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Special Offer for Collections!

We are offering free collection to anyone who donates 20 or more TFT monitors and are located within 25 miles of the M25. To see which locations are eligible for the free collection, click here.

For more information or to arrange a collection, please email Darren at darren@computeraid.org

Donate Computers and Monitors

Computer Aid International offers a complete service to companies replacing their IT hardware. We are experts in end-of life IT asset management, including data destruction, computer refurbishment, reuse, and recycling.

If you are a business and would like to talk to someone about Computer Aid's decommissioning services in more detail, or book in a collection,  please contact Darren (darren@computeraid.org), or call 020 8361 5540.

We also accept donations from individuals, please visit the individual PC donations page for more information on donating a single PC, monitors or laptop.

Free CESG approved data wiping as standard

Organisations have an obligation under the Data Protection Act 1998 to ensure that confidential data about employees or customers is not disclosed without the consent of the individual concerned. Computer Aid is registered in accordance with the requirements of the UK Data Protection Act 1998.

Computer Aid uses Kroll Ontrack solution for end-of-life data destruction, which guarantees the unrecoverable removal of 100% of data. This free-of-charge service means companies can be sure that none of their data can be retrieved and that they are fully compliant with the Data Protection Act. Hard disks that are faulty or that cannot be wiped of data are destroyed.

Computer Aid’s licences, documents and certification

• Computer Aid is an Authorised Waste Carrier, please see licence here

• We are permitted to repair and refurbish IT equipment so that the parts can be reused for its original purpose. Please see our waste exemption T11 here

• Computer Aid will provide you with a Waste Transfer Note for every collection of unwanted IT equipment. Please see a blank example here

• Computer Aid is an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF), please see approval certificate here

• In all of our activities, we are committed to continually improving our environmental performance and minimising our impacts wherever we can. A downloadable version of our current Environmental Policy is available here

• We will send you a letter of disposal following each delivery/collection of IT equipment. This includes our Duty of Care certificate stating your equipment has been wiped to CESG approved standards. Please see a sample letter here

• Computer Aid accept all legal liability for data and hardware from when it is collected by one of our drivers or, if you are delivering it to us, as soon as it is dropped off at our warehouse. Please see insurance certificate here

• We can provide you with a contract should you need it. Please see here for a template contract - we are open to amends and additions to suit the needs of your company.

• We are only able to reuse PCs, laptops and monitors which meet our minimum specifications - please see our updated minimum specifications for reuse here

Why use Computer Aid?

* We use Kroll Ontrack solution for end-of-life data destruction software, which meets all recognised international data destruction standards.

* We assume full legal liability for equipment we receive and are compliant with the WEEE directive and Data Protection Act.

* We use recycling facilities that have the highest standards of environmentally friendly disposal

* 100% of donated computers and monitors that pass our stringent quality tests are provided to not-for-profit organisations in the developing world.

* We fully bar-code all equipment donated to us, through to where it goes in a developing country.

* We offer unrivalled CSR and PR benefits and can provide you with stories and photos for internal or external publicity.

Why reusing your computers and monitors is better than recycling them

Empirical research proves beyond doubt that when upgrading to the newest version, reusing computers is far better for the environment than recycling them. Reusing a computer is 20 times more effective at saving life cycle energy use than recycling it. Given the substantial environmental cost of production, it is imperative we recover the full productive value of every PC through reuse before eventually recycling it to recover parts and materials at its true end-of-life.

It is also essential that organisations and individuals ensure that their IT equipment is sent to a professional and legitimate refurbisher, approved by the Environment Agency, to ensure that it is handled in a responsible way. Computer Aid only distributes computer equipment through responsible partner organisations that meet our stringent requirements.

All PCs donated will be data-wiped to CESG and Ministry of Defence approved baseline and enhanced standards to permanently remove all data and programs using Ontrack® Eraser™ software from Kroll Ontrack®.

All PCs donated will be data-wiped to CESG and Ministry of Defence approved baseline and enhanced standards to permanently remove all data and programs using Ontrack® Eraser™ software from Kroll Ontrack®.