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    Talking Old IT equipment disposal??

    Hi all,

    We have a lot of old kit here and i was wondering how you dispose of yours? I know some companies do wipe the hard drives however would it be better to wipe them beforehand? Also, who do you use? I was thinking of using Computer Aid.

    Thanks!

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    Plenty of places doing it, we use PRM Green from Rugby who do free disposal and collection and certify for data destruction which, I hasten to add, is something you more than likely can't provide yourself. Peace of mind and documentation in case something does come back to you. Of course nothing stopping you doing it anyway but mostly wasted time, especially for curriculum stuff where the majority of data is all server side. Just cache you have to worry about.

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    prm green technologies

    http://www.prmgreentech.com/

    they have always been good free service and hard drive wipe



    beat me to it

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    I will always do a hard drive wipe using 3 passes of eraser(Eraser) (just for my peace of mind) but there are more than enough company’s out there who will take kit away for free and do a secure wipe of drives.

    We use a place that’s local to us (in Abingdon) but other edugeekers will no doubt come up with some better options.

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    We use PRM Green too - very helpful and very efficient.

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    PRM Green here as well. Always been fantastic.

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    another plus one from PRM Green here!

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    yep and another - PRM Green

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    We use Computer Disposals Limited Computer Recycling and IT Disposal - Printer, Laptop & Monitor Recycling - CDL here, provide certificates of destruction and or data eraser and they take toner too.

    We usually get free collection and takes about 6 weeks to get all the paperwork back.

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    We've been using @Millgate recently

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    We use Computer-Recycle (Compulease)
    Computer Recycling | PC Recycling | Computer Disposal

    Have collected anything and everything (projectors, Bulbs, cables etc).

    Contact: Charlie Woodhouse 01625 415 405

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    Hi Sam,

    Like @elsiegee said, we can sometimes buy back old kit, depending on what it is but if not we can do it for free

    If you want to email me with a list, I'll see what I can do.

    Thanks

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    We use prm too and they will get in touch if they are coming our way for any others schools.

    Ben

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    We use SafePC Disposal. Have done for the last few years. Free.

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    Hard disk wiping (on all but servers).

    Remove hard disk, place in vice in DT department.

    apply Screwdriver/Chisel.

    Hit Screwdriver/Chisel with hammer.

    Repeat, adding a couple of direct hits to the HDD with the hammer.

    Task is complete when the HDD sounds like a sand timer when shaken.

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