Free, secure collections for IT recycling and Secure and Certified data erasure for individuals, businesses and large-scale projects.
IT Asset Disposal | Computer Recycling | Data Shredding | Value Recovery & Cashback | SECURE Data Erasure | Data Destruction Services
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We are one of the highest accredited IT Asset Disposal and data destruction providers in the UK

We offer a full cradle to grave service from IT Installation / IT Decommissioning  to Data Shredding Services

I.T Asset Disposal

Free and secure IT Disposal & Data Erasure, full audit trail and 100% recycled. No landfill. No incineration.

Secure Logistics, Security Cleared Employees, Online Portal Account, and cashback potential on equipment! ALL FOR FREE!

Data Erasure

Our Certified data erasure guarantees data is destroyed securely

We are audited by ADISA who forensically check our data erasure methods on UNANNOUNCED audits!.

I.T Asset Management

Our clients come to us because they know that we can take care of the entire IT Asset management process.

Our Services include IT installation services , IT Deployment , Software Deployment services, IT Decommission Services, Data Centre Migrations, IT Disposal , Data Destruction Services and Data Shredding on site and offsite!

Data Shredding

We can shred any data bearing media onsite and offsite down to 6mm particles!

We offer harddrive shredding , backup tape shredding, data shredding services

What makes the difference?

We are the industry leading ITAD Provider

The Security of your Data is the bedrock of our service.

Take No Risks….

Features Other ITADs GIGACYCLE
Free Collections
Comprehensive Audit Trail
Licensed Waste Carrier
Certified & Secure Data Destruction
Own Fleet of Secure CCTV GPS Tracked Logistics
ADISA - Distinction level Certification
Staff Security Vetted to BS7858 Standards (SC Cleared)
NO Third Parties / Contractors

The IT Asset Disposal Process

We provide full transparency to you at every stage of the retirement process. Each stage is compliant with several ISO standards, NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) standards and the ADISA standard for the overall process and methods.


Your Assets are securely collected using our own satellite tracked vehicles and security vetted staff


We will itemise any asset tag every item, this is visible immediately in our online collection portal


We will securely wipe all data and remove any identifying markings on all assets


We will refurbish and repair the IT equipment


Your assets are re marketed using our specialist sales channels to obtain the highest value, You will then receive the Revenue back for the Equipment!

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Online Customer Portal

Book, View and modify collections, View Collection History, Data Destruction Certificates, Waste Transfer Notes and Manifests all available online in your portal.

Real-time Access, Anytime, Anywhere

View the status of your assets as they are being processed live in real-time with access to the portal from any smart device or web browser.

Data Destruction Certificates

Data Destruction Certificates can be downloaded and are always available on the portal, individually matched to each asset by serial number for your convenience.

Secure Asset Management Portal

You'll receive access for yourself or your clients to our secure portal where current or past collections can be viewed and certificates downloaded.

Every Asset is tracked

Every asset we collect is audited into the system for you to view in real time. We itemise all assets by make, model, serial number, asset tags and weight for you to view online.

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Hard Drive Disposal

If you’re looking for a reliable hard drive disposal service in the UK, contact Gigacycle. Our secure destruction services are renowned for their high quality, and we even have our own security facility in Manchester. Get a quote or book a shredding service now online.



    How Do You Dispose of Hard Drives?

    There are lots of safe ways to dispose of used hard drives, whether you choose to physically shred the device, erase it or use another destruction method. Whatever you decide, always hire a professional company offering licensed destruction services. They will provide environmentally friendly recycling options and can securely wipe confidential information from your assets. If you’re a business, it means you can ensure you comply with all terms of your privacy policy, including meeting data protection requirements.

    How Do I Dispose of Old External Hard Drives?

    To destroy an old hard disk drives and dispose of them safely, again you should use the services of a data destruction specialist. Many companies will offer cheap prices for their services without guaranteeing compliance with the highest UK standards, so get a feel for what they offer when you look at their online site. You can always send them a quick email if you have any questions.

    Which Part of the Hard Drive Do I Need to Destroy?

    It can be hard to know which computer device is the specific part you need to destroy, which is why it’s so much easier to use a specialist waste company than attempt this process yourself. The magnetic disk inside a hard drive is one of the most important parts of a hard drive to destroy. At Gigacycle, whether you choose to physically shred a hard drive device or destroy data using another method, we ensure sensitive information on the asset can never be recovered.

    How Much Does It Cost to Destroy a Hard Drive?

    The costs of a destruction or shredding service will depend on where you’re based (e.g. London), the computer recycling service you need and the specialist you use. Hard drives can often be collected for free, but the price from this point will be based on what you require. Always ask for a quote and check what cost includes. It may be that you can save time and money with free collections for old equipment and choosing an all-in-one service that deals with both data and hard drive destruction solutions together.

    Types of Hard Drive Destruction Service

    When looking at the ways to destroy hard drives, there are three main types of hard drive destruction.

    Hard Drive Shredding

    This type of hard drive destruction is one of the most commonly chosen. Much like you would use a paper shredding method for confidential waste, this is one of the best ways to ensure a hard drive can never be used again. The shredding service techniques break up computer media devices into fragments as tiny as 6mm.

    Data Erasure

    Data erasure is a certified form of data destruction, and one of its benefits is that it can be used for larger equipment than hard drives, which won’t normally fit through our shredders. Rather than shred equipment, the process involves taking computers and media, and using specialist software to overwrite every single block of data the device holds. Unlike shredding, the asset can be updated with new hardware or software to be used again. Businesses may choose to reinstall the equipment in their business or sell it.


    If shredding and erasure aren’t appropriate, you could consider degaussing for your drive equipment. This sophisticated method securely destroys data and information on the device by disturbing its magnetic field. However, much like shredding, it deems the drive unusable.

    Get in touch with Gigacycle for all our data and information security destruction solutions.

    Book a Hard Drive Destruction Service at Your Home or Business

    If you’re looking for a London shredding hard drive destruction and computer recycling expert, get in touch Gigacycle. We cover UK wide locations, including Birmingham and London, taking assets back to our Manchester security facility. We can come out to your home or business address, so please specify the collection point at booking.

    Contact Us Today for a Free Quote

    If you’d like to securely dispose of old IT equipment, contact us for more information. Fill out our website contact form now if you have any questions about our secure hard drive destruction service, leaving your name, email address and question.