Reuse is the best way to recycle

The Information Age has created a virtual tidal wave of electronic devices – including computers and monitors that become obsolete or wear out at an ever-increasing rate.
The demand for newer, superior technology has increased the pace at which current devices reach the end of their useful lives.
It is perhaps a sad irony of the electronic age that the very technologies that have become the symbols of progress can leave such a permanent, toxic legacy. Most Electronics never even get a second chance to fulfill that promise of progress.
As a result, the question of what to do with obsolete electronics has become a global issue.
Computers and other electronics need to be properly handled by a responsible recycling company rather than being sent to a waste disposal company. Disposal is not the answer.
Concept Management Consulting Limited feel that re-use is the best form of recycling and would work closely within the Government’s guideline for ‘cleansing’ data sensitive equipment and the remarketing of it.
In addition to offering the best end of life solution in the electronics recycling industry, we maintain a team of expert technicians that maximize the value recovered from the IT assets we procure
We believe that, whenever possible, recovery is the best environmental solution for electronic equipment that contains reusable components.
Data custody, security and destruction are key factors when disposing of legacy equipment. It is vitally important that assets such as hard drives can be tracked and traced prior to wiping or secure destruction.
Concept Management offer a full Accredited Disposals Service. There are many disposals companies operating, but few are able to offer the full service: often they will 'cherry pick' recycling opportunities and then sub-contract with more specialist, fully accredited companies such as ourselves for the more difficult or environmentally hazardous elements.  We think it safer, data custody wise and more cost-effective to use a 'one stop shop' and remove further links from the supply chain.
Concept Management securely wipe data using SMART wiping technology to DoD 5220.22-M (erased seven times) standard. Concept Management destroy data to donor company specification either by secure destruction by crushing at our site or using a CESG approved Degausser and this can be completed at our site or on our customer’s site.
Concept Management Consulting Limited is regulated by the Environment Agency and is a full AATF permit license site our Licence Number is WEE/TM0006ZT/ATF. Our ATF Permit Licence Site Number is EAWML-101202 with a Duty of Care License No EPR/EP-3890SM. We have a Brokers’ Carriers Licence and the number is CB/XN-5213EW with licence to carry Hazardous Waste No: NRZ239. SIC (92) No. 90.00/2. We are licensed to hold waste under Holding Waste licence No NCC-04787. We have a Chartered Institute of Waste Management & Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board Officer (WAMITAB) on site full time. Concept Management are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and our Data Protection number is. Z2275429.
We are an ISO accredited company to ISO 9001 & 14001 standard.
Concept Management provide a secure operation. Our operation is within a former Post Office sorting building, which is well aligned to the security needs and process flow of electronic device disposal.  We offer full safe custody of equipment collected from site, through our certified destruction and recycling process (ISO14001) and an auditable tracking system, which can include video, through to delivery back of environmental and safe data custody certificates post disposal.  We have both commercial and government customers and understands that trust in data destruction is at the core of their operation.
We have developed a bespoke CRM software system that allows ease of tracking through the process and generate all Environment Agency paperwork such as Duty Of Care Notes, Certificates Of Destruction and Job Reports.
Our process is as follows, Delivery into our facility by our own van’s that complete dedicated pick ups. The system then generates a job number and the prints job number stickers to be applied to the boxes that the legacy equipment is stored in. A brief description of goods and gross weights are recorded. The equipment is stored in secure storage until ready for breakdown and the System is updated.
In our breakdown area we assess whether saleable components or complete end of life. All equipment is sanitised and all stickers removed and asset numbers recorded and an Asset Retirement Register is produced. This Includes Equipment Type, Model, Asset Number, Serial Number, Working, HDD, Processor and Memory The saleable items are sent to refurbishing team to asses if can be sold or need recycling
If a saleable item sold via the commercial or retail teams
End of life components are broken down and placed into metal, plastic, cardboard, general waste and PCB’s and then net weight recorded.
EOL components are then sent for recycling and commercial return from appropriate recycling stations.
For more information
Tel: 01204 363184
Web: www.conceptmanagementuk.com