Our aim is to simply take away the hassles associated with IT disposal and provide our customers with a
complete peace of mind solution for the management and retirement of redundant IT equipment

Laptop Recycling

Our free IT recycling service covers the collection of redundant laptops. As of April 2010, The Environment agency has reclassified TFT and LCD monitors including laptop screens as Hazardous Waste. Laptop disposal & recycling is as important as CRT disposal since Arsenic and mercury are industry standard materials used in liquid crystal displays (LCDs). Arsenic is added during the manufacturing of the high performance glass used in LCDs to prevent the formation of defects, and the fluorescent lamps used to illuminate LCDs contain minute amounts of mercury.

The ever-increasing demand for laptops has lead to large-scale manufacturing and production of laptops and their components. With the ever-increasing advances of technology laptops find them selves obsolete within a few years. Obsolete Laptops or other electronics are a valuable source for secondary raw materials, if treated properly; if not treated properly, they are a source of toxins and carcinogens. Rapid technology change, low initial cost, and planned obsolescence have resulted in a fast-growing surplus of Laptops or other electronic components in the UK is why the recycling of laptops is something that should be taken as an important factor in combating e waste. Digital Growth refurbish laptops received to give them a new lease of life, which can then be re-homed benefiting people that would otherwise not be unable to afford a laptop.

Laptops, which are obsolete or no longer useful to its user or cannot be re-homed, recycling is often the only choice available. There are many used components that can be recovered from laptops during recycling. Laptop recycling is an effective method in combating damage to the environment, Traces of lead, nickel, cadmium and mercury can be found in the make up of laptops, which can have a detrimental effect on the local environment. Another benefit of laptop recycling is the re-use of non-biodegradable materials that make up the housing of a Laptop namely Plastic. Other plus factors of laptop recycling and disposal of weee waste is energy conservation and reduced landscape destruction. Research shows that recycling e-waste can save huge amounts of energy. When laptops are recycled, metals like gold and copper are extracted from circuit boards. The cost of extracting precious metals from ores and deep mining is much higher than extracting from e waste and recycled laptops. Reduced mining has secondary benefits such as reduced carbon emissions from large plant machinery used to excavate deep mines and the destruction of habitat.Our Computer disposal service includes the collection of laptops, Data destruction refurbishment and redistribution, which are all part of our free service.

If you have a large quantity of I.T equipment and wish to find out more information on how Digital Growth can help your organization extract residual value from recycling or re-homing your laptops please contact us.