Computer Recycling

Computer Disposals Ltd (CDL) provide a secure and certified WEEE compliant computer recycling and disposal service with collections nationwide.

CDL assess each of our customer's computer recycling requirements on a case-by-case basis. We generate a full asset report and use our own fleet of vehicles and drivers to collect your computer equipment from any UK location at a time that is convenient for you. All data-baring equipment is securely dealt with using the latest CESG-approved overwriting software, which exceeds industry standards and the terms set out in the Data Protection Act of 1998. CDL also offer offsite or onsite hard drive destruction in the event that a hard drive cannot be erased.

All redundant computer equipment is assessed for remarketing, and any revenue generated can be used to either offset retirement costs or is passed back to the customer. Computer components that cannot be remarketed are recycled. CDL has always guaranteed 0% landfill.

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Get your computer recycling quote today

If you have old computers that are gathering dust and taking up space, contact CDL today or use our free online quote tool to see how much your computer recycling will cost. Simply select the quantities of computers you wish to recycle or dispose of, enter your details and you will receive a competitive quote.

Whether your business is large or small, our-fully certified service will prove to be convenient, cost-effective and environmentally compliant.

Why is computer recycling important?

Many IT and electrical components contain toxic and carcinogenic substances such as mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and lead. Inappropriate computer recycling and disposal can therefore lead to the pollution of the ground, water, and the air if certain components are incinerated during disposal. In the UK, it is estimated that over two million tonnes of electronic waste is generated each year, so it is imperative that it dealt with in the correct manner.

In 2006, the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive was introduced in the UK, which set stringent criteria for the recycling and recovery of electronic waste in an attempt to encourage computer recycling and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

Safe computer recycling involves secure data destruction

Companies are now legally obliged to safely dispose of potentially sensitive information in accordance with current security laws and the Data Protection Act of 1998. Non-compliance can result in fines of up to £500,000 so it is imperative that companies ensure computer recycling and disposal is carried out both safely and securely.

There have been a number of high profile cases in the media where personal data of clients, customers or patients have been found in the public domain. In the majority of these cases, the fault has been traced back to the appointed computer recycling and disposal company who failed to efficiently erase or safeguard the sensitive information.

It is essential for businesses to be aware of the financial and social consequences which can result from inefficient data destruction during the computer recycling process. All data erasing software used by computer recycling companies should be Government-approved and certificates should be received for each hard drive that is erased.

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