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