Following hot on the heels of last year’s successful electronics recycling scheme, tech-takeback returns to Brighton this Saturday for another week of free data-wiping and device recycling.
The Tech-Takeback project is a partnership between four organisations, Brighton & Hove City council, Erase MyData, Freegle and SOENECS.
The device recycling scheme will be taking place at 13 Pavillion Parade as a pop-up event between the 13th and 21st of January.
Councillor Saoirse Horan, deputy chair of the city’s environment, transport and sustainability committee, said: “The public response to our first Tech-Takeback pop up shop has been amazing, and the benefit to those who have dropped off items is brilliant as all their data is completely and properly erased by professionals or dismantled and disposed of.
“Each item donated also benefits charities, people who are less able to afford new tech or the environment as absolutely everything is reused or recycled.”
Cllr Horan added: “The next pop up shop is 13-21 January, which will help people declutter their old tech if they have received new tech for Christmas.”
Take your old tech down for free data wiping if you are a resident of Brighton & Hove.
If you take your tech to the pop-up shop you could be one of the 5 lucky prize-drawer winners receiving a £10 voucher for the Green Rewards E-Shop.
If you are a small business wishing to de-clutter, under the government Data Protection Act and ADISA guidelines, Tech-Takeback will charge you £10 per data bearing item and provide you with a certificate of destruction for your audit trail.