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Certified Disposal, Data Erasure & Recycle

“XTEL can recycle your end-of-life electronic materials and equipment meeting all the standards of public health, worker health, the environment, and the safety & security aspects of electronics recycling.”

“Dispose when disposal is the only option; and when you do, make sure you do it correctly.”

“SuriSecurity, protection and environmental compliance are the main factors in determining the best approach to removing hardware from any infrastructure. XTEL provides you peace of mind by overseeing the certified server disposal and data destruction requirements related to your hardware disposition, while retrieving any residual value that may exist.”

“Gone are the days where old, unused IT hardware and equipment is simply tossed out or piled in a storage area. The sensitivity of your data means it needs to be transferred to new storage equipment and the old equipment properly erased so that no trace is left. Don’t risk any of your data being copied or stolen from your obsolete equipment.”

Certified Disposal

IT asset compliance is not just for attorneys. They may make the rules but you are responsible for following them. Not all decommissioned assets can be redeployed or resold. For the ones that can’t, XTEL can help.

Certified disposal means getting it right every time. XTEL’s first objective is to make sure you maximise the use or value of your IT assets whenever possible. When the end of the road is clear, it is essential that you can count on a partner that employs compliance tracking from beginning to end. Accept nothing less than the highest standards, tools, and certifications to back them up.

Getting disposition wrong has a cost. Removing asset tags, erasing data, tracking downstream recycling processes are a must. The cost of getting these wrong will result in fines, lost reputations, lost customers, and lost jobs.

Data Erasure

XTEL provides secure on-site or off-site disk erasure, meeting the. Disks are sanitised using a 3pass, 7pass, or a custom algorithm set forth by the customer’s requirements Is it really gone? The answer is no unless the proper steps are taken to ensure it is. Countless stories of disks being carelessly handled can be found with a simple internet search. Data loss resulting from improper oversight is no joke as it is at the core of most organisation’s value. It can take many forms like trade secrets or private employee/customer information. No matter the form, it is your organisation’s responsibility to keep information safe.

XTEL provides both on-site and off-site erasure solutions on the vast majority of server and storage disk. Having a partner you can trust to meet HIPAA, FACTA, GLP, Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI DSS, or the Data Protection Act (UK) is not simply an option – it is your business requirement to comply with the law.

Erasing data is more than simply deleting it. Deleting data by conventional methods does not remove it fully. It simply eliminates the link between the storage location of the data and where your computer or other devices search for it. In simple terms, it means your data still exists, but doesn’t appear when searched.

If you dispose of a server and the data has simply been deleted, it would be possible for the device to be recovered and the data restored. If this is your sensitive data, you can imagine the security and business risks this presents.

Experts and hackers, however, can find this data relatively easily. A complete secure data erasure fully removes your data so that it no longer exists and cannot be restored. At XTEL we use sophisticated software and techniques to fully erase data so it simply no longer exists. There’s no risk of finding data that doesn’t exist, which is why data erasure is the only sure way of disposing of unwanted data.

Disk Wiping

Once we’ve performed secure data erasure, we can also perform a complete disk wiping as part of our server disposal process. This is an additional step which ensures that none of the data ever recorded on your server or storage device can be reconstructed. Your electronic information is priceless, which is why you need to take all available precautions with how it’s handled once your IT hardware is obsolete or damaged.

Upon completion of advanced disk wiping, your servers and disks are clear for proper disposal. This eliminates any risks of your data being stolen and puts your company in compliance with legal requirements concerning certified IT data destruction and equipment disposal. When you contract XTEL to wipe your discs, you’re protecting the sensitive data of your organisation, your suppliers, your customers and your partners.

As a trusted, certified, partner and a company XTEL can provide you the peace of mind when handling precious data. Let XTEL take the solution to your facility or send your equipment to us. We will make sure you are taken care of with the proper processes and documentation.

Certified Hardware Recycling

A key part of IT asset disposal is certified recycling. We work closely with certified recycling companies that have the experience and knowledge to properly disassemble and recycle the individual components of your decommissioned equipment. Different types, models and generations of IT storage hardware require different handling methods due to their varying construction, components and materials.

Due to the complexity of modern IT servers and hardware, certified recycling is an involved process that includes separating reusable / resalable components (such as power sources), toxic or dangerous materials (such as lithium and electronic components) and generally recyclable materials (such as steel, aluminum and plastic).

These different materials are then treated according to the rules and regulations in place for the certified recycling of hardware. The end result is a safe and environmentally respectable disposal of your decommissioned IT servers and other hardware. Once completed, you have the guarantee that your equipment was disposed of correctly, according to all legal requirements.

Recycling and Precious Metal Recovery

In addition to our expertise in ferrous and non-ferrous metal processing and WEEE recycling, clients are increasingly turning to XTEL with their needs for telecoms recycling and precious metal recovery from their excess and outdated telecoms network equipment.

Urban Mining is defined as the process of reclaiming compounds and elements from electronic, often telecoms equipment, that would otherwise go to landfill. In this way XTEL and our clients play a significant part in reducing the demand on primary sources of precious metal and the energy needed to produce them, such as mining, which can have adverse environmental consequences including increased CO2 emissions.

As well as the clear environmental benefits of precious metal recovery from telecoms recycling, clients are taking advantage of the economic gains and clear transparent reporting and assay results that XTEL can offer. The circuit boards used in telecoms equipment are some of the highest yielding electronic boards around in terms of precious metals.

However, it’s not just printed circuit boards that can yield results. XTEL can recover precious metal from circuit boards, processors, computer memory and a variety of other items such as connectors and backplanes from cabinets to maximise client’s income generation.

XTEL are committed to the highest standards of responsible telecoms recycling and precious metal extraction. We ensure that all hasardous and non-hasardous materials are recovered in an environmentally sound manner and provide full traceability on all material containing any hasardous elements in line with current legislation. Our company sise enables us to leverage relationships with the largest smelters globally and maximise value from telecoms recycling for our clients. As a result, we have become a trusted telecoms recycling and precious metal recovery partner for some of the world’s most respected companies.

If you are considering selling a precious metal-containing material and would like a valuation, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the XTEL team.

Responsible Recycling

XTEL invests in you by investing in the right processes. We not only follow R2 (Responsible Recycling) processes, we improve upon them by integrating and simplifying the disposition process via our asset management software solution. Disposition is made easy through one interface with full visibility and full compliance as a result. IT hardware disposal mistakes can happen when you try to handle it on your own. The potential risks to your business are too great to consider attempting disposal other than through the proper channels. We have the training, experience and knowledge of the legal requirements for certified hardware recycling to take care of all your retired servers and storage equipment, including old, outdated equipment that has been stored for years.

Where possible, we’ll help you extract any remaining value in your IT hardware and proceed with safe, responsible recycling of the rest. You’ll not only be sure that we’ve performed proper decommissioning and destruction of your precious IT data, but you’ll also have the reassurance that we’ve reduced the environmental and safety impact of your hardware disposal.

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