Our IT Asset Disposal Process

Here’s what happens when you choose G1 for secure disposal of your IT assets

A Tailored Approach For Every Client

The process outlined below is typical and is indicative of how most disposals occur. However – our disposal process is completely tailored to each customer’s requirements. If you have unique business requirements, we’ll tailor a unique solution that ticks all of your boxes.

Asset Collection

Assets are collected and securely transported to a G1 processing facility.

We will arrive at your site and load devices into our secure vehicle for transport. Vehicles are fitted with a number of security measures, including GPS tracking, automatic dash-cam, NAID-AAA compliant locks and engine immobilisers.

Receipt To Facility & Tagging

Devices are individually tagged and scanned into our tracking system.

As devices and media enters the G1 facility, they are physically tagged with a barcode and scanned into our asset tracking system. Devices are subsequently scanned at regular intervals as they progress throughout the data destruction and disposal process – ensuring that every device passes through the same highly-controlled disposal process.

Blancco Software Erasure

Devices eligible for Blancco Software erasure are erased using Blancco erasure.

We confirm to the NIST 800-88 erasure standard, which is the successor to the now obsolete DoD 5220.22-M standard. NIST 800-88 caters for all modern and legacy storage devices, including solid state / flash media and hybrid drives.  

Blancco Verification

Devices erased by Blancco are verified to ensure that no data remains on any contained storage media.

Verification involves systematically sampling data at identical intervals to ensure that the erasure data pattern has been correctly written. Any inconsistencies in the data pattern indicates a problem occurred during erasure, and the drive is immediately tagged for physical destruction.

Physical Destruction (Shredding / Hammer Mill)

All data-containing devices and media that are not suitable for Software erasure (or that fail the post-erasure verification step) are physically destroyed by shredding and/or milling.

Devices are passed through either a shredder or hammer mill (depending on the required output particle size) – ensuring complete destruction of all contained data. G1’s primary hammer mill can reduce devices and media to sub-3mm particles – passing even the most stringent government requirements for TOP SECRET classified data.

E-Waste Recycling & Disposal

Devices are recycled or tagged for re-use where applicable.

Where feasible – devices are tagged for remarking and resale, which is both the most financial and environmentally optimal method of disposal. The more we can re-market, the more we can offset and reduce the costs of disposal and data destruction for our customers. 

E-waste scrap & devices are are unsuitable for reuse (obsolete or non-functioning) are recycled. Devices are broken down into their constituent metals, PCBs and plastics and subsequently remanufactured into raw materials ready to re-enter the manufacturing industry. 100% of e-waste is diverted from landfill – an excellent outcome for our environment.


Reporting & Certificates Issued

All devices and media received for destruction will be listed on an itemised data destruction report and certificate. The report lists the serial numbers, asset tags and specifications of each asset received, alongside its eventual destruction method.


Your Data Is In Safe Hands

Accredited to ISO 27001 and NAID AAA with PSPF Endorsement
  • Secure end-to-end chain of custody.
  • Blancco Platinum Partner.
  • Military-Grade Physical Destruction to 3mm Particle Size.

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