I have seen the EOL recycling process first hand - I have been out to the warehouses and purchased networking & server equipment. It is great that we can recycle this stuff. The issue here is 88% of your "secure data" will end up back on the market exported to India. Do you trust these people with your data - every server I have purchased from these recycling companies has still had your valuable data on it. If you are a company sending your old IT stock to these places.. sure you have agreements to wipe your data; but does it actually happen??? No! The techs at these places have no idea how to format a SAN array or server drives.. now your data is shipped overseas and in the hands of the worst possible people you could imagine. It makes me sick to the stomach as a Linux Administrator.. but its true. If any corporations read this; I suggest you get an insider to purchase from where you dump your equipment and you will find all your data still on the disks.. what is the point of have network security when this happens?
... there is no point at all.
I swear this is the shocking truth about the recycling business; and you people wonder how all these people get your personal details.. it is good recycling - but companies should take it in their hands to ensure the data is destroyed. Drill a hole through each drive then let them take your ex lease equipment away.