Computer recycling specialists
Licensed by the Environment Agency, RICOTECH is one of the UK’s leading computer recycling specialists, providing a comprehensive waste management service for your corporate IT and telecoms equipment. Our core service is the secure collection and environmental disposal of redundant and surplus computers, laptops, monitors, printers, servers and all other types of IT and telecoms equipment.
Once back at our state of the art processing centre, we focus on secure data disposal and ensuring that the maximum volume of equipment is re-used in accordance with the latest WEEE Directives. At RICOTECH we are also committed to protecting the environment with our zero landfill policy.
What are the legal obligations for computer recycling?
If your business records personal information on its equipment, you have a number of legal obligations to protect that information under the Data Protection Act 1998.
Our professional data destruction service guarantees your business meets all its legal data protection obligations when disposing of all equipment that might contain data, including PCs, laptops, servers, printers, tablets, PDAs and much more.
The data destruction process includes pattern wiping via a minimum 7 pass wipe with verification so that your business can have complete peace of mind that your data will be completely and irrecoverably destroyed. If for any reason a hard drive cannot be accessed, we will remove and physically destroy it either by degaussing or shredding.
Every organisation that disposes of IT and telecoms equipment has a legal ‘duty of care’ to make sure the waste is handled safely and only given to those authorised to receive it. The unwanted equipment is classified as waste by the Environment Agency and should be treated in accordance with the latest government regulations. RICOTECH are fully licenced to collect and receive redundant IT and telecoms equipment and we provide businesses with the paperwork to prove they have correctly disposed of their equipment.
We work in strict accordance with the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive with a zero waste to landfill policy. RICOTECH’s main objectives are to maximise the RE-USE of the equipment we collect and where re-use is not viable, all raw materials are then recycled.