Canopus are industry specialists in the area of secure data destruction & IT asset disposal

Our range of services have been developed in response to the increasing importance of data protection legislation, waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) directive, UK (England & Wales) waste legislation, and the hazardous waste act, all of which make businesses responsible for the ethical disposal of used IT equipment.

Data Destruction

Canopus Solutions offers proven secure solutions when tackling client data destruction requirements. Our clients will benefit from our professional approach to data destruction, utilising NCSC, approved data destruction methods. Anyone responsible for managing data bearing assets must understand their legal obligations, as well as the consequences if that data were to pass outside of their control. As standard we erase all Hard Drives using a HMG IAS No.5 Higher overwrite via a LAN Server. Any Hard Drive unable to be fully wiped is removed from its unit, recorded, and sent through a HMG Approved Degaussing process. Once degaussed the Hard Drive remains stored within an internal secure area prior to be taken to a secure facility for supervised shredding.


Canopus Solutions has a wealth of experience within the IT Industry and identifies the need to reuse rather than recycle end of life IT equipment. Most of the equipment identified as ‘End of Life’ by most companies looking to upgrade or refresh their IT Asset Infrastructure, is actually perfectly good working equipment. Reuse is the preferred option as stated in UK Waste Legislation, each and every item refurbished is another item not sent for recycling. Although items which fail testing and cannot be refurbished are sent for WEEE complaint recycling. There are many routes for reused items, some of which benefit the clients and charities.

Our Services


  • CESG certified destruction of data to HMG IAS No.5 Higher Overwrite
  • Serialised Destruction certificates
  • Compliance with Data Protection Act
  • Compliance with GDPR
  • Onsite or Offsite
  • Detailed Asset Reports


  • Fully Licenced
  • Detailed Recycling certificates
  • Compliance with WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive
  • Compliance with UK (England & Wales) Waste Legislation


  • Stock Management
  • Commissioning & Logistics
  • Installation


  • All equipment tested and graded
  • Equipment repaired & refurbished
  • Reuse is at the heart of what we do
  • Zero to landfill approach


  • Onsite or Offsite
  • Shredded to BS EN 15713:2009

Equipment Covered


  • Servers
  • Desktop PC’s
  • Laptops
  • Apple Imacs / Macbook
  • Thin Clients
  • iPhones, Mobile Phones, Tablets
  • ATM’s, Kiosks, Customers Help Points
  • EPOS / Till Systems (electronic point of sale)
  • Self-Checkouts
  • NAS Drives (back up / storage servers)
  • External or loose Hard Drives
  • USB Stick or other Flash Memory Devices


  • Monitor / TFT
  • Chip n Pin’ Devices
  • Digital Signage / Screens*
  • Phone Systems (IP based or Analogue)^
  • AV systems (Audio Visual)
  • CCTV / Security Cameras & Systems*^


  • Printers^*
  • Tape Drives (storage)
  • Switches^
  • Routers / Modem / Firewalls^
  • AP’s (Access Points) / Wireless (RF) systems^
  • UPS (uninterruptable power supply Systems
  • HHT’s (Hand Held Terminals) / Stock Systems^


  • Paper (shredding)
  • Any specialist Equipment / kit e.g. Scanners / Scales / Trade specific kit
  • Battery Powered Products
  • Electrical / White goods

^ Could contain customer specific configuration
* Could contain Hard Drive or Flash Memory

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