COMPUTER AND IT EQUIPMENT RECYCLING
Environmental Computer Recycling are an IT & Computer Recycling / WEEE Recycling & Disposal company who are based in Birmingham in the UK. Our integrity lies in making sure that your old computer equipment and other IT electrical equipment is not part of the 1000's of tons of waste which ends up in landfill each year.
Our IT / Computer Recycling and Disposal services are available to the Public Sector, Corporate Companies, Businesses (SME), NHS Hospitals, Schools, Colleges, Universities, Police Departments and Councils, and our professional approach includes the collection and recycling of the following IT / Computer equipment:-
Laser Printer Inkjet Printer
Dot Matrix Printer
Thermal Barcode Printer
Computer Keyboards and Mice
Scrap Computer Motherboards
Scrap Computer Memory and Internal Cards
UPS Battery Backup Devices
Network Switches, Hubs & Routers
Toners and ink cartridges
(originals only excludes copier carts)
We provide a commercial computer recycling and IT disposal solution for your unwanted computer and telecommunications equipment, and our aim is to refurbish some of this computer equipment to be reused by Charities and other organisations at an affordable low cost.All computer hard drives are destroyed using either a computer hard drive shredding process, or data wiped to DoD standards using certified data erasure / wiping software. If required we can supply a certificate of data destruction for each individual computer hard drive for your peace of mind.
40% OF HARD DRIVES BOUGHT ON EBAY HOLD PERSONAL, CORPORATE DATA
A New York computer forensics firm found that 40% of the hard disk drives it recently purchased in bulk orders on eBay contained personal, private and sensitive information.
Everything from corporate financial data to the Web-surfing history and downloads of a man with a foot fetish.
Kessler International conducted the study over a six-month period, buying up disk drives ranging in size from 40GB to 300GB from the United States and Canada.
The firm, which completed its research about two weeks ago, bought a total of 100 relatively modern drives, the vast majority of them Serial ATA.
"With size of the sample, I guess we were surprised with the percentage of disks that we found data on," said Michael Kessler, CEO of Kessler International. "We expected most of the drives to be wiped -- to find one or two disks with data. But 40 drives out of 100 is a lot.*
"Kessler believes the drives were likely from computers sold to third-party resellers that disassembled them and sold off the parts, and his company specifically avoided buying drives whose sellers indicated that the drives had been erased."
The breakdown of the kind of data retrieved was: Personal and confidential documents, including financial information, 36%; e-mails, 21%; photos, 13%; corporate documents. 11%; Web browsing histories, 11%; DNS server information, 4%; miscellaneous data, 4%.