Computer Recycling and Disposal

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Computer Recycling and Disposal

When you dispose of computers from your organisation, do you consider their impact? There are both environmental and data security risk factors. This is why you should use a reputable computer recycling company.

Pure Planet Recycling offer computer recycling services for business customers. Our service is secure, environmentally friendly and cost effective.

Each year, we recycle thousands of computers and PCs. Collecting from companies, schools, universities and councils. Our trained staff load the equipment into our vehicles for treatment at our site.

We are a licensed waste carrier and an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) for electrical waste. Both of which are licenses, issued by The Environment Agency.

We do not need the equipment to be working or a certain age or specification. All types of computer hardware and peripherals can be recycled.

With over 13 years experience you are in safe hands.

How Does Our Computer Recycling Service Work?

Our computer recycling is a simple, step-by-step process:
Step 1
You contact us detailing the computer waste you have for disposal. Please also provide the collection address and access restrictions.
Step 2
We provide you with a quotation for the collection and recycling of your redundant equipment
Step 3
We arrange to collect the equipment at a convenient time, using our own secure transportation
Step 4
We load the equipment into our vehicles and provide duty of care waste notes.
Step 5
Any computers that could have a second life are reused. Non working equipment is stripped for their materials.
Step 6
Once the recycling is complete we issue a recycling report and data destruction certificate where necessary.

We take data security very seriously when recycling your computers. A full data destruction service is provided as standard. This includes the removal and the shredding of the hard drives. We prefer a physical destruction method to ensure the data can not be recovered. More information can be found on our data destruction service page.

How is a computer recycled?

  • We inspect each computer to see if it can be reused. Can we refurbish the PC to have a second life elsewhere?
  • We remove all hard drives from the computers to destroy the data held on them. Hard drives are then shredding to 15mm particles using our media shredder.
  • If you need a detailed recycling report we scan serial numbers of each system at this stage. This is then transferred onto the recycling/destruction certificate.
  • Could any part help repair another machine? If so we will dismantle working parts for refurbishing other computers.
  • If the machine is end of life or beyond economic repair we recycle and recover the materials. This includes the circuit board, CD/DVD drive, power supply, memory, processor and pc case.
  • A recycling report/data destruction is produced once the job is complete.

What Computer Equipment Do You Collect?

  • Computer Base Units
  • All In One PCs
  • Computer Monitors
  • Keyboards & Mice
  • Power Supplies
  • Memory
  • Processors
  • CD/DVD Drives

Why Choose Pure Planet Recycling ?

  • Over 13 Years Experience
  • Nationwide coverage area
  • Professional and licensed service
  • Waste paperwork provided
  • Uniformed, trained staff
  • Wait and load service option
  • Equipment reused/recycled where possible
  • Quick Leadtimes

Computer Recycling FAQs

Do you collect computers from households?

Unfortunately it isn’t environmentally friendly or cost effective to collect from householders. We offer a Nationwide collection service for businesses, so collecting one off computers isn’t viable.

Please see the domestic electrical waste recycling locator to find a local drop off location.

How much does it cost to recycle computers?

In order to be able to quote for the disposal of computers we need further information. Factors such as age, condition and volume of equipment will affect a quotation. We find our pricing is very competitive in the market compared to like for like secure recycling services.

What is a computer made from?

A computer is made from many reusable materials. So when it is broken down these materials can be recovered and reused in the manufacturing chain. An average pc base unit contains:

Plastic – 25%
Ferrous Metals – 40%
Non-ferrous Metals – 15%
Electronic Boards – 20%

If you require any further information on our computer recycling service please call us on 01234 315496.