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:
  • Excellent company to deal with, from the moment I called they were super efficient to the moment they collected all the equipment. We were kept in contact via email all the way so we knew what was happening and... read more

    Nadine French
  • 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 cannot believe how fast they collected the equipment. I spoke to them on Thursday and a collection was here on Friday. It was clear that this company is experienced and organised and I received a digital waste transfer notice... read more

    Joe Cottam
  • Quick and easy organising the pick up of old equipment. Courteous and prompt service. Highly recommended.

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    Psycho Delic
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    Sue Urquhart
  • The guys from Tech-Recycle were excellent when collecting our old equipment. Despite a delay in them being able to access the premises they were patient and polite. The entire process was very simple and I'd gladly use them... read more

    Chriss McGlone-Atkinson
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    Leah Vogler
  • Fantastic company with a great level of service. Always prompt to arrive and happy to take all IT waste.

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