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Donors - please contact us to ensure your donation is suitable and, if so, to arrange a mutually convenient time when you can deliver to our workshop (unfortunately due to our financial situation we currently have to charge to collect individual donations). Please do not simply turn up on spec or leave equipment outside - we work flexible hours and our workshop is not always staffed or we may be in a meeting.
Click here to see other ways you can make sure your old computer equipment is reused or recycled.
Donated IT equipment is either given to clients with disabilities or sold to raise funds to support Pass IT On's work.
Pass IT On uses data shredding software (DBan) in order to wipe hard drives of all data. This program uses the same algorithms as the software used by the US Department of Defence. If a hard drive is faulty and cannot be wiped, it is physically destroyed before being sent for recycling. Any identifying labels are removed before the equipment is passed on, however we are unable to delete ultra violet marks.
In accordance with European legislation, Pass IT On is registered with SEPA [Scottish Environmental Protection Agency] for the repair and/or refurbishment of WEEE.
Before donated equipment is passed on, it is PAT tested for electrical safety.
If your equipment doesn't meet our minimum requirements, we suggest you try the following options:
Reusing IT will accept computers which are up to 5 years old, including old-style CRT monitors. Contact:
You can offer to give away your unwanted goods on the Edinburgh Freegle website. Anyone who's interested will e-mail you and you can choose who to give things to. They will then arrange to come and collect them from you at a mutually convenient time.
Private individuals can now take broken electrical equipment to their local Community Recycling Centre [previously known as the Dump!] to be recycled.
Organisations have to comply with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment [WEEE] Directive. You can find out more on the "Consumers and End Users of WEEE" page of the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency website.
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scottish charity number: SC033560
last updated: November 2011