What happens when you recycle IT equipment?

December 9, 2010

You recycle because you want to help the environment. So what actually happens to your IT equipment when you hand it over for recycling?

Firstly, it’s important to make sure you’re using a reputable service that genuinely does recycle your electronics and is as committed to the environment as you are. Look for a company that has a 100% eco-friendly process. The company should also adhere to WEEE and other standards related to recycling IT equipment. At Recycling Your IT, we meet these criteria and also make the process as easy as possible for you. We offer traceability of assets, data security processes and provide the relevant paperwork for you to prove your compliance.

Any IT equipment we have collected is transported to our national distribution centre to be examined by our team of experts. They will decide whether it’s best to reuse or recycle each piece of equipment.

Anything that is still in working condition will be refurbished and distributed for re-use in the UK as well as to some of the developing nations. Items that can’t be reused are broken down into their component raw materials, which are then sent to specialists for recycling.

Our disposal and recycling processes are safe and Eco friendly, and we don’t bury or burn any of the equipment or hardware we collect. You can rest assured that any IT equipment we receive is being reused or recycled in the best possible way and is not ending up in a landfill somewhere giving off toxic fumes.