Letter: There is a safe way to dispose of your gadgets!

Letter writer Rosemary Twelftree wants to tell Chron readers about a safe way to dispose of their unneeded gadgets...

Friday, 28th December 2018, 11:07 am
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 11:05 am

Nowadays digital devices have few moving parts that can be replaced.

Over the years I have scrapped computers, games and peripheral devices due to incompatibility problems which could not cope with the latest software “upgrades” –Microsoft Windows for example.

It’s not just a problem for the individual; it also affects our public services and the NHS.

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Subsequently proper disposal techniques and hard discs fully erased or destroyed become necessary in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018

Weee Charity (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) is trustworthy. It provides home collection, free of charge without limits of quantity.

It covers Northamptonshire and the whole of mainland UK.

It is a non for profit, fully authorised registered charity. It is an environmental agency that helps to relieve horrendous poverty with the proceeds of recycling and refurbishing donated IT devices and electrical equipment whilst actively preserving and protecting the environment for public benefit by the promotion of waste reduction.

A Weee Disposal Certificate is issued on collection of the redundant equipment.

Take a look at www.weeecharity.co.uk

Rosemary Twelftree, by email