The great thing about the Donate IT scheme is the peace of mind offered by the professional data destruction service. You can be safe in the knowledge that all of your personal information will be completely erased, so there’s no risk of private data getting into the wrong hands.
Every PC and laptop collected by Donate IT goes through a rigorous data destruction process, which completely and irrevocably destroys every last bit of information on the computer. Wherever possible the equipment is repaired and refurbished so it can be reused by those who cannot afford new computers.
When repair or refurbishment is not an option, a computer can then be broken down so that the parts can be reused in the refurbishment of other items. If re-use of parts is not possible, the individual materials are recovered from within the equipment. Almost all component materials, such as plastic, copper, gold, steel and aluminium, are reusable once they are segregated.
The Donate IT service is free of charge and for each computer recycled money is donated to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. The scheme donates £10 for every laptop and £5 for every desktop PC it receives.
There is a growing network of authorised drop-off points across the West Country, where you can take your unwanted laptops and PCs for safe and secure disposal. More information and a full list of drop-off points can be found at www.donateit.co.uk
PLEASE NOTE: Donate IT are currently experiencing problems with their website. If you would like to find out more information and where the nearest drop off point is to you, please contact them direct on: 0845 8678932.