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Destruction of tapes.

Tape storage is often full of company data and privacy-sensitive information. Destroying tapes yourself is an absolute no-go. Prevent the risk of a data leak and choose certified data destruction from CTC IT Solutions. With our powerful shredder we ensure that your tapes are completely and irreversibly destroyed. Fast, affordable and 100% secure.

Please note: this service is for business customers only, not for individuals.

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How does tape destruction work?

Our data destruction process is effective and environmentally responsible. Our working method is completely focused on relieving you of all your worries. We are fully certified and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

After shredding the tapes, you can prove that stored personal data has been destroyed safely. This allows you to comply with the applicable AVG/GDPR guidelines. We can also take care of the destruction of hard drives, SSDs, smartphones or other data carriers for you.

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1 We pick up your data carriers

Call +31 30 – 248 40 03 to make an appointment. Or request a quote digitally.

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2 Transport to our service centre

We make sure your tapes are shipped safely. Or we bring our mobile shredder to your premises and destroy your tapes on site.

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3 Data carrier registration

Upon arrival, your tapes get registered.

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4 Data carrier destruction

Your tapes are safely destroyed as agreed upon.

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5 Eco-friendly disposal

Your IT waste is disposed of in an eco-friendly manner.


6 Reports, certification and invoice

Afterwards you’ll receive the invoice, destruction certificates and detailed reports.

At your premises or in our secure Service Centre in Nieuwegein?

Every customer has specific requirements. Our approach is fully geared to them. At CTC you can have your data carriers destroyed in several ways. First, we can destroy your data carriers in our professionally secured service centre in Nieuwegein. If you choose this option, we pick up the data carriers with our own transportation. This is the most economical option for you.

A second option is that we destroy the data carriers at your premises with our mobile shredder. This further reduces the risk of data leaks. Someone from your organization can be physically present during the actual destruction of the data carriers. For data security reasons, it is not possible to deliver your data carriers to our service centre yourself.

Physical destruction of tapes

ShredderDid you know that as an organization you are responsible for the safe destruction of tapes after the retention period has expired? Therefore, outsource this to a specialist. We destroy all types of data and backup tapes. For example:

  • backup tapes
  • tape cartridges
  • AIT tapes

  • DAT tapes
  • DLT tapes

  • DTF tapes
  • Mini DV / DV tapes

Service centre in Nieuwegein

You can have your old backup tapes destroyed in our professionally secured service centre in Nieuwegein. When you choose this option, we pick up the data carriers in a special container with our own transportation. This is the most economical and secure option for you. If you wish, you can also be present during the destruction process. Our customers often appreciate this, especially when the stakes and risks are relatively high.

On-site destruction

We can destroy your data-bearing tapes at your premises with our mobile shredder. This on-site service significantly reduces the risk of data leaks. For the sake of your data security, it is not recommended that you bring your data carriers to us yourself.

Alternatives to physical destruction

Complete destruction of backup tapes is the most logical choice when they no longer have any residual value. Or when internal protocols dictate this, for example. If the tapes still have a residual value, physical destruction is not always the preferred option. Below we offer two more methodologies that may suit your specific situation.

Reinvest or donate residual value

In some cases, we can buy back your old hardware. You can then reinvest the residual value in new equipment. Alternatively, you can donate the residual value to the ITdonations Foundation. This foundation donates residual values to charities such as KiKa and CliniClowns. If desired, you can even specify which charity you would like to donate the residual value to.

Removing data

Do the tapes qualify for reuse? Then data removal is also an interesting and very reliable option. CTC’s specialists can also take care of this for you. For this we use special software from the renowned Blancco. This software has been approved by the Dutch AIVD and is therefore a very safe choice.

100% Secure

Our data carrier destruction service meets the extremely strict DIN 66399 and ISO/IEC 21964 standards:

  • H-5 (hard drives): Data carrier broken into several pieces, particle size ≤ 320 mm2
  • T-3 (tapes): Particle size ≤ 320 mm2
  • E-2 (electronic media such as USB sticks, SD cards): Medium broken into pieces
  • O-2 (optical media): Particle size ≤ 800 mm2

Why CTC IT Solutions?

  • Over 15 years experience
  • International operations, including throughout Europe and North America
  • ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 and NEN 7510 certified
  • NIWO licence for e.g. transport and collection of industrial waste
  • Complete service including certificate for audits
  • Environmentally responsible disposal of IT waste in accordance with WEEELABEX guidelines
  • Comprehensive reporting and optional CO2 reduction report

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What can CTC IT Solutions do for you?

We would be happy to tell you how we destroy your tapes securely and responsibly.

Gijs van Nieuwenhoven

What can CTC IT Solutions do for you?

We would be happy to tell you how we destroy your tapes securely and responsibly.

Get in touch with us
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or call + 31 (0)30-248 40 03
Our certifications offer you extra security:
ISO 9001 ISO 14001 ISO 27001 WEEELABEX Blancco