The demand for newer, superior technology has increased the pace at which current devices reach the end of their useful lives. As a result, the question of what to do with obsolete electronics has become a global issue, but disposal is not the answer. Computers and other electronics need to be properly handled by a responsible recycling company rather than being sent to a waste disposal company. There are fundamentally two issues, data security and the WEEE Directive.
Secure IT disposal is “Any situation where the data controller transfers custody of an IT asset to a third party for management or processing whether on a temporary or permanent basis.” Threats to data security are not just confined to the physical and technological, but also to asset disposal, a concern frequently overlooked when security policies are considered. Secure disposal of data is absolutely essential to prevent any data breaches and ICO fines. Secure disposal service providers that offer the disposal of equipment need to be completely vetted to ensure that they have the necessary accreditation’s, licences and permits.
IT disposal companies come in all shapes and sizes and offer a catch all service for IT equipment disposal but without proper due diligence, you could just be handing all your data to a complete stranger. IT disposals and the IT asset disposition process needs to be secure and auditable when Concept Management provide IT asset disposal. We supply all compliant paperwork including a full build asset register, collection report, waste transfer note, duty of care note and certificate of destruction.
Concept’s IT disposal services and electronics disposal service covers anything electronic, we remove everything from a full PC through to the smallest component, in fact when challenged with old IT equipment disposal, we will remove anything.
We hold the ISO 27001 accreditation and are perfectly suited to perform secure on site data destruction and deal with all aspects of IT hardware disposal
Electronic equipment disposal and electrical waste disposal needs to be handled by a licensed company that complies with the WEEE Directive. The disposal of electronics needs to be done ethically and sympathetically. The disposal of electronic equipment must be performed by an accredited company, an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) and if the WEEE needs to be evidenced because it is obligated, then you need to use an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF).
As an ISO 14001 accredited company, let Concept Management help with your electronic disposal.