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Industry-leading
IT disposal, recycling
relocation & more

 

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As the UK's leading ITAD provider, we provide fully secure, compliant and cost-effective IT recycling services.

We also have a hugely popular eBay store selling new & refurbished IT hardware. 100% positive feedback.

 

 

 

Are you an Arrow customer looking for a new provider?

We are the leading provider of ITAD services in the UK. 

Our services are highly secure, reliable and cost effective, which is why we’re a trusted ITAD provider for a wide range of FTSE 100 companies. 

Our services range from IT destruction to resale and relocation.

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Try our 'Blue Box' IT recycling service for a long term solution

 

Our Blue Box is a tidy and convenient solution for your redundant electronic waste (WEEE), from office machinery to appliances & cables. The box can be quickly installed on your site, then gradually filled with your waste electronics until you need us to come and collect it. The boxes are a generous 1m³ - sufficient for approximately 10 complete computer systems, with four printers, cables and keyboards. Data destruction can be ordered along with asset management reporting which provides you with detailed information of contents.

 

 

 

 

environmental IT recycling

 

 

Essential service

  • We collect your unwanted kit
  • Over 20 IT assets = free collection
  • Free up space
  • No processing charges
  • Certificate of destruction provided
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Enhanced service

  • We collect your kit and deliver a rebate to you
  • Remarketing rate of up to 60%
  • SLA of 25 days
  • Access to our STREAMS® platform
  • 5 day collection SLA
  • Off-site serialisation of assets
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Premium service

  • Collection of kit and our highest level of rebate
  • Remarketing rate of up to 80%
  • SLA of 15 days
  • Access to our STREAMS® platform
  • Logistics & reporting
  • Bespoke system integration
  • 3 day collection SLA
  • On or off-site serialisation
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Disposing of your IT waste in the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly way is a common challenge to meet for most business owners. Professional ITAD companies will dispose of your IT waste carefully and in accordance with current data protection laws regarding any stored data that may still be present on your IT assets. A reputable ITAD provider will also ensure that their end of life practices are carried out with an awareness of environmental issues caused by redundant IT equipment and will work hard to reduce the environmental impact of their disposal services.

Services offered by ITAD providers include: 

•    Data destruction – certified data erasure and/or shredding for all forms of storage media.
•    Technical refurbishing, upgrading or harvesting of asset devices and components.
•    Reselling or redeployment of retired equipment to reduce or recover asset costs.
•    Secure logistics – Collections and deployments.
•    Downstream auditing, tracking and reporting to provide full legal and data accountability.
•    WEEE regulated recycling of obsolete electrical assets at a fully audited and certified de-processing facility to collect raw materials that can be reused for manufacturing.
•    GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) compliance and practices.
 

ITAD providers will use approved and certified data erasure tools to ensure the complete erasure of data from the device. If the customer prefers physical destruction, this can also be carried out using methods including degaussing, punching and shredding. At Restore Technology we recommend the use of data erasure software, which works by overwriting zeros, ones or meaningless data onto all of the sectors of a hard disk drive, thereby replacing any incumbent data. Verification is then applied to ensure 100% data erasure success. Any data devices that fail verification undergo immediate physical destruction through shredding. The upside of data erasure is that it means the equipment can be transferred on for resale, recouping some of the funds that were spent on its original purchase. Through this service we often deliver large returns to our customers following the resale of their unwanted assets, such as in this case study which shows how we were able to deliver a return of over £350,000 to our customer. In order to achieve 100% reliable and verifiable data erasure, data security solutions are designed with a combination of manual and automated processes which are integral components of a strictly managed process. Every data destruction event is systematically recorded against the asset record - and then verified as a separate, independent operation. A central security repository and erasure certificates provide evidence to verify the final outcome and prove compliance.

At Restore Technology we are very highly certified, in fact we are one of just a handful of companies worldwide to be accredited with the ADISA Distinction with Honours for our commitment to delivering ITAD at the very highest standard. The ADISA audit process involves full and unannounced audits to verify that a company is using the correct procedures to ensure full legal compliance and secure data erasure. You can find our full ADISA Members Statement here. Our other certifications include security management standards and schemes such as BSI standards and Cyber Essentials, and as an accredited SafeContractor, we have proven that health and safety requirements are being handled correctly on our sites.

We work hard to ensure our services are as environmentally friendly as we can make them. We offer a ‘zero to landfill’ policy so all the equipment we process is disposed of by resale and reuse or, where this is not possible, by breaking the equipment down into its constituent parts for recycling. In this way, we help protect the environment and ensure that we and our customers comply with all environmental legislation, including the WEEE directive.
Our environmental accreditations show that we don’t take shortcuts, and we choose our recycling partners carefully to ensure that no waste products are diverted for disposal in a non-OECD country. Our facilities include features such as smart lighting and water saving devices, and our main facility is equipped with 61 solar panels which provide power for many of our services.


We are proud of our sustainable services and when using our services you can be proud that you are dealing with your IT in a manner which ensures both data security and a high level of sustainability. In fact, when using our Streams® platform, you can generate your own sustainability report. Our system calculates the environmental benefits of your IT reuse and recycling, and breaks them down in a variety of ways. You can see how much you have recycled in kilograms and how this is broken down by material. You can see how much environmental impact you’ve avoided in terms of CO2 output, air contamination, landfill, and water pollution. We show your equivalent energy saving in terms of the annual energy supply of a typical home, or the annual emissions of a standard car. Lastly we even show how many waste toxins you’ve diverted, from lead to mercury or zinc. These positive achievements can be shared with your staff or clients to show off your good work.

 

 

 

About us

 

We are the UK's leading ITAD provider, operating some of the most advanced facilities in our industry. We are highly secure, and offer a range of cost-effective IT solutions.

 

 

 

 

We are committed to protecting the environment

 

At Restore Technology we offer a ‘zero to landfill’ policy - all the equipment we process is disposed of by resale and reuse or, where this is not possible, by breaking the equipment down into its constituent parts for recycling.

Where the equipment we process contains data, we ensure that all of the data is completely and securely wiped beforehand.

In this way, we protect the environment and ensure that we and our customers comply with all environmental legislation, including the WEEE directive.

 

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Zero to landfill

 

 

About us

Restore Technology provides highly secure services across the lifespan of your IT assets.

Our services range from setting up & deploying your new equipment, to relocating your IT assets, through to remarketing your unwanted assets to deliver you maximum rebate.

We are comprised of several companies and have the scope and expertise required to provide what we believe are the most secure, sustainable and efficient IT lifecycle services in the UK.

 

 

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Secure IT asset services for businesses

 

Restore Technology are the UK’s leading ITAD provider. We provide secure, reliable and cost effective services for IT assets, including the collection and disposal of your redundant IT, data destruction, WEEE recycling and IT resale with rebate.

 

We are one of just a handful of companies worldwide to achieve an ADISA Distinction with Honours for exceptional ITAD services, and are fully compliant with all data security and environmental regulations. The correct management of IT infrastructure is vital to a modern business, and our straightforward services are designed to ensure your processes are compliant, risk free, and affordable.  

 

Contact & quote


Step One

Get in touch with us and let us know what IT you need to dispose of.

Bridge Academy

Bridge Academy
 

Restore Technology and Restore Harrow Green assisted UBS to carry out a project to supply more than 500 computers and monitors to the client.

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Collection / onsite destruction


Step Two

We'll come and collect your equipment in our unmarked, GPS tracked vehicles. If you choose, we can carry out physical destruction of data bearing devices for your peace of mind.

Telecomms Company

Telecomms Company

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.

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Step Three

The secure, lockable console or bin is unlocked by the SCO and the contents are emptied safely into a secure lockable wheelie bin to be securely removed from your site or business premises. A Waste Transfer Note is sent confirming we have taken ownership of that material.

Mitsui Bussan Commodities Ltd

Mitsui Bussan Commodities Ltd

Our client was moving to a new site and Restore Harrow Green carried out the office move over one weekend.

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Saffery Champness

Saffery Champness

Our partners Restore Harrow Green delivered the business move for our client, while we carried out their IT move.

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Testimonials

 

“The guys did a great job. I always appreciate the hard work that the team do at all levels. It’s always a pleasure to work with you.”

 

L.C (IT Engineer) - Healthcare Services

 

 

Off-site shredding process

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Step Four

The locked wheelie bin is taken to our specialised OFF site vehicle where it is securely locked in the back of the GPS tracked and fully secure vehicle. All confidential data is then transported back to one of our secure destruction centres to be shredded to BS EN15713:2009 standards.

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Step Five

A Certificate of Destruction will be supplied confirming all collected material has been destroyed. Shredded paper will be baled and sent for onward recycling back into paper based products

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Audits, tagging & asset management

We can audit your assets to give you detailed reporting on your IT infrastructure


Secure storage

We can store your assets and have them ready for rapid collection at any time


IT refreshes, setup & deployment

We can receive your IT, prepare it for your unique requirements and deploy it to desk