IT Equipment Disposal and Recycling

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With more than 400,000 businesses of all sizes in Yorkshire, there is a constant flow of new computer and IT equipment, and equipment reaching the end of it life.
Yes Waste’s IT and Computer Equipment Disposal Service can collect and safely dispose of computer equipment and packaging from your office or business. We offer a quick, secure and professional service with the minimum of fuss.

Yes Waste can come to your office to collect any computers and IT Equipment which you need to dispose of. Our trucks are based in Wakefield, and regularly travel to Leeds and Sheffield – so we can normally offer same or next day collection.

Out uniformed staff can load the computer equipment so you just need to show us what you need to dispose of.

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How to Dispose of Laptops, PCs and Computer Equipment

If you buy a new system or piece of equipment you will likely be covered under the WEEE regulations. This means they are obligated to remove items which would otherwise be waste.

However, where items are not being replaced or are additional you will need to arrange disposal of the computer waste yourselves.

What to do with old computers?

You can take several steps for computer disposal yourself. A quick checklist would include:

  • Remove licensed software, especially where it can be transferred within your company.
  • Delete personal and confidential data. You probably have an obligation to do this under Data Protection legislation.
  • Identify if there are any parts you can reuse. Examples might include cables, removable drives and media.
  • Ensure your drives are wiped. Yes Waste can do this to internationally accepted standards.
  • Get a Waste Transfer Note. Only send equipment to reputable companies to ensure you are covered under Waste Regulations.

What kind of Computer and IT Equipment can Yes Waste take?

Yes Waste’s IT Equipment Disposal Service collects all kinds of IT Equipment. Examples of devices we can collect and recycle might include:

  • Desktop PCs, working or not
  • Laptops – even with cracked screens etc
  • Printers and ink/toner
  • Computer Monitors – Old style CRT and flat panels
  • Network Equipment
  • Accessories
  • Cabinets and Filing systems


Confidential Hard Drive and Data Wiping

We often get asked “Will my data be erased properly?” and “Can you protect my customer data?”. The answer to these questions is yes. We use an accredited contractor to ensure that hard drives which are reused do not contain information from previous users.



Some IT Equipment is classed as Hazardous Waste...

Exactly what counts as hazardous can be complicated, and depends on the parts used in each device. If you aren’t sure, call Yes Waste on 0800 058 2522 and we’ll be happy to advise. Cameras, projectors and photocopiers are all hazardous IT equipment when being disposed of. Examples of hazardous waste include:

  • Equipment with screens, especially old-style monitors with cathode ray tubes
  • Printed Circuit Boards which contain nickel or capacitors
  • Ni-Cd batteries
  • Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes

Hazardous IT Equipment Disposal means that you will get a Waste Transfer Note.

IT Equipment Disposal Service

Yes Waste collects all kinds of materials from businesses across South and Yorkshire. To find out more about our full range of services, please visit the About Us page