I.T. Trading UK Limited provides end-of life asset management
services including data removal, remarketing, and recycling.
We can help your organisation to select the best option to get
the maximum value from your computer disposals, ensuring all
UK and European legislation is met. IT Trading works in partnership
with an extensive network of clients throughout the UK and Northern
Europe. We are specialists in the collection and remarketing
or recycling of surplus and redundant computer and IT equipment
(computers, laptops, printers, monitors, servers, peripherals,
software, photo copiers, and telephones, as well as office furniture).
We can collect from anywhere in the UK and have the logistic
and storage capacity to undertake large clearances whether as
a one-off or an on-going arrangement. We use a team of our own
trained operatives to ensure the equipment is collected and transported
carefully as well as helping to reduce your resource investment.
We can also arrange collections outside of normal office hours
including evenings and weekends to help minimise disruption to
your business if preferred.
Our account managers will work with you to understand the configuration,
age quality, and quantity of your used computer equipment, together
with your business objectives in order to determine which service
or combination of services will offer your organisation the most
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Data Security & Assurance
With I.T. Trading UK Ltd, you can be assured that the security
of your data is our primary concern. Whether hard disks, floppy
disks, CDs, USB storage, data tapes etc, nothing is allowed to
leave our warehouse until we are satisfied all data has been
removed and/or rendered non-recoverable.
We appreciate that most of our customer’s use data that
may be of a confidential and/or sensitive nature. This is why
we keep equipment under quarantine conditions in our warehouse
until the data has been destroyed, and the client has given authority
to release the equipment for resale. We data wipe to our Clients
instructions, and use the latest proprietary software to meet
to the standards defined by the Security Equipment Assessment
Panel (SEAP), which conforms to all requirements of UK and US
Government legislation, including the Data Protection Act. Unlike
some of our competitors who just remove data partitions and reformat
I.T. Trading UK Ltd use specialist software to overwrite and
fully destroy resident data.
Any hard disk that fails data wiping, cannot be accessed or
is found to be faulty, is removed from the PC and physically
destroyed. This ensures complete data security from our client’s
point of view. Destroyed hard disks are sent to the licensed
metal refiners for recycling.
Additional client confidentiality is maintained by removing
security / identifying markings and stickers during processing
Certificated assurance of data destruction can
be provided upon request.
IT Trading UK Limited’s computer equipment recycling services
can help to enhance your organisations’ environmental
credentials by taking redundant, surplus and obsolete items,
repairing and remarketing where possible, whilst recovering scrap
materials and components for recycling in compliance with all
UK and EU legislation. Importantly IT Trading does not have a
policy of sending scrap to landfill sites!
We recognize there may be value in the remaining remarketable
components and as such a large proportion of otherwise classified
scrap equipment is marked as suitable for spares and so only
dispose of the faulty non-marketable components. If equipment
is immediately classified fit only for disposal, without examining
the possibilities of recovering usable components, this removes
the opportunity for revenue return, as well as increasing disposal
and transportation costs. By passing equipment to be broken down
into reusable components, or replacing the faulty components,
we are able to significantly reduce client disposal costs as
well as increase the revenue return on the marketable equipment.
As such the recycling route is only taken for equipment with
no further use, is damaged beyond repair, of no value to charitable
organisations, or no longer marketable.
UK and EU environmental legislation surrounding the transportation
and processing of IT recycling and disposal is very complex,
as an example; since July 2005 scrap CRT monitors have been classified
as hazardous waste by the UK Government, and only companies such
as IT Trading who have been licensed by the Environment Agency
are permitted to transport and process such items. By using IT
Trading to manage the removal/recycling processing of your redundant
IT equipment you can ensure your organisation fully meets its
legal and environmental responsibilities.
IT Trading UK Limited is licensed by the Environment Agency
to carry and process redundant IT equipment. All scrap materials
are passed to licensed Waste Management contractors to ensure
environmental duty of care obligations are met. Recycling sites
and processes are audited to ensure that environmental practices
are maintained and legal compliance is assured in line with ISO
14001 environmental management certification and WEEE directives.
If you represent or know of an organisation currently looking
to dispose of I.T. equipment or to release capital by selling surplus
computer related assets, then IT Trading UK Limited is the contact
you have been looking for. Even though your computer equipment
may be of no further use to you, it may still have a value within
the second user market. IT Trading has a wide ranging network of
clients looking to secure second user I.T. equipment for Schools,
Colleges and Charitable Organisations, as well as Trade contacts
in the UK and internationally.
We are not a company who try to take the equipment first, sell
it and then pay later! If in advance you are able to provide sufficient
details of the equipment to be collected, we can tender a “buy price” offer
taking into account transportation/collection costs, any data wiping
requirements, and after acceptance all monies would be paid in
full upon receipt of the purchase invoice, pricings would not be
dependant on when we manage to sell the equipment or how much is
realised. Where the full equipment details are not known, for example
the specifications or functionality is not known, we would provide
an estimate prior to collection and then tender an offer after
processing. In all cases we would not look to release the equipment
for resale until the costings had been agreed. This way our clients
receive the full market price at the time of collection/processing
and are not subject to the effect of market values falling over
the time it takes to sell the equipment.
IT Trading is confident of being able to offer you the best possible
monetary return for your marketable equipment. Our service level
agreement targets completed equipment processing within a maximum
of 10 working days, and all monies due are paid within 5 working
days of receiving the invoice. This all helps to ensure the greatest
possible financial return for your organisation through transparent
and efficient working practices.
IT Trading UK Limited offer to provide a comprehensive inventory
report detailing individual line item entries for every asset
processed, providing clients with a complete audit report. Equipment
is held in quarantine until processing is completed (all data
securely removed) and the client has given authority to release
for remarketing or recycling as appropriate. This also helps
to provide clients with complete visibility of which items are
sent for environmental recycling and which are marketed for resale,
as well showing a financial summary of the total costs and any
financial returns due.
As equipment is tested, information relating to the specification,
manufacturer, configuration, serial number, asset number, condition
etc is logged on to our Processed Asset Database, which provides
clients with a comprehensive equipment audit and compliance with
the WEEE directive.
You may wish to offer your employees the chance to buy your
surplus computer equipment, but are rightly concerned about data
security, licensing and electrical safety regulations. As well
as the biggest problem to face employers wishing to donate equipment
to employees – the handling of the “benefits in kind” issue,
the taxation implications, and the requirement to complete a
HM Revenue & Customs form P11D for each benefiting employee.
As part of our service to clients, IT Trading offers to manage
a staff equipment buy back scheme for you. IT Trading would process
the equipment in the normal way, securely deleting data etc,
fully test and evaluate equipment, provide an audit report, and
manage the buy back option for your staff. Equipment is offered
to staff at a significant discount to pricings it would ordinarily
be listed at for retail sale. Your staff benefit from buying
equipment at discounted prices with a warranty underwritten by
IT Trading, and you are assured legislative responsibilities
for the resale (things like data protection, product safety and
warranty issues) are passed to IT Trading, as well as avoiding
the benefits in kind declaration otherwise required!
I.T. Trading UK Limited works to facilitate and support donations
of refurbished computers and computer related IT equipment to
UK charities and voluntary organisations on behalf of our clients.
This has proven to be a very popular scheme with clients who
seek to provide resources to their chosen charities. The donating
company has peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that the donation
process and compliance to relevant legislation for the Data Protection
Act, Health & Safety Act, Licensing Laws, Product Liability
etc is fully managed by IT Trading. Importantly all equipment
donated by clients is screened by IT Trading to ensure equipment
supplied to charitable organisations is fit for purpose.
The alternative to donating equipment directly to a charity
/ voluntary organisation, is to accept a financial return for
the equipment which in turn is then donated to the charity of
your choice. Either way IT Trading can manage the end-to-end
process for you. As a third option for charitable assistance,
IT Trading has agreements with charities like The
Princes Trust, to offer additional discounts to
the beneficiaries of the charity on the price of the ex-corporate
computer equipment we are selling, thus benefiting the individuals
backed by The
Princes Trust charity.
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