Recycling Lives: A tower of strength in computer recycling

Getting rid of your old computer is more straightforward than you might think. Recycling Lives takes away all the hassle and worry, leaving you to work out how to use your new one!

IT Recycling

Computers are essential these days. Almost everything we do involves a PC or laptop, from writing shopping lists and keeping appointments, to buying clothes and banking. When a computer takes as long to start up as it does to make a cup of tea, and its once state-of-the-art applications are obsolete, it is time to consider buying a new one.

Once you have got your latest model from the computer shop, you will be left with the old one. Perhaps dusty, with a shiny, well worn keyboard and a large tower that seemed quite compact seven years ago, it is something of an eyesore. There simply isn’t enough space for it, anyway, so it has to go.

But what can you do with it? After all, it won’t fit in the dustbin and you’re not sure whether the refuse collectors will take it. There’s always the local tip, of course, but you never seem to have time to drive there. You certainly can’t think of another way to get rid of it, and of course, there’s always the threat of identity theft if someone were to get hold of all that personal information on there.

Luckily, there is a solution, and it is provided by Recycling Lives, an award-winning social business. It offers everything you need to dispose of your old computer in an environmentally friendly way, and better still, passing on your old computer will help homeless people.

Every piece of computer equipment that Recycling Lives takes is dealt with in line with the UK Waste Electrical and Electronic (WEEE) Regulations, and a 100% reuse and recycling rate is achieved.

We can take old computers from the householder and the large corporation alike, and there is no need to worry about identity theft or anything falling into the wrong hands, because our highly trained staff will wipe all the data on the hard drive before shredding it. If this standard is good enough for the Ministry of Defence, it should give the customer peace of mind!

Any equipment that can be reused is sold on to customers, and the proceeds go towards the Recycling Lives social welfare charity, which provides accommodation and employment opportunities to people who have been homeless or at risk of homelessness.

For the domestic customer, this will be a great outcome; to the business customer, it will give them the opportunity to enhance their company’s Corporate Social Responsibility. Recycling Lives’ operations are underpinned by a commitment to adding social value to the community and enhancing the local economy, and by using its services, companies can share in this.