Recycling IT Equipment For Your Business

July 26, 2011

Recycling your business waste is important. Since there are laws that govern IT and other office equipment recycling, it is mandatory to recycle your business waste. You will need a system to help your business recycle its IT waste effectively:

  • Make an assessment of the IT waste you’re producing
  • Decide what IT waste you can recycle
  • Implement an e-cycling system

Once you have assessed what electronic equipment you need to recycle, make a list of everything and decide how you can recycle it. You might find lots of unused computers, laptops, copiers lying around in your office that you had forgotten you even had.

The best way to recycle office equipment is to implement a recycling system. You can’t dump it in landfills as the law prohibits doing this. The easiest way to deal with it is to find a WEEE compliant recycling agency to do the job. You can contact a certified e-cycler in your locality and ask them to send a quote. If you are happy with the quote, the service provider will come and collect your old office IT equipment and dispose of it according to regulations.

When choosing a company for recycling IT equipment for your business, be sure that they offer data wiping services. If you send your computers and copiers to a recycling centre without wiping off the data stored in them, there is a chance you could become a victim of data theft. In order to protect your business confidentiality, it is important that you find a recycler who offers secure data wipe services.

If you are looking for a recycler that offers IT equipment recycling in line with the WEEE directives, please contact us at Recycling Your IT. We also offer secure data wiping services to the US defense standards, so you can have complete peace of mind.