+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 31
General Chat Thread, Disposal of old equipment in General; Hi Guys, After being here a good few weeks now I've come across alot of old\not used equipment, are there ...
  1. #1
    IanT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    @ the back of my server racks farting.....
    Posts
    1,891
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 118 Times in 109 Posts
    Rep Power
    60

    Disposal of old equipment

    Hi Guys,

    After being here a good few weeks now I've come across alot of old\not used equipment, are there any companies who would take away this equipment for free?

  2. #2

    GREED's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Posts
    3,033
    Thank Post
    374
    Thanked 367 Times in 299 Posts
    Blog Entries
    8
    Rep Power
    176
    There are lots of local companies, where are you based?

  3. #3

    nephilim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Dunstable
    Posts
    11,921
    Thank Post
    1,626
    Thanked 1,893 Times in 1,407 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    429
    DNA ICT Recycling, did alot for us over the last year and were very very good.

  4. #4
    IanT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    @ the back of my server racks farting.....
    Posts
    1,891
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 118 Times in 109 Posts
    Rep Power
    60
    Southwark (East Dulwich)

  5. #5
    Face-Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    577
    Thank Post
    11
    Thanked 58 Times in 40 Posts
    Rep Power
    70
    We give ours to oxfam

    Get involved : Recycle with us :: Oxfam GB

    They clean all the data and issue a WEEE certificate

  6. Thanks to Face-Man from:

    jinnantonnix (9th December 2009)

  7. #6
    Chunky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Newbridge, Wales, UK.
    Posts
    164
    Thank Post
    15
    Thanked 26 Times in 20 Posts
    Rep Power
    18
    If there's any SCSI drives or cards in whatever you're junking, give me a thought for my SCSI research work.

    Otherwise, for people in Wales, there's a company in Port Talbot that recycle completely to component materials free of charge. - Well, it was last time - they have times where they waive their standard charge. (which is somewhat nominal anyway.)

    IT Asset Disposal Ltd - IT Asset Disposal Ltd - WEEE Compliant
    (before using them, I checked out their status, certificates, etc, which they were happy to send, ie - they're legit and above board)

    Chunks

  8. #7
    rad
    rad is offline
    rad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Middlesex
    Posts
    2,482
    Thank Post
    335
    Thanked 308 Times in 236 Posts
    Rep Power
    109

  9. #8

    Edu-IT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    7,139
    Thank Post
    403
    Thanked 622 Times in 568 Posts
    Rep Power
    181
    I posted a really good company recently, search through the suppliers forum, I beleive.

  10. #9

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,133
    Thank Post
    1,373
    Thanked 2,377 Times in 1,674 Posts
    Rep Power
    703
    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    DNA ICT Recycling, did alot for us over the last year and were very very good.
    Another vote for this lot - very good and FREE!!:
    DNA I.T Recycling - Home of Free collections! - Home

    They are UK wide and also take other stuff that might be hanging around such as old TVs etc

  11. #10

    dhicks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Knightsbridge
    Posts
    5,624
    Thank Post
    1,240
    Thanked 778 Times in 675 Posts
    Rep Power
    235
    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    After being here a good few weeks now I've come across alot of old\not used equipment
    What equipment? You might be able to get rid of some of it by simply offering it to free to whomever wants to take it away.

    --
    David Hicks

  12. #11

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    blackburn
    Posts
    36
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    LCWS in Lancashire collects free of charge. check out their website LCWS - Where IT disposal and recycling do not cost the earth

  13. #12
    ChrisC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    767
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    19
    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    What equipment? You might be able to get rid of some of it by simply offering it to free to whomever wants to take it away.

    --
    David Hicks
    You probably mean companies, so ignore the rest of this, but....

    If you're refering to private people/parents etc it becomes a very tricky situation unless you have a lot of disclaimers covering you as I believe there is some legislation that holds you responsible if the equipment explodes in their face etc and causes injury.....


    On a lighter note, we use PRM Green Tech, they have a minimum collection number (about 20+ computers, then as many peripherals/cables/whatever junk you want removed) otherwise they wait until there is another customer local to you that they can put the two collections together to be free.

    Email: prmgt@prmgreentech.com

    Chris

  14. #13

    GREED's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Posts
    3,033
    Thank Post
    374
    Thanked 367 Times in 299 Posts
    Blog Entries
    8
    Rep Power
    176
    Gone are the days of hiding it at the bottom of skips!

  15. #14
    Jamman960's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    London/Kent
    Posts
    988
    Thank Post
    186
    Thanked 194 Times in 156 Posts
    Rep Power
    46
    We used Techlogic after being messed around by DNA IT Recycling during the summer. They agreed a date via email then upon calling at 4pm on the day of collection they claimed no such booking had been made and we were booked for that friday which was no good.

    After that they called randomly one day to say that someone would be in the area in around 2 hours, 4 hours later I called back to be told that the van was full already and they'd gone back to base.

    I'd avoid them if you can... techlogic sorted it out very quickly and turned up when they said they would.

  16. #15

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,494
    Thank Post
    300
    Thanked 304 Times in 263 Posts
    Rep Power
    82
    We used DNA recycling in the summer to get rid of about 100 old computers, old tvs, dead OHP's, lots of old and dead monitors and a load of old laser printers. Great service.

    Got a collection booked for just before Christmas (can't move in the office for old equipment at the moment!), but unfortunately there's now a 25 admin fee

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. disposal of old it equipment
    By krisd32 in forum Hardware
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 19th June 2009, 01:16 PM
  2. Equipment Disposal / Recycling Coventry FREE???
    By intrigue in forum Hardware
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11th March 2008, 02:41 PM
  3. Old equipment disposal - Free companies?
    By park_bench in forum Recommended Suppliers
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 31st July 2007, 08:05 AM
  4. Disposal of Equipment
    By enjay in forum Hardware
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 30th May 2007, 02:12 PM
  5. Disposal of old PC equipment, mainly monitors
    By standunstan in forum Hardware
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 6th February 2006, 12:52 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •