What to Consider

Does the computer disposal company that you are using:

Offer fully certified data erasure/data destruction?

Total data erasure (also known as secure data destruction) is a way of preventing an unwelcome party from recovering sensitive data that has supposedly been deleted from a hard disk drive, or other storage device.

Large volumes of confidential data such as private business files, credit card numbers, bank details, medical history and classified information are often stored on computer hard drives or servers.

At Oden Services UK Ltd we take data sanitisation very seriously. Every device that goes through our facility is audited for data purposes. You can be rest assured that every member of our team understands the importance of our internal systems

Have the correct Environmental Accreditations such as ISO14001 or ATF?

IT asset disposal companies must hold legal certification required for a company to carry out a compliant IT recycling service. A T11 exemption is the minimum requirement for a company to handle and process WEEE, an accomplished company will be certified as an ATF (Authorised Treatment Facility) is the highest tier of WEEE recycling and allows treatment of waste electrical and electronic wastes. Treatment can include de-pollution, disassembly, shredding, recovery or preparation for disposal.This ensures the recycling company is environmentally compliant.

Many IT producers such as Dell and HP rely on ATF's to provide compliant recycling to fulfil their obligations of downstream product. 

ISO14001 whilst not essential proves the company has an audited Environmental Management System in place

Provide a secure portal?

Again, whilst not a legal requirement, a portal containing previous collection details, asset lists, environmental compliance and data erasure / destruction certificates can prove invaluable. In the event you find yourself in the position of a data breach or environmental enforcement action you can provide all relevant information to provide you have displayed correct due diligence.

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What Our Customers Say

The guys at Oden removed the stress we had. Disposing of our electronic items was an environmental and data protection mine field. They visited our site, carried out an audit and collected the same week. Every detail is on the portal for us. Great company to deal with.
Quick clean service carried out by professional company. Lovely collection staff.
We selected the collection box option, boxes are always collected swiftly and replaced. Hazardous Waste Consignment Notes are always signed and uploaded to the portal. We experienced many problems with WEEE companies; our ISO EMS means that all records are in place. Prior to using Oden we always had to ask companies for copies that they rarely had. We now log onto the portal and download all data and reports. Thank you
Next day collection, all paperwork supplied. Perfect.
Mobile destruction unit came to our site, the operator made a list of drives, drives were destroyed and taken away. Very satisfying to watch our drives being destroyed.
Booking was easy and collection was carried out in a timely manner. Data erasure certificates were very detailed.
Oden are a local company and have provided IT disposal services for us for 10 years, can't recommend enough.

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