We Recycle Electronics and
Shred Data Media
Secure, Certified, Licensed

Onsite Hard Drive Shredding and Recycling in New Jersey

  • 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

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

The Shredding of a Hard Drive in NJ is an Environmentally Regulated Activity

Back Thru The Future has been providing on and offsite hard drive shredding services longer than anyone else in NJ. We have the largest warehouse based shredding capacity, as well as four shredding vehicles, in NJ.

The NJ DEP requires a “Class D” electronics processing licensed to recycle electronics in NJ. There are currently10 Class D licenses  Hard drives, solid state drives, cell phones, and tablets are all considered electronics and can only be processed and recycled by a class D licensed facility.

Mobile Hard Drive Shredding Prohibited In NJ 2008

As a NJ DEP Class D licensed electronic recycling facility, we provide the regulatory required recycling of the shredded materials that other shredders cannot legally provide.   Our self-controlled recycling process separates the materials used in the electronic data storage devices into high purity material streams.  These are sent to specialized recycling facilities for reuse. 

The aluminum used in rotating disk hard drives as the storage medium is sent to aluminum smelting facilities to be melted into aluminum alloys. The integrated circuitry used as the storage medium in solid state devices is sent to precious metal facilities where the circuit boards are incinerated, and the precious metals melted and recaptured.  This recycling process not only assures you of employing environmental best practices for your data media disposal but also guarantees the complete and absolute destruction of any stored data. This is a unique ability in New Jersey.



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.


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.

See How We Separate the Shredded Hard Drive Materials

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

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