Chicago Shredder can help with all of your Hard Drive Disposal needs. Crushing is the lowest cost non-recoverable ONSITE service. We also have up to date wiping software if you need a basic E-waste pick up. However, in many cases hard drives coming out of outdated equipment cannot be reformatted for reuse and are dismantled for precious metals.


We offer both onsite and offsite services. Some customers require onsite services due to regulations, others don’t mind the lower cost of offsite destruction.

Our crushing service is a lower cost alternative to Degaussing and Shredding. This is a unique service that breaks through the hard drive which renders it useless. Once a drive is crushed (also known as punched) it must be dismantled and sent to a refinery for precious metal recovery. This is a our most popular service for hard drive destruction!

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Hard Drive Shredding

Shredding breaks the unit into smaller non-recoverable pieces

Hard Drive Crushing

Also known as punching and non-recoverable, the unit gets holes or is crushed

Hard Drive Degaussing

Extremely powerful industrial grade magnets wipe everything permenantly

Hard Drive Wiping

Hard drive wiping overwrites stored data. Older units must be crushed.

Addison IL
Hard Drive Destruction

There are many ways to destroy a piece of equipment that holds data. We offer every single type of service available whether its On-Site Data Destruction, On-Site Hard Drive Destruction, Off-site Data Destruction or Off-Site Hard Drive Destruction. We are able to add our degaussing and punching equipment on the same truck that handles the actual pick up for you other electronics, junk, or paper needs. This in turn saves you money and helps reduce the carbon footprint by using 1 company for all of your needs.


The hard drives / media are destroyed in a manner set by the Dept of Defense method DOD 5220.22-M standard as well as the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Guidelines for Media Sanitization - as specified in Special Publication 800-88 and NAID (National Association for Information Destruction), standards for data destruction. *We use up to date wiping software that effectively over writes stored data. However, in many cases hard drives coming out of outdated equipment cannot be reformatted for reuse and are dismantled for precious metals.

Pick Up Service

Secure chain of custody when you combine multiple services on 1 truck. Great for Everyone needing to clean up without having to hire multiple companies.

Recycling Bins

Use for batteries, cell phones, Paper, hard drives & toner. Our boxes are great for property managers, schools and any other facility with 10+ people. This 1 stop box!

Recycling Events

Be green with the mega events we can run with you. Our trained staff is ready to help assist in all aspects of the event. This is great for employees and the community.

Clients in Our Network

Starting with small and medium businesses and all the way to US-wide and multi-national corporations. Our Recycling network handles many aspects of our clients recycling.


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Addison IL

Addison is a village located in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, in DuPage CountyIllinois, United States.

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 35,914 people, 11,649 households, and 9,097 families residing in the village. 

Addison is located in Illinois’s 8th congressional district.

The median income for a household in the village was $54,090, and the median income for a family was $59,007. Males had a median income of $39,718 versus $27,815 for females.