IT Disposal

IT-waste or e-waste...

IT waste, which is more commonly known as E-Waste refers to all the redundant IT materials that are not needed anymore in an office or home either due to faults in the machinery or due to introduction of a more advanced hardware for use in their place. These items include old computers, laptops, hard disks, cables, monitors, servers, printers, modems and other related devices, which are usually set aside for disposal after the acquisition of new technology hardware, are classified as IT waste.

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Guidelines for IT waste disposal in UK...

If you have IT waste in your premises that you want to dispose, then you will have to adhere to IT disposal guidelines on Electrical and Electronic Equipment waste and restriction of Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment directives by the government of UK. As a matter of fact, these IT disposal guidelines are in place throughout Europe by a Europe-wide legislative framework for dealing with e-waste known as EU Waste Framework Directive. This covers the recovery, disposal and transportation of all kinds of waste materials including e-waste.


Recycling e-waste is mandatory...

The purpose of these directives is to cut down the quantity of IT disposal from getting dumped in landfills, because e-waste contains potentially hazardous substances that could have serious consequences on human life. Items classified as e-waste have to be recycled due to the toxic materials used in their components. This clearly implies that e-waste can't be disposed of with regular office waste, and it has to be treated properly before disposal.


An E-waste Disposal Company will dispose of you e-waste legally...

So if your e-waste includes redundant computers, laptops, servers, copiers, hard drives and other related items, you will require the services of an IT disposal company to dispose of your e-waste legally according to the government guidelines. You will also need data wiping & hard drive shredding services to ensure that your sensitive and important data does not get in the hands of people who could use it illegally. Moreover, failure to properly destroy client's data stored on your machines could easily put you at risk of violating privacy laws, which could also have serious consequences for your business.


Apart from being a legal obligation, disposing e-waste properly is also a moral obligation as well because resorting to illegal dumping of e-waste could have serious consequences on the environment. So why not act like a business, which acts responsibly for the environment and also for the safety of people living in it, and hire the services of an E-waste disposal company to dispose this waste legally and safely in a desired way?