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Trusted Technology Recycling Service

Technology has become an ever increasing part of our daily routine, at home and in the office. When todays technology becomes yesterdays trends and new, faster processors are released - we can help dispose of redundant I.T.

Redundant Server Disposal and Recycling

Todays modern servers generally have a 5 year lifecycle and disposing of the old technology has become an ever increasing problem for small and large enterprise.

Industry Standard Data Destruction

Using industry standard data destruction methods such as Blancco Data Erasure ensures that your companies data doesnt fall into the wrong hands.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Phone System Removal; Disposing of End of Life Telephony Installations

With technology offering greater and great communication possibilities for business in the UK, we provide a service whereby your old phone system (Meridian, Option, Nortel, BT) can be removed quickly and easily within 24 hours. Do you have an old phone system that needs to be disposed of ethically? Lets look at how this can be done.

Firstly get in touch with us here at System Recycling Ltd via phone or email and let us know the location and type of phone system that needs to be removed. We will look at the phone system you have and evaluate if your used phone system falls into our criteria (most phone systems do) and we estimate the amount of work involved.

Secondly, we will get in touch with you (usually the same day) with a quotation regarding removal of your used phone system. We don't necessarily require a site survey as long as we fully understand the kind of work that needs to be done. Good examples of the kind of systems we remove are Nortel Option Cabinets with cabinets of back up batteries.

Thirdly, make sure that the phone system is isolated from the mains either via a throw switch or by getting your preferred electrician to disconnect the phone system from the mains. 

Fourthly, arrange with us a convenient time to attend your site and ensure that we have parking close by so that we can quickly move the phone system from your location and transport it away.

Finally, expect a Waste Transfer Note from ourselves to confirm that the business phone system has been disposed of ethically and, of course, enjoy reduced electricity consumption and much needed space gained by disposing of your old phone system ethically.  

Monday, 1 December 2014

We recycle old Meridian / Nortel for Black Light

Sometimes, if you have a small amount of equipment of say a 100 Kilo's its easier for you and us if we collect the items via courier. Black Light, a company located in Granton, Edinburgh which specialises in supplying specialist equipment for Sound, Stage and production, took advantage of our courier collection just recently; by shipping us around 125kg of old Meridian and Nortel Business Phone equipment.

This kind of service really appeals to most of our customers who don't need the removal service but need to clear out scores of old handsets. In the case of Black Light, the collection was free, the handsets are disposed of ethically, and the General Manager was provided with a Waste Transfer Note to confirm that the goods have been received and had been dealt with.

If your Charity, School, Business or Local Government Office needs a quick and simple disposal solution for old handsets, headsets and desk-phones then get in touch with us today. Our free courier collection service for old, used, phone systems could be just the solution your looking for!

Friday, 28 November 2014

Removing a Nortel Option 51 from Twickenham Studios

Removing an Option 51 from Twickenham Studios. 
We had a great time last week working for a few hours at Twickenham Studios. We were shocked to hear that they are still filming Teletubbies after 20 years but this was offset by the shock of seeing a 7 cabinet, Nortel Option 51 phone system, which according to the main I.T. manager, still worked after more than two decades of service!

Having arrived on site we were met by the Security team who quickly found us a place to park the Van near room where the cabinets resided so all we needed to do was to get our tools in, isolate the cabinets from the mains and the battery backup before attacking the Nortel Option 51 and taking it out a cabinet at a time.

Removal of a 20 year old Nortel Option system (it has 4 cooling fans the size of dinner plates, sucking up dust and muck for 20 years) left us black with dirt and we found that of the 16 batteries, many had cracked and started to leak acid over the bottom of the cabinet. As always we worked with great caution using gloves to protect against the battery acid and face-masks to protect against the dust.

As we are experienced in the removal and disposal of old phone systems, it only took us around 5 hours to cut the cables back, unbolt the cabinets and carefully remove the batteries which still held charge. Twickenham Studios has a lot more space (around 6 square feet) and have made the room safer and disposed of potentially dangerous and toxic, leaking batteries. Find out more on our Used Phone Systems Blog.

Carl Childs, IT Manager at Twickenham Studios, commented on our service, Thanks for dealing with everything in such an efficient manner, I'll certainly keep you in mind for any future jobs and pass your details onto others

Friday, 21 November 2014

Nortel, Nortel. Phone Recycling this Christmas.

I'm not sorry for the Nortel, Nortel (Noel, Noel) Christmas pun. Its the best we can come up with this Christmas. Still there is good tidings to be had. For every Nortel, Avaya or Cisco phone system we recycle or buy back, we will give 20p per deskphone to the Charity Young Minds. Its time to clear out that old phone system and help us spread the Christmas cheer! 

Systems Recycling Ltd has supported Young Minds for the past year. We will be doing more to highlight mental illness in the future and follow mental health organisations on our social channels.

Lots of Charities battle for your hard earned pennies over the Christmas period, why not give Young Minds a chance of a few pound this year.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Telephone Clearance? Is your used phone system worth money?

We buy Polycom, Avaya and Cisco Phones. 
Making sure that you get the best return on your used phone system couldn't be easier with Systems Recycling. We don't just cherry pick the best items (and a lot of companies do), we can remove all related technology including your desk phones, curly cords, headsets, servers, racking and UPS battery back up systems - for ethical disposal.

Simply contact us today to find out more about our used business telephone recycling service and speak to one of our team. If you are able to list all your equipment via email and are certain of the model numbers for your Avaya phone system then we can give you a price the next day.

Providing your happy with the price, we can usually collect within days, saving you time and money. We are able to provide case rebates on used phone systems with residual value and we can do this via cash, BACS or cheque depending on the amount.

What is important to us is that we know what is working and what is faulty. Its also important that the number of handsets match the amount we quote. If you think that you will have additional equipment or are not complete sure of the exact quantity of handsets then speak to us.

We are the UK's premier business telephone system disposal service and we pride ourselves on working with some of the biggest names in the industry. Big and small companies trust Systems Recycling to dispose of their old phone systems. We always try to make the best offer on systems with value and we can remove used phone systems  with no value for recycling at minimum cost.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Sell Phone System in London

Hive of activity - Canary Wharf 
London is the hive of all business to business activity. People from all over the world know London for its culture, its architecture, its banks, the government and of course Her Majesty herself. Its easy to see why business in London is thriving despite the downturn in the economy that has had an effect everywhere else in the UK.

As business continues to move forward, technology pushes with it, and telecommunications continue to pulse the life blood of communications from the world over. From internal calls between departments to outbound calls over VOIP. Anyone who has neglected to keep their companies telephone system up-to-date... falls behind.

When a company upgrades its existing phone system the need to sell the old phone system to recover costs should be considered. Not only is selling the old phone system good for the bank balance, its good for the environment, as the old phone system continues to be useful for smaller companies that perhaps don't need the latest and greatest technology.

Systems Recycling specialises in dealing with telecoms of different shapes, sizes and specifications. We can take your old kit and ethically dispose of the useless parts but be able to recover an items with some value to our customers. This means that you get the best of both worlds when dealing with us. You get world class customer service, case rebates on your old kit and peace of mind knowing that your redundant technology is disposed of ethically.

If you're based in London and have an old phone system which you think may be of value then get in touch with us. We are especially keen to source Avaya, Panasonic, Cisco, Polycom and Samsung. Examples of Avaya phones we would be looking for are: 

Avaya 9600 series including - 9601, 9608, 9610, 9611, 9611G, 9620, 9620C, 9620, 9621, 9621G, 9630, 9630G, 9640, 9640G, 9641, Avaya 9641G, 9650, 9650C, 9670 and 9670G

Disposal of Used Telephone Systems

Example: Top of Waste Transfer Note
The topic of used telephone systems and how to dispose of them correctly is regularly discussed by IT Managers around the UK. A used phone system can have some value depending on its condition, we can usually dispose of, or recycle, any telecoms equipment without incurring any additional costs to the end user.

Companies that are 'in the know' realise that the best way to dispose of a used phone system is to contact a professional recycling service such as ourselves so that we can quickly evaluate the equipment to see if any of the redundant technology has potential value.

Upon evaluation, we will usually ask if the equipment needs to be removed by ourselves, physically this can be quite dirty work, or if your own technical team are able to do the removal. In many cases our customers are more than capable of quantifying the number of handsets and the condition before contact us via email. Providing the equipment test out, we can usually tell you, over the phone, what the cost of the removal will be or if you are due a rebate from ourselves for equipment which more than covers the cost of collection.

Making the decision to move to a new telephone system should not be taken lightly, considering the impact a faulty telephone system can have on your business, but to be absolutely sure of a smooth transition its a good idea to contact a telecom disposal company such as ourselves to ensure that the desks are cleared and ready for the engineers.

We found that our service really makes a difference, especially in the inner city, where space is at a premium and companies do not have the facilities to dispose of the telephones themselves. We understand that not all companies will come to your premise to perform a full inventory but we can relieve you of the responsibility and save you time by taking a quick count via email.

When a telephone system is removed there is usually a surplus of headsets and curly cords, power supplies, fixtures and fittings that can cause obstructions. We provide a full removal service which includes related technology such as servers, computers and racking. Contact us for more details about this.

Used phone systems are categorised under the EU's WEEE recycling guidelines and its now illegal to dispose of telephones by simply dumping them. Many scrap merchants wont take old telephones as the amount of metal (i.e. copper and steel) is far outweighed by the amount of plastic. Plastic itself does not have a resale value and as you can guess a modern desk phone will be 90% plastic.

Once collection as been made, and all the equipment has been sorted at our handling centre, we can send you a waste transfer note which shows what telephones we have collection and that we have taken ownership of the items; This is for your records and you should put it somewhere safe.

Telephones themselves do not have any data associated with them, other than basic SIP settings stored in the phone, so you have no need to be concerned about data protection. If you do feel that data protection is a concern depending on the manufacturer of your phone systems or data stored on the SIP server then get in touch.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Sell your Avaya Telephone Systems to us!

We will buy your old Avaya Phone System.
More and more Avaya phone systems are being upgraded to newer kit. We can make you an offer on your redundant Avaya phone system so don't put it in a cupboard and forget about it, reclaim the value! 

Telephone recycling is our mission, collecting your old telephone system, computers and electronic devices is easy. Disposing of it correctly is not so easy and that's where we come in. We have a hit list of Avaya models that we are looking to collect so get in touch with us today. We are also interested in used / old Cisco, Panasonic, Nortel and Snom SIP and IP phones.

We are especially interested in hearing from you if you have any of the 9600 series Avaya phones such as the Avaya 9608, 9611 and 9641.

Don't worry if your Avaya phone system isn't a 9600 series, we will still be interested in making an offer on any Avaya kit you have. Get in touch with us today to see what your Avaya phone system is worth to us.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Your telephone system is due to evolve.

Mocet iPad Phone.
Not so long ago, communicating with your customers and potential clients was limited to the Great British Postal Service and the Humble Analogue Telephone. Do you remember picking up the newspaper, walking the dog, waving at the postmen and then heading home to check for missed calls on the answering machine?

No so today, with the big tech giants pushing the boundaries of technology at an increased rate which is fueled by the phenomenon of the internet. Good ole' 'Shep the dog' has died (bless), he's been replaced by one of those cutting edge, 3D printed, electronic pets and a Virtual Talking Cat on your iPad. The Answer Machine is dead, now you check your facebook page for messages from those too lazy (or too busy) to call..

With big business spreading bets on the long term strategy of worldwide connectivity, its the norm for online shopping and same day delivery. The British Public has reached a Plataea of internet acceptance which has not been dampened with the OpenSSL hack or Cryptolocker Virus. Ignorance is bliss because, despite iCloud, eBay and other large online retailers being hacked, we still fall deeper into the rabbit hole of technology.

The industry that followed Facebook in search of higher profit margins has striven to 'be liked'. Now this same industry has to tame a bigger beast, the company facebook page, and with it a baying mob of either ecstatic or unhappy customers. While the geeks in big business have been poking each other, we were commenting on business pages that some brands were not up to scratch or that services had been poor. This has firmly established the facebook for business era.

Its not quite as clear cut as that. If you sell a big brand of biscuits and want to give a few away for 'Likes' (Caffe Thins or Party Rings if you're reading Vinnie) then you're sure to get a few positive comments. However, if you're a bank, estate agent, broadband provider or a local authority then you'll be aware that a certain amount of time is spent keeping disgruntled customers from tapping a few keys and soiling your facebook page.

Its safe to say that dealing with incoming calls on your telephone system is bound to change over the next 5 years and this has yet to be fully realised by tech giants. More customers are getting a response faster (usually within an hour) by posting a complaint on facebook. There have been studies earlier this year (the exact article escapes me - try google) that posting on facebook is more productive than 3 regular phone calls at up to 40 minutes including as much grinding hold music in your headset as you can handle.

How can you guarantee your call center team is ready to deal with this persistent wave of facebooking grannies and tweeting twenty-somethings? The Mocet IP3092 picture, shown at the top, is one example of a telephone companies ingenuity and acceptance that business phone systems will at some point need to embrace personal computing. We already have Android and iPhones just to manage our weekly shopping or organise our personal calendar. Why shouldn't your business phone system do the same? 

Its entirely plausible that a great deal of this technology will be fitted into a wrist worn device or bolted onto the side of your glasses as we near 2020, graphics processors are being pushed forward by the booming computer games industry and parallel processing has been around for some 10 years. With all this processing power and increased connectivity speeds it seems likely that current business phone solutions have a lifespan of only a few years.

New technology moves on relentlessly and we envisage a large proportion of telephone waste which is great news for us because we get to play to our strengths. We can help you recycle your used phone systems when you upgrade. If your phone system isn't cutting it today, give us a call and we can deal with the removal, disposal and recycling.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Working with the 3CX Phone System

3CX App on Mobile Phone.
We sometimes get asked about our thoughts on Cloud based PBX solutions.

From what we understand here at Systems Recycling, Cloud Based PBX is a very viable option for running an 'over the internet' phone system. When moving into our new office we researched many cloud based options and found them to make a lot of sense.

It was during this time that we opted out of a cloud based solution due to the lack of fibre broadband at our location. We spoke to a company called 3CX which offered us a software based PBX system to start. 3CX Phone System for Windows is a software-based IP PBX that replaces a proprietary hardware PBX / PABX. 3CX’s IP PBX has been developed specifically for Microsoft Windows and is based on the SIP standard, making it easier to manage and allowing you to use any SIP phone

I do believe that 3CX are working towards offering a cloud service in the near future, if they havn't already. I was impressed with the ability to use an 'App' on my Android mobile phone which connected to the 3CX system over the internet and I was able to install a 3CX SIP phone at a remote location and quickly set up a tunnel just by following the guides online.

It took a little while to flash the 3CX firmware into my ageing Cisco 7940 but once this was done it was a matter of a few clicks to install on my dual core computer to get the MAC address registered.

While 3CX wont suit everyone its certainly a viable option and may well support your existing Fanvil, Snom, Yealink, Polycom and Cisco Phones.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Destruction, Recycling and Refurbishing of used phone systems

Phone System Removal
UK Phone Systems Removal Service.
Making the most of your yearly budget is difficult enough. Directors and managers responsible for allocation of finances may be concerned that bridging the gap between profit and loss is challenging when its time to move office location and change business headquarters. In the case of public services and local government (with a responsibility for correct management of public funding) buying and / or replacing computer and telecoms equipment can be all consuming, and recovering costs from existing technology should be a priority.

The hubs of industry and commerce in the UK such as Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh and London. Large corporations, banks and local authorities are leading the way in correctly managing surplus technology. 

Its smart business to make sure that the challenges of disposal and refurbishment of telecoms and computer equipment are met head on. Disposing of redundant telecoms equipment ethically should be embraced by small, medium and large business around the UK regardless.

Here are some tips to ensure that Systems Recycling can help you to process your phone systems and IT equipment with minimum fuss. We will do our best to support you in your evaluation so that we can collect, process and recycle quickly.

  • List all items that are currently not in use and ready to be collected.
  • Be aware that remaining telephones, desk phones and headsets still in use can not be included in the collection estimate and separate arrangements need to be made when the equipment is no longer required.
  • Ensure you have correctly counted and not estimated the number of handsets, desk-phones, system cards and surplus equipment so we can more accurately assess your needs.
  • If you have a business located  in a high traffic area, check if you have a parking or a loading bay area for our team and check how much time can be allocated for parking.
  • Are your items working or not working? Tested handsets and headsets should be labeled to ease our evaluation.
  • Are you also responsible for clearing office furniture? Speak to us about our Furniture clearance service. We have already assisted companies just like your to remove hundreds of desks, chairs and cabinets.
We strive to make the whole process seamless from start to finish. If you would like more information on the services we provide please contact us either by email or telephone as listed at the top of this page. To see our main website please visit Systems Recycling Ltd.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Phone System Buyers - Who to choose?

telephone system buyers
Compare Buyers of Used Phone Systems.
Businesses searching for buyers of phone systems, either when clearing old stock or moving office location, are partnering with Systems Recycling to get a quick turnover of unwanted, redundant telecommunications technology.

Unfortunately, for a lot of businesses, moving location or headquarters is a stressful time. Finding a new location, moving employee's and trying to maintain the current IT and telecoms infrastructure creates headaches for your technical team.

It doesn't matter if your looking to dispose, recycle or reclaim Cisco, Avaya or Plantronics telecoms kit because you have a new system in place or you've downsized your company to remain competitive. The choice of companies ready to buy your old phone system is limited and the ability to compare the buyers directly is no easy task. In many cases we've found customers unable to get a valuation over the telephone or to arrange any kind of visit to the premises to evaluate the phone system you have in place.

When choosing the right company you need consider the following points.

  • Does the company collect quickly at a time convenient to you?
  • Does the company pay a fair price for any equipment with residual value?
  • Does your phone system require collection or dismantling before removal?
  • How will the company pay? Is cash, cheque, credit card or back transfer possible?
  • Are the desk phones tested or do they require testing?
  • Is the phone system of little value and requires a collection cost?
  • Is heavy and dangerous work involved in removal? 
Systems Recycling Ltd understand the industry with over 25 years experience of telecoms purchasing, recycling and distribution. You could do a lot worse than speak to one of our helpful team and discuss your requirements with us or send a quick email outlining the kind of telephone systems and handsets you need to dispose of.

We specialise in quick and easy removal of large redundant telecoms installations such as our more recent work at Monarch Airlines or just quick collections of telephones that are a few years old and are already boxed and ready.

Compare buyers by all means, but look at our portfolio of satisfied clients and read some of our case studies on our main website Telephone Recycling

Monday, 13 October 2014

Capco Communication and Koris join our customers

WEEE Recycling London
London Business's Recycle Telephone Systems.
Capco and Koris joined the ranks of companies that have recycled with us here at Systems Recycling, choosing to dispose and recycle of old telecoms with us, and we are pleased to have been able to deal with both companies and hope to hear more from them in the future.

While London business's continue to grow and telecommunication technology continues to be replaced with newer, more efficient and more intelligent desk phones and headsets, we can see the recycling and disposal of old business phone systems and technology in the UK to become widely accepted as a growth industry.

Due to WEEE regulations and EU laws regarding recycling of electronics equipment such as telephones, computers, and miscellaneous  electrical items - Its now compulsory to dispose of your telephone equipment ethically and responsibly. Contact us today or visit our website.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Adconion sells old phone system to us.

We buy Cisco and Polycom Phones
We buy old telephone system.
Systems Recycling Ltd have recently been able to work with Adconion Media to unlock residual cash value in their old phone system. Adconion reclams residual value on Cisco SPA942 and Polycom IP 5000 deskphones. We had been able to buy Adconion Media's old phone system due to the upcoming change of headquarters and Adconions move to a new telephone system.

Adconion, a cross channel digital advertising company, offers digital advertising solutions to Fortune 500 brands across key marketing channels -- display, video, email and social -- on all devices from a unified technology platform. This gives advertisers and publishers a one-stop shop for all their digital advertising needs. Adconion work with the likes of Nintendo, T-Mobile, Pizza Hut, Honda and Adidas to name but a few of the big name brands. 

You can find out more about Adconion and the services they provide by visiting their website. We want to wish Adconion all the best for the future and we hope to work with them on future telephone clearance and technology disposal projects.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Telephone Disposal - What does it involve?

How to dispose of old phones and technology
Telephone Recycling and Disposal for Business.
Your phone system is important to you, handling the majority of communications throughout your company. When the time comes to upgrade (and lifetimes for new telecommunications technology get shorter by the year), you will be left with the old handsets, headsets and curly cords cluttering up your office.

Eventually all old phone systems will end up at the end of life pile that gathers dust and poses a growing risk either as an obstruction hazard or fire hazard. Around this time its important for someone to take responsibility and make a call to a professional I.T. and Telecoms Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre.

Systems Recycling can collect your old phone system for free and in many cases we can offer you residual value on the handsets, headsets and system cards that are still within the lifespan offered out by the manufacturer.
Some desk phones will be worth more than others, partly due to condition but also due to additional features, upgrades, quality of plastics and colour of device. What we do find with System phones is that a large proportion are deemed as faulty and beyond monetary value so we work on the basis that 10 to 20 percent of telephones are faulty on collection. Of course you are welcome to test and guarantee the phones are operating correctly and this will increase the value.
Where old phones are no longer of any use, we are happy to collect for free and dispose of ethically. This saves you the headache of recycling yourself.
Interestingly, over the past 10 years the increase in business looking to dispose of old mobile phone technology has increased. We are also able to accommodate the recycling of old mobile phones but the majority of the time we will not offer you any monetary value as the lifespan of the mobile phones are barely 2 years under business contracts.
We play to our strengths here at Systems Recycling so give us a call today or visit our website.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Just Kampers recycle old phone system

Clearance of Business Phone System
JustKampers started in 1989
with only a single mobile phone.
In 1989, Mark Reynolds founded Just Kampers on his Birthday, September 1st, as he couldn’t get motor traders insurance before he was 22 years old.

The business started as a 'one man band' workshop, specialising in the repair of VW Campers, at the Old Pump House in Bagshot, Surrey.  The premises were so small that with the doors closed there wasn't enough room for Mark to actually work on a Camper. So the doors were always open which was less than ideal in cold weather and whenever the sky turned grey a tarpaulin had to be draped over the workshop doors to keep the rain off!

The Old Pump House didn't have a land-line telephone connection so Mark had to make use of one of the ironically titled ‘Motorola Transportable’ mobile phones – With a battery pack about the same size, and weight as a car battery, it really wasn’t all that transportable!

25 Years later, Just Kampers have grown into the UK's premier specialist automotive parts & accessories supplier for VW Campers, Vans, Transporters, & Beetles. T1, T2, T25, T4, T5, & Beetle ranges.

Systems Recycling are proud to have been able to assist JK with the removal of their old phone system.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Is Windows 7 still best for business?

Recycle old computers
Since Windows 8 (Vista 8?) has been lapped with 8.1 I'm happier with the user interface and recently put my Windows 7 laptop to bed. Windows 8.1 has been installed on a number of machines from 32 bit to 64 bit with no real problems. I've used it for gaming, coding and photo editing. I still feel a bit lost with the lack of a Start Menu but the visual appearance of the Start Button on 8.1 makes all the difference.

However, my success may be short lived, as Microsoft have decided to release Windows 9! I presume windows 9 is an all encompassing upgrade to Windows 8 which takes a step back from mobile devices.

I've heard that Microsoft will release Windows 9 as an upgrade, downloadable from Windows update or Windows Store. RTM is likely to be rolled out in 2015 but you'll be able to get a beta well before then.

Windows 8.1 has already been service packed a number of times. My updates history has already seen Windows 8.1 update and I expect MS to release another update (8.2 and 8.3) in keeping with the great tradition of service packs.

Regardless of the success of Windows 8.3 and Windows 9 (or Windows 9.1), Windows 7 is the standard replacement for Windows XP in a business environment, and will continue to be so for quite some time.

For office PC's you really don't need the latest and greatest Windows 8 computers and as long as you have migrated from Windows XP you should be fine on Windows 7 premium and Enterprise Editions. Windows 7 works perfectly well for PC Gamer's and CUDA developers, anyone considering cutting edge Media development should consider all upgrade options carefully.

Are you still hoarding Windows XP and Windows NT servers? Call us to collect and recycle your redundant I.T. and Telecoms. For business in the UK you can find our website with our London contact number at Telephone Recycling London

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Virgin Holidays Unleash Telephone Recycling Mojo!

Virgin Phone Recycling
Virgin holidays unleash recycling mojo!
We have recently been contacted by Virgin Holidays to help dispose of their old desk phones and additional redundant telecoms equipment.

Our contact at Virgin Holidays sent an email with a quick listing of all the redundant desk phones and additional equipment and we quickly listed items that had potential rebate value. Out of the selection of Nortel, Siemens and Aspect phone systems we could see items of value that could offset the cost of the clearance which included over 200 individual items.

Systems Recycling Ltd will always look to offer the best value for money service when it comes to Recycling and Disposal of Telephone Systems. Our reach extends throughout the UK covering areas in Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Newcastle and of course Greater London. If we feel that we can offer a rebate on certain streams we always offset against the cost of removal.

Virgin Holidays has helped to contribute and lead the way towards raising environmental awareness. As a company that is committed to ethical disposal of redundant technology Virgin can be confident that the used business phone system is now being processed in accordance with EU guidelines. In the longer term, all UK business needs to generate less pollution via landfill and should follow suit.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Do we buy telephone systems for cash?

We buy telephone systems
Whats your Phone System really worth?
We can offer cash value on certain streams of telephone technology and brands depending on condition, specification, brand and quantity.

However, the common misconception that the majority of old telephone systems have value, which a lot of them don't. Scrap value of circuit boards, no larger than a standard handheld calculator, encased in half a pound of heavy duty beige plastic is not the best way to collect scrap metals for example.

Bulk recycling of telephones in any quantity may include telecoms that have some value and we will inform you of any resale value within the collection but we always explain the costs of recycling, data removal where necessary with redundant IT and collection and removal costs if appropriate.

Its also worth considering that a percentage of the telephones in question are faulty either display, buttons, jack plugs or audio response. From our experience, including known brands of telephone, known faults for particular brands, or visual condition; we can average out that 20% of all phones we collect on residual value are faulty. We will take this into consideration when quoting any prices.

As business's quickly phone around London looking for telephone recycling they quickly find that many recycling companies charge thousands to clear a lot amount of technology - or simply wont collect based on the lack of profitability. Its not unusual to speak to customers claiming to have been quoted very high prices for clearance.

Telephone Recycling London is a great new site to allow everyone access to our highly recommended telephone recycling service in the Cheshire Area. We have already seen a great response from big companies in The Capital, and you can read all our testimonials on our website. You can also find more information on our previous post.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Office Clearance at BDL

Office Clearance of IT, Telecoms and Furniture
Wembley-based contractor Carey recently bought £50m turnover, drywall specialist The BDL Group.

BDL was founded over 30 years ago by Frank Burke and has developed into a market leader in the drywall sector.

The firm has earned its reputation on big London schemes like The Shard, Olympics, Terminal 5 and Canary Wharf, but also operates further afield across the south and Midlands.

BDL contacted Systems Recycling Ltd to remove the old phone system from its offices in Uxbridge, Middlesex and a day or two later only phone system disposal remained to be recycled.

Ensuring the office clearance is completed in a timely manner can be a headache and breaching agreements increases costs. Effectively managing a workforce during a buy out while orchestrating the logistics of moving offices needs a fast response from contractors.

That's why Systems Recycling work quickly to ensure all collections are made as soon as possible.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Bulk Telephone Disposal and Recycling

Disposal of telephone systems in bulkIf you have just upgraded to a new telephone system you will be familiar with the challenge of disposing of the old telephone system. In a lot of cases, many companies choose to stockpile redundant technology rather than deal with the problems of recycling.

Systems Recycling Ltd deal with all collections and disposals of old telephone systems, usually with free collection depending on the residual value of recyclable materials.

However, in some cases, we do charge a fee depending on the removal of telephone systems which are hazardous.  Case Studies on our website http://www.systemsrecycling.co.uk show instances where we been able to offer the very best recycling service to business, charity and educational establishments and gives examples of how we have been able to help.

To provide a better service to our customers in Greater London we have set up a website which is located at http://telephone-recycling.london (yes, that's a .London domain name) which is purely for telephone recycling London and showing that we can cover most if not all areas.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Telephone disposal for Urbis Schreder

Disposal of telecoms kit from Urbis Screder
We've been so busy recently we've neglected to update our blog. What better way to do this than to post some of the positive responses we have had from our customers. We are pleased today to post feedback humbly received from Julian at Urbis Schreder.

With companies such as Urbis Schreder showing a real passion cost savings and environmental concerns it was an honor to become a recycling partner and support the I.T. team.

Justin Wilson kindly commented below.

Systems recycling provided to Urbis a highly professional and very efficient service. We had an extremely old phone system that need disposing off immediately and they were able to accommodate our small time window. 

The system was extremely heavy and located with poor access however Systems Recycling had no issue removing the entire system quickly, safely and without disrupting our work force. They were happy to sign all the documentation provided by our asset management and were able to provide guarantees of the system being recycled. 

Systems recycling was a pleasure to deal with throughout the process, and was able to deliver a friendly, cost neutral and fast service. We will definitely be working with them in future.

Julian Wilson
Urbis Schreder Ltd

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Recycling of an OLD ISLX Phone System for Monarch Airlines.

Old ISLX SystemMonarch Airlines contacted Systems Recycling Ltd to assist with removal of 4 iSLX telephones systems, cabling and racking at varied locations throughout the UK.
Removal was undertaken from various office buildings and secure hangars by our team quickly and with minimum disruption.

Removal of old telephone systemAs a guide, each system consisted of 4 cabinets each with 480 Volt PSU's and additional cooling. In some cases, in areas such as Hangar's the phone systems had collected a lot dirt and oil from the workshops within the Hangars.

Overall, the systems came out quite quickly, the onsite technicians was able to guide around live outlets and new cabling to cut out the system from the heart of the data centre. Monarch head office was cleared within one day from both office and hangar locations, a total of 8 racks removed (4 per location) within office hours.

Collection of redundant technology
If you need assistance with removal of your old telephone system please contact us on the telephone number above or visit http://www.systemsrecycling.co.uk for more information.

Keep your eyes peeled for our Monarch Airlines Case Study which we will be publishing over the coming weeks.

Contact us today for advice on all your I.T. and Telephone Recycling needs. We can usually collect very quickly and if your a School or Charity we will endeavour to collect for free.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Technology Recycling for Colleges and Schools

College and School Computer and Telephone Recycling
Reaseheath College is one of the leading specialist land-based Colleges in the UK.  Based in Cheshire the College has an enviable setting amongst 330 hectares of farms, parklands, lake, woodland and sports facilities, you can’t help feeling at home at Reaseheath.

Like any modern educational establishment, Reaseheath has leveraged the use of Information Technology to advance education and support students in learning. With over 7500 students attending the college, Reaseheath has had Investment of over £40million into specialist resources and facilities to ensure the best education and training possible. This has given Reaseheath the ability to improve upon its existing resources in terms of Information Technology.

Any School, Local Authority or Business is faced with challenges of effectively recycling a high percentage of waste produced. More commonly recycled items are obvious to any large institution. Food, Paper and Plastics are all recognised candidates for recycling but the question remains, can other items be recycled?

Systems Recycling was contacted by Reaseheath and asked to dispose of a large quantity of redundant I.T. equipment which included old phone systems and used computers, laptops and display screens such as Televisions and Monitors. 

Over 80% of the items were faulty, the remaining 20% of items were beyond use, redundant in both age and technology. Disposing of such a large number of items had posed a problem for the I.T. department at Reaseheath and had been in storage for some time, taking up space and had the potential to become a risk to both health and safety and the environment. For example, batteries had begun to degrade from lack of use, both in UPS systems and Laptops. Devices containing glass Items such as Televisions and Monitor Screens had become increasingly difficult to store safely and imaging devices such as printers had begun to leak ink and toner dust.

In addition to this, an increasing amount of time was being wasted managing the items, and valuables space was being taken up by the increased volume of electrical waste. It was commented at the time that the surplus of cables both individually and protruding from devices had become a tripping risk.

Systems Recycling made arrangements whereby collection could be made without disturbing the 7500 students, during one of the busiest times of the year for the college. 

Within 90 minutes 1 metric ton of electrical equipment was removed from the buildings and taken to our storage facility for processing.

One week later a complete inventory of all items was provided to the College for analysis. The inventory included individual counts for hundreds of broken keyboards, mice. Each individual storage device or medium was erased using military standard hardware or pulverised beyond recovery.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Today is Earth Day 2014

Earth Day 2014
PBX Telephone and Computer Disposal.
With all the fuss about climate change over the past 30 years or so, raising awareness of recycling has become a year long mission for the environmentalists. Household items are widely recycled such as glass and plastics. In the office, recycling of paper and plastic cups has become a no brainer, as the paperless office still looks to be some way off into the future.

The April 22 Earth Day is usually celebrated with outdoor performances, where individuals or groups perform acts of service to earth. Typical ways of observing Earth Day include planting trees, picking up roadside rubbish and conducting various programs for recycling and conservation. You may see more TV programs dealing with environmental issues.

The April 22 Earth Day, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson, was first organized in 1970 to promote ecology and respect for life on the planet as well as to encourage awareness of the growing problems of air, water and soil pollution.

Many business's, schools and charities in the UK are starting to realise that recycling of old electrical items such as computers, telephone, monitors and screens is just as important as recycling paper and cardboard. More and more offices upgrade to newer technology as the I.T. industry rockets ahead in terms of speed and social integration.

Our job at Systems Recycling is to keep business's clear of old redundant technology by recycling desk phones and laptops into re-usable materials such as metals and plastics.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Windows XP No Longer Supported Says Microsoft

Recycle Old XP PC's and Computers
XP Computers no longer supported.
XP was a brand new operating system in 2001. After windows 98 shocked the world with 32 bit computing, Windows 2000 and Millennium Edition tried to carry the humble PC forward into the Internet Era. However, Windows XP stood tall as a major development in the Operating System Evolution, offering up a major improvement in Home Computing which lasted over a decade.

Microsoft went on to develop Windows Vista, which was plagued with memory management issues and bugs, built on a modified Windows 2000 core initially, but users quickly caught on to the fact that Vista was bug ridden, slow and offered little over Windows XP with the exception of the new DirectX 10 Graphical interface.

Windows XP saw three service packs, a Media Centre Edition, A Tablet PC Edition and of course 64bit, and until Windows 7 came along over 90% of computers worldwide that ran Microsoft... Ran Windows XP.

All good things come to an end however, there will be no more official security updates and bug fixes for the operating system from Microsoft. Some governments have negotiated extended support contracts for the OS in a bid to keep users protected but security firms said anyone else using the 13-year-old software would be at increased risk of infection and compromise by cyber-thieves.

Now is the time for Public Sector and Education Sectors to look at urgently replacing their Windows XP Computers for Windows 7 or Windows 8 Machines. If you need assistance with the disposal of your out of date computer equipment give us a call. We can collect for free, dispose of your XP computers and recycle in accordance with European Legislation. Our Service includes Data Destruction.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Used phone systems challenge UK business.

London Business Recycles used phone systems
At some point, after taking your office computer technology through a variety of upgrades over the past decade, you'll be pushed to upgrade your business phone system. From this one decision will spring a variety of challenges.

Telecoms Evaluation.
What does your business require in the way of business telephony? How many lines are required and how many extensions? Does the majority of business communications come from static business desk phones? Are your staff mobile? Do you require accessories such as headsets? Is Skype integration important?

Hardware Evaluation.
Is your existing phone system capable of producing consistent up-time and reliability? Does adding or modifying extensions within the corporate network require consistent management? Can parts of the existing system be upgraded and re-used to reduce expenditure?

Have you considered disposal of your redundant phone system, desk phones, switches and servers? Are you able to safely store large quantities of equipment without risk of injury. Can you guarantee that all data is destroyed. Do you require an inventory for disposed items, recycled effectively in accordance with regulations.

We can help you to understand the challenges you may face as any small business, no matter if your buying or selling telephone systems. Contact us today to see how we can help you achieve your goals. Go to http://www.systemsrecycling.co.uk

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Free Collection of your used phone system

Free Electrical Waste Collection
Free Collection Old Desk Phones and Computers.
Systems Recycling work hard to ensure that all customers are catered for. Our policy is that we always do our best to collect even a small quantities of used phone systems over the UK and Europe.  

We do this by arranging collections to coincide with other collections in your surrounding area. Usually we can collect for free within a couple of days but in some cases we may need arrange a few days in advance.

Charities and Schools often have equipment of little or no value, but we always make the effort to collect regardless.  We understand the strain on the UK schools and charities and work with you to make collection convenient, and above all, completely free!

We have already provided Telephone Recycling and Computer Recycling Services to both Small Schools and Large Colleges and Universities in the UK. For more information about what we can do for you give us a call today!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

How our systems recycling service will work for you.

IT Systems and Telephone Recycling
For those of you who have been following us over the new year, you will of noticed we have been building a new, more modern web presence. Please bear with us while we endeavor to upload more images and information about the services we provide.

Born out of necessity, the new website Systems Recycling is our attempt to put our services in front of all business's, charities, local authorities and schools within the UK. We come highly recommended and felt the online presence needed to reflect this more.