Concept was created to help companies to adhere to new environmental legislation and rules. Concept provides IT recycling coupled with secure data and equipment destruction services for all business sectors. We believe in the 3’Rs, Reduce, Recycle and Reuse and wherever possible we promote the reuse of recycling equipment in accordance with the waste hierarchy regulations.

When reuse isn’t an option, we recycle electronics and IT conforming to Environment Agency Legislation, although we feel that environmental legislation is a difficult, often 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.

Environment Agency
However, Concept Management insists on being Environment Agency approved ATF and AATF and can provide environmental permits and credentials, written procedures for all ICT recycling activity undertaken on site and management of electronic recycling downstream partners who may perform subsequent processes on e-waste.

Recycling electronics is a specialist skill that needs to be performed by an accredited  recycling company to ensure that the electrical waste being recycled meets and exceeds EU Standards and works within the ISO: 14001 Environmental Standard. Electronic waste recycling breaks equipment and components down to their base materials ready for reuse.

Data Destruction
IT recycling companies generally are tasked with data destruction and need to be accredited to ISO: 27001 Information Management Standard. With IT equipment recycling, one needs to consider how the data will be managed, such as HDD erasure or physical destruction. Concept Management has been providing electronic, IT and old electronics recycling services for over 10 years and is one of the largest IT recycling companies in the UK.

IT recycling is a very buoyant market in the UK and it is important to choose the right partner. ISO:9001, ISO: 14001 and ISO: 27001 accredited companies should be considered, as all of our electronics recycling services are underpinned by our accreditation and we provide all relevant, compliant paperwork.

When we recycle old electronics at our recycling centre, we ensure we can maximise profit from all aspects of end of life equipment and operate a Zero landfill Policy. If you are looking to recycle IT or electronics it is absolutely essential to consider the full implications of recycling data and ensure there is a robust data destruction process in place.

Unfortunately recycling IT equipment isn’t as simple as disposal, because delete is not enough and data carrying devices need to be overwritten using CESG approved software or physically destroyed to ensure no data breaches. As one of the UK’s largest IT recycling companies, we are perfectly positioned to help with your disposals.