Recycle Your Tec Blog

What we do

At Recycle Your Tec we can recycle your redundant computer systems for free, complying with the strict information security and environmental standards in the I.T recycling industry.Computer system recycling is an important part of The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE); a governmental initiative designed to reduce the amounts of waste reaching landfill. Recycling your laptop / computer is one of the most important aspects of the directive as:

  • Systems contain toxic materials & substances deemed unsuitable for landfill.
  • The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) has been brought it to tackle landfill pollution.
  • Computer system recycling is the dismantling and/or raw material recycling of laptop parts. Nothing goes to landfill and nothing is incinerated in the process.

At Recycle Your Tec, unwanted systems will be carefully & properly recycled, without the need to worry about pollution and permanent environmental damage. In most cases the items are reused by giving them a new home, we also may strip the item down & it’s working parts used to repair other systems.

Data Wiping

Data wiping is essential when it comes to disposing of redundant & faulty computer systems, but it is critical that it this is done correctly & to the highest standards at the same time. The only way to permanently destroy data, without physically destroying hard disks is by overwriting the data through generating and recording random characters across the entire surface of the data retaining component / drive, resulting in all data being destroyed and file sizes reset to zero. Recycle Your Tec only use the latest methods & versions of industry standard software (White Canyon) to ensure complete data sanitization on all devices which we process, giving you peace of mind that your data is safe in our hands.

Data Crushing

For organisations requiring high-security IT disposals, Recycle Your Tec can offer hard drive destruction using our crushing machine which meets all applicable high standards. The unit is specially designed for hard drive destruction & is one of the most commonly used machines in the computer recycling/data destruction industry. The device pierces through the hard disks spindles & physically creates ripples in the platters making it impossible to recover the data.

 

Personal Recycling.

Personal Recycling

Recycle Your Tec has been established as an IT recycling and data destruction organisation & we love to support individuals with their technology recycling, we feel that EVERYONE needs to ensure the safe destruction of data & recycling of redundant computer systems is completed effectively to protect our environment.

The main benefits of using our domestic computer recycling service are:

  • A Waste Transfer Note (WTN) and or Data Destruction Certificate (DDC) can be issued if required
  • We can accept all types of domestic IT / telecoms hardware
  • You can be rest assured that everything which arrives at Recycle Your Tec is handled in accordance with all applicable legislation such as the WEEE regulations
  • Absolutely every single item Recycle Your Tec processes is subject to our data destruction procedures – this ensures your compliance with the GDPR and that there isn’t a risk of your private data being exposed
  • All our staff are polite, presentable, professional, well trained.

Business Recycling.

Recycle Your Tec is an established IT recycling/data destruction organisation & while we love to support individuals with their technology recycling, we also support business & charities nationwide.
We offer completive services to ANY business, no matter the size or volume you are looking to recycle, we do charge a small fee to business for recycling with us ( £100 + VAT ) this is the cover the cost of transportation to and from your place of business ( if using one of our van or authorised partners )
If you are looking to recycle a small amount which can fit into small boxes, then we would be happy to provide FREE UPS collection from your door or chosen collection location.
The main benefits of using our recycling service are:
• A Waste Transfer Note (WTN) and or Data Destruction Certificate (DDC) can be issued if required
• We can accept all types of IT / telecoms hardware
• You can be rest assured that everything which arrives at Recycle Your Tec is handled in accordance with all applicable legislation such as the WEEE regulations
• Absolutely every single item Recycle Your Tec processes is subject to our data destruction procedures – this ensures your compliance with the GDPR and that there isn’t a risk of your private data being exposed
• All our staff are polite, presentable, professional, well trained.