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LICENSED COMPUTER RECYCLING NAID AAA CERTIFIED SECURE
The NJ DEP requires a “Class D” electronics processing licensed to recycle electronics in NJ. There are currently 10 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.
Don’t be mislead by businesses identifing themselves as NJ DEP “registered” computer recyclers.
Registered is not “licensed”. The NJ e-waste law requires that all to be disposed of electronic equipment must be “recycled” by a “licensed” electronic recycler. In NJ that means a NJ DEP Class D licensed recycler. Universal waste regulations require anyone handling or storing more than 11000 pounds of universal waste must “register” with both the Federal EPA and NJ DEP as a “Large Quantity Universal Waste Handler”. Handlers are specifically prohibited from processing (recycling) the stored material. Most registered handlers are used computer resellers and can not issue a regulatory valid computer recycling certificate as required under the NJ e-waste law.
Our EPA audit report provides the details required to pass an EPA audit
We document each project with a report listing the manufacturer, model, type of equipment, weight and serial number of every item of equipment recycled. This EPA audit report provides a record supporting your compliance to the recycling regulations for every item of equipment disposed of. Keep in mind that without a detailed legally valid environmental compliance certificate and audit report you could be held financially responsible for any environmental clean up costs if a one of your disposed of computers is found in an illegal dump. This is a pretty remote risk but it has happened.
Hard drive destruction under NJ DEP regulations
Surveys have shown that the single largest concern by a factor of 2 to 1 by CIOs when recycling computer equipment is data security. The shredding of hard drives is by far the most effective technique for the destruction of recorded data. NJ DEP regulations specifically 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.
We are NAID AAA certified as a secure plant based and mobile hard drive shredding operation.
We were the first computer recycling business in the US to receive this certification and we are the only NJ Class D licensed computer recycling facility with this security certification.
As a NJ based computer recycling company with over 30 years of experience and with our unique credentials as the only NJ DEP Class D licensed computer recycling company that is also a NAID AAA certified secure data destruction facility we have established ourselves as the preferred computer recycling company for NJ based businesses. We currently support nearly 70% of all NJ community banks and hospitals. Our customer list includes many major NJ centric organizations.
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.