Green IT Disposal FAQ
“Customers will never incur a cost with Green IT Disposal. All you need to do is pick up the phone, speak to our team and we’ll take it from there.”
So – how does Green IT Disposal manage to provide a nationwide IT recycling service at no charge to the customer? Managing director, Oliver Watts, answers a few frequently asked questions from customers. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, click here to contact the team.
How did Green IT Disposal come about?
I’ve worked in asset management for almost 15 years, so the service of recycling and responsibly disposing of redundant IT equipment is well established. However, what we wanted to do with Green IT Disposal was to offer the same safe and secure way of disposing with old IT equipment, company data and computers, but to provide this service nationwide and at absolutely no monetary cost to the customer. We also wanted to take the ‘green’ ethic one step further, and ensure all travel and processing methods are done in the most efficient way possible. We’re proud to say that with our partnership with PAD Logistics Ltd, we have achieved those goals.
Green IT Disposal states it is ‘Green, Free and Easy’ – how do you make this possible?
It couldn’t be simpler – by recycling unwanted IT equipment and computers, and disposing of any redundant parts ethically, we actively promote an ecologically aware ethos. Couple this with our targeted collection routes – ensuring minimal travel time and maximum efficiency – we go that one step further to remain ‘green’. Free – we are a free service to all customers; customers will never incur a cost with Green IT Disposal – collection, processing and disposal of all supplied IT items and computers is cost-free. Easy – well, all you need to do is pick up the phone, arrange a collection with our team and we’ll take it from there.
Green IT Disposal will collect across mainland UK – how do you manage that environmentally?
In its inception it was clear that for Green IT Disposal to provide a totally cost-free yet environmentally-friendly service we had to look at the collection process. A subsequent partnership with the established logistics company, PAD Logistics, has resulted in a collection structure that benefits our customers and the environment. By organising collection dates based on the planned location of PAD Logistics transport, we are able to collect from a number of customers at any one time, rather than outsourcing couriers to pick up on demand. Because of this our service is more efficient, effective and green.
What obligation does the customer have to recycle their IT equipment and computers?
IT Recycling has become an increasing moral obligation across the board. Some companies are still unaware that equipment they view as redundant can be recycled or disposed of safely, rather than being thrown needlessly in a skip. Companies that require the disposal of items containing sensitive data are legally obliged to ensure this is done securely. We offer peace of mind to companies in need of data-elimination; Green IT Disposal can erase sensitive data quickly and securely before disposing of your items.
Does Green IT Disposal just process unused computers?
Not at all – we process, recycle and dispose of any electrical item that can contain data: telephones, CCTV cameras – we even collected blood pressure monitors recently. So – whilst we collect a large amount of computers and standard office IT equipment, we are able to collect and dispose of any data-holding electrical item. If you’re in doubt, just call the team and we can advise you.
How do you erase data on collected items?
We use HMG Security Services CESG approved data-eradication software; this removes everything, including licensed software. We also offer an on-site data-wiping service, which can be done quickly and effectively on your premises on the day of collection.
How many items can you collect at any one time?
All the customer needs to do is pick up the phone and discuss their collection with our team; we can pick up and dispose of as many unused IT items and computers as is necessary. We ask for a minimum of 20 items per collection if the location is outside a 10-mile radius of Manchester.
Is there any piece of equipment you can’t recycle or dispose of?
No – we can collect, process, recycle or dispose of any redundant IT item, laptop or computer or data-holding piece of equipment. If in doubt, call Green IT Disposal and speak to a member of the team who will be able to assist you.
How long will I have to wait for my collection?
Due to the green nature of our collection service, we schedule our collections to ensure minimal CO2 emissions. This means that in most cases we can collect within 72 hours; however occasionally it would be necessary to schedule a collection at a slightly later date to coincide with pre-planned transport routes. It also means that occasionally we are able to collect and begin processing that very same day – just pick up the phone and speak to a member of the team who will be able to advise you.
Please call 0161 928 1144 to speak to Green IT Disposal.