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We collect computers and electronics for ethical recycling and disposal anywhere in Yorkshire and surrounding areas. All our profits go to charity.
Computer Recycling and Disposal
We provide a much needed safe and secure computer and electronics refurbishing, recycling and ethical disposal service, free of charge to several Local Authorities, most of West and South Yorkshires Schools, several NHS Trusts, PCT's and many businesses throughout the region to help them meet their legal and social responsibilities within the framework of the European (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) WEEE Directives. All hard drives are sanitised free of charge. (Hard drive shredding is available at just £2 per unit). Full paperwork trail is provided for your records. Residents and small traders are welcome to drop off their equipment free of charge for recycling.
Telephone Keith on 01977 736283 for more information on our procedures
How good is your Data Security?
We provide data security and data sanitization free of charge, to the highly regarded American DOD standard on all equipment we take in. This overwrites all data with zero's and one's. Any hard drives that fail the process or are too small for reuse, are put through our dedicated £20,000 Hard Drive Shredder to physically destroy them and this is done free of charge. If you require all your hard drives shredded then this will incur a £2 per unit charge. A full paperwork trail is provided back to our clients. Call us to discuss your requirements.
Is waste kept out of Landfill?
Our aim is to keep 100% of this equipment out of our landfills and make much of it available for reuse in our communities. In doing so, we help to save on natural resources and reduce carbon emmissions. We do not EXPORT our waste and our energetic and innovative approach to the handling of WEEE allows our clients to demonstrate good overall re-use & recycling rates for WEEE.
Is your facility secure?
At Airedale Computer Recycling, your data security and confidentiality are our highest priority. Our staff are CRB police checked and our premises are monitor alarmed and completely covered by 24 internal and external CCTV cameras with sensors that alert staff by smartphone. Our perimeter is surrounded by security fencing. Our main facility has internal and external shutters. Our vehicles are fitted with Tracker devices.
What about data security?
Every single hard drive goes through a rigourous process to ensure your data and our reputation are completely secure and there are various options available for you.
Can't I simply Format the drive?
Formatting a disk or deleting files DOES NOT remove the information from the disk! "FORMAT" and "DELETE" are routines that only remove pointers and leave data intact! You can simply use the commands: "UNFORMAT" and "UNDELETE" to get the data back.
How do you securely wipe a hard drive inside a computer?
If a drive is to be reused, we run our sanitizing software system which overwrites all sectors of the drive with zero's and one's to ensure complete erradication of data. We have a 10 technician unlimited use license for this highly regarded commercial product. As the computer is later refurbished, the drive is then overwritten again with an operating system, application programs and internet security software. our bench is equipped with 15 systems for simultaneous sanitizing.
What disk wiping software do you use?
We use East-Tecs Disk-Sanitizer which offers the guaranteed destruction of sensitive data on hard disks using special algorithms. It works in compliance with the best known US Government
American: U.S. Standard, DoD 5220.22-M;
American: NAVSO P-5239-26 (RLL);
American: NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM);
This is an expensive commercial sanitizing solution that was funded for us.
How does it work?
Besides these algorithms corresponding to national, governmental standards, Disk-Sanitzer uses predefined algorithms proposed by well-known and authoritative specialists in the field of information security.
What if I have very sensitive data?
In that case for a small cost, we can put your hard drives through our dedicated £20,000 3-phase hard drive shredder. This is a powerful device that can shred 60 hard drives per hour. You can bring your drives to us yourself or they can be collected with the rest of your old IT equipment for certified shredding.
What areas do you cover?
We will travel free to businesses or schools anywhere in West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and South Yorkshire. We are regularly in Normanton, Leeds, Wakefield, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Keighley, Elland, Hebden Bridge, Goole, Barnsley, Rotherham, Sheffield and Doncaster. We may collect outside of Yorkshire but we may have to recover travelling expenses.