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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.

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.