In today’s business environment, having the latest equipment is key to staying competitive. Failing to implement updated technology can put your organisation at risk of being surpassed by competitors. But if you’re constantly turning over tech, safe and ethical e-waste recycling is paramount.
What Is E-Waste Recycling?
e-Waste recycling is the process of handling electronic devices once they have reached the end of their ‘useful’ life. Depending on the size of your business and the industry you work in, you may find yourself with vast amounts of obsolete equipment.
Computers slow down, technology advances, monitors need upgrading, and photocopiers get phased out for newer models. Even compact items like USBs and phones can take up valuable storage space. Most of these items can be diverted from landfill through electronic waste recycling.
What e-waste can be recycled?
Shred-X can dismantle and recycle a range of electronic devices. To help you understand how versatile our e-waste recycling services are, these are just some of the items we can safely and securely recycle:
- Hard drives
- Backup magnetic tapes
- Mobile phones
- USB sticks
- CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray and HD DVDs
- Printers, Faxes, Scanners and multi-functional devices
- Floppy disks
- Laptops and computers
- Computer peripheral devices
- Digital media
- Tablets, notebooks and palmtops
Benefits of E-Waste Recycling
Storing your old electrical equipment poses more of a risk than you might expect. A simple data leak can not only compromise your business operations, but breach data protection laws (like the GDPR) fining your business. In extreme cases, this can cost millions – enough to bankrupt.
E-Waste recycling can help mitigate these risks. Instead of keeping your devices in storage, Shred-X can provide a complete data destruction service and ethically and safely recycle the assets.
Our Electronic Waste Recycling Services
Computers and laptops tend to be the most popular items recycled. After all, they not only pose a risk for the data stored, but the batteries in laptops can leak dangerous chemicals into the environment.
In addition to recycling PCs and laptops, Shred-X also provides the following e-waste disposal and end-of-life IT asset management services:
What happens after e-waste is collected?
You can trust the Shred-X team to appropriately handle any items you no longer need. After collecting your equipment in an alarmed, locked and GPS-tracked vehicle, our federal-police cleared personnel will securely dismantle the e-waste. This process occurs under strict security conditions and 24-hour HDCCTV surveillance. Shred-X will ensure any data is destroyed.
Once the destruction process is complete, we will recycle the separate components. Our recycling processes are undertaken in the most ethical and environmentally responsible manner, to suit even the most stringent sustainability targets set by your business.
Modernising your organisation will unavoidably result in significant e-waste. Shred-X can help you manage this issue in a convenient and environmentally sustainable way.
Our E-Waste Recycling Drop-Off Locations
To find your local Shred-X e-waste recycling facilities, contact our team today.