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- 30 Years in Computer Recycling Business
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- 1000+ Clients
92% of new client quality control surveys say we “exceeded expectations”
Licensed Computer Recycling NAID AAA Certified Secure
NYS does not have particularly stringent computer recycling regulations. The regulations require that to be disposed of computer equipment must be recycled and that you use 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.
NYS 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. You need to be aware that 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”. Thus we also protect you in the event of disposal occurring outside of NYS, which is a very likely occurrence.
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.
With this advantage we have been able to afford the large initial investment for three highly customized onsite hard drive shredding vehicles. 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.
Our experience in the legal industry with many large law firms and litigation services firms as clients provided us with the specialized insight to the importance of regularly scheduled data destruction events. Any type of data destruction, including hard drive shredding, can be impacted by litigation and electronic data discovery requirements. From a legal records management viewpoint accumulating business records that can legally be destroyed is a very bad and potentially very expensive practice. Obsolete hard drives represent copies of business records and from a legal records management stand point 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 (https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/41994.html)
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.
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.