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What Redundant IT Equipment Can I Give to An IT Disposal Company?

16 December 2021

If you’re trying to dispose of used IT equipment for your business, you may have tried to find an IT disposal company, but with so many considerations around how to correctly retire your older assets, the process doesn’t always appear straightforward. You might not know where to begin or how much your old equipment is worth, but it doesn’t need to be difficult. This article will provide a little more information about FGD’s services and how we can process your used business assets.

Recycling and IT Asset Disposal

When getting rid of redundant IT equipment, there are a number of regulatory requirements that you’ll need to meet. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive states that businesses must treat electrical or electronic equipment separately from other waste and obtain proof that the equipment was disposed of via an authorised waste management company, in an environmentally friendly way.

Fortunately, FGD manages IT asset disposal so that it is a straightforward process, which means you’ll have total peace of mind about meeting your regulatory requirements. Approved by the Environment Agency to transport and process electronic waste and an ADISA-approved supplier, FGD meets and exceeds industry standards, no matter what disposal method you choose.

Zero-Landfill Policy

Sending waste to landfill contributes to a variety of environmental problems, including the increase in greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Our zero-landfill policy means that your company’s redundant IT equipment doesn’t harm the environment or put your reputation at risk. Instead, equipment can be resold, or recycled in component or material form.

Instead of sending outdated or unused tech to landfills, you can ensure that a wide range of equipment is disposed of responsibly instead. At FGD, we process numerous types of IT equipment, including:

  • Desktop PCs
  • Tablets
  • Laptops
  • Mobile phones
  • Networking equipment
  • Routers
  • Switches
  • Servers
  • UPS Batteries
  • IP Telephone systems
  • Monitors
  • Data storage equipment
  • EPOS systems
  • Racks
  • Fax machines
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Copiers

What’s more – we can manage your IT asset disposal regardless of how much equipment you have to recycle. From a small office suite to an entire data centre decommission, our flexible services provide an efficient and cost-effective way to dispose of IT equipment.

IT Re-marketing and Resale

When it comes to old IT equipment disposal, re-marketing and resale help to offset the costs of disposal and potentially offer a return value credit too. After all, you may have invested heavily in your IT equipment, so why not increase the return on your investment and boost your capital?

Of course, few businesses have the time, resources, or network to find reliable IT equipment buyers, but this needn’t prevent you from recouping some of the money you’ve spent on your IT equipment. With our IT re-marketing and resale services, we’ll do the hard work for you and make sure that you receive the highest return that the market has to offer.

Our in-house experts will complete a market assessment of your equipment and provide you with a guidance price. Then, we’ll prepare your old IT equipment for resale following secure data removal, electrical testing, and functionality testing.

FGD’s IT Value Return service gives you the opportunity to realise the fiscal value of assets that you no longer use and provides an environmentally friendly way to facilitate old IT equipment disposal.

Employee Buy Back Schemes

When you upgrade your company’s tech devices, you may want to offer outdated equipment to your employees. However, a considerable number of organisations are hesitant to do this because of security or safety concerns. Our Employee Buy Back Scheme enables you to offer your staff the chance to purchase redundant company IT devices, without any risk to your organisation.

We assess, test, data sanitise and prepare the equipment for sale as per our standard processing streams, then, instead of making equipment available for public sale, we provide your chosen target audience with a unique username and password to access a bespoke online store for a limited period. With warranties available, discounted prices and home delivery, it’s a seamless and cost-effective way to reward and incentivise employees.

Decommissioning IT Equipment

Whether you choose to re-market and resell your redundant IT equipment or recycle it, it’s essential that it’s fully decommissioned first. After being safely uninstalled, relevant equipment should have data securely removed so that it cannot be accessed by anyone in the future.

The most suitable method of data removal depends on your organisation’s security stipulations, the volume of equipment you want to dispose of, the type and sensitivity of data and the cost balance that makes most sense for your business.

For hard drive recycling, for example, NCSC approved, HMG Infosec Standard No. 5 compliant software can be used to erase data effectively. Following this, the hard drive can be reused or resold. Alternatively, hard drive crushing can be used to physically destroy a moderate number of hard drives, eliminating the accessibility of the data, or hard drive shredding can be used to destroy a larger number of devices.

Whatever option is right for your business, we’ll provide reliable and transparent services, along with record-keeping and regulatory compliance. Individual data erasure reports are created when devices are wiped and comprehensive data destruction certificates are provided for all data sanitisation or destruction performed.

Who Buys IT Equipment in London, South East and Essex?

If you want to arrange old IT equipment disposal in London, South East and Essex, you’ve come to the right place! With a range of secure disposal services available, getting rid of unused IT assets in accordance with relevant regulations can be simple and straightforward.

Whether you’re managing your office IT infrastructure or have multiple locations across numerous regions, our trusted in-house team can provide the secure IT asset disposal services you require.

To learn more or to discuss IT asset disposal, recycling, and resale in more detail, contact the FGD team now on +44 (0)330 390 7536 or email us at enquiries@fgd.co.uk.