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IRS Taps PC Recycler for Electronic Device Recycling, Data Destruction

laptop imageThe Internal Revenue Service has contracted with PC Recycler to recycle about 335,000 pieces of electronic data storage devices, and destroy the data contained on them, reports Environmental Protection.

The contract will result in about 100,000 pounds of recyclable materials, including metal and plastic scraps.

PC Recycler uses a 4,000-pound, dual-shaft shredder to pummel or shred up to 1,000 pounds of material an hour. That equals about 500 standard hard drives.

The IRS is required to destroy devices to NIST Special Publication 800-88 standards, which require that all residual magnetic, optical, or electrical representation of data be deleted in a completely irrecoverable and irretrievable way.

In other electronic device news, April 5-11 is EPA’s “Plug-In To eCycling National Cell Phone Recycling Week.”

In concert with that effort, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and other cellular players are promoting their cell phone recycling services.

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2 thoughts on “IRS Taps PC Recycler for Electronic Device Recycling, Data Destruction

  1. I appreciate that some government agencies are ensuring the protection of electronic media. As breaches become more commonplace I am excited to see a firm like PC Recycler being used in the federal space

  2. I’m interested to see their use of a dual shaft shredder for data destruction. Hopefully they also have a set of flotation tanks, post shredding to allow for maximum recovery. Simply shredding the drives will result in more than just pure aluminium in the mi…

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