We at the Community Recycling Consortium take recycling very seriously, ensuring that unwanted computers and other IT equipment are disposed of legally and ethically, while ensuring that all of your confidential data is correctly erased.
Throughout the EU, legislation now requires that the disposal of WEEE to landfill be minimised and that high levels of WEEE collection for environmentally sound treatment and recycling is achieved. In the UK the legislation is called the ‘Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2006 (as amended)’. These regulations also require producers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) to mark their products with a ‘crossed-out-wheeled bin symbol’ in order to remind you that the product should be recycled and not placed in the rubbish bin at the end of its life.
The Community Recycling Consortium is based in Stoke on Trent but also covers the neighbouring counties of Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Shropshire. We will collect and recycle (FREE OF CHARGE) your unwanted computers, monitors, laptops and servers. If you also need to dispose of printers, copiers, scanners mice, keyboards, cables, telephones or other IT equipment, we would take these in addition to the larger items.
We now support, and are supported by, IT providers including Staffs Technologies, Entrust (Staffs County Council) and Evolve ICT Solutions, all major IT providers for Stoke and Staffordshire schools.
We also collect from schools and businesses for Novus Group, Prism Computers, M&M Technologies, D2NA, Davies Group, EPX Technical Services and 15 Digital. Other businesses that support our worthy cause include Tesco, B&Q, Wickes, Busch, Wedgwood, Portmeirion, Twyfords, MLEC, Tungate Group, Steelite, Owlett-Jaton, BET365 and Birmingham Airport.
In two years we have progressed from the original 4 directors, all of whom have some form of disability, to a workforce of 15, made up of volunteers, apprentices and paid employees, mostly from Remploy, which closed down two years ago. In addition, we now have a retail outlet and repair centre on City Road in Fenton, where PCs and laptops are repaired and sold from £40.