THE IT ASSET DISPOSAL &
DATA DESTRUCTION SPECIALISTS
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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IT LIFECYCLE SERVICES

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

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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!

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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!.

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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!

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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.

COLLECTION

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

AUDIT

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

DATA ERASURE

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

REFURBISHMENT

We will refurbish and repair the IT equipment

CASHBACK

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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DIPCOG INFOSEC

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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Secure Data Destruction

If you need secure data destruction for your company’s old computers and hard drives, get in touch with Gigacycle. We’ll help you with all your information security needs when it comes to computer recycling, from certified hard drive destruction techniques to data erasure solutions. To book secure collections from your premises or get a free quote, contact us today.

 

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    What Is Secure Data Destruction?

    Data destruction should always be carried out in a secure manner. It describes the official method by which IT equipment such as hard disk drives, computers, laptops and data-carrying media are wiped or destroyed. The result should be that the data is unreadable and can't be accessed or restored ever again.

    How Do You Securely Destroy Data?

    Data can be destroyed in many different ways when you send your IT equipment for recycling. The three main data destruction methods used in the IT waste disposal industry are:

    • Overwriting the data on all sectors of the device (data erasure)
    • Physical destruction of the data storage device (data shredding)
    • Disrupting the magnetic domain (degaussing)

    Which destruction service you use will come down to your individual business needs. We can even provide mobile solutions if you need an on-site destruction method carried out at your premises rather than taking assets to our security facility first. Please specify any special requirements when requesting a quote.

    What Is the Aim of Data Destruction?

    The aim of secure data destruction is to help your business uphold data protection laws and protect information security. This is something your business should always be thinking about at each stage of the IT equipment lifecycle. From your website privacy policy to how you handle confidential waste, you must ensure your company remains fully compliant with its data protection responsibilities.

    Data protection is a hot topic when it comes to computer recycling. The security and storage of information on your devices isn't something you should take lightly. Hard drives can store a wealth of sensitive data, whether it's about your employees, customers or even your company itself. If you don't have a good policy in place for how this data is managed (even at computer disposal), then you could be liable for fines issued by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

    If you need help implementing approved data destruction methods or ensuring you have the best data protection privacy policy in place at your company, get in touch for free advice now. You can also find lots of information about destruction standards across our website.

    Does Gigacycle Provide Data Destruction Services?

    We certainly do! In fact, as one of the leading ITAD providers in the UK, we offer a variety of solutions for your disposal needs. This includes secure hard drive destruction, magnetic media degaussing and secure erasure services.

    Secure Data Erasure Service

    Secure data erasure services are our most popular option as it's one of the only types of destruction which allows the assets to be reused. The data erasure process will ensure technical software overwrites every single block of data on the equipment, leaving unusable information in its place. The software carries out this process several times to ensure the data is 100% eradicated. Our advanced system will verify whether the erasure has been a success or not, and if the answer is yes, a unique certificate of destruction is created.

    Our clients love data erasure solutions thanks to their transparency, and our techniques are approved by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre, formerly CESG). After the erasure is completed, we can refurbish the items or update their software. From here, we can either reinstall the assets at your business site, or you can use our sales channels to sell the equipment and raise revenue for your company.

      

    Data Shredding Service

    Secure data shredding refers to the physical destruction of hard drives and data-bearing media. During the shredding process, the device is placed through a shredder to obliterate it into particles, which can be as small as 6mm. Think of it a bit like how confidential waste is handled, i.e. paper shredding, breaking the device into small parts so that it can't be read or accessed again.

    We can shred a variety of media storage items for you, including data tapes, hard drives, mobile phones, USB sticks, CDs, DVDs, security fobs and more. Bulk destruction certifications are available after shredding. These can be viewed on your digital client portal, but you can download them if paper copies are required.

    There are two key reasons to choose shredding services:

    1. The erasure technology fails the verification, so not all sensitive data may have been wiped from the device. In these cases, you could decide a physical destruction is necessary unless you want to use the asset again.
    2. Your internal data privacy policy states that physical destruction is required. We can even arrange for you to witness the process if you need us to. Our shredders are mobile, so please let us know if you require an on-site or off-site destruction service.

    Data Degaussing Service

    Degaussing is the process of permanently erasing data from a device by eliminating the magnetic field information stored on a magnetic media device. Magnetic media covers a range of different equipment, such as data tapes. To complete this service, a degaussing machine is required to change the magnetic domains of the data storage device. This is a great option if you have lots of magnetic media equipment to be destroyed and you don't want the asset used again.

    Hardware Refurbishments

    While companies often focus on the protection of data on their devices and website, don't forget that a technology device could give away things from their hardware too. If you think your assets and equipment has any security markings left on it or engravings you'd like removed (because they reveal your business as a previous owner of the asset), contact us. Our computer and hard drive technicians are highly experienced in IT refurbishments, so if any part of your hardware needs replacing or upgrading during a secure disposal process, just let us know.

    Whatever data destruction solution you need, get in touch now for a quote.

    Why Hire Us for WEEE Recycling Solutions?

    If you're looking for a recycling company who can prove their compliance with WEEE and UK standards, choose Gigacycle. Each recycling method we use has been carefully considered, using our years of experience in the field to deliver high-quality solutions.

    The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive was introduced as the legal framework which defines some of the targets relating to how WEEE is produced and managed. While it often puts the onus on how electronic items are manufactured, we should all still be considering how to recycle this type of waste properly.

    At Gigacycle, if you'd like to know why using our service will help you meet your compliance with approved policies such as GDPR, the WEEE Directive and Environment Agency standards, please contact our expert team. We may even be able to come out to your site to assess your company's GDPR compliance if requested.

    Is IT Equipment Managed Securely?


    Absolutely. The security of your computers, hard disk drives, mobile phones and any other electronic equipment we collect is one of our top priorities. We run a leading security recycling centre in Manchester, performing ADISA accredited solutions. Our facility is patrolled and monitored 24/7, with all assets locked securely in containers and a range of security barriers and access requirements in place. Our staff are highly trained and security vetted, giving you peace of mind you're in safe hands.

    How to Get in Touch With Our Recycling Collection Team - Get a Free Quote

    If you'd like to contact us, there are several ways you can do this. Just head to our website contact page to find the number to call us or complete our enquiry form. We're happy to provide a free quote for any IT disposal or data destruction solution you require. We can also help you to book the right service for your needs, including the destruction method to choose in order to ensure we destroy data correctly.

    Book a Hard Drive Disposal or Free Computer Collection Now

    Use our website booking system to arrange an approved data destruction or secure computer recycling service. We offer free collections as part of our fees. If you're an existing customer, please login to your secure client portal account, and you can book a new collection here. This is one of the easiest methods of scheduling any future services you may require.

    Use Gigacycle's secure services for all your IT recycling and disposal needs.

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