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Onsite Hard Drive Shredding and Recycling New Jersey

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

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, PDAs, cell phones, 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

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 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

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