Sanitisation and Destruction of Electronic Media

Sanitisation and Destruction of Electronic Media

Summary: This service provides for the safe erasure and/or physical destruction of electronic media devices including hard disks USB pen drives CDs DVDs floppy disks and magnetic tapes.

Primary users of this service: Staff, Researchers

Who to contact to use this service: E: | IT Services |

Contact to discuss this service: Michael O'Halloran | E: |

Strategic Focus: Enabling Infrastructure Services

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Electronic Media: Sanitisation and Physical destruction

When a PC or Laptop comes to the end of its useful life, care should be taken when disposing of it. Many PCs and laptops contain confidential information and should be disposed of properly. 

Third party service that will destroy old CDs, DVDs, USB pen drives or computer disks

UCC is currently looking for a new provider for the destruction of old media, and has yet to nominate one.

In the meantime, if you could please retain this media in a secure place IT Services notify staff when a new provider has been selected.


UCC has guidelines regarding the disposal of devices containing confidential data. Please familiarise yourself with them . The service detailed above should enable the UCC community to adhere to these guidelines. 

IT Services Department

Seirbhísí TF

Room 3.34, 3rd floor, T12 YN60