The scheme covers equipment such as PCs, laptops, printers and mobile phones.
Unwanted and discarded devices contribute to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) category and are part of the fastest growing type of waste in the UK today.
The Device Recycling Scheme will refurbish and reuse, wherever possible, unwanted equipment supporting communities who need access to devices and hardware.
Specialists will wipe 100% of the data on devices sent in and ensure they are recycled meaning there will be no waste sent to landfill.
We use a specialist process to ensure 100% data-wiping, to the strictest UK legislative standards, with data erasure certification provided.
“This scheme offers Kent residents, businesses and organisations a free way to dispose of their unwanted electronic devices in a sustainable and safe way.”
KCC’s Leader, Roger Gough, said: “We live in a world that is more connected than ever before and that means residents and businesses have unused and unwanted IT equipment and devices that they no longer need.
“This scheme offers Kent residents, businesses and organisations a free way to dispose of their unwanted electronic devices in a sustainable and safe way.
“I would urge residents, business owners and organisations interested in choosing a more environmentally friendly way to dispose of their devices and support Kent residents to find out more.”
Visit www.kent.gov.uk/DeviceRecyclingScheme for more information.
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About Digital Kent
Our Digital Kent team are managing a number of projects, including this one, to improve digital inclusion and capability. Visit the Digital Kent website to find out more. The support and services that Digital Kent offers are time-limited, due to the nature of the funding available.