The UK government has announced that we will be leaving the European Union on the 31st October 2019 – with or without a deal. With time ticking, a no-deal Brexit could become an ever-increasing possibility. At Stone, we are taking measures to ensure that we are prepared for whatever the Brexit outcome may be.
One question we are frequently asked regards the disposal of data and how IT assets are recycled. In this article, we cover the potential implications of Brexit, and how Stone can give you peace of mind when recycling and disposing of your unwanted IT.
How could Brexit affect your IT recycling and data disposal?
Brexit could impact the movement of goods imported and exported from the UK and within the EU. IT recycling companies who use offshore disposal teams could be affected by Brexit, causing problems with their supply chain, their current process, and ultimately the integrity of disposing unwanted assets and data.
As a result of this, a number of IT recycling companies within the UK will have to review their current structures and processes, and also implement changes within a tight and contracted timeframe.
Choosing your IT Asset Disposal Partner
Organisations are under immense pressure when choosing an IT asset disposal partner. Key considerations include:
- Secure destruction of data and assets
- Traceability of the disposal process, from start to finish
- Reduction of carbon footprint and impact on the planet
How can Stone help you before and after the 31st October deadline?
Fully accredited onsite UK IT recycling facility
We are proud to boast our award-winning and fully WEEE accredited IT recycling facility on-site at Stone, based in the UK at our Staffordshire HQ.
Because everything is handled on-site and in one location, there has been little disruption to our process of IT recycling and data destruction. So, whatever the Brexit outcome, you can rest assured that your unwanted IT and data will be handled to the same award-winning standards.
With technology continually and rapidly changing, companies inevitable acquire increasing numbers of data-bearing equipment that’s out of date. This needs to be disposed of responsibly, which to us means taking care of your end-of-life IT securely, so that your data will stay safe whilst also helping to create a greener climate.
As protecting your data is essential, it’s vital when choosing an IT asset disposal partner that you choose a trustworthy vendor to take away not only your surplus electronics but also the worry and stress of whether your data has been erased securely.
What are the other key benefits of our recycling facility?
- Free collections*
- Fully accredited
- Secure data destruction
- Completely traceable
- Potential monetary returns
- Peace of mind
- Single site, UK facility
We’ll handle the whole process, from start to finish, with complete traceability along the way. Find out more on IT Recycling.
*We offer free collection for qualifying items. Our vehicles are fitted with 4 cameras and load weighting for maximum security, and this is all at no extra cost.
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We are well prepared for whatever the Brexit outcome may be. If you would like to see how we can help you with your IT recycling and data disposal, contact us today.