Since 2003, C.O.P.S. Shredding has provided confidential document shredding and hard drive destruction services throughout Central Illinois. As an AAA Certified Member of N.A.I.D., we satisfy the strictest safety requirements for media disposal, and we proudly recycle 100 percent of the paper we shred.
Why Is it Important to Properly Destroy Media?
Throwing important documents or outdated media in the trash is no longer a viable solution for businesses. Unless properly wiped, devices such as hard drives, floppy disks, and USB memory sticks remain accessible through data retrieval software, putting organizations at risk for data disclosure. Especially for those that deal with personal or confidential information such as government, health, or financial services organizations, compliance with data protection regulations requires that information be securely destroyed.
Since magnetic media like hard drives and floppy discs doesn't decay, it's illegal to dispose of it in landfills. C.O.P.S. ensures safe destruction of legacy media through processes that both adhere to regulations and ensure privacy.
What Steps Should You Take?
Once you've determined that your organization no longer needs certain documents or storage media, you must dispose of them in accordance with data protection laws. For your convenience and security, C.O.P.S. offers certified on-site paper disposal, employing cross-cut shredders to eliminate the possibility of reconstruction.
We also offer hard drive and magnetic media destruction, using two methods to make your data completely unrecoverable:
- Shearing, which slices your entire hard drive into pieces with 40,000 pounds of force.
- Crushing, which punches a hole with 7,500 pounds of force to destroy the drive platters and fracture the magnetic surfaces.
If you're ready to eliminate expired media that's crowding your workspace, please give C.O.P.S. Shredding a call today at (309) 452-0064. Whether you're in need of recurring shredding services or one-time media destruction, we look forward to finding the solution that's right for you.