Fixed Asset Disposal provides all kinds of electronic waste recycling including computer system recycling services. It is not restricted simply to old computers and out-of-date IT equipment. Computer recycling is very important because most of the electronic items utilized in computers have harmful products such a Lead, Mercury as well as Cadmium. It is very important that these materials are processed appropriately, and are not allowed to enter into the environment again or exported, for example, to third world countries which have far less robust regulations surrounding computer and IT equipment recycling.
What we do.
Fixed Asset Disposal is one of the best companies in computer recycling which is capable of dealing with computers, mobiles and printers. Fixed Asset Disposal has developed its own recycling facilities in Berkshire. Its staff are experts on the disposal of computers as well as other electronic products such as laptops and PDAs.
Computer disposal can be carried out throughout the UK. There is no need to send all your old computers and IT equipment to a physical location. Computer recycling also can be carried out by cutting up your old equipment into components like circuit boards, motherboards, hard drives and more.
Alternatively, you can send your old equipment to a physical location for recycling.
Aspects of computer recycling
It may be very difficult for you to identify what materials have been used in your computer. While all computer equipment comes with specific assembly instructions, there are some generic materials that can not be removed without damaging the unit or the components themselves. The different materials include:
The External Circuit Board, be sure that any component or material you remove should be disposed of in the same place where it was originally placed. External Circuit Board is composed of aluminum or plastics with integrated circuits and circuitry (a.k.a chips) with cables for power and data. The surrounding of the circuit board is electroplated.
What happens to the components of a computer?
Computer components are known as Electronics Waste, and sometimes referred to as e-Waste. It is a kind of waste that contains all kinds of materials including copper, plastics, glass, circuit boards, batteries and other metals. e-Waste is basically a collection of different computer components in one container and has to be disposed of.
Reasons why computer recycling is needed:
The only way to prevent e-Waste from entering the environment is to have it properly disposed of. It is a concern that most governments around the world do not want to deal with but does need to be addressed. It is simply not sustainable to be able to create and dispose of the quantities of electronic waste that we have been producing since the advent of the computers.
How does Fixed Asset Disposal manage your e-waste?
In most cases, the first step taken in any e-waste recycling program is the transfer of the used computer from the customer to the computer recycler. Many companies prefer to pick up the computers from your place of work. At Fixed Asset Disposal we can not only pick up old IT and computer equipment, but we’re also happy to pick up large appliances like fridges and microwaves as well as anything you may wish to recycle.
Over the years, computers have drastically evolved in their designs and benefits. The functionality, performance and efficiency of these advanced products have changed the face of modern day living. However, to keep up with the rapid changes the hardware industry is facing, the current lifespan of a computer has decreased to as short as two to three years in some cases.
So if your computer equipment is 2 to 3 years old or older, then it needs to be disposed of properly. We at Fixed Asset Disposal can make sure that this is done correctly and within the requirements of UK law.