State Of Vermont Adds E-Cycling and E-Destruction To SecurShred Contract

August 08 , 2009 in SecurShred in the News

The State of Vermont has agreed upon a contract with Shred This Inc. (dba SecurShred) to provide computer equipment recycling and hard drive destruction services to state agencies.

The contract is for the proper destruction of paper and other confidential records (including electronic media) in a secure environment that will render the documents virtually unreadable and non-destructible. The security intent of the contract is to fully protect confidential information such as social security numbers, names, addresses, telephone numbers, etc from falling into unauthorized possession and to prevent identity theft or unauthorized use of confidential information.

SecurShred has met and exceeded Vermont State Requirements for the proper disposal of electronics and paper related media. Below are a few key services provided by SecurShred.

Securshred is a Certified Member of the National Association For Information Destruction (NAID) for the Mobile & Plant-based Operations and is endorsed for Paper/Printed Media & Computer Hard Drive destruction.

Each year, SecurShred recycles millions of pounds of paper. Once the paper has been shredded it is bailed at our secure warehouse facility, loaded into trailers, and shipped directly to US paper mills to be recycled into house hold tissue products.

SecurShred, not only securely destroys the hard drives inside of computers, but also recycles computer equipment such as: CPU’s, Monitors, Servers, Battery Backups, Keyboards, Mice, Printers and Fax Machines.

SecurShred’s computer equipment recycling process follows the Environmental Protection Agency’s R2 guidelines.

A few key R2 Guidelines:

(1). Develop and use a management system that covers environmental, worker safety and public health practices on-site and downstream management of end-of-life (EOL) equipment and materials.

(2). Establish a policy that promotes reuse and materials recovery for EOL equipment and materials.

(3). Comply with environmental, health, and safety legal requirements, both domestically and internationally, that are applicable to the recyclers’ operations.

(4). Send EOL equipment and all material derived from this equipment, that contain focus materials only to facilities that are properly licensed to receive these materials, and use technology designed to safely and effectively manage these materials – whether in the U.S. or another country.

(5). Ensure that personal data on EOL electronics going to reuse or recycling are cleared or destroyed.

R2 Standards – EPA’s Responsible Recycling Best Practices

State of Vermont – Computer Recycling and Hard Drive Destruction Policy