There comes a time when all companies need to upgrade their IT systems, and in many cases the more efficient technology will be more eco-friendly. However, it’s really important to make sure any electrical equipment you don’t need any longer is disposed of responsibly. Commercial IT recycling can be carried out in London at a low cost and will ensure your business is staying compliant with environmental laws.
There are two parts to disposing of IT hardware – disposing correctly of any data stored, and making sure the equipment is recycled responsibly. Here are the three main reasons why you should always use a London It disposal service when throwing away bulk electrical equipment.
It’s the Law
Ensuring WEEE good practice (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) isn’t just the responsible thing to do – it’s required by UK law. WEEE regulations apply to the recovery, reuse, recycling and treatment of electrical equipment, and businesses need to find a disposal company which meets the government criteria and is accredited. There are many different business regulations you need to be aware of when producing any waste, including the Landfill Directive, Environmental Protection Act, Hazardous Waste Regulations in addition to the WEEE Directive. Take a look at the government guidance notes.
It’s better for the environment
It is estimated that approximately two million tonnes of WEEE items are discarded each year in the UK. It is vital that this waste is reduced as much as possible and where available parts are recycled. Companies have a responsibility to look after the environment, and waste management is a huge component. It is a commercial duty to recycle as much as possible and reduce business carbon footprints.
Getting rid of a large amount of electrical equipment isn’t easy. The best thing about Pink Chalk’s IT disposal service is that it’s fast and easy, offering certain shredding services on-site to reduce the amount of waste to be taken away. Larger items can be collected anywhere in the Greater London area, and removed for destruction at a safe facility. There is no need to worry about hiring your own van or taking anything to a skip or treatment facility – we’ll manage the entire process from collection logistics to certification of safe destruction.
Find out more about disposal options including data wiping, shredding and degaussing by calling us today for free advice.