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.

Why Should Computer Recycling Be Important To Your Business?

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Technology changes at a rapid pace and businesses often need to refresh their IT equipment to realise the benefits new innovations can offer and stay ahead of the competition. On the other hand, you may want to downsize your operations to free-up physical office space or cash. However, discarded computer equipment needs to be disposed of in a safe and controlled manner because it can contain toxic substances and is effectively classed as hazardous waste.

In addition, the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive was introduced in 2007. The legislation aims to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being produced and to encourage everyone to reuse, recycle and recover it.

In a nutshell, this means you are legally obliged to dispose or recycle your IT equipment safely and securely. This is where Buy IT Back can help. With 25 years’ experience we provide a total solution from secure data deletion, testing, storage, collection through to disposal, which enables our clients to efficiently dispose of their redundant IT hardware, and what’s more we’ll give you some money in return.

Cashback for your business

We will evaluate your old equipment and provide you with a competitive quote for its disposal and recycling. Our cashback offer gives you a financial boost to aid your business and recoup some of your monetary outlay for future IT refresh projects or other areas of investment in your business.

Hassle free disposal

With our wealth of expertise we provide an efficient disposal and recycling solution which saves you a lot of time, effort and financial cost to effectively comply with the WEEE legislation.

Helping the environment

By recycling your old and unwanted IT hardware, you’re doing your bit to help the environment by preventing potentially hazardous waste from entering landfill and causing soil and water contamination.

Promoting sustainability

Rather than sending your electronic waste straight to landfill, why not make arrangements for it to be collected, reused or recycled? By using Buy IT Back’s recycling services, certain parts of the kit can be repurposed to make new equipment, while reducing the impact on our Earth’s resources.

Contact us now for further information and receive a free quote for the complete buy back of your electronic waste and unwanted IT equipment.

Buy IT Back Is 25 Years Old!

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2017 sees Buy IT Back celebrating it’s 25th year helping companies to safely and securely realise the value in their redundant IT hardware.

Established in 1992, Discovery Computer Services saw that there were numerous companies that were struggling to fund the cost of correctly disposing with their old IT hardware and telecoms equipment. With the introduction of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) this meant that along with the cost of upgrading their IT equipment, businesses were also faced with the mounting cost of ensuring that they disposed of their old equipment correctly.

So Buy IT Back was created to purchase a company’s old IT and telecoms hardware. The company would be given a realistic market value for their redundant equipment, all data would be securely deleted and then the equipment could be refurbished for resale or competently recycled. Through the sale of their old IT equipment the company could then fund an even bigger and better upgrade – and when the time came to dispose of that, they could just do it all over again!

Roger Martin, Managing Director, Buy IT Back

Roger Martin, Managing Director of Buy IT Back said;

“We are delighted to be celebrating our 25th birthday this year. Over the past 25 years we have seen huge changes to the IT world and 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!”


Buy IT Back’s head office is based in Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex, and with a further logistics centre in the North West they are ideally placed to provide IT buy back solutions right across the UK. Buy IT Back specialises in providing a buy back service for all types of IT and telecoms hardware including PC’s, Laptops, Monitors, Servers, Networking, EPOS and IP Telephones and more.

So if your company is looking to upgrade or dispose of any electronic hardware then contact Buy IT Back today. Not only will they take all of the hassle out of getting rid of your old equipment, but they could pay you for the privilege too!

Five Advantages of Recycling your Old Computer Hardware

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When scaling up your business or simply moving to a new hardware system, dealing with your redundant equipment can be a problem. You are required by law to ensure it is disposed of appropriately and one of the ways you can do this is through recycling. Recycling old computer hardware comes with many benefits and below are just five to consider:

Protect the Environment

Working with a recycling specialist means you can be sure your old computer hardware is being responsibly dealt with. Computing equipment has dangerous and hazardous materials such as carcinogens, lead and mercury. Knowing you’re working with a reliable recycling partner means they work to ensure these materials do not have a chance to enter the environment.

Sustain Limited Resources

The recycling process sees your old hardware disassembled in many cases. This means many of the partners of the equipment can be broken down to its raw state and used again to make new electronics. This minimises the need to mine for said resources and minimises the waste that comes from discarding perfectly usable metals and other materials.

Reutilising Old Resources

Just as mentioned above natural materials are not unlimited in supply. As old computer hardware is recycled, either in part or in full, it allows these resources to remain in use and not end up redundant and wasted. When resources are recycled there is less need for energy and money to be wasted and therefore an improvement in the benefit to the environment once more.

Delivers a Short-Term Capital Boost

Choosing a recycling partner like Buy IT Back means your old computer hardware is recycled for you but it also earns you a cash return. Your recycled goods won’t earn their initial cost but we fully assess your equipment and give you a fair price for its removal and recycling. You can use the capital to reinvest in your business or put it toward your new equipment or software choices.

Enjoy Long-Term Financial Benefit

If you are making the move onto online services such as server and storage space provided by a cloud technology provider then you will reap long term benefits of recycling your old hardware. You can opt for a flexible and scalable online service provider which allows you to enjoy a more cost-effective way of working. You also have the benefit of the additional space on your premises to use in new ways and more effectively for your business.

As a business you have a legal responsibility to ensure your old computer hardware and electronic equipment is disposed of responsibly. Choosing to recycle your old equipment is one of the best ways to do this.

Why you should move to the Cloud

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The whole infrastructure of the modern business has shifted since ‘Cloud’ became the norm but if you’re business has yet to move to Cloud technology for storage, server or other purposes what makes it such a good move? With new technologies, there is always the worry that it is just hype or the latest trend but cloud technology appears to be much more than this and is truly changing the way the world works. Cloud technology and storage options can replace the need for on-site servers and other equipment. Below are four reasons you should consider moving to the Cloud.

Increased User Control and Flexibility

Cloud technologies make it much easier for you to control how the infrastructure of your business works. IT departments no longer need to struggle with server downtime and failures which effect the whole scope of your business if the bulk of it is run off-site on a cloud server or servers.

Scale with Ease

If you need more storage space or a more expansive server with bigger capacity, it can involve significant investment if you’re still running from your own hardware on-site. With the Cloud everything is scalable and with the simple click of a button or calling your provider you can have your storage capacity or server expanded to meet the needs of your business as it grows. This also works the other way should you need to scale back.

Be Ahead of the Curve on New Trends

Trends such as Big Data, Mobile Services and other new technological developments have only been possible because of the Cloud. It is much harder to implement something such as Big Data without the Cloud in place. You can experiment with new technologies easily and cheaply using the cloud whereas it may require a full infrastructure replacement if you use on-site hardware.

Make Money back on your Old Equipment

When you decide it is time to move to the Cloud you can facilitate this move by making sure your old equipment isn’t just thrown away. You have a legal obligation to ensure it is dealt with in a responsible manner but if you choose to recycle it with a reputable company you can also get some cash back. Choosing to partner with a company like us allows us to provide a fair quote for your old hardware and take it away for responsible recycling. You will be paid a quoted amount for your hardware, have the additional space and some extra capital to put towards your new cloud infrastructure.

Contact us today to discuss server recycling, old PC recycling and any other IT equipment no longer in use in your business. We can provide a fair quote, pick up and recycle your equipment ASAP.

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