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Onsite Hard Drive Shredding and Disposal New Jersey

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

In 2006 Back Thru The Future® became the 1st electronic recycling company in the US to become NAID AAA certified for secure hard drive destruction.  We are the only Class D licensed electronic recycling facility in NJ and the only licensed electronic recycler in the NYC area that has NAID AAA certification.

Mobile Hard Drive Shredding Prohibited In NJ 2008

In a Letter of Interpretation to Back Thru The Future the NJ DEP stated that a hard drive as an electronic device and a Universal Waste could only be recycled, disposed of or processed (shredding is considered processing) by a licensed Class D Universal Waste Consumer electronics processing facility. The NJ DEP further stated that since a Class D permit is issued to a specific geographical location mobile shredding of a hard drive anywhere in NJ was prohibited.  NJ was the only State in the US that enforced this prohibition.

Class D License amendment allowing Mobile hard drive shredding 2013

The NJ DEP in April of 2013 issued an amendment to the Universal Waste Consumer Electronics license that allowed a Class D facility to provide onsite hard drive shredding as long as a list of handling requirements were met.  Back Thru the Future was the first and only Class D facility to receive this amendment until 2015.  For that period of time we were the only business in the US that could legally provide onsite hard drive shredding services in NJ.

Mobile Hard Drive Shredding for Data Security purposes permitted for non NJ DEP licensed shredders but with significant restrictions. 2016

In January of 2016 NJ passed a law permitting non licensed shredders to provide onsite hard drive shredding for data security purposes. Approved onsite shredding law.


Back Thru The Future provides more onsite hard drive shredding services than anyone else in the State of NJ


These vehicles have been specifically designed to handle both large quantity hard drive shred projects and also to address the sometimes unique challenges of a shred project. The Predator I shredder has a unique large input throat of 16” versus the industry standard 9” throat. This allows us to shred intact circuit boards most complete mobile computing devices and the old 12”
magnetic reel tapes.

The Predator II was specifically designed as a low height vehicle allowing access to low overhang loading docks. It is also a cab-over design providing much easier maneuverability and parking thus making it a “city” friendly vehicle.

The new Predator III utilize a shredder that includes a separate shred compartment for solid state devices. It is capable of shredding SSD to a 3/8” particle size as required by NIST. Most standard hard drive shredders come in 1.5”, 1” shred sizes.


Beginning in 1996, BTTF was the first company in the US to offer standalone hard drive shredding services. Today, with over 500 hard drive shredding clients in the Northeast, we shred more hard drives from commercial sources than anyone else in the country.


Using a Class D licensed Mobile hard drive shredder protects your organization from the failure of a non licensed shredder from following NJ state recycling laws and putting your organization at risk.


Onsite shredding is the most effective method for sanitizing SSD and solid state cards and is the only approved method of SSD destruction by NIST.  Because of the very small size of solid state circuitry, NIST requires a maximum shred size of 1/2″.  Back Thru The Future is one of a very limited number of onsite hard drive shredding services that can meet this standard.  Most mobile communication and computing devices use solid state data 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 in NJ.


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 this a highly efficient method for recycling your hard drives as well as a data security best practice.

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”.

Why not get a project price quote and find out how inexpensive great service can be?

Environmentally Compliant since 1990

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