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IT Disposal

 

Computer Aid offers a secure IT Disposal Service for businesses and organisations. 

Where we differ is, instead of selling these computers for a profit, we put them in the hands of people who need them the most to support our mission of bridging the digital divide.

Learn more on how it works below.

What We Do

Security is vitally important when it comes to IT disposal, and that’s why we have the experts at Tier 1 Asset Management take care of this for us. 

Tier 1 ensures that they are fully GDPR compliant when redundant assets are collected. Hard drives are then wiped to CESG/ NIST standards and refurbished for reuse on a charitable basis.

We operate globally and ensure that assets which cannot be reused are recycled sustainably through our zero percent landfill policy.

Security is vitally important when it comes to IT disposal, and that’s why we have the experts at Tier 1 Asset Management take care of this for us. 

Tier 1 ensures that they are fully GDPR compliant when redundant assets are collected. Hard drives are then wiped to CESG/ NIST standards and refurbished for reuse on a charitable basis.

We operate globally and ensure that assets which cannot be reused are recycled sustainably through our zero percent landfill policy.

IT Disposal Certifications

When you hand your devices over to Computer Aid, you can rest assured that you’re making a positive difference in the world whilst meeting your goals.

Our trusted supplier Tier 1 Asset Management hold the following certifications:

 Tier 1 is audited and assessed against a published ADISA standard, approved by MoD DIPCOG (The Defence InfoSec Product Co-Operation Group UK) and has received written confirmation of Pass with Distinction with Honours (95+%). Pass with Distinction with Honours means that all essential criteria have been met and 95%+ of highly desirable criteria have been met. 

Get in Touch

Fill out this form to get started, or email us if you have any questions.

How it Works

Collection

Devices are collected by a secure, certified courier which can be satellite tracked. Assets are scanned before loading and taken to Tier 1’s secure List X Facility in Manchester. A Waste Transfer Note is provided.

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Data Destruction

Data is sanitised via a three-level overwrite with verification, complete with disk audit including a serial number. This is performed using HMG/NIST-approved software.

Devices Evaluated
and Graded for Reuse

Following the data wipe, assets are refurbished and graded according to their cosmetic condition for reuse by Computer Aid.

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Recycling

Assets that cannot be reused are sustainably recycled in compliance with the European WEEE directive using downstream recyclers with zero percent landfill.

Physical Destruction

When a hard disk drive (HDD) is inoperable or has bad sectors, the HDD is removed from machines and destroyed. A record of which asset the faulty HDD has come from is also recorded for audit purposes. All faulty HDDs are shredded and recycled. A certificate of destruction will be provided as part of our reporting to the client.

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Collection

We collect using ADISA-certified transport which can be satellite tracked. Assets are scanned before loading and taken to Tier 1’s secure list X facility in Manchester. A Waste Transfer Note is provided.

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Data Destruction

Data is sanitised via a three-level overwrite with verification, complete with disk audit including a serial number. This is performed using HMG/NIST-approved software.

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Evaluated and Graded

Following the data wipe, assets are refurbished and graded according to their cosmetic condition for reuse.

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Recycling

Assets that cannot be reused are sustainably recycled in compliance with the European WEEE directive using downstream recyclers with zero percent landfill.

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Physical Destruction

When a hard disk drive (HDD) is inoperable
or has bad sectors, the HDD is removed from machines and destroyed. A record of which asset the faulty HDD has come from is also recorded for audit purposes. All faulty HDDs are shredded and recycled. A certificate of destruction will be provided.

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Your Service
Documentation and Report

We provide our partners with documentation and a comprehensive social value report, detailing who benefits from the equipment they have donated and where it is being utilised.

This transparent reporting ensures that our partners can see the direct impact of their contributions.

Within 20 working days of the kit being received, you’ll receive the following:

  • A test report listing devices by brand, model, serial number, specification, condition and recycle status.
  • A certificate of disposal certifying that all data in data-bearing devices have been destroyed.

We’ll also provide a sustainability report detailing the recipients of the donated equipment, how it is being used, and a summary of the carbon saved. The report includes a case study, wherein we can provide quotes and photos from beneficiaries.

Here’s a sample:

Collection and Processing

We collect and process all types of IT equipment including mobile phones, tablets, servers, switches, printers, TVs, storage devices and networking gear. We can facilitate the management of all legacy IT hardware. 

We Reuse

Desktop PCs, laptops, monitors, keyboards, mice, cables, mobile phones and tablets.

Our Minimum Specifications for Reuse: 

  • Computers must be no more than 6 years old upon donation, have an i3, i5, or i7 processor 5th generation, have a 250GB hard drive, have 8GB RAM and be in working order.
  • Monitors must be 19 inches or larger and have their stands.
  • Mobile phones must be no older than 4 years upon donation, and in working order.

FAQs

FAQs

We ask for a simple inventory of the different types of equipment to be collected including the brand and model of any computers or monitors. From this and your postcode, we can determine the collection cost and the likely recycling needed. We will provide an estimate for you of costs, if any. Collections can usually be arranged quite quickly. 

We have contracts for the management and disposal of legacy devices with many companies. We can provide examples if required. However, such contracts are not a requirement of ours and we do collect many devices from companies without formal contracts. 

No one solution meets all the needs and requirements of every company. We can undertake on-site wiping if this is your company’s requirement. If your business plan is to generate revenue from a percentage of your end-of-life estate, then we can provide this or if required redeploy refurbished assets back into the business. All this can be done with just one partner, with evidence of data destruction in one place and accessible online 24/7. 

Your donation of equipment will reach deserving beneficiaries either locally in the UK or internationally to those who need them most. 

Our general policy is to charge for the cost of collection and for recycling equipment that cannot be reused. There is no charge for wiping hard drives or for any documentation we provide. However, where we can reuse most of the computers in a consignment then we reduce or waive the fees completely.  

Indeed, our intention is to provide our service at no cost to the company and to cover our expenses through the residual value of the devices. Our ability to do this depends upon the quality of the kit collected.  

On collection, equipment is packed onto pallets or into pallet boxes. We pay the cost by pallet. A single pallet of equipment from a mainland postcode will cost between £85 and £135 + VAT. Additional pallets cost less.  

Full costings are available upon request.