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Where Can Airports Recycle Electronic Equipment?

Updated: Jul 31, 2022

As Flights Take Off Redundant Airport Equipment Stays Grounded.

Airports are known for continuously upgrading electronic equipment to keep themselves and members of the public safe. There are many challenges that airports face from protecting ground crew to protecting passengers without causing any unnecessary complications to the customer's experience. These factors contain elements of electronic technology to get the job done.

Airports are required to have the most up-to-date technology to be a step ahead to prevent security risks, passenger management, and document processes that will eventually lead to the disposal of outdated electronics.

Disposing and recycling electronic equipment with SMS RECYCLING is ethical, safe, secure, convenient, and reliable they go by a Zero Landfill Policy & accreditation which gives you complete peace of mind when it comes to your data security.

How much waste do UK airports

generate in a year and how does it affect the environment?

Heathrow airport alone generates over 110,000 tonnes of waste a year including electronic waste and this increases the risk of exposure of sensitive data.

Wrongdoers will extract personal information that can be used for illegal activity if WEEE Waste is not disposed of or recycled ethically.

Landfill is a major global issue, using a certified WEEE recycling centre will contribute to the prevention of landfill, Keep Customer and employee Data Safe and Securely disposed of and sanitised if needed, ultimately protecting all of us from digital leakage and reducing Toxic chemical health and environmental issues

What if you do not use an ITAD company to dispose of electrical goods?

The UK Law states that businesses within the united kingdom have a duty of care to recycle electronic e-waste properly by an accredited computer recycling centre. There are heavy penalties for companies that breach GDPR regulations and who do not ethically dispose of electrical e-waste assets. Unfortunately a lot of companies are breaching regulation without realising it

Brighton Hospital Fined For Not Using An IT Recycling Company

Brighton hospital was fined £325,000 for breaching GDPR laws and not using an ITAD Hard drive destruction company. In September 2010 over1000 Hardrives were thrown and thousands of patients' documentation were stolen. This could have been easily avoided by using ITAD Recycling Services to Ethically and responsibly destroy sensitive data.

What electrical equipment do we recycle?

Items we Recycle

Accredited Erasure ISO4000

​Alcohol Testing Machine

X-ray Machine



smiths IONSCAN 500DT

Thermo Scientific

Electrical Cables

Body scanners

Airport CCTV Equipment

Magnetic Scanners



Computer Equipment

Baggage X-Ray

Drug Testing Units

Zebra Printers

Terminal Devices

Scanning Machines


Walkie Talkies

Mobile Phones

Airport Drug Tester machine

How to recycle electrical waste and WEEE Waste correctly?

We collect and recycle all unwanted electronic equipment and aim to keep Britain and the world environmentally tidy, SMS Recycling goes by a zero-landfill policy to prevent third-world countries from being affected by electronic waste. We work alongside the environment agency to ensure our processes are up to date and managed efficiently to today's WEEE/ITAD and Decommissioning Recycling regulations.

Don't hesitate to get in contact with us

Our dedicated team member will help assist you with instant communication via our Telephone - 01276 20916 or Email -

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