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    Free Recycling of Old Equipment?

    Got a garage full of old CRT Monitors, Acorn Computers, few old printers, and desk PC's. Also a few other general electrical items (old OHP's etc).

    Does anyone know any companies that will take it for free?

    We are located in South Derbyshire.

    Thanks

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    I had a email saying that i takes old equipment to be recycled

    Havn't used them myself.

    Email copy below

    ================================================== =


    To whom this may concern,

    ITR Recycling offers a free computer recycling service, allowing us to
    fulfil your legal Duty of Care under both the Environmental Protection
    Act and the Data Protection Act.

    We are fully licensed to dispose of IT equipment and are fully
    compliant with the WEEE Directive. Upon request our collection agents
    will happily show you documentation, which you can check with the
    regulations authority online or by telephone. All data is destroyed to
    both UK Government and MOD standards, which are defined by the Security
    Equipment Assessment Panel (SEAP) and CESG.

    We accept all IT equipment - base units / towers, etc. Pentium 3s &
    4s, laptops, monitors of all sizes, printers, cables, network
    equipment, servers. We provide you with documentation you keep for your
    records. There is absolutely no charge for our service.

    We are situated in the West Midlands area, but are willing to do
    collections anywhere linked in the UK for the right equipment.

    If you do have any IT equipment for disposal, please contact us to
    arrange a collection.

    Contact us via email: itr.recycling@googlemail.com
    If you wish to telephone us, call: 07892314541

    Thank you for taking the time to read our email.

    Many Regards,
    ITR Recycling.

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    That reads as though the equipment has to be in working order. If you do give them a call andy can you post here and let us know whether that is the case or not. I may call them myself tomorrow as I am also looking for equipment disposal.

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    There are other threads about this topic - I suggest you do a search.
    Once more I will mention Freecycle- a Yahoo group you join in each area and then you can offer things you don't want.
    I offered 8 old comps and monitors yesterday at 3pm - I mentioned that I don't even know if they work - and - by 4pm I had 6 replies and they are going today!

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    Free collection of Computer Equipment

    We use this company - who will collect any old junk working or otherwise.

    Computer Wholesale Centre (CWC)

    6 BAIRD COURT
    PARK FARM INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
    WELLINGBOROUGH NN8 6QJ
    01933677361

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    @andy_d:
    we have used these before and they were great just came and took everything which was really junk and gave us a nice certificate all for nothing.

    Lancashire Computer Waste Services

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    I have used these in the past PCB-Plus - they are based in Derby.

    Unfortunately they no longer collect but will take deliveries to their location free.


    Computer Recycling - PCB-Plus

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    Can I just add... be cautious of companies with only a mobile number or gmail address as a contact method.

    They may have all the best intentions, but if something was to go wrong (like your hdd on ebay after being recovered) then are they going to be held accountable.

    I've never used recycling companies (but I'll have to shortly), but please please be careful. I've had lots of emails from companies like the one in the 2nd post of this thread. Half dont bother to respond to my requests (request to be removed from their list... surprise surprise) and the others seem to reply from various different addresses.

    Prehaps they are valid and legit and follow all laws... but to me, alarm bells ring. If the company is that serious about doing business, why not get some proper contact details etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Advocate View Post
    We use this company - who will collect any old junk working or otherwise.

    Computer Wholesale Centre (CWC)

    6 BAIRD COURT
    PARK FARM INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
    WELLINGBOROUGH NN8 6QJ
    01933677361
    CWC charge per item

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    There are other threads about this topic - I suggest you do a search.
    Once more I will mention Freecycle- a Yahoo group you join in each area and then you can offer things you don't want.
    I offered 8 old comps and monitors yesterday at 3pm - I mentioned that I don't even know if they work - and - by 4pm I had 6 replies and they are going today!
    isnt there any legalities with using freecycle, i.e school policies that make sure a registered wee company only takes old school equipment because of the data protection act ect , im curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    isnt there any legalities with using freecycle, i.e school policies that make sure a registered wee company only takes old school equipment because of the data protection act ect , im curious
    Surely it would be OK if the disks were securely wiped? (Or, even better, removed and destroyed - but then you wouldn't have so many takers).

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    we have used SITR in the past although they are not free but they take all our old broken LCD panels, projector lamps, batteries etc too which need to be disposed of properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    isnt there any legalities with using freecycle, i.e school policies that make sure a registered wee company only takes old school equipment because of the data protection act ect , im curious
    We have two separate networks: admin and curriculum, and I only deal with curriculum machines. So, there is no pupil data of any sort on the machines, just a few junior school software programs.
    I wipe the disks and reformat. Sometimes if the disks are a reasonable size I will swap them out for old smaller disks I have about the place.

    Frankly, I have never had a problem and have now found homes for upwards of 50 machines over the years.

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    I keep getting an email from a company called Mate Recycling.

    See Below:


    Mate computer recycling
    fully enviromental agency approved,
    weee licenced approved
    waste carriers & dispoal licence approved

    we provide a waste-transfer-note on every collection made .

    we are a business that refurbish,recycle and move on your unwanted computer equipment. All of our services are FREE of charge and non profitable, We have a policy at our business to format all of the data from your equipment under the data protection act and to the standards of M.O.D



    We accept -
    computers with xp stickers on them
    mainly pentium 4s
    pentium 3s
    monitors,laptops,projecters
    all computer related equipment


    please contact if you have anything different.

    we promice to make all collections with in 1 week booked in some cases the same day.


    if you are intrested in our completely free service please contact us on

    email--collection@materecycling.co.uk
    phone-- 07845006444
    web -- http://www.fcrecycling.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    I keep getting an email from a company called Mate Recycling.

    See Below:


    Mate computer recycling
    fully enviromental agency approved,
    weee licenced approved
    waste carriers & dispoal licence approved

    we provide a waste-transfer-note on every collection made .

    we are a business that refurbish,recycle and move on your unwanted computer equipment. All of our services are FREE of charge and non profitable, We have a policy at our business to format all of the data from your equipment under the data protection act and to the standards of M.O.D



    We accept -
    computers with xp stickers on them
    mainly pentium 4s
    pentium 3s
    monitors,laptops,projecters
    all computer related equipment


    please contact if you have anything different.

    we promice to make all collections with in 1 week booked in some cases the same day.


    if you are intrested in our completely free service please contact us on

    email--collection@materecycling.co.uk
    phone-- 07845006444
    web -- OpenDNS
    Heh, this is the main company that keeps emailing me. I've seen them use the same mobile/site under at least 3 different names. 4 now.



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