Computer recycling is now an essential and legal requirement that every company and organisation has to undertake when they are disposing of electronic equipment that is no longer required.
Waste producers have a duty of care and a legal obligation to ensure that their waste is handled safely and within the law. You may not realise it, but as the person (or company) who is throwing something away, for reuse or recycling, you are a waste producer. Therefore, you have an obligation to ensure that all your waste is handled safely and within the law. This may sound daunting, but by using a professional company to recycle and reuse you computers, you can be sure that all the legalities and paperwork are handled on your behalf.
We are able to provide a full audit trail, for all Weee items that we collect. Knowing when and where the item was collected, through to knowing when and where it was disposed of, and in what manner.
Computer recycling is an area we specialise in, and we have refined our process to ensure that virtually nothing ends up in landfill. Our primary aim is to ensure that items are reused as much as possible. By reusing an item, it cuts down on our time and costs, and ensures that less effort and resources are needed in its reuse. Prior to any item being made available for sale, it has to go through a number of test to ensure that not only the previous data has been deleted, but also that it is safe and will be reliable for the new owner to use.
Any item that cannot be reused for whatever reason, would be stripped and recycled. This may be that the computer no longer powers on, or that the company supplying us has requested that all hard drives are stripped and recycled, rather than reused. During this process we split all the items, the metals from the circuit boards, the motors from the cables, and each part is then recycled at a specialist facility.
Many parts from computers can be reused as spares. This would include the RAM, the processors, power supplies and even the case. Many of the leads can be reused, and extras such as keyboards and mice can always find a home.