The Process

We destroy all data passed to us safely and securely.

Any erasable functioning media is wiped using a multipass binary overwipe. Any non-functioning or non-erasable media is physically destroyed. Whichever method is used, the data is completely and irretrievably eradicated.

Our destruction process meets or exceeds many internationally recognised standards including the Communications Electronics Security Group (CESG) Commercial Product Assurance (CPA), NATO CONFIDENTIAL, NATO RESTRICTED, NATO SECRET and COSMIC TOP SECRET, Defence INFOSEC Product Co-Operation Group UK (DIPCOG) and exceeding standards provided by the USA Department of Defense. A data destruction certificate is provided at the end of the process.

We meet the highest standards for secure data erasure because we know compliance doesn’t always achieve the greatest security. Our process supports up to 22 erasure standards, including:

Air Force System Security Instruction 5020Firmware Based Erasure
Aperiodic Random Overwrite Extended Firmware Based Erasure
Blancco SSD Erasure HMG Infosec Standard 5, Higher and Lower Standard
Bruce Schneier’s Algorithm National Computer Security Center (NCSC-TG-025)
BSI-GS Navy Staff Office Publications (NAVSO P-5239-26)
BSI-GSE NSA 130-1
CESG CPA – Higher Level OPNAVINST 5239.1A
DoD 5220.22 M Peter Gutmann’s Algorithm
DoD 5220.22 M ECE Royal Canadian Mounted Police TSSIT OPS-II
NIST 800-88 Clear TR-SIWAH
NIST 800 88 Purge U.S. Army AR380-19

Certification levels

All data is processed in the same way, but we offer a number of different levels of certification:

Standard: A general certificate covering the list of equipment processed, stating all data passed to us has been destroyed.

Premium: A detailed certificate comprising lists of asset tags or serial numbers certified to exceed the standards listed above.

Our standard service is free of charge, the premium service is £6 per item. (an item is considered as any data carrying media including discs, data tapes, mobile phones, usb keys, flash memory, etc). If you have items you don’t need wiped or destroyed please let us know.

Tech Recycle use Industry leading software and hardware including Tabernus Enterprise Erase to ensure the highest standards when handling and eradicating data.

Data erasure specialists at Tabernus thrive on providing customers with the highest quality products. As a result, Tabernus has obtained an array of certifications and approvals globally to endorse these principals.

Communications Electronics Security Group-Commercial Product Assurance
Tabernus Enterprise Erase version v7.0 is certified by the Communications Electronics Security Group (CESG) Commercial Product Assurance (CPA). Commercial Product Assurance CPA) certifies commercial security products for use by government, the wider public sector and industry. At present Tabernus is the only company within the commercial data erasure industry to hold this certification.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
Tabernus Enterprise Erase V7.0 Software is approved by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).This latest certification indicates that Tabernus Enterprise Erase V7.0 sanitises all data on a hard disk up to and including NATO CONFIDENTIAL, NATO RESTRICTED, NATO SECRET and COSMIC TOP SECRET protective markings. NATO certifies products and services as being suitable for use specifically by the Military and Government organisations within its member countries.This latest certification supersedes Tabernus NATO Approval V5.3 of 2012.

The Defence INFOSEC Product Co-Operation Group UK
Tabernus Enterprise Erase 5.3 Software is approved by the Defence INFOSEC Product Co-Operation Group UK (DIPCOG). DIPCOG is a UK Ministry of Defence forum run by a committee composed by representatives primarily from the MoD and CESG. DIPCOG approves products and services as being suitable for use specifically by the MoD.

Norwegian National Security Authority
Tabernus Enterprise Erase v5.3 is approved by Norwegian National Security Authority. NSM is a cross-sectoral professional and supervisory authority within the protective security services in Norway.

USA Department of Defense
Tabernus is approved by the USA Department of Defense (DOD). Tabernus received this approval from meeting and exceeding standards provided by the USA Department of Defense.
What our customers say about us:
  • Received an immediate response via email after contacting via their website. Within 5 working days they picked up my old equipment and recycled it, providing proof of destruction. As I had 10 qualifying items, they performed the recycling for free.... read more

    Phil Marsland
  • I've been thinking about getting rid of my old MS computers, since going to MAC 11 years ago. Needing to remove old data, before disposal, had completed the most important bits and after this amount of time, hadn't noticed anything... read more

    David Fisher
  • We had number of old IT equipment in our community centre and wanted to recycle it but since we’re a charity it was important that the service was free. Everybody in Tech-Recycle was very useful explaining the process and what... read more

    gosia CV
  • We have used Tech Recycle on multiple occasions to dispose of surplus IT equipment. They are easy to contact, quick to reply and provide a reliable, efficient service.We like the feeling that equipment is being recycled rather than just dumped,... read more

    EPA Language Services
  • Excellent service - really easy to arrange, transparent prices and a really friendly and helpful driver on the day. Highly recommended.

    Linda Ferguson
  • After a little confusion on the collection date; a drive from Tech Recycle turned up and was a super star! I'm not sure he was ware of the amount of old tech that needed to be collected (he looked... read more

    Daniel French
  • no trouble at all - staff were very helpful and pleasant to deal with even got items out of my car.

    Suzan Jones
  • Prompt and helpful collection and destruction of PC's

    Oliver Spriggs
  • WEEE love this Service! Superb, no-hassle IT recycling from a company that really knows how to look after its customers :>)

    Tony James
  • This company were very easy to contact. They came back to me in atimely fashion and turned up to collect my goods when they said they would. I will use them again.

    Florence