Many companies regularly update or replace IT equipment and parts, but fail to dispose of the redundant equipment correctly. Instead, it often gets left in a cupboard or back room and forgotten, leaving the business vulnerable to data exposure.
Even when computers are broken the information on them can still be recovered and, if a hard drive containing employee, customer, banking and product information should fall into the wrong hands, you’re looking at a serious data breech.
To keep data secure, Shredall doesn’t recommend selling any IT equipment or parts of for reuse or refurbishment by third parties. In our opinion, shredding and recycling electronic items is the best way to protect confidentiality.
Shredall has a target to recycle 100% of non-contaminated waste as part of our ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification.
How our computer recycling service works
- Get in touch to arrange a date and time for equipment to be collected. We can destroy hard drives, servers, memory products, monitors, towers, printers, photocopiers and laptops.
- Our fully background checked staff will load equipment into their vehicle and give you the appropriate duty-of-care documents (e.g. a hazardous waste consignment note).
- We’ll use cutting-edge technology to destroy each product, making it completely impossible to reconstruct and recover the data.
- We issue a certificate of destruction for all IT equipment collected and destroyed.
- Destroyed hard drives are sent to Shredall’s UK WEEE-approved partner for recycling. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals are removed, then the copper-rich materials, printed circuit boards and plastics are taken away to be recycled.
- All recycling is carried out in the United Kingdom