The Legal Part of Computer Destruction

Regulations from WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) state that all electronic waste must be recycled or reused to reduce landfill. WEEE compliance is a legal and moral duty.

Why Computer Recycling is the Best Method

For any business, maintaining the integrity of its data and sensitive information is paramount. Virogreen gains and keeps customer trust through responsible handling of their personal data and totally secure data destruction. This avoids the risk of losing sensitive information and recycling helps the world to be environmentally friendly. Adding components to landfill also creates a toxic mine of dangerous substances, upon which some people will scavenge parts to be resold.

What to Look for In a Recycling Company

Over 800 companies in the UK alone have found a way to capitalize on the WEEE directive (2007) so it is vitally important to make sure that the company you choose is trustworthy and has the correct certifications. There are plenty of companies out there in the industry that will make multiple claims and may seem to be the perfect choice. However, they may not always deliver what is expected of them.

1) AATFs
The company you pick for your computer destruction, it should be an ‘Approved Authorised Treatment Facility’. This is the highest standard of licensing available from the Environment Agency.

2) General Company With a ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Approach to Computer Recycling
Waste management is more complex than you might think, especially when carrying out computer destruction and data destruction. A good recycling company will be able to prove relevant industry experience and be able to stop all unwanted equipment from making it to landfill.

3) Listen to Recommendations
In this growing industry, you won’t have to search hard to find someone who has experience of using computer destruction companies. Most people and businesses tend to use the same recycling company over and over because they know it is reliable and professional, as well as saving research time.

4) Commitment to the Environment
Despite the business’ survival, a commitment to sustainability and the environment should be high up on the priority list. Virogreen recovers, reuses and refurbishes as much of your waste as it can.