Optical Media Shredding

At PC Survivors, we help businesses of all scales and in a variety of highly regulated industries as well as government agencies and military entities dispose of their data securely. While this process is most commonly associated with the wiping and physical destruction of electronic devices like hard drives – shredding forms optical media like CD-Rs and DVD-Rs is of equal importance. Unlike hard drives which rely on their magnetic charge to retain data, optical media is laser etched and can retain data for significantly longer periods of time. Our ability to safely and effectively dispose of these materials with unbeatable service and value has helped position us as the go-to optical media shredding company in New England and across the country.

We understand that what works for one client may not for another. You will consult directly with us so we can design and implement a custom plan for data destruction that reflects your unique goals. You can choose to have your optical media hauled away and disposed of at our facility or we can take care of the entire process on-site while you supervise. Materials are accounted for during every step of the process. We transport using GPS enabled trucks and keep detailed documentation to create a viable legal chain of custody.

Secure Data Shredding

When you choose PC Survivors as your optical media shredding company, you can be confident your operation is in compliance with the guidelines set forth by GDPR, HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and all other major national and international standards. We are independently audited every year to ensure our practices are current.

At PC Survivors, we process your optical media with industrial, high-security OMDD shredders. These devices shred up to 2,500 discs per hour into 43/50 x 157/1000 pieces (the size recommended by the NSA and Department of Defense for classified information).

Get started today. Call us at 781-924-3071, email info@pcsmass.com or visit our contact page.

What is R2 RIOS?

RIOS or R2/RIOS certification is the highest, most responsible standard in recycling. Our team’s strict adherence to practices outlined in these certifications protects your company from data theft and privacy infringements while maintaining safety and environmental consciousness. R2/RIOS meets numerous international standards – allowing us to effectively serve businesses, government agencies and military entities worldwide. 

E-Waste Recycling

In the US, over 2.9 million tons of electronics are disposed of each year with only 20% ending up being recycled according to the EPA. Unfortunately, the other 80% usually ends up in landfills. More than 300 million computers and 2 billion smartphones were manufactured in 2014 but the rare and precious metals necessary to manufacture these devices is in limited supply. We help companies in the Boston area and throughout Massachusetts manage e-scrap responsibly and preserve the environment while enhancing worker safety, the economy and their bottom lines.

Electronics Disposal Process

We strictly adhere to all proper electronics recycling compliance methods and protocols such as Gramm Leach Bliley and HIPAA. PC Survivors will assure that all materials are handled in full compliance with State and Federal regulations. We guarantee that all customer requests for proper disposal, handling, and/or disposition will be honored. For example, these requests may include data and hardware destruction, asset tag removal and redeployment of material. PC Survivors ensures that all materials are disposed of in an environmentally safe and responsible manner.

Secure On-Site Data Destruction & Pick Up

PC Survivors provides on-site data destruction and electronics recycling pick up in the New England area for all electronics equipment, dental, medical, laboratory equipment, computers, laptops and more. Whether you’re in Boston, elsewhere in Massachusetts or across New England, we’re able to pick up your material at your location. Customers are also welcome to drop off electronic scrap material at our facility in Hanover, Massachusetts.

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Items We Accept

Here are some of the electronics and materials we responsibly recycle in accordance with all Local, State and Federal laws. Please click here for details and a full list of items that we accept.

PCs
Network Equipment
Memory Chips
LCD Monitors
New (Obsolete) and Used Toner
Mobile Devices
Power Supplies
POS Equipment
Projectors

Laptops
Laboratory Equipment
Tablets
Hard Drives
Circuit Cards
Cable
DLT Tapes
Keyboards
Batteries/UPS

CD/DVD/VHS Players
Power Cords
Cameras
GPS Devices
Netbooks
Servers/Server Racks/Rails/Cabinets
Solid State Drives
Computer Mice

Dental Equipment
Camcorders
Precious Metals
Audio/Video Equipment
Medical Equipment
Hospital Equipment
Telephones & Telephone Systems
Docking Stations
And Much More…

At PC Survivors, everything is recycled. We carefully disassemble and separate materials for effective e-waste recycling. Hazardous materials are separated and processed by partnering licensed facilities which are specialized in handling them. 

Contact Us

Contact our expert team to get started today.

Simply use the form on this page and we will respond as soon as possible or call 781-924-3071 during our regular business hours.

We are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).