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Redundant IT Recycling | Computer Recycling | Community Recycling Consortium

The Sentinel Tuesday November 30, 2021 BusinessLive
Law firm helps out by donating old IT equipment

TINSDILLS Solicitors has donated superfluous IT equipment to a local CIC.
The law firm, which has branches in Hanley, Leek, Newcastle and Sandbach, has handed over base unit terminals, keyboards, computer screens and cables to the Community Recycling Consortium – Community Interest Company (CRCCIC).
The Fenton-based organisation recycles and refurbishes IT equipment to fund training and employment for people with mental health issues and physical disabilities.
Tinsdill’s donation came after much of the company’s IT equipment was upgraded earlier this year.
IT services officer, Nik Lawton said:
“Knowing that we needed to be conscious of minimising our impact on the planet when parting with our spare equipment, we started to evaluate IT recycling options.
“CRCCIC stood out and we were very impressed with their community ethos.
“The equipment was recycled in a secure, legal, environmentally-friendly and ethical way.

Not only did CRCCIC provide a great IT recycling service, they provided us with the added feel-good factor, knowing we were supporting such a great initiative in our local community.
“We would strongly urge others to donate their redundant IT equipment and put it to good use.
“We know that CRCCIC will certainly value the contribution.”

We are delighted to welcome Emma Bridgewater Pottery as a valued client, to add to our growing list of larger Stoke on Trent Businesses who are recycling with us and doing their utmost to protect and preserve our environment.

1,307 service users – 4,327 collections – Re-used and sold items over 8 years: 75,811
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The COMMUNITY RECYCLING GROUP is expanding and diversifying, thanks to the support from schools and businesses.

COMMUNITY RECYCLING SOUTHERN (01782 756756) collects, re-uses or sells your unwanted PCs, laptops, servers, monitors and other redundant IT equipment.

COMMUNITY RECYCLING NORTHERN (01782 756758) offers repairs and sales of refurbished IT equipment.

COMMUNITY RECYCLING WESTERN (01782 756756) offers collection and re-use of your office / school furniture from 1st October 2020. This can be carried out alongside the recycling of IT equipment or purely as an office / house clearance.

COMMUNITY RECYCLING EASTERN (01782 756756) collects and recycles washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers and microwaves.
Call Steve to discuss any of our recycling services.

As part of its community focus CRS collects, dismantles and recycles redundant working computers, laptops, tablets, ipads, servers and other electronic goods from schools, colleges and businesses across Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and the West Midlands. We are also, increasingly, travelling into Yorkshire, down to London and the South Coast and parts of Wales.

  • We would recommend CRC for any IT recycling needs. Friendly, efficient collection service and recycling certificates very promptly delivered

    Cassie Hipkiss-Hicks Earl Sterndale CE Primary School
  • We have used CRC for several years now and have always been extremely satisfied with the prompt, professional and efficient service. From organising the collection to receipt of the recycling certificates it is a very straightforward and quick process. We will continue to use and I recommend to any one looking for this service.

    Vicki Bradford The Dingle Primary School
  • “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
  • “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,
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Data Driven is a software company based in Stoke on Trent.
    As a business we have just attained the ISO14001 environmental and ISO27001 information security standards.
    As part of both of these standards, recycling of redundant IT equipment in a secure, legal, environmentally ethical and friendly way is a must.
    We chose CRC as they are a local company that met all the legal criteria, employ staff who may have a disability, recycle all items 100% and the service is free, it doesn’t get more environmentally friendly and ethical than that!
    The service supplied by Steve and the team at CRC was fantastic.
    As a new customer, I received a call within minutes of my inquiry, a date was booked and the guys came and collected everything as promised along with all legally required documentation such as transfer notes etc. being provided.
    An exceptional, prompt and professional service which I cannot recommend highly enough.”

    Dave Holstead Process improvement manager. Data Driven Logistics
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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 WFS Birmingham and Manchester Airports
  • “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.

    Brian Pearson, System Officer, St Edward’s C of E Academy, Leek.
  • “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
  • “I love to work with CRC for all our IT and related equipment disposals. They have friendly and professional employees who carry out all the collections diligently and safely and we get disposal certificates back very quickly. Steve and Bill and all the CRC team are doing very worthy work in the community and I endorse their efforts in staff training and to save components for re-use wherever possible.

    Keep up the great work!”

    Reg Aldridge Managing Director Endon Services Group
  • Thank you very much for your prompt hassle free collection service that was free.

    Thank you also for the documents confirming that I have disposed of the equipment legally.

    I was attracted to your business because it is a community enterprise and employs people who are disadvantaged or hard to place.

    Thank you again

    Mike McCormack

    Mike McCormack
  • CRS provided a fast, professional service from start to finish. Our IT assets were collected promptly and we received the disposal Log and HDD disposal certificates without delay. I’m happy we chose CRS and would use them again.

    David Bloor Lucid Logistics


  Many of our service 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 donator log with serial numbers of all items collected for re-use or selling.

When HDDs have been removed and treated, certification is issued with serial numbers and dates.

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



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