At PCrefurb we accept donations of unwanted IT equipment – laptops, flat screen monitors, desktop computers, tablets, phones, etc. – from businesses and individuals. Our aim is to refurbish these donations and give them to those in the community that need them. Examples of those we have helped include a special needs group, after-school clubs, a school group in India and other local community groups.
We can collect donations of IT equipment by arrangement. Our ideal laptops and computers are less than 5 years old, but we will consider older equipment on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to make a donation to PCrefurb please contact us. There may be occasions when we are unable to accept donations for a short period of time while we process current stock.
Our processes for refurbishing IT equipment are comprehensive. In summary:
- Donations are logged in our administrative systems so they can be tracked through our refurbishing and/or recycling processes.
- Data wiping – we erase data from hard drives and other storage devices to industry standard, producing an individualised certificate of destruction where required.
- Hardware testing – donations are stress-tested and PAT tested, and a variety of hardware tests are run as appropriate.
- Software installation – we reinstall operating systems and can install software to meet individual’s needs on request, e.g. accessibility software.
If we are unable to refurbish and redistribute donations or reuse any salvaged components we recycle them following the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive.