IoMT Solutions is a division of Back Thru The Future Computer Recycling, Inc. (BTTF)®, located in Northern NJ. Founded by Melanie J. Haga in 1990 in Morristown, NJ, BTTF is an environmentally oriented electronic recycling business. We provide a unique blend of electronic recycling credentials and hard drive shredding experience and capabilities unmatched by any other company in the secure data destruction industry. We believe that secure data destruction services represent an important business partnership and we are a partner that you can trust.
We have over 30 years of providing regulatory compliant computer recycling and electronic destruction services.
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The State of NJ classified the disposal of electronics as a form of hazardous waste under the Federal EPA’s Universal Waste Rule. The Federal EPA Universal Waste regulations require that anyone processing, recycling or disposing of Universal Waste be a registered Universal Waste “destination” facility. BTTF was one of the first electronic recycling companies in the US to become a Federal EPA registered and NJ State DEP licensed Universal Waste electronics destination facility. In NJ this license is called a Class D Universal Waste Consumer Electronics processing permit. All 50 States have now adopted the Federal EPA Universal Waste handling regulations. Because of that, we have the authority to issue legally valid environmental compliance certificates in all 50 states.
Prior to 2005, we used software overwrite tools to sanitize incoming hard drives before reselling them – which is something that many “recyclers” still do today. In 2005, however, the HIPAA data privacy provisions took effect in the health services industry.
Several of our large hospital clients notified us that they would require indemnification from data breach risks associated with our sanitization of hard drives found in their old computers. We recognized that software overwrite tools were not 100% reliable and as hard drive capacities grow the process would take longer and longer to perform. Destroying the hard drive is the only 100% safe solution to the indemnification requirement.
We became the first company in the US to offer the shredding of hard drives as a stand-alone data security service.
We became the first electronic recycling company in the US to be certified as a NAID AAA secure hard drive shredding facility.
The NJ DEP ruled that electronic devices could only be shred by NJ DEP Class D permitted facility and that onsite shredding at a customer location was not permitted within the State of NJ. With this restriction in place, we invested in a fleet of vans and portable degaussers that allowed us to provide onsite hard drive sanitization and secure transport back to our plant based shredding operation.
The State of NJ passed an E-Waste law banning the disposal of electronics from landfills and requiring that they be recycled by an authorized electronic recycling company. Currently 24 other states have passed similar bills requiring the recycling of electronics be done by qualified responsible recyclers. We are 1 of 12 currently authorized electronically recycling facilities in NJ and our status as a Federal EPA registered Universal Waste destination facility qualifies us as a recognized responsible recycler in 24 other states.
We championed the support of the NJ DEP to allow an amendment to the Class D permit that would allow onsite shredding of hard drives and electronics in NJ.
The State of NJ passed a law allowing non NJ DEP licensed shredders to provide onsite hard drive shredding for “data security” purposes. These non-licensed shredders must be NAID AAA certified and must deliver the shredded material to a Class D licensed facility for recycling and disposal purposes.
Because of our strong environmental regulatory status as an electronics shredder, we have established a dominant market position in NJ with over a 70% market share of banks and hospitals. The strict and highly prescriptive data privacy regulations in these two industries have allowed us to evolve a set of specific data asset handling practices that are extremely well documented and meet and exceed the specific industry audit requirements for data destruction.
We became certified for the ISO 14001:2015 environmental standard. Qualification is an intense management and administrative effort that requires a significant organizational commitment to a rigorous process and the auditable maintenance of that process. Our ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 certifications provide us with the professional management framework that allows us to stay current with environmental regulations and industry standards.
Unique hard drive shredding capabilities
IoMT Solutions provides a unique blend of electronic recycling credentials and hard drive shredding experience and capabilities unmatched by any other company in the secure data destruction industry. We believe that secure data destruction services represent an important business partnership and we are a partner that you can trust.
Our diversity and inclusion mission
We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, seeking partners and vendors with like-minded values, and objectives. We are certified as both a “Woman’s Owned Business” and SBA qualified Small Business. We are always striving to provide access and fair and equitable opportunity for minority-owned, woman-owned, LGBT owned, veteran or service-disabled veteran owned, disability-owned, and SBA-defined small and disadvantaged businesses, and to strengthen our relationship in our community to better develop, attract, support and champion diversity & inclusion.