Learn more about Computer Recycling in London
The majority of computer waste and the biggest need for computer recycling comes from Personal Computers, which are a variety of micro computers designed for individual use at work or home. In contrast, mini and mainframe computers such as servers used by governments and businesses are more likely to be repaired or updated before being discarded by the organisation, and therefore produce less overall waste.
The problem of large amounts of consumer PC waste is due in part to technological developments in programmable software needing new hardware functions in order to run. However, the other cause of frequent computer replacement is also the result of planned or ‘built in obsolescence’, whereby manufacturers can literally build or program a computer to only function for a set length of time before they ‘break’ or become prematurely incompatible with new software (even if it uses the same operating system), which is a big reason we are seeing such a rise in electronic waste and therefore the need for more sustainable computer disposal processes that ensure proper computer recycling or resume. Despite the financial penalties imposed on companies who are found to use built in obsolescence in their product design, the practice continues, with some well known consumer brands quite obviously engaging in planned obsolescence, safe in the knowledge that consumers will buy their products anyway.
While you can be aware of the issue of ‘planned obsolescence’ there is little that the average consumer can do to combat the problem, short of building your own computer. If your desktop PC develops a fault, stops working or no longer meets your requirements, Wayst can offer quick, easy and environmentally friendly computer disposal services across London and is well equipped to handle the recycling of the peripheral equipment that comes with your computer too including cables, mice, keyboards, LCD screens and monitors.
We arrange safe, compliant computer collections and ensure the service providers we work with transport the waste computers to a registered AATF (approved authorised treatment facility) to be put through a data destruction process prior to being put through either a reuse or computer recycling process. We ensure you are provided with a clear trail throughout the computer disposal process so you know exactly where your computer has gone and how it is being disposed of under U.K. law. The Wayst standard for meeting Environment Agency legislation ensures that your waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) is processed responsibly and with a 100% landfill diversion rate.
When you are in need of a secure and environmentally friendly computer recycling service, get in touch. The Wayst platform guarantees this taking the hassle out of searching for a compliant supplier.