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We collect and recycle the following items:

  • Computers
  • Tablets
  • Printers
  • Laptops
  • TFT/LCD Monitors
  • Cables
  • Electrical Appliances
  • Network Equipment
  • Telephones
  • Digital Cameras
  • Mobile Phones
  • Computer Accessories
  • Data Storage Devices
  • UPS units
  • Servers

Yes. Our standard IT Disposal service offers free collection and recycling of quality WEEE assets. Charges are only applicable for the disposal of low grade WEEE waste and CRT monitors. Any charge would be made clear at the time of your booking.

Equipment is wiped clean of data, returned to factory settings and refurbished before re-sale. We are a registered Microsoft refurbisher, enabling us to install genuine Microsoft software on refurbished PCs at an affordable price.

No. Recycle IT 4 Free operates a zero landfill policy. Items beyond repair will be sent to an Authorised Treatment Facility for recycling.

The Data Protection Officer for your company will be able to determine the sensitivity of your data and appropriate level of destruction required. As an ICO registered company, we take data security very seriously; all our off and on site destruction services comply fully with GDPR compliance requirements.

Your Data Protection Officer will know the level of sensitivity of your data. Non-sensitive data can be dealt with using our Level 1 service - off site data destruction. However, Recycle IT 4 Free strongly recommend the Level 2 - on site sensitive data destruction service, for any sensitive data that may be on the hard drive. This ensures the data is physically destroyed on site, in your presence and eliminates any possibility of a data breach.

Yes, that is correct. Our paperwork includes a Data Disposal Contract together with the Waste Transfer Note. Two copies MUST be signed by yourselves and our driver, this ensures we both have a copy of this contract.

No. We use dumb machines which boot from a USB stick. At no point will any files or data from your hard drive be visible.

No, this would not be compliant with GDPR. We are a third party data processor acting on the authorisation of your Data Protection Officer. The data remains yours and end of life data disposal is recorded on our certification for your records and peace of mind.

All equipment goes to our secure, licensed premises in Cheltenham where firstly, any data is destroyed if this has not already been done on site. The equipment is assessed and sorted for refurbishment or recycling.

No. Recycle IT 4 Free is an ethical company. Nothing is shipped abroad, all recycling takes place in the UK and all the refurbished equipment is sold within the UK.

Recycle IT 4 Free currently offers free computer and electrical recycling in Gloucestershire, the Midlands, Warwickshire, South Wales, Avon and Wiltshire. For larger collections and regular clients, we are happy to travel further afield.