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Secure Household IT Collection Service
Secure IT Disposals Ltd, through a joint initiative with Birmingham City Council and Digital Birmingham, offer a city wide collection service to residents for IT equipment and data containg devices. This means that you can get rid of unwanted computers and IT equipment in an environmentally friendly and secure way, and at the same time help local charities and community groups take their first step on the IT ladder.
All equipment collected under the scheme will be recycled or, if still working, offered to local charities or community groups free of charge. You have the assurance that any personal data on the hard drive is completely shredded or wiped, preventing identity theft, and it is one of the only services in the UK that offers data destruction to government and Ministry of Defence standards.
Secure IT operate a door-to-door collection service, collecting up to 4 items of digital equipment - such as PC base units, monitors, printers and laptops for £15 with additional items charged at £3. Prices include collection, data cleansing, testing and refurbishment. It also covers the cost of disposal for faulty hazardous waste e.g. CRT monitors. All keyboards and small peripheral items are collected free of charge when collected with a computer.
Please note that each of the following are classed as one item.
- Base Unit
Evening collections are provided between 4pm and 9pm, and are made by uniformed staff in liveried vehicles who carry photo ID.
To arrange a collection please call 0870 727 1578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For the registered disabled
The service will be free to the registered disabled who are either blue badge holders or disability living allowance recipients. Proof of eligibility will be required at collection to obtain the free service.