IT Re-use and Recycling
Disposing of IT Equipment
Disposing of unwanted or unneeded IT equipment can be more difficult than it sounds.
It is vital that all data previously stored on the device is wiped during the disposal/recycle process and in accordance with environmental regulations. We offer a service to have IT equipment and any WEEE waste to be recycled in this environmentally friendly way. This means the equipment can then be recycled, reused, or resold.
The process of recycling IT and WEEE waste
- Audit and collection – Our experienced team will log and audit the items to be recycled as electronic waste. Data bearing assets will be separately identified, logging with serial numbers of HDDs and associated equipment. Once the audit has been completed on site, all items for recycling will be returned to our secure facility for processing.
- Processing – Equipment will be separated into hazardous and non-hazardous, along with data barring and non-data barring materials.
- Destruction of data – HDDs will undergo Blancco wiping. Equipment that cannot be wiped to the agreed standard will be sent directly for shredding. Shredding options extend to < 6mm using approved tools and certified reporting provides you with the evidence you need to prove your compliance
- Breakdown – The remaining electronic waste will be stripped down into its constituent parts (plastic, metals, minerals etc.) and separated into various categories which can or cannot be reused or recycled. Any items that cannot effectively be dismantled will be shredded into tiny pieces during the process and hazardous dust will be extracted and discarded in a way that does not harm the environment. Anything remaining from this process will be separated into metal, plastic and other materials and reused, recycled, or disposed of in a safe manner.
- Final Reporting – Once all works have been completed a detailed report will be submitted confirming all assets that have been processed in accordance with government legislation and a ‘Duty of Care Note’ will be submitted for your final records.