MetalQuest Secure Destruction

The following is a list of secure destruction services currently being offered by MetalQuest:
  • Digital Media Destruction
    • Microfilm Rolls
    • Microfilm Jackets and Microfiche including Diazo and Vesicular Duplicates
    • B&W and Color Slides and Paper-based Photographs
    • X-ray and Cine Film
    • Magnetic Tapes and Diskettes of All Types
    • CD-ROM, CD-R, DVD, Magneto-Optical and WORM Disks
    • Video Tapes
  • Electronic Equipment Destruction
    • CPU & Hard Disk Destruction (including copier hard disks)
    • Computer Monitor destruction
  • Medical Equipment Destruction
    • Precious metal catheter and probes
    • Equipment containing heavy metals
 

Destruction Methods

Film-based media is destroyed by a three step process. The first step involves shredding/chipping/pulverizing the film including its container unless it is metallic into small unreadable flakes. After the film has completed the first step in the destruction sequence, it is processed a second time to remove any silver. This step is crucial, because it renders the film clear and devoid of any image including those created by silverless processes, e.g. diazo and vesicular films. Finally, the clear film base is further recycled for use in new products, while any reclaimed silver is refined for reuse.
Magnetic media is degaussed and pulverized. The pulverized material may be further recycled or disposed of in an approved manner.
Optical media including videotape is pulverized. The pulverized material may be further recycled or disposed of in an approved manner.
Paper is shredded and baled. The pulverized material may be further recycled or disposed of in an approved manner.
 

Secure Containers

MetalQuest will provide secure containers of disposing of the media. Typically, 55 gallon barrels are used with locking tops. The lid has a slot and the slot may be secured with a small locking door. Once filled the barrels can weigh as much as 300 pounds depending on the media type and how the material settled. If preferred, MetalQuest staff will pack and remove larger quantities of media thus freeing staff for other more important tasks.
 

Shipping

MetalQuest will arrange for the transportation of the containers from your site to our facility. Of course, you may arrange the freight, too.
 

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