Recycling Your IT

What Is An ITAD?


ITAD equipment

IT Asset Disposition is an industry built around disposing of redundant, obsolete or unwanted IT equipment, in a safe and environmentally friendly way. ITAD UK companies specialise in minimising the costs in disposing unwanted equipment.

Every business has a legal requirement to use an ITAD when replacing their end-of-life systems. Furthermore, a reputable ITAD will help its clients protect their sensitive data as well as preventing the risk of data loss – which in turn protects a company’s reputation.

ITAD vendors tend to provide more robust and sophisticated services compared to their competitors in the commodity scrap and e-Waste recycling sector. These services include but are not limited to asset management, inventory services, refurbishing, repair, return management services, staff augmentation, asset recovery, data destruction, on-site hard drive shredding, program management, lease return management, relocation services, data centre decommissioning, and power equipment disposition.

ITAD exists in response to several considerations in replacing business equipment:

  • Data security means storage devices must be securely wiped.
  • Proper disposal of ecologically sensitive materials be done properly, or businesses may face fines.
  • Charitable donations and giving away equipment is more socially responsible than paying environmental fees for unnecessary disposal.
  • Information about how ecologically sensitive components should be disposed of is not common knowledge.

The ITAD market has evolved with technology over the past 25 years, and has been influenced by the Data Protection Act, the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE), the formation of the Asset Disposal Information Security Alliance (ADISA) and the recent introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation.

What can we do for you?


As asset disposition specialists, here at Recycling Your IT we can offer our customers the following:

Old ITAD Computers

  • RYIT offer accredited and certified services
  • We provide satellite tracked vehicles for every collection
  • Robust and proven ITAD process
  • All our staff are DBS checked
  • Timed collections
  • All assets are tracked and reported on
  • Exceptional Client Care
  • GDPR ready
  • Complete Audit Trail

What makes us special?


  • Environment Agency – Accredited Treatment Facility
  • ISO 19001 – Quality Management System
  • ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System
  • ISO 27001 – Security Management System
  • ADISA – Asset Disposal & Information Security Alliance – Distinction
  • NHS Toolkit – Level 2
  • Cyber Essentials
  • Blancco Gold Partner

We work with clients in all industries as well as public sector organisations to provide the very best ITAD services across the UK.