Secure Electronic Media Destruction (Shredding)

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Electronic media destruction/shredding of:

  • Hard drives
    • PC
    • Laptop
    • External
    • Server
  • Handheld devices 
    • Cell phones
    • Tablets
  • Flexible media
    • CD-ROMs
    • Floppy disks
    • Data tapes
    • Cassette tapes
    • Flash drives

Use this arrangement

Step 1: Check if your organization is authorized. Organizations that may use this arrangement are:

  • B.C. government ministries
  • B.C. broader public sector organizations
  • General public

Step 2: Submit an Asset Disposal Report (government and broader public sector) or review pricing and drop-off items for shredding (general public).

  • Government and broader public sector: Follow instructions on the Asset Disposal page to submit an Asset Disposal Report (ADR) and initiate the process. For large jobs, contact Asset Investment Recovery
  • General public: Drop-off eligible items at any of our three locations 

Information about this arrangement

Erasing or sanitizing electronic media does not guarantee that all private information is non-retrievable. British Columbia is a leader in protecting electronic data and its industrial shredder, ‘EDDIE’ (Evil Destroyer of Delicate Internal Electronics), breaks down electronic media, such as hard drives, handheld devices and flexible media, to a particulate size of ¾”.

All shredded material is sent off for 100% recycling and will be used for energy processes or turned back into raw materials to create new items such as cement, metal products, park benches, etc.

Government ministries must follow all policies and processes related to IT Asset Disposal in relation to all government electronic media disposals as per OCIO Information Technology Standards.

Pricing and locations

Items dropped off in Prince George or Surrey will be securely shipped to Victoria for shredding. 


B.C. government and broader public sector

Pricing dependent on the type of secure electronic media destruction you or your business requires (serial number tracking, staging, sorting, short term storage, etc.)


General public

Pricing dependent on item type:

  • Hard drives: $6 ea + tax ($8 ea + tax if removal and/or Certificate of Destruction requested)
  • Handheld devices: $2.50 ea + tax
  • Flexible media: $2.50 / kg + tax (1kg minimum)

Prince George

Prince George location for public sale

Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (excluding holidays)

3695 Opie Crescent
Prince George, BC  V2N 1B9
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Phone: 250-565-4201


Surrey location for public sales

Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (excluding holidays)

8307 - 130th St.
Surrey, BC  V3W 7X4
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Phone: 604-501-8216


Victoria location for public sales

Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (excluding holidays)

4234 Glanford Ave.
Victoria, BC  V8W 9V7
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Phone: 250-952-4439


Related Arrangements

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Public Sales

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Related Links

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Contact Information

Asset Investment Recovery
4234 Glanford Ave.
Victoria, BC  V8W 9V7

Phone: 250-952-4439