If your business is in a position to upgrade the technology equipment in the office, you will need to find a good way to dispose of your old equipment and there are many ways to do this in a way that doesn’t have to have a negative impact on the environment as we endeavour to do our bit to make the planet a better place.

RECYCLE

In the instance where your old office technology equipment is in a damaged and unfixable condition then it may be the best option to recycle.

Recycling your equipment ensures that all of the parts are dismantled before being disposed of, and all the materials of the tech equipment are separated and recycled in the right way.

Computers, cartridges, printers and office phone equipment are just some of the things that you can recycle when upgrading your technology and can be taken apart for elements to be reused and put into new products, especially gold and copper which can often be found in industrial technology equipment.

DONATE

When you switch to new technology the devices you are replacing are likely to still be in a good condition, so donating your equipment could be a fantastic way to get rid of it and benefit somebody else who may not be in a position to purchase brand new tech.

Non-profits and charity organisations are more often than not very happy to accept technology donations and will then use the profits made from selling on to help society or will distribute the equipment to people that may need it.

If you would like to do this yourself you can donate to local schools, businesses and community centres that could really benefit from them and in turn, improve the quality of the services they provide and is a rewarding way to give back to the community surrounding your business.

TRADE-IN

With the spotlight firmly on finding ways we can be more environmentally conscious, many manufacturers and suppliers will offer a trade-in service when you purchase new equipment from them, and if you can find a company that can offer you new technology whilst taking care of your old equipment it can make the process of getting rid of it much easier.

SELL ON SECOND HAND

Not every business can necessarily afford to just donate their old technology equipment and may need to sell the items that are still in good condition to recoup some of the money spent on upgrading.

eBay and other marketplace platforms can facilitate your endeavour to sell your old equipment and you can make a healthy amount depending on the condition your equipment is in, and is an efficient way to make some money back from your recent purchases.

PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS

Protecting your business is essential and imperative when you’re selling or donating your old technology equipment.

Always ensure that you have cleared any hard drives and data collected on your equipment to make sure that your business’s security and private information are not compromised.