Press Releases

Austin here we come!

March 15, 2018 1:28 pm

This week we are very excited to announce we have opened our brand new facility in Austin, Texas! This facility is a state of the art ITAD processing center. Complete with manufacturing, re-manufacturing, recycling, destruction and auditing capabilities. To compliment this facility, we will have destruction vehicles based there ready to service the Austin, Houston, Metroplex (Dallas, Ft. Worth, Arlington... View Article

Whats in your Hard Drive?

February 16, 2018 3:14 pm

Hello internet!   Have you ever considered what is let on your company HDDs when they are disposed of? Wisetek dives deep into it with this awesome blog! What Is Left On Your Hard Drive?      

New Data Killers Website

January 23, 2015 12:19 pm

Now celebrating 10 successful years of operation, Data Killers is pleased to announce the launch of our newly updated website.  Still found at the same location,, the new site features a fresher user interface, more detailed and current information on all aspects of data destruction, and new photos.  In addition, the new Data Killers website reflects our up-to-date capabilities,... View Article

New Federal Regulations for Shredding Hard Drives

November 27, 2012 10:48 am

Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 29, 2012 In March 2012, the GSA announced that only certified e-waste recyclers may handle end-of-life electronics from federal agencies including electronics which were bought with federal funds by government contractors.  The only certifications that the GSA recognizes for electronics recyclers are R2 and eStewards.  As an R2 certified electronics recycler, Data Killers services are fully... View Article

Recycler Contributes to Making Clean Energy and Saves 258 Barrels of Oil

May 10, 2012 2:23 pm

Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 10, 2012 Turtle Wings, an electronics recycler, produced enough energy in 2011 to power 13 homes by diverting materials away from landfills. Since the company’s inception, Turtle Wings has adopted a “no landfill” policy for e-waste. The Maryland-based electronics recycler has found ways to reuse or recycle almost everything that comes into the warehouse. However, there... View Article

Choosing an On-site Data Destruction Service

February 13, 2012 9:56 am

Data Killers, a forerunner of on-site destruction for hard drives, tapes, products and equipment, offers expert consultation on destruction protocols and how to select the right data destruction service. What should large corporations do when they have offices across the country with data destruction needs? In the past, large corporations cobbled together a network of local contractors to provide on-site... View Article

Twice Shredded Smartphones

July 27, 2011 7:36 pm

Why would anyone want to shred a smartphone…twice? Well, if they wanted to be sure that all of their private information wouldn’t fall into the wrong hands; they might shred it or burn it or both! Who would blame them when Wikileaks and identity theft stories dominate the news headlines? From corporate espionage to bored hackers, it seems someone is... View Article

NPR Talks to E-Waste Experts as Earth Day Approaches

April 28, 2011 6:15 pm

Every year in April when Earth Day approaches, there is a heightened awareness of all things “green.” It seems as though, around this time, everybody is suddenly worried about the environment and recycling, until life goes back to normal as soon as Earth Day finishes. Of course, there has been more of a heightened effort to recycle in the past... View Article

Data Killers President Featured on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

April 14, 2011 6:17 pm

Turtle Wings and Data Killers President Elizabeth Wilmot was recently featured on a segment of the Kojo Nnamdi Show called “The Afterlife of Your Electronics.” Elizabeth was joined by Walter Alcorn of the Consumer Electronics Association,  Ishmail Oyekan of the Electronic Waste Journal, and Sarah Westervelt of the Basel Action Network. Please click here to listen

Data Killers Featured in Recycling Today

November 4, 2010 6:36 pm

Data Killers has announced that it has opened three new locations. The company, headquartered in Washington, D.C., now has locations in Chicago; Sacramento, Calif.; and Dallas. “The demand of our customers required us to expand,” says Elizabeth Wilmot, company president. Each location offers mobile shredding services for a variety of items, including hard drives, tapes, products, equipment and military gear. “Our... View Article

Shredding, Shredding, Everywhere

October 20, 2010 9:48 pm

Data Killers is now nationwide with three new locations in Chicago, Sacramento and Dallas in addition to the Washington D.C. headquarters.   Each location has full mobile shredding services which can shred a variety of items including hard drives, tapes, products, equipment and military gear. “Our new mobile shredding trucks each contain powerful four-shaft shredders with several screen sizes to control... View Article

Data Killers Featured in Washington Examiner – How to Be PC with Your PC

October 19, 2010 6:35 pm

Reaching behind shoes and file folders, I grope around my closet until I find what I’m looking for: a Toshiba Satellite laptop. I’d owned it since 1991, and hadn’t used it in 15 years. It had moved with me into and out of apartments, condos and townhouses in four different states. I kept meaning to recycle it, but anytime I... View Article

The Turtle Gets Greener with ISO Certification

October 4, 2010 6:31 pm

Having seen dumps of used and broken electronics in third-world countries, the founder of Turtle Wings Electronics Recycling and the data and product destruction arm Data Killers, vowed to create a company that dealt with e-waste in a globally responsible manner. Elizabeth Wilmot has held tightly to that goal in the 5 ½ years that Turtle Wings has been in... View Article

Data Killers Achieves WBENC Certification

July 19, 2010 6:18 pm

As a single mom, Elizabeth Wilmot founded Turtle Wings and Data Killers, an electronics recycling and data destruction company in 2005. Ms. Wilmot, a former senior executive at CitiGroup, has experienced the challenges of building a small business from her kitchen table to become a successful company serving customers nationwide. Data Killers thought it was important to get certified because businesses that... View Article

Inspired by Grandmother’s Crush on Roger Staubach

June 8, 2010 9:43 pm

“My grandmother, Leah, who was born in the 1800’s, had a huge crush on Roger Staubach. I remember her as an old lady sitting on the couch watching football. She loved the Cowboys and was furious whenever someone knocked down her beloved quarterback or intercepted his passes,” recalls Elizabeth Wilmot, founder of Turtle Wings, an electronics recycling and data destruction... View Article

Turtle Wings and Data Killers Celebrates 5th Year Anniversary

April 21, 2010 6:26 pm

Capitol Heights, MD April 21, 2010– Five years ago, Turtle Wings was a two person operation run from a kitchen table. Today, Turtle Wings has almost 8000 square feet, more than a dozen employees and several government contracts.   A recent SBA study found that 24 percent of new businesses never even make it to their second anniversary. Only half... View Article

DATA KILLERS CEO wins Heroines in Technology Award

November 21, 2009 6:25 pm

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD., November 20th 2009 – Data Killers founder, Elizabeth Wilmot won the March of Dimes Heroines in Technology award. The Heroines in Technology Award was created to acknowledge women who work in the technology sector who also perform outstanding volunteer efforts. Data Killers is an environmental services company that provides electronics recycling and data destruction services to nationwide... View Article

DATA KILLERS CEO Featured in Washington Post Magazine

September 15, 2009 6:20 pm

Elizabeth Wilmot’s parents, like many from the “Greatest Generation,” never let anything go to waste: They saved string and wrapping paper and purchased used cars. So perhaps it’s not surprising that Elizabeth, a former international marketing executive, would establish a company dedicated to recycling electronics. As senior vice president of international marketing for CitiFinancial, Elizabeth had traveled the world and... View Article


June 20, 2009 7:48 pm

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 20, 2009     DATA KILLERS DEEMED “TEXTBOOK” WORTHY     Data Killers will be featured in the textbook titled, Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow, 13th Edition by Deborah Morley. The seven hundred page, definitive textbook is scheduled to be released February 2010 and will be Data Killers’ second feature in one of... View Article

Obama Must Shed His Blackberry; Maryland-Based Data Killers Offers to Shred it For Free

January 19, 2009 6:37 pm

–Data Killers will ensure disposal of President-elect’s PDA follows Federal regulations  for sensitive communications equipment– “Since Barack Obama needs to get rid of his blackberry, Data Killers is offering to shred it up for free.   We can come right to the White House and shred it for him while he watches!  After we have shredded it, we will recycle the... View Article

Data Killers Strikes Again

September 18, 2008 7:46 pm

For the second time in 2008, Data Killers has successfully completed a large data destruction project for the Social Security Administration. Last week, Data Killers shredded 68,000 pounds of media for the SSA, ensuring that the information contained therein will never be recovered. Data Killers, a division of Turtle Wings, an electronics recycling company, holds the federal government contract for... View Article

Data Has Been Killed

June 12, 2008 7:47 pm

Data Killers has successfully completed another large data destruction project, this time for the Social Security Administration. Data Killers shredded 49 pallets of hard drives and back-up tapes for the SSA, ensuring that the information contained therein will never be recovered. Data Killers, a division of Turtle Wings, an electronics recycling company, holds the federal government contract for shredding hard... View Article