PC recycling is a service that we are very proud of at Bits & PCs. Too many people will throw out their old PCs without thinking about recycling them for other uses. This generates vast amounts of waste that can easily be stopped with our service!
Just because a PC no longer works, it doesn’t mean that it can’t still be useful in other ways. There are many ways to recycle a PC and get more use out of its components, minimising the waste you create. It’s all very simple as well; all you have to do is send your PC to us, and we will find the best way of recycling it.
Environmentally Friendly PC Recycling
Some PC recycle services are not as environmentally friendly as they seem. Many companies will use methods that involve breaking down the computer and getting rid of the different parts. Some of them are recycled, while others are thrown away.
Bits & PC does things differently, basing our PC recycling around refurbishing and reusing computer systems. Did you know that, when a laptop or desktop PC breaks down, it might only be due to one or two of the components? There could be an issue with the motherboard, while the CPU and GPU are perfectly fine. Our team of technicians will survey your PC and figure out which parts can be salvaged or reused to build other PCs.
We can also refurbish an old PC, effectively adding new parts to it to make it functional once more. Instead of throwing a system away, you’ve now helped us create a new one that someone else can use.
How To Recycle Your Old PC
We’ve made the entire process as simple as possible from start to finish:
Step 1 – Get a quote
Firstly, we provide you with a quote for your recycled laptop or desktop PC. All you have to do is fill in our form with as much information as possible to receive an accurate quote. This is what we’ll pay YOU to recycle your PC.
Step 2 – We collect your PC
When you’re happy with the quotation, get in touch with us to arrange a collection date. We currently collect PCs from anywhere in the Central London area and are happy to go to both business and residential addresses. You get sent a label to put on your packaged PC, and a courier comes to pick it up and take it to us.
Step 3 – Assessment
Next, our technicians will conduct a series of tests to see the state of your PC. This is purely to ensure that it matches up with the information you provided us through the form. From here, if no problems are present, we’re more than happy to carry out PC recycling for you. The whole assessment can take between 1-2 working days, upon which we’ll contact you with the next steps.
Step 4 – You get paid
Finally, we ask for your preferred payment method, and we pay you for your PC. After this, you can rest safely knowing that your PC is in good hands and will be recycled!
PC Recycle FAQs
Naturally, recycling a PC is a complex process as there are lots of components involved. We’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions around this topic to help you understand everything that goes on:
How is a PC recycled?
The exact method can vary depending on the PC, but it is worth noting that almost everything inside a PC or laptop can be recycled. This includes circuit boards, batteries, ROM drives and much more. Our process revolves around maintaining as much of a PC as possible, looking to refurbish it for further use. Any elements that can no longer be used will be recycled where possible. This ensures that your PC is both reused and recycled to make it as sustainable as possible.
What do I need to do when recycling a PC?
When you send your PC to use to recycle, we do ask that you package it up safely. If you still have the original box, that’s perfect to post your PC to us. If not, find a suitable box and try to protect your PC with bubble wrap or other protective materials. This prevents damage from occurring during transit, ensuring we can still recycle your PC.
Do I need to delete my files for PC recycling?
Yes, it will make things a lot easier if you factory reset your PC before sending it to us. This way, all of your files and preferences have been deleted, ensuring that none of your important documents or data is still on the hard drive. Additionally, we actually go through and use special software to wipe clean the hard drive and replace it with new data anyway. This is an added security measure that keeps your data safe.
Also, be sure you backup any data you still need before you delete it and send your PC to us!
Can I keep my hard drive when recycling my PC or laptop?
Absolutely! We understand that you might prefer to retain your hard drive for security purposes, particularly if this is a business PC. Just tell us this beforehand, and we will send a visiting engineer when collecting your PC. They can remove the hard drive on-site and hand it to you – along with any other components you wish to keep.
What PCs can be recycled?
Bits & PCs is capable of recycling a whole range of PCs and computer products, including:
- Desktop PCs
- Apple products
- Storage devices
- Computer servers
- Monitors & projectors
- Computer peripherals
- Networking devices
Recycle PC in London Today
If you want to get rid of an old PC in the most sustainable and eco-friendly way possible, recycle it with us today. Fill in our PC recycle form to get a quote for this service, and a member of the Bits & PCs team will contact you ASAP to discuss things further.