FAQ

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Frequently Asked Question

Ecogreen IT Recycling operates nationwide with the head office based in Nottingham. No collections are too big or small. The level of priority and courtesy your organisation will receive will be at its best.

WHAT IS THE CORRECT WAY TO DISPOSE OF ELECTRONIC ITEMS IN AN ECO-FRIENDLY MATTER?

The first step to ensuring eco-friendly disposal of electrical and electronic equipment is to extend the life of the electronics you have.

This will make certain that you do not need to dispose of e-waste as regularly.

Another tip is to buy environmentally friendly electronics whenever possible.

If you are simply discarding of your gadgets because you are upgrading to a better version, you should consider donating them to someone who needs them.

Nowadays, under the WEEE Regulations companies are obliged to take back electronic gadgets or, at least, point you in the direction of somewhere you can dispose of them safely.

Last but not least, one of the safest and most effective ways to make sure your electronic waste is disposed of correctly is to use the services of an e-waste recycling company

HOW DO I KNOW MY DATA IS DESTROYED? IF SO WHAT METHODS DO YOU USE TO DESTROY THE DATA?

Ecogreen IT will destroy your data safely and securely with our CESG approved methods. We will provide you with a full audit report alongside all data destruction certifications.

This can be done by physical destruction which completely destroys the hard drive. Alternatively, it can be done using the DoD 5220.22-M data sanitisation method. This can be a 1 or 3 wipe procedure depending how sensitive the data is.

ARE YOUR COLLECTIONS FREE OF CHARGE?

If you meet our criteria of 20 items or more consisting of PCs, laptops, TFT monitors, servers and printers the collection will be free of charge with no catches. The collection can usually be performed within 24-72 hours of initial contact.

The things that will involve a charge are CRT Monitors (£5 + VAT), TVs (£5 + VAT), Photocopiers (50 + VAT).

If you do have less than 20 items, please get in touch as we may still be able to help you out.

WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT DO WE TAKE?

Computer base units
Printers
Routers
Laptops
Whiteboards
CRT Monitors (£5 + VAT per)
Toners/Ink cartridges
Assorted cables
Apple equipment
Servers
Phone systems
Mobiles phones
Photocopiers (£50 + VAT per)
TVs (£5 + VAT per)
Networking equipment
All electronic and IT related equipment

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE WAITING TIME FOR ITEMS TO BE COLLECTED?

Average waiting time for a collection is form 24-72 hours, depending on how busy we are. If its a urgent collection, please inform us as we can prioritise this.

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