Data Destruction

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Here’s where it gets legal. The ICO issues massive fines to companies that don’t handle their old data in the right way. All sensitive or personal information should be professionally erased using certified erasure software carried out by a company that’s authorised to process data. Gigacycle is registered with the ICO and uses certified erasure methods and NCSC certified erasure on magentic harddrives.

When you dispose of IT equipment, the risk that your confidential data will be exposed is a serious one. That’s why you need to use a company like Gigacycle. We securely destroy all data on any IT equipment we receive so that not a single trace of it survives. Our core business service is Secure IT Disposal and data destruction. We go above and beyond internationally recognised standards to ensure your data is properly destroyed. The methods we use are approved methods used by government organisations and are certified ensuring IT Governance and information compliance.


Secure data erasure is our recommended choice for data destruction. Secure data erasure involves overwriting every block of data on the data carrying media such as the hard drive with a series of unusable data. The way it overwrites is block by block multiple times passing over the data. It then verifies this that the data has been totally eradicated. Once the process is complete the system will electronically generate a unique data destruction certificate that will verify its results.


If the data destruction method fails to erase even one single block it will fail the process. In this situation we will physically destroy the drive. Secure Data Erasure is our preferred method of data destruction because the process it transparent to the customer. The data destruction is verified and the data destruction certificate is unique to the serial number of the media it is destroying and is only produced if this process completes and verifies erasure successfully.


We are able to provide NCSC approved data erasure for magentic media, NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre, formerly CESG) is the government arm of GCHQ and they independently test and verify data destruction methods.

NCSC Approved Methods for Data Erasure of magnetic media

HMG Infosec Standard 5, Higher Standard Algorithm

Verified Data Destruction with Certificates

Erased Items are Reusable and Recyclable


One of our specialities is secure data destruction. We treat all data carrying media we posses the same and ensure data is destroyed correctly.


If a data carrying item fails the verification is has been wiped we use physical destruction. This method as the name suggests involves using a shredder to obliterate the item.

We are able to shred ANY data carrying media such as harddrives, Tapes, CDS, Mobile Phones , USB’s and More down to 6MM Particles!

We can shred data carrying media to 6mm particles

Mobile / Tablet Shredding

On SIte & Off Site Destruction

Bulk Destruction Certificate


All our clients require a different solution that works with their internal policies. For this we offer onsite data destruction. We can attend your site and destroy the data at your site before it leaves your building ensuring your data never leaves with it.


We offer a variety of on site solutions such as NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre, formerly CESG) Approved Overwriting on magnetic harddrives, hard drive shredding, hard drive degaussing and physical data destruction using a hard drive punch.


On Site Data Erasure Services

On Site Physical Destruction

Security Cleared Personnel

Computer Security Awards Winners!

  • Basic Erasure
    • Data Erasure
      • All Items Itemised & Asset Tagged
      • ITAD Online Portal Access
      • Basic Data Destruction Certificates
      • HMG Infosec Level 5 Lower Standard Overwrighting
      • 1 Pass data Erasure
      • Identifying Client Markings / Etchings Removed
      • Cost Neutral* Minimum Collection Required

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  • Premium Erasure
    • Data Erasure
      • All Items Itemised & Asset Tagged
      • ITAD Online Portal Access
      • Advanced Data Destruction Certificates
      • HMG Infosec Level 5 Higher Standard
      • 3 Pass Data Erasure
      • Identifying Client Markings / Etchings Removed
      • NCSC Approved Erasure (On magentic Harddrives)
      • Most Secure Option

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  • Physical Destruction
    • Physical
      • All Assets itemised
      • Shredding down to 6MM Particles
      • ITAD Online Portal Access
      • Data Destruction Certificates
      • Asset Cannot Be Reused
      • On Site / Off Site Shredding Options
      • Witness in person the Physical Destruction

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