Prism Disposal offers free recycled IT equipment to
Prism Disposal offers a nationwide responsible and secure IT disposal service and is looking to re-use more computers within the not-for-profit and charity sector (more details on their website).
The vast majority of machines collected by Prism Disposal have not reached the end of their life and can be used again, said
Once business machines have had all data securely removed they can be used in all sorts of applications by charities, he said. We are constantly receiving computers that can be re-used and if charities email us with an outline of what capabilities they require we will match machines to the requests as they become available.
Many businesses routinely replace computers every few years but new legislation requires business owners to dispose of outdated IT equipment responsibly.
The days are long gone when the five yearly hardware update meant that one of the company vans ran the offices old computers down to the local dump, said
According to government estimates about one million tonnes of electronic waste is dumped in landfill sites in the
Prism Total IT Solutions provides multiple products and services to thousands of end users nationally. It became apparent to us that there was a need for the responsible disposal of outdated equipment and equally importantly the responsible deletion of business data, said
Compliance with Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations are forcing SMEs to think more carefully about disposal of old IT equipment, he said.
Although some machines are re sold to be used again many of them are already donated to not-for-profit organisations and local charities. Those that cannot be re-used are split for parts or sent for reclamation of materials. None of the machines collected by Prism Disposal end up in landfill, he said.
The 1998 Data Protection Act makes companies responsible for the management of data and the adoption of secure methods of deletion from discarded devices. Failure to do so can leave companies liable to prosecution or compensation claims for any unauthorised access.
Prism Disposal deletes data to
ABOUT PRISM TOTAL IT SOLUTIONS MANAGED AND CLOUD PROVIDER
Since their formation in 2001, the Prism team have worked hard to build an enviable reputation as one of the UKs premier outsourced IT providers. The very essence of their business is to provide personal installation and technical support solutions for hardware and software systems to our clients throughout the
Prismdisposal.com was created in 2013 to provide a responsible and environmentally safe route to re-using and disposing of unwanted IT equipment that also guaranteed the highest levels of data security.
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