HIPAA Security Trained

Valerie Rochon, Rocycle’s CEO, has gone through HIPAA Security training. This training program teaches the do’s and don’ts of handling ePHI or electronic protected health information. Many of our clients are healthcare and veterinary facilities and we are experts at handling assets that have sensitive information. The level of data destruction is determined by our clients. We work to quickly destroy the data on any data bearing asset using DoD compliant data destruction software or physical hard drive destruction. We can issue certificates of destruction notating the make, model, serial, and size of the drives with their final disposition. We adhere to the HIPAA Security physical security standards by storing any data bearing equipment in our secure facility. Our facility has keypad access doors that only Rocycle employees have the codes to in addition to standard bolt locks, a monitored alarm system, and a live stream and recorded camera system. All visitors must wear a visitor badge and sign in and out on a visitor log which is retained for 7 years in addition to being physically escorted by a Rocycle employee at all times while inside our facility. When you recycle your healthcare facility’s electronics with Rocycle, you can be assured your client’s sensitive information is safe and secure prior to data destruction.   

Recycling at Rocycle Your Electronics During Covid

In Florida, we are still available to service your IT recycling and electronic recycling needs. In order to minimize our employees’ exposure, we do require that any visits for electronic purchases from the public to our warehouse are by scheduled appointments only. Any members of the public that enter our facility must wear masks. No contact outside drop offs of any electronics for recycling is encouraged.

We have been fortunate to remain open throughout the pandemic without any reduction in staff or hours. Being a small business has its advantages. Our staff is able to maintain distances of at least six feet at all times. We are resting newly received equipment before processing to ensure that any germs on the surfaces have had sufficient time to die off before handling the equipment.

We are taking steps to keep our staff and customers healthy and safe. Thank you all for your patronage and let us know when you have any electronics recycling needs.

The Wally Comes Home to Florida

Left to Right: Ben Worthy of Worthy Motorsports, Chris Mendola of Mendola Painting , Aryan Rochon of Rocycle, and Eddie Davis. Special thanks to Richard Cohen of Ramm Recycling (not pictured).

Aryan Rochon, owner and COO of Rocycle, LLC, has brought home the Wally from the NHRA Winternationals race in Pomona, CA.

He set personal records with his times in the in the quarter mile, had some luck with a hole shot, and he and the crew worked their tails off !

What does driving a race car have to do with IT asset management and recycling, you ask? Absolutely nothing other than one of the business owners loves both!

You can check out the winning race here: https://youtu.be/A_dfKiFv0Uc

Rocycle Provides Computer Recycling in Tampa and the Surrounding Areas

We are a full service IT asset management company. We offer IT asset management specializing in the dispositioning of end-of-life IT assets. When assets received from businesses still have value on the secondary markets, we will process and purchase the equipment from the business. Some of our other business services are deinstallation of equipment and pack outs (prepping equipment for transport). We offer onsite and offsite electronic data destruction using DoD compliant software as well as physical destruction options. We also computer recycling and recycle obsolete or non-functioning IT assets offering free pick ups of both remarketable and obsolete equipment in and around the Tampa Bay area to both businesses and residents. We remarket the assets that still have value. We are open to the public for IT equipment purchases (PCs, laptops, monitors, servers, switches, telcom, etc.) Monday – Friday 9:30-5:30 accepting cash, business checks, credit cards, and PayPal.

It is our recommendation for businesses to quickly recycle any IT assets they are no longer using. Many companies have closets or even whole rooms designated for their old IT equipment. The longer the equipment is stored, the lower the possibility is that the equipment will still have any remarketable value by the time it is sent to an IT recycler, not to mention, it is taking up space that the business could probably put to a better use. By recycling IT assets soon after they have been deemed to be at the end of their useful life, you can maximize your ROI on that equipment. That depreciation that occurs in the IT storage closet or room can potentially mean thousands of dollars in lost revenue.

One major concern we see in this industry is data security. As businesses, we have a moral and legal obligation to protect any information about our customers. We at Rocycle understand the seriousness of data security. Our wiping software meets the DoD standards for data destruction but we go above and beyond that. We are members of NAID (National Association for Information Destruction) and following NAID guidelines, we also have processes in place to perform quality assurance double checks on each batch of hard drives wiped to ensure the wipes are successful. Wiping services are offered onsite at your place of business and offsite at our warehouse. If a company requires, we also offer the option of physical hard drive destruction both onsite and offsite. Physical hard drive destruction is punching through the hard drive using a hard drive crushing tool. This process physically damages the drive to the extent that it cannot be repaired. We currently work with financial institutions, medical facilities, and many other companies that have very sensitive data that needs to be handled quickly and correctly. We can do the same for your business.

Stop by during business hours to see what equipment we have available for sale or call us to discuss your business’ IT needs at (352)437-3777.

Rocycle, LLC Receives Accreditation from Better Business Bureau

accred_bus_7469Rocycle, LLC, an IT asset management, data destruction, and recycling – computers & other electronics company located at 2601 E Henry Ave STE B2, announced today that it has met the accreditation standards required by the Better Business Bureau for membership with the organization.

Rocycle, LLC really wants potential customers to feel comfortable when choosing them. The BBB seal will help customers understand who they are and the core values they believe in.

BBB Accreditation means Rocycle, LLC adheres to very high ethical standards. People know they can trust a company that has made the commitment to live up to the BBB Principles for Trust:

Build Trust, Advertise Honestly, Tell the Truth, Be Transparent, Honor Promises, Be Responsive, Embody Integrity, Safeguard Privacy.

Being affiliated with the BBB shows Rocycle, LLC is one of a select group of businesses in our community that not only supports the BBB’s services but also subscribes to the idea that ethical business is good business and that you “deliver trust” by treating the public in a fair and honest manner.

Media Contact:

Valerie Rochon, CEO

Rocycle, LLC
2601 E Henry Ave STE B2
[email protected]

Rocycle’s Hard Drive Data Security Process

data destructionHere at Rocycle, we take special measures to maintain data security from the get-go. Starting at your facility, we have the ability to perform onsite data wipes utilizing DoD compliant Tabernus software. If the data wipe does not need to be performed onsite at your location, we move the equipment in a secured, locked truck to the Rocycle warehouse in Tampa.

When the equipment arrives at our facility, we’ve taken extra measures to ensure the equipment is as safe as possible. We utilize a fingerprint identifier for building access through our standard door. Our loading docks have locked gates and are closed and locked unless actively being used to unload or load trucks at which time a Rocycle employee is in attendance at all times. Our closed circuit video surveillance system allows us to see into the facility with a camera designated to specifically monitor the hard drive destruction area. We also have a monitored alarm system throughout the facility.

All Rocycle employees are subject to a criminal background check, drug testing, and drug training. Our technicians are rigorously trained to handle equipment containing potentially sensitive data. We understand how important maintaining data security is and set our practices to the highest standards.

We follow industry data destruction procedures. All hard drives designated for sanitization in Rocycle’s possession are wiped within 15 days of receipt. All hard drives designated for destruction are crushed beyond repair within 3 business days.

If you need computer recycling, IT asset management, or data destruction in Tampa or throughout the southeast, give us a call! You can have peace of mind knowing your company’s sensitive data will be safe and secure with Rocycle.

ELFA 2016 Equipment Management Conference

Rocycle is confirmed to attend the 2016 ELFA Equipment Management conference being held at the Hyatt Regency Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. This year’s conference is February 21-23. As an asset management, data destruction, and recycling company in Tampa, FL, we are excited to meet with other asset management professionals for networking. Aryan Rochon, Chief Operations Officer, will be representing Rocycle at the event.

Keeping up with the latest information in the IT asset management industry is a priority for Rocycle. By attending events like the ELFA Equipment Management Conference, we meet key industry players and broaden our IT asset management reach and knowledge.

Per the ELFA website, equipment management professionals, equipment appraisers, remarketers, and other industry service providers are encouraged to attend.

For more information on the event, please visit the ELFA website’s calendar of events at: https://www.elfaonline.org/cvweb_elfa/cgi-bin/eventsdll.dll/EventInfo?sessionaltcd=EMC16

Rocycle Rocket is Runner Up at Snowbirds

Rocycle RocketThe Rocycle Rocket placed second in the Open Outlaw class at the Snowbird Nationals this past weekend at Bradenton Motorsports Park. The altered car ran a 3.78 seconds in the 1/8th mile topping off at an astounding 194mph. This is the fastest we’ve ever seen the car go. With a few tweaks and a solid investment of time, the car can go even faster. Thanks to all that helped during the race! Vroom, vroom!