Local Government Association
“All personal information should be securely destroyed electronic media by overwriting, erasure or degaussing for reuse. This is in accordance with government guidelines. Where possible, a CCTM approved product or service should be used.”
WEEE Recycling & Refurbishment
We work very hard to recycle, refurbish or reuse customers’ electrical and computer waste(WEEE) in the most environmentally efficient way. Effectively 0% of WEEE Waste handled by Data Eliminate goes to landfill.
Data Eliminate’s services are carried out in line with the WEEE Directive (European legislation covering the disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment).
The five stages of the Waste Management Hierarchy are applied to all WEEE which we process. These are the steps that all businesses in England and Wales obliged to follow before disposing of any waste in order to reduce harmful impact on the environment. The five stages are:
|Prevention:||Using less material in design and manufacture. Keeping products for longer; re-use. Using less hazardous materials|
|Preparing for re-use:||Checking, cleaning, repairing, refurbishing, whole items or spare parts|
|Recycling:||Turning waste into a new substance or product. Includes composting if it meets quality protocols|
|Other recovery:||Includes anaerobic digestion, incineration with energy recovery, gasification and pyrolysis which produce energy (fuels, heat and power) and materials from waste; some backfilling|
|Disposal:||Landfill and incineration without energy recovery|
We work with a small number of specially selected Authorised Treatment Facilities for WEEE. This means that your WEEE waste goes direct from us to the actual facility where it will be reduced, recycled and processed. There is notdanger of its passing through irreputable hands and ending up dumped in Africa or elsewhere.
We are continually researching ways to extract more environmental value out of WEEE .
Waste Transfer Notes/ Certificates of Recycling or Consgnment Notes for Hazardous Waste are provided as necessary. The data destruction and recycling of each item we handle can be serial number tracked on Certificates of Destruction, Waste Transfer Notes and Consignment Notes if required.
Through our Annual Service Contracts we provide customers with a percentage share on any profit which arises from the resale or refurbishment of their discarded IT equipment.
Items, or groups of identicial item,.which have a confirmed resale value over a minimum value specified in the customer’s contract are cleaned, refurbished, electrically tested and offered for resale as used items.
Data Eliminate markets the items for up to six months after they have been refurbished in achieve a sale. The profiit arising from a successful sale is credited to the customers account at the end of that period.
Data Eliminate’s is commited to achieving the most environmentally efficient outcomes for ourselves, customers, the local community and the planet. We:
- Operate an independently audited ISO 14001 Environmental Management system which embodies a commitment to continually improve our environmental performance
- Are registered with the Environment Agency
- Are verified as providing an environmentally friendly service as part of our CCT Mark service by CESG, the UK Government’s Information Assurance authority.