In addition to shredding and incineration services, we offer a popular and environmentally conscious alternative: secure LTO tape degaussing and recycling. Most customers prefer this option to meet their organization’s environmental impact goals and requirements.
Tape shredding and incineration produces waste that is not recyclable. This results in residual waste product being placed in landfills.
Secure LTO Tape Degauss & Recycling can reduce disposal costs by offering the end product for certified reuse. Savings can pass along, making recycling far more cost effective than physical destruction.
LTO tape media is not biodegradable and is a challenge to dispose of responsibly. The plastic and metals contained in each shredded tape become solid waste, which sits in landfills for hundreds of years.
Secure LTO Tape Degaussing & Recycling from TSC to the Rescue!
Our Secure Degaussing & Recycling service assures all organizations that their tape data will be completely erased in a manner that satisfies all major regulatory bodies, including HIPAA, Sox, Sarbanes-Oxley, and FACTA.
Secure Degaussing & Recycling is a secure and compliant alternative to shredding. This is a process that uses linear degaussing (high power magnetic erasure) to remove all data from any LTO tape. This leaves the tape completely erased but intact for certified reuse.
Simply overwriting a tape in-house will not remove all data and is not considered secure, since a tape drive cannot write beyond the normal data area, header files and buffer zones. Because of this, some data will remain.
Secure LTO Tape Degaussing & Recycling can now safely and completely erase the entire length of all four data bands on all LTO media, from before the start of data to past the end of all data.
We handle all the logistics, security, documentation and can provide containers for you.
- Proven compliant data erasure with Certificate of Destruction
- Environmentally sustainable and responsible
- Secure facility based locally
- Chain of custody documentation with GPS tracked vehicles
- Cleared personnel provides the highest level of security
- Avoids shredded waste product entering the waste stream
- Tapes left intact for certified reuse
- Tape value can often cover destruction fees for older media tape destruction.
Depending on tape generation, brand, quantity, and condition, this service option can offer a contribution of either revenue back for large volume quantities or a credit toward disposal services for all other storage media or electronics destruction
Secure LTO Tape Degauss & Recycling can reduce disposal costs for data center closeouts, backup tape migration, old tape phase outs by offering the erased end product for certified reuse. Savings can pass along making certified for reuse far more cost effective than physical destruction.
This process is safe, secure, compliant and highly auditable PLUS it offers 100% compliance with all corporate Go Green / Zero Landfill initiatives
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