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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.

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