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We have provided secure IT disposal services to most central government secure departments and a wealth of companies in the defence sector. Services are provided on-site or off, for data classifications up to and including top secret data, and we are government approved to destroy media to the highest UK security level.
We are a nationwide single source service for all aspects of IT asset disposal and data destruction, and can provide IT asset services across the full lifecycle, including relocations, asset management and deployment.
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If you have over 20 items that need collecting, we may be able to collect them free of charge. This is a flexible, no-fuss IT equipment collection service can be used for assets ranging from mobile phone handsets to desktops, laptops and everything in between. Generally any items which have a plug or require a battery.
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Our blue box is a tidy and convenient solution for your IT recycling. We deliver it to your site, you gradually fill it with redundant equipment and we'll collect it when full. It can store electrical equipment from office machinery to appliances, cables and more.
If your unwanted IT assets still have value, we can remarket them to achieve their maximum value, before delivering a rebate to you. We will collect when convenient, ensure all data is wiped and then reintroduce them to market. Depending on the quality of the assets, their resale value can range from offsetting the service costs to delivering a significant monetary rebate.
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We are experts in data destruction. When recycling kit we will always guarantee that any data is completely erased, and for our more security conscious clients we offer various physical destruction services for that extra peace of mind.
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Our client, a major UK telecommunications company, with an IT estate of over 70,000 users, disposes of circa 22,500 IT peripherals per year. An inefficient WEEE collection and recycling process was causing problems for the company stakeholders. Under pressure to measurably reduce the cost and environmental impact of this vital service, our client went to market looking for an innovative and effective solution to their problem.
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Our free IT recycling service is very simple. If you have over 20 items, we will endeavour to collect them from your premises free of charge. In order to facilitate the free service, we operate a 'round robin' collection schedule, unfortunately this may not be possible in all geographic locations.
This service is compliant and documented, you can rest assured that you have met your obligations for ethical IT recycling. Once received, we will ensure any data is completely wiped, and then where possible we will work to reintroduce the assets to market.
Where remarketing is not possible, we will ensure the assets are recycled to the highest level. We never export waste to developing countries, and we operate a zero to landfill policy.
We believe in a circular economy, and giving assets a new life is the best way to minimise waste and environmental impact.
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Your provider should be highly experienced, ideally with a strong history of working with other customers in the defence sector. Keep an eye out for case studies and other information about their previous work.
They should be highly accredited, with certifications to show that they have had audits carried out on their services and have been found to meet all required criteria. A key accreditation for ITAD (IT asset disposition) providers is the ADISA accreditation, which involves surprise audits to verify that the company in question is using the correct procedures for IT disposal.
These are the services we would suggest are required for companies in the defence sector
Simple deletion of files from a device does not ensure the data is removed. Such a process only removes the pointers to tell you where the data is being held, and not necessarily the data itself.
A reputable ITAD provider will use certified, industry-approved erasure tools to overwrite all sectors of a data storage device, until verification tests confirm that 100% data erasure has been achieved.
This is the ideal solution, as the device is left intact and ready for reuse, helping both the environment and allowing you to earn a rebate on its resale.
However for those who are more security conscious, as with the defence sector, a good ITAD provider will be able to offer a physical destruction service, either on or off-site. Such destruction can include degaussing, punching and shredding.
Finally, your ITAD provider will provide you with documentation for your services, which you should keep together to help satisfy your regulatory and audit requirements.
Following these processes will ensure that your IT disposal is carried out smoothly and with utmost security. Such services can’t be entrusted to non-professionals without significantly increasing your organisation’s risk of a breach. However a good ITAD will work with you to achieve the best solution for you, and this can be easily repeated as required in the future when you need to dispose of your IT.
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