Why Should You Recycle Your Old Computer Equipment?

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At some point all organisations will need to upgrade their computer equipment. This could be every few months, every year or longer, depending on how important it is that you keep up to date with new technology, or depending on available budgets.

But what you should do with your old or redundant IT equipment can be a challenge for many businesses, schools or other organisations. The simple answer is to simply send it all to landfill, however this is not actually as easy as it seems. Therefore recycling your redundant computer equipment is a much more appealing prospect. But what is involved in recycling your old electronics and why should you choose Buy IT Back as your IT equipment recycling specialist?

  • Computers and many other types of electronic equipment are classed as hazardous waste by the UK Environmental Protection Agency and so cannot simply be sent straight to landfill, but must be disposed of following strict guidelines.
  • Even though 99% of the components in most computers and other pieces of IT equipment can be recycled, large numbers of these still end up in landfill each year, which is putting a significant strain on the UK refuse strategy.
  • Many of the components of redundant computer equipment can be reused in the manufacture of new IT products. This not only saves energy through the reduced manufacturing time required, but can also mean that the prices of these new products is lowered.
  • Numerous of the elements required to build new IT equipment are becoming increasingly rare natural resources, therefore recycling existing elements significantly reduces the environmental impact of electronic product production.
  • Many charities, start-ups, social enterprises and other smaller organisations do not have the necessary budget to buy brand new cutting edge IT equipment. However they could still do great things with an older, but still functioning models. Therefore by simply donating your old computer equipment you can be looking after the environment and doing a good thing for someone else at the same time.
  • It is imperative that when disposing of your unwanted IT equipment that your data is completely, securely and professionally deleted. Even if you think that you have erased your data, in many cases traces of it can still remain. However computer recycling specialists such as Buy IT Back can guarantee to fully erase all of your data, before professionally recycling the equipment and its components.

And if that isn’t enough reason for you to trust Buy IT Back with all of your computer and IT equipment recycling requirements – we will also pay you for the privilege!

As we are able to reuse and recycle the vast majority of all of your redundant electronics we are able to buy your old computers and IT equipment off you, thus offsetting some of the cost of your upgrade.

So to find out more about how computer recycling with Buy IT Back is the right choice for you and your organisation, contact us today.

Are You Upgrading Over Christmas?

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With the wind down to the long Christmas break already upon us, many companies, businesses and organisations are planning on taking advantage of the holiday shut down to implement some much needed upgrades to their IT equipment and other electronics.

If you are one of these companies, have you thought about what to do with your soon to be redundant equipment?

There are many companies out there who offer a IT equipment recycling service. They will often come and collect your old equipment and take it away, before ensuring that any remaining data is securely erased. The equipment will then be stripped down and its components either reused or recycled, usually to the very highest of ecological standards.

However, whilst knowing that your old equipment will be being dealt with professionally and responsibly you will, also, being pay handsomely for this service.

However if you simply contact Buy IT Back we will take your old IT, computer and other electronic equipment, completely and irreversibly delete your data and then ensure that the equipment is recycled to the highest environmental standards and being fully compliant with current WEEE regulations – and we will pay you to do this!

As Buy IT Back are experts in electronic component reselling and recycling we are able to offset the cost of processing your redundant IT equipment and pass these profits on to you.

So if you want your company or organisation to start the new year with both a set of shiny new IT equipment and some shiny pounds in your pocket, then contact Buy IT Back today.

Merry Christmas From The Buy IT Back Team!

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Everyone at Buy IT Back would like to wish all of our customers and very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!

Since celebrating our 25th anniversary last year, Buy IT Back has gone from strength to strength helping even more customers turn their redundant IT equipment into cash.

Whether you are upgrading your PC’s, telecoms systems or almost any other electronics, a quick phone call to Buy IT Back will start you on the road to generating some income, adhering to your environmental responsibilities, avoiding waste, and ensuring that your data is completely and securely erased.

Roger Martin, Managing Director of Buy IT Back, said:

“Christmas gives us all some time to stop and think about both the last year and our plans for the future. This year I will be doing both with a smile on my face. We have had a great year working with lots of new and existing clients to make their lives easier, taking their old IT equipment, securely and ecologically sensitively recycling it – and paying them for the pleasure of doing so! We are looking forward to working with even more clients in 2019.”

There’s no denying that 2019 may bring some challenges, economic uncertainty around the impact of Brexit and the continuing speed of technological advancements can make investing in new IT equipment both a necessity and a concern. However here at Buy IT Back we hope to make this process as easy, and a profitable, as possible for you. You can rest assured that we recycle all of your equipment to the highest possible standards, adhering to current EU lead WEEE regulations, and keeping abreast of any potential changes that may come.

So whatever 2019 brings for you, we are committed to making upgrading your IT equipment as easy as possible.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Buy IT Back!

Why You Should Recycle Your Old Apple Tech

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Recycling is a hot topic at the moment. Recent press articles and TV programmes such as the BBC’s Blue Planet have highlighted the huge negative impact waste has on our environment.

Crucially, just a few small changes can make a big difference, such as recycling. It’s important to make our environment a cleaner place, conserving materials, saving energy and reducing the amount of rubbish sent to landfill.

Companies can play a key role in helping to reduce environmental damage by recycling their old IT kit, such as Apple equipment.

Help the environment

Many parts of your old Apple kit can be re-purposed to make new equipment. Often producing recycled materials requires less energy than the manufacture of new equipment. Recycling also conserves energy by reducing the need for transportation of raw materials, which also decreases greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle emissions during shipping.

Another important consideration is the safe disposal of the old equipment. At Buy IT Back, we ensure your old Apple equipment is disposed of in a safe and controlled manner. Our expertise gives you peace of mind that you are preventing potentially hazardous waste from entering landfill, which could damage plant and animal life with soil and water contamination.

Cashback for your business

We want to make the process easy for you and give you the opportunity to earn some money, while also securely recycling your old equipment in an environmentally friendly way.

Your equipment will be fully assessed by our professional team who will then provide you with a free competitive quote for its disposal and recycling. Plus, our cashback offer can provide a financial boost to aid your business.

What Apple equipment do we buy?

We are interested in a wide variety of Apple equipment including old MacBooks, iMacs, Mac Minis and iPhones. Please feel free to contact us if your equipment doesn’t appear on this list, as our team of experts will be more than happy to discuss the options.

Contact our friendly team via email or ring 01621 786860 for further information and to receive a free quote to recycle your old Apple equipment.



Effective computer disposal for UK businesses

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Following the introduction of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive in 2007, all companies are legally obliged to dispose or recycle their IT equipment safely and securely. So, whether you’re upgrading, relocating, downsizing or heading for the cloud, you need to bear this in mind.

At Buy IT Back we offer a professional and comprehensive service based upon 25 years’ experience, to effectively dispose of your redundant hardware. We specialise in buying back a large variety of redundant or unused IT hardware such as servers, printers, laptops, PC’s, monitors, networking and telecoms equipment.

Secure data disposal

Confidential data stored on hard drives and other devices is a prime target for thieves. And simply deleting the files isn’t enough to guarantee that the data will be properly erased. At Buy IT Back we provide data erasure and shredding services that adhere to the HMG Infosec5 Enhanced Standard and above. Our high levels of security aim to minimise the risk to your business and give you peace of mind.

Hassle free removal

We provide a hassle free service to remove your unwanted equipment to save you a great deal of time, effort and financial cost. Let us use our wealth of experience and UK-wide logistics network to easily collect and transport your old kit.

Promoting a greener future

Recycling your old equipment also helps to protect the environment in a number of ways. For example, by conserving natural resources and minimising the production of numerous greenhouse gases generated by new products. Plus, a growing problem in today’s society is the scale and number of landfill sites, which has serious implications for the local environment and our atmosphere. By using Buy IT Back’s recycling services, you can help maximise the re-use of Earth’s resources and help prevent tonnes of computer waste from going to landfill sites.

Contact us

Disposing of your IT hardware in an environmentally friendly manner ensures you are working within the law and meeting your corporate social responsibilities. Computer recycling could be the best option for your company, so contact us on 01621 786860 or via email to find out more.

5 tips for choosing a computer recycling business

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During recent years, the recycling sector has grown significantly. As a result, there has been an increase in the number of computer recycling businesses operating in the market. So, how do you choose the company that’s right for you?

Here are five tips to consider when choosing a computer recycling business.

1. Professionalism and experience

When disposing or recycling old equipment there are a number of critical considerations to be taken into account, so you should choose a company that has a great deal of experience in this area. For over 25 years, our team at Buy IT Back have provided expert advice and successfully delivered solutions in computer recycling. Our proven track record means we have a large and varied customer base who use our services time and time again.

2. Legislation and accreditation credentials

Check that the computer recycling business you are considering employing has the requisite practices and accreditations in place. Our team of experts ensure we fully comply with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive 2007. Plus, we have achieved certifications from the Environment Agency for our waste and pollution services, to minimise the impact on the environment.

3. Data security measures

As the use of technology grows, so does the increase in cyber crime, so all data must be disposed of in a safe and secure manner. Consider the methods used by companies when they discuss how they would delete your old and unwanted data. At Buy IT Back we offer on- or off-site hard disk drive (HDD) shredding with full certification, which adheres to the HMG Infosec5 Enhanced Standard and above.

4. Financial benefits

Take into consideration the data deletion, collection and logistics costs quoted by the company and whether you will receive any money in return for your old kit. At Buy IT Back we will assess your old equipment and provide you with a competitive quote for its disposal or recycling. In a nutshell, our distinctive cashback offer means we can provide you with money for your old kit giving you an extra financial boost for your business.

5. Network coverage

The location of your business premises may be a key factor in avoiding expensive logistical and transportation costs. From our headquarters in Essex we are well placed to service London and the South East, whilst we also using our wider network to provide buy back solutions across the UK.

How we can help

Contact us today to find out why Buy IT Back should be your first choice for all your computer recycling needs.

Season’s Greetings To All Our Customers

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The festive season is nearly here and we at Buy IT Back would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients for their custom and support during the past year. We’ve worked with a huge number of you to successfully cater for your IT and electronic recycling needs, whilst your feedback has shown our cashback offer has proved to be extremely popular with you too.

A significant milestone

During 2017 we were thrilled to reach a significant milestone with the celebration of our 25th anniversary. Since 1992 our team has provided expert advice and delivered comprehensive solutions to efficiently dispose of or recycle our client’s IT equipment safely and securely.

Roger Martin, Managing Director of Buy IT Back commented:

“We are delighted to be celebrating our 25th birthday this year….we believe that our level of experience, expertise and service are what makes us stand out as one of the most knowledgeable and professional Buy Back companies in the UK. Here’s to another 25 years!”

Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2018

We would like to wish all our customers and their families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We hope you have a very enjoyable holiday period and have time to recharge your batteries at the end of another busy 12 months. Thanks again for all your support and we look forward to working with you all in 2018.

The Importance Of Data Shredding

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As our use of technology grows, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure your hardware and data is secure. Unfortunately, cyber crime is on the increase so we all need to ensure confidential data doesn’t get into the wrong hands.

At Buy IT Back, we want to protect your unwanted confidential data from unauthorised use from third parties and minimise the risk to your business. So, whether you’re disposing or recycling old hardware such as redundant servers, PCs, telephones and hard disk drive (HDD) storage, you must follow a safe and reliable disposal method.

Our data erasure and shredding services ensure you adhere to the HMG Infosec5 Enhanced Standard and above, for each HDD you supply to use. By adopting such high standards, as used by the UK Government, we can give you peace of mind when securely erasing and shredding your data.

Why choose Buy IT Back?

We recommend HDD shredding to effectively and securely erase all the relevant data to minimise the risk to your business. At Buy IT Back we offer:

  • A professional and comprehensive service based upon 25 years’ experience.
  • HDD shredding with full certification to ensure your business remains compliant with the relevant legislation.
  • On-site or off-site data shredding based upon your requirements.
  • Highly competitive rates and cost effective services.

Our team of experts can discuss your requirements and inform you of the necessary steps required to provide a hassle-free disposal method for your old data. Plus, we aim to keep the whole process as cost effective as possible, as we will investigate the possibility of offsetting your data erasure costs against the residual value of your hardware.

Trusted products

We want to give you peace of mind that your data is being disposed of in a safe and secure manner. Therefore, we use a range of specific, highly rated products including Blancco, Tabernus and Killdisk Professional.

Alternatively, if you have another software package you would prefer to use, we are more than happy to discuss this with you and adapt to your requirements. Ultimately, we want you to be confident with the solution we provide and ensure we adhere to your company regulations too.

Talk to our experts

Contact us now via email or ring 01621 786860 for further information and to receive a free quote for your data erasure and shredding needs.

Give Your Business A Christmas Bonus

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The end of another year is rapidly approaching and it’s a great opportunity to carry out upgrades to your IT equipment and telecoms systems during the quieter Christmas period. At Buy IT Back, we can help by maximising the residual value of your old kit whilst also ensuring complete data security, to aid a smooth and hassle-free transition to your new systems.

Cash injection

We specialise in buying back a large variety of redundant or unused IT hardware such as servers, printers, laptops, PC’s, monitors, networking and telecoms equipment. We provide you with a solution to the legal, environmental, social and cost issues of disposing redundant IT equipment responsibly, with the added bonus of a cash return which you can reinvest in your business.

Your equipment will be fully assessed by our professional team who will then provide you with a free quote. Quite simply, our cashback offer means we expect to pay you for your old kit and that’s after any data deletion, collection and logistics costs too!

Maximising your IT spend

Have you also considered buying used computer equipment to make your money go further? We can help you source second user or refurbished IT equipment from our database of over 1000 traders worldwide. We supply branded IT products with a guaranteed warranty to ensure reliability and excellent value for money.

Trusted partner

Our professional approach means we have built a large customer base over the years, with a huge number of clients using our services time and time again. At Buy IT Back we give our clients the peace of mind that their data is being handled correctly and securely, whilst also giving them some money in return.

“We have been helping our clients maximise the residual value in their IT and telecoms hardware since 1992. We are passionate about sharing our 25 years of experience with our customers.” Roger Martin, Managing Director

Get in touch for a free quote

Contact one of our friendly experts today, either via the phone on 01621 786860 or email us to find out more. Our team will discuss your requirements and provide you with a free quote to help take your business forward in 2018 and beyond.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We would like to thank our clients for their custom during 2017 and wish you and your families an enjoyable Christmas period and health and happiness for the new year.

Five Reasons Businesses Are Migrating To The Cloud

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What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing involves the use of a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage and process data, rather than a local server or personal computer. Many people don’t even realise they’re using the cloud. Did you know that when you update your Facebook page via your phone, you’re accessing the data via a cloud service?

During recent years cloud computing has become more popular as more and more businesses realise the wide variety of advantages on offer. Here are five reasons on why you should migrate to the cloud and how Buy IT Back can help you.

1. Cost

Cloud computing may reduce the ongoing cost of managing and maintaining your IT systems. For example, reductions in the cost of buying specialised hardware and software, physical building space for on-site data servers and equipment.

Increasingly businesses are favouring a ‘pay as you go’ approach, whereby you simply pay for services depending upon your business requirements. Essentially cloud computing offers great value and can release much-needed cash which could be invested in other areas of your business.

2. Speed

Due to the advancements in cloud computing technology huge amounts of data can be accessed via a few clicks. This provides easy access to key data, increases productivity and allows clients to focus on key business decisions rather than IT management issues.

3. Reliability

Cloud computing makes data backup, disaster recovery and business continuity easier and less expensive, because data can be mirrored at a number of sites on the cloud provider’s network.

4. Scale

Business requirements can change rapidly in the marketplace and cloud computing allows you to increase or decrease your computing needs quickly and simply. This means that your computing environment rapidly matches the requirements of your business.

5. Collaboration

Enables your business and employees to communicate and share information more easily. Documents can be kept in a central, cloud-accessible location, so employees can simply access relevant documents from a variety of geographical locations.

How we can help

Buy IT Back provide key services in data centre recycling and can maximise the residual value held in redundant server, HDD storage and network switching hardware. Using our expertise we can guide you through the necessary steps to successfully dispose and recycle your old hardware whilst also maximising its financial value.

Don’t delay, contact us today to find out more about Data Centre Recycling and receive a free quote and realise the potential savings for your business.

Providing IT Hardware, Data Security, Recycling & Residual Value Solutions For 25 Years Since 1992