Computer Base Unit Recycling

Our Service:

IT-Green offers a recycling service for computer baseunits and laptops. The service is backed by extensive experience and is the choice of many blue chip and SME clients. Backed by suitable licensing and personnel with qualifications in WEEE and IT, we offer a service compliant with current legislation including:

  • The Hazardous Waste Regulations (2005)
  • The Duty of Care Regulations
  • The WEEE Directive

Hard Drives and storage devices:

Our service offers secure data destruction for Hard drives. This process includes:

  • Secure data Wiping to UK CESG and US DOD7. Binary wiping.
  • Secure Shredding/ shearing of Hard Drives.

Our processes include segregation and destruction within 24 hours of receipt and issuing of full certification at the end of the contract. To learn more about our processes, please visit this page.

PC Base unit Recycling:

Adhering to the principles of the Waste Hierarchy, we’ll try and re-use as many baseunits as possible. However, we realise that the majority of PCs are obsolete or beyond re-use and in such instances, recover all materials contained in the base unit, including:

  • Plastics
  • Copper
  • Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Circuit Boards

Our recycling processes operate in accordance with BATRRT (Best Available Treatment Recycling and Recovery, as issued by DEFRA). This includes the recovery of circuit boards (PCBs) greater than 10 cm in size. We recover all materials in-house at our waste management facility. So as to adhere to the requirements of the Basel Convention, IT-Green ensures that all materials are sent to “audited facilities” where they are subjected to final treatment inside the UK before re-entering manufacturing markets.

Laptop Recycling:

Our recycling solutions for laptops adhere to similar principles as those for desktop computers. However, the constituent components of laptops mean that they need to be treated as Hazardous Waste. As such, we segregate out the screens, removing the fluorescent tubes (backlights) which may contain mercury, the batteries that contain Cadmium, Nickel. Lithium and Zinc. All hazardous materials are reprocessed to remove the hazardous compounds before being further treated for re-use in manufacturing.