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Redundant IT Recycling | Computer Recycling | Community Recycling Consortium


We are very proud to have forged a wonderful partnership with Fisher German, whose head office is based in  Ashbey de la Zouch with further offices around the UK.  As you can read on pp22-23 of their magazine, major changes are being introduced to recycle IT equipment by phasing out PCs and re-using laptops as training machines before finally being donated to us for ethical recycling which supports our aim of training and employing vulnerable people with mental health issues.  Fisher German magazine issue 22 Summer 2019 

Successful growth has led to the acquisition of two extra vans, now providing a fleet of 4 vehicles of varying sizes  to suit requested collections.  We have increased our unit size to 5,000 sq. ft (from 2,500 sq.ft.) and have also expanded our workforce to 14 paid employees, with a team of 20 volunteers working variable hours to suit their needs.

In nearly five years of business, we have offered work experience and apprenticeships to 91 local people that experience various forms/degrees of mental health.

With support and guidance, 81 of these have moved on to adult education or sustainable employment. That is a remarkable 89% success rate of which we are extremely proud.  Some have embraced the confidence and skills that we have nurtured and gone on to start up their own small businesses – a great achievement for those who would not even speak when first joining us!

One of our most recent successes is Adam Nixon, our driver who can be seen on the Guardian video.  He  has been with us for nearly four years and speaks openly about his mental health issues and “fitting in” with society.  We are delighted that he has developed the confidence to make himself  known as a budding author and wish him the best with all further writing.                                  His novel,   Inherent Strain, by  A M Nixon,  is available as paperback or Kindle edition at               

As part of its community focus CRC collects, dismantles and recycles redundant computers, laptops, tablets, ipads, servers and other electronic goods from schools, colleges and businesses across the Midlands.

  • I would like to take the time to thank all the team at CRC – what an amazing service! The booking process was simple and the turnaround was frighteningly quick. When the collection team arrived on site, they were the epitome of professionalism; very thorough, good humoured and worked like Trojans. The after-care was equally superb, with certificates and logs all arriving quickly. They even managed to find a few serial numbers I had missed!    

    They are an outstanding company to work with, and I have no hesitation in giving them my highest personal recommendation.

    Mike Burns, Head of Planning & Operation, Stoke on Trent Sixth form College    



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  • Our technicians inform me that our schools are happy that they get the logs and certification needed, and also that you donate the equipment or break it down. We will continue to recommend your service as we do installations for new kit etc.

    Lesley Enston, MGL World, Liverpool    



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  • Thanks again for the very quick pickup of our surplus bits and pieces, it was a pleasure.

    Thomas Brackin, Technical Specialist, Dermal Technology Laboratory Ltd, Med IC4, Keele University, Science and Business Park    



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  • Thank you.  I’ve been running around the huge open space cleared on the landing.
    Your boys did an excellent job.

    Jane Macdonald, Nowell Mellor Solicitors, Stafford    



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  • We chose CRC as they are a local company that met all the legal criteria, employ staff who have a mental health issue or disability, recycle all items 100% and the service is free.  It doesn’t get more environmentally friendly and ethical than that!

    Dave Holstead, Process improvement manager. Data Driven Logistics    



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  • Broxap are proud to be supporting a local Community Recycling Consortium (CRC) volunteer project.

    Broxap recently had their first collection of IT hardware. We are proud to be supporting a great local cause.



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  • Fast, efficient and friendly service from CRC, we have used them for a number of years now to dispose of our redundant IT equipment and I can thoroughly recommend them.

    Brian Pearson, System Officer, St Edward’s C of E Academy, Leek.    



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  • We got to use your company eventually.  I know it’s taken a while for us to sort this. I must say that our Facilities Manager Tony Stubbs was impressed with the 2 men who came to collect from us. They were polite, and very hard working. Please pass on my comments to them.

    Mary Disilvestro, CAPULA, Market Drayton    



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  • Excellent service! We have been using CRC for some years now and their team do a great job for our schools. Highly recommended.

    Yacoub Yunus​ Staffordshire Technologies    



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  • We have used CRC for some time now and found the service they offer fits our needs exactly. With flexible collections and required documentation promptly emailed back,  CRC are able to remove our retired electrical equipment in the safe and secure manner we require

    Carl Williams ‘Dunwoody Airline services Ltd, Birmingham and Manchester.    



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  • Great, efficient service, always completed with a smile and a bit of banter thrown in, happy to endorse these guys as the service is provided legally and ethically which for us is the main benefit

    Jill Seabridge-Chadwick IT SYSTEMS AND SOLUTIONS    



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  • Our school has used CRC on a number of occasions for the disposal of a range of IT equipment. The service has been extremely friendly and efficient, with certification to confirm proof that hard-drives etc have been deleted, which is very reassuring. I would recommend the service to other schools without reservation.

    Stephanie Fairfield Infants School, Derbyshire    



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  • CRC is a truly unique company with an inspiring ethos and a friendly and efficient team. Really impressed with the wonderful service—couldn’t have been more helpful!  The HDD destruction Certificate was also much appreciated. So glad I discovered your recycling service; will definitely recommend!  D. Wood

    Dorreya Wood Domestic Collection    



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  • Excellent and friendly service from CRC. On several occasions they have collected a van load of old equipment from us as arranged, recycled it and sent us all the correct paper work. What more could we ask for?

    Eaton Park Academy
  • Having used CRCCIC for the first time, we at Beat the Cold, who are a fuel poverty charity in Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire, were very impressed with the efficiency of the service.
    Two members of CRCCIC arrived at our premises on time and were very polite and explained the process of safely getting rid of old IT equipment.  I felt reassured that everything would be disposed of correctly.

    Many thanks CRCCIC team

    From all at Beat the Cold

    Beat the Cold
  • What a great success story!! We will continue to support you as much as we can and I am always happy to refer you to anyone who requires your service.

    Good luck in the future and I look forward to hearing more about your continued success.

    Luke Nixon

    Afford Rent -A-Car

  • Thank you for providing an amazing service to the local community, environment and local business. We admire what you are doing and wish you every success for the future.

    Darren Kirby​,                                          Managing Director,     SyTech IT Limited

  • It’s a pleasure to support such a worthy cause, and I’m glad our contribution helps. The things you’ve achieved in a relatively short amount of time is fantastic, keep up the invaluable work.

    Ian Barnett         Portmeirion Group

  • I have to say that what you have achieved is fantastic , you should be very proud.

    In the situation we face in this country  and the lack of Mental health support , you are making a wonderful difference and helping people in desperate need of support, guidance and a way forward.

    May it continue and very well done.     Cheers.                                                         Chris Bevington                                            Leoni Wiring Systems

  Many of our servers users inform their staff of our arrival date so that they can also raid their cupboards,drawers, lofts and garages at home.
If they require separate certification, they must apply a sticker with their details.

         Following collections, we provide a disposal log with serial numbers of all items disposed of.

When HDDs have been removed and disposed of, certification is issued with serial numbers and dates of HDD disposal.

*Opening and taking apart HDDs  expose the platters to normal air , which contaminate the drive, and render it useless*



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