Concept Management are experts in laptop recycle and laptop disposal. Our laptop recycling service provides a holistic proposition that includes all Environment Agency accreditations such as ATF, AATF and Waste Carriers Licence right through to IG Toolkit, ISO:9001, ISO:14001 and ISO:27001

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Concept Management’s skills are in data security and IT asset disposal  but more importantly maximising revenue and profit from retired or non-working equipment and this is why we can offer a completely free of charge service.

We are often asked the best way to dispose of laptop computers and our reply is often varied depending on the client’s requirements however the message remains constant. Data disposal and security, WEEE regulations and use a reputable recycling company.

The how to dispose of a laptop computer depends on the age. Later edition models, once the HDD has been overwritten or removed, physically destroyed and replaced can be reused; which is the best option due to prolonging it’s life and helping others or older models are recycled re-utilising recycled raw materials to make something else.

Regardless of reuse or recycling the main priority is to have a robust, secure and appropriate process of ensuring the data contained in the HDDs are dealt with accordingly to ensure no data breaches

When Disposing Of Laptops

The disposal of laptops is not just a WEEE issue, when choosing a partner for the disposal of computers, you must consider the data security implications and ensure that there is a robust procedure in place. Secure laptop disposal means ensuring that you mitigate the chance of a breach by ensuring the hard drives are erased or physically destroyed.

Concept Management can demonstrate our vast experience in removal of redundant, end of life equipment, from all types of Organisations and are on several frameworks including the Crown Commercial Services for secure laptop disposal.

We can recycle laptops and provide solutions for all types of asset disposition and we provide Asset Register, Duty of Care, Waste Transfer Note, Collection Report and Certificate of Destruction.

Our Disposal Services

Our laptop disposal services ensure that we provide to you a compliant, robust process that meets and exceeds the WEEE directive and ensures secure disposal of computers, laptops, servers and any other form of data bearing device.

Our staff are vetted to BS:7858 and are specialist in computer disposals, we perform full testing of the equipment and promote re-use. Re-use from laptop disposals is significantly better for the environment. Legislation is leaning towards encouraging re-use rather than re-cycle but as the first focus of Concept Management is data security it is a trade-off between ensuring data is securely sanitised and making processing of the asset financial viable for re-use. With the disposal of computer equipment, Concept Management encourages best commercial practise in functionality testing, repair and re-engineers but also consider commercial viability of these practices.

A Fast Growing Waste Stream

One of the fastest expanding stream of UK waste is Laptop computers. Consumers frequently change their Laptop computers and the Laptop battery waste mountain builds and builds. Millions of obsolete Laptop computers are discarded each year and the disposal of harmful batteries is a huge problem.


New legislation came into force in 2007 to cover waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). It is now a requirement that you obtain and keep proof that your Laptop battery WEEE was given to a Laptop battery waste management company such as Concept, and was treated and disposed of in an environmentally solid way.

The regulations have significant implications those who treat or recover Laptop battery WEEE, and stipulate that users must store, collect, treat, recycle and dispose of Laptop battery WEEE separately from other waste.


Laptop battery waste and components often end up in the developing world. Laptop batteries should never be thrown out because they do contain toxic substances. Concept offers a Laptop battery recycling service for corporate, educational and governmental bodies throughout the United Kingdom. We ensure…..

Resources are extracted from each obsolete or faulty laptop battery. We also re-use components deemed to have residual life.

Used Laptop Disposal

Used laptop disposal means that there will be a need for the disposal of computer parts when equipment cannot be re-used. This raises issues within the WEEE directive and at Concept we feel that environmental legislation is a difficult, oft misunderstood topic that is subject to wide interpretations. There is a variance in interpretation and as a result, an opportunity arises to operate under exemptions whilst processing EEE, UEEE or WEEE.

However, Concept Management insist on being Environment Agency approved ATF and AATF and do not work under any exemptions.  We provide environmental permits and credentials, written procedures for all recycling activity undertaken on site and management of downstream partners who may perform subsequent processes on e-waste.

Concept Management wherever possible encourage maximum opportunity of re-use of all equipment but the Client is the key decision maker within the process.

If you are looking to recycle your old laptop, talk to us. We offer a collaborative service with innovative solutions to suit any client needs.