Data & Hard Drive Destruction

We offer a certified degaussing service using a very expensive piece of equipment that renders the entire hard drive or data bearing item completely useless. No one will be allowed to use it ever again for any purpose. This falls under all legal, ethical, certified guideline available for ALL industries. 

Punching: Hard Drive: On-Site & Off-Site
Our punching service is a lower cost alternative to Degaussing and Shredding. This is a unique service that puts a hole through the equipment which renders it useless. Once a drive is punched it must be dismantled and sent to a refinery for precious metal recovery. This is a very popular option if you want to see the destruction but are limited on funds.

We recognize that data security is an equally critical part of Responsible Recycling as zero land filling and preventing  toxic scrap from illegal export.   Chicago Asset Recycling  also offers customers (on request for a small fee) an onsite hard drive perforating or “punching” service and the drives are shredded once returned to the facility. Finally, upon processing your data/media storage equipment your company will receive by mail a ‘Certificate of Destruction’ which applies to the hard drives and other storage media as well as the equipment itself.

*The DoD 5220.22-M sanitization method was originally defined by the US National Industrial Security Program (NISP) in the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM)

Pick Up Service for local Chicago electronics on fuel efficient vehicles. We strive to make sure that all of our efforts are to make a greener world. Our vehicles range in sizes and so we are always able to meet the demands of our clients. Chicago land Electronics Recycling & Hard Drive Shredding, Junk hauling, Paper shredding, Dumpster rental. We are a faith based business offering free & low cost pick up for Business and Residents. A BBB accredited business using R2 Recycling & E-Stewards vendors as our downstream. We pick up TV’s, computers, Servers etc.  INFO ON PICK UP HERE!

Recycling Events from the Premier Chicago Electronic Recycling Collection Company in the Chicago land area. We service all of your IT recycling needs with care and effort. We are prepared for any size load no matter the difficulty level. Our teams come with all proper gear needed for an electronics recycling event. We strive to make sure all electronic recycling events are handled with care and provide a certificate of proper disposal. EVENT INFO HERE!

Registered  –  HIPAA/FACTA Compliant  –  R2 Downstream
​We have been in business since before the Landfill Ban and have our own Equipment, Shredders, Forklifts, IT staff, Data Wiping stations, Retail division.


State Of The Art Disposal

We continuously update our state of the art processes for e-waste disposal, data destruction & hazardous waste management.

25+ Drop Off Sites

Our drop off locations are through out the Chicago Land area for many different items. The locations range from Chicago to the burbs.

On-Site & Off-Site HD Destruction

On-site HD "punching" is a cost effective way to see your hard drives destroyed. Data Destruction is a top priority.

Pick Up Charge

Local Pick Up Service
  • [All items must be at the dock/door]
  • Dupage County $100
  • Cook County $130
  • Downtown Chicago $180


Inkjet & Laser Cartridge
  • Ink(1st LB free)$1 p/lb (min $5):
  • Toner: $1.50 p/pc (1-25):
  • $1.00 p/pc (26-50):
  • $0.75 p/pc (51-100):
  • 100+ call


Residential & Commercial
  • All Regular Office/ Home E-waste free except items below:
  • L. Desk printer $20:
  • Oversize (copier/rack etc) $60:
  • Copier feeder $20:
  • Junk Removal $75+ per pallet volume:

TV & Monitor

Fee Based Items
  • *Please stage HEAVY TV items OUTSIDE/GARAGE to save*
  • LCD Mnitor$10:
  • CRT Monitor$10:
  • CRT TV Under 30"$40:
  • CRT TV Over 31"$60:
  • All Flat TV$40:
  • Wood Cabinet TV $80:
  • Projection TV $80:
  • Broken Glass on TV add $15:
  • TV Inside home (per item) $20:
  • Stairs (per item per flight)$30:


Our downstream operations are certified companies that handle toxic waste and products that these items create. Our downstream use state-of-the-art equipment to process your lamps & e-waste in an environmentally safe and legally acceptable manner.


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.


Do not allow your equipment to ever end up on the market again! We are the provider the biggest companies and government agencies in the world trust when they want to make absolute certain their equipment is completely destroyed.


There are many types of batteries you will come across. Certain batteries have value, while others come at a cost to dispose of properly. We have the tools and downstream needed to give you the best value available to your battery recycling needs.