CT DEEP compliant onsite and plant based secure destruction of hard drives and solid state data storage devices.

CT data privacy compliant hard drive destruction

Federal (HIPAA, GLBA), Industry (PCI) and State (ID Theft) data privacy regulations have highly specific requirements for the destruction of obsolete personally sensitive data. They require that the data be destroyed according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Guidelines for Media Sanitization. They further state that third-party data destruction services must meet required vendor due diligence standards.

Back Thru The Future® provides NIST approved onsite hard drive shredding and degaussing services. We are among a select few licensed electronic recycling businesses that are also NAID AAA certified as a secure data destruction operation for both plant-based and mobile hard drive shredding. NAID certification, as a recognized industry security standard, serves to satisfy vendor due diligence requirements.


Back Thru the Future has been providing data destruction and hard drive shredding in Connecticut 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.


US EPA register 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 electronic recycler certified

With an annual budget of over $50,000 to maintain our certifications, we are serious about providing our customers with the highest level of regulatory compliance and we can prove it.


Back Thru The Future employs 4 mobile hard drive shredding vehicles and 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.

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.