Updated: Feb 24
Why Schools Should Recycle Their Unwanted Computers?
Education institutions like schools, colleges, and universities are progressively becoming adaptive to new school tech with the increase of computers laptops, and tablets being implemented in daily tasks set by teachers.
Currently, there is no plan of action for schools to be reminded of their duty when recycling WEEE waste safely and ethically. It is the school's responsibility to take action and positively contribute to a zero-landfill waste policy.
What Waste Electrical Electric Equipment (WEEE) Should Schools Recycle?
LAPTOPS & COMPUTERS
KEYBOARDS & MOUSES
PRINTER TONERS & PRINTERS
If your item is missing from this list and it is an electrical item it must also follow the Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations, and must also be recycled along with what is listed.
Where Should Schools Take Their Old IT Equipment?
Schools can sometimes be unaware of the landfill issues caused by the unethical disposal of electrical equipment and IT hardware, click here for more information on the huge landfill problem we are facing, which collectively needs to be reduced.
As it stands the only ethical & safe practice of recycling your equipment will be through a WEEE Recycling Centre or IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) Company. These Recyclers are equipped to handle everything from transportation/ auditing/ data destruction and finalising safety data certification.
ITAD Computer Recyclers will repurpose school tech under strict data protection practice, providing data destruction or sanitation certificates once all personal data has been wiped clean from the hard drives, this is a key factor to remember when clearing our old tech as information on HDDs will need to be removed and schools will need to be provided with the confirmation sanitation certificate showing and proving data has been cleaned off the hard drive but secondly as an asset report. If tech cant is repurposed or fixed they will strip the hardware down for components and each metal will be recycled fulfilling a zero-landfill policy.
WEEE Recycle Centres are the only sustainable zero landfill solution to the electrical waste issue. Educational institutes are striving to do better by taking on these companies which provide no extra headaches for their clients, all the while freeing up workspace for you.
What Is Our Duty Of Care?
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 on your quote requests with instant communication via our telephone - 01276 20916 or Email - Info@smsrecycling.co.uk