Donate IT is our innovative scheme that enables individuals to help charities, clubs or organisations of their choice. As we all become more and more reliant on digital technology, helping these worthy causes communicate and operate more efficiently by providing them with quality laptops or PCs is our ultimate aim.
Donate IT is a simple and effective way for you to help. Drop off your unwanted laptops or PCs to one of our allocated ‘Drop Off Points’. We will then collect them and put them through our rigorous data destruction process, ensuring that all information they contain is completely and irrecoverably destroyed. We will then issue a voucher to your chosen worthy cause to the value of £10 for every laptop and £5 for every PC donated. These vouchers can be used to obtain quality IT equipment through Active IT our Microsoft approved re-selling division.
Supporters benefit by securely disposing of their old computers safe in the knowledge that all their personal information is completely erased, so there’s no risk of private data getting into the wrong hands.
The environment benefits through the recycling and re-use of unwanted computers – a much greener solution for our planet than sending yet more of our waste to landfill sites.
As an additional service, Blackmore Ricotech, the company behind this innovative scheme, will attempt to copy any personal data from your machine to a memory device and return it to you. For providing this service there is a small charge to cover our costs for transferring the data onto a memory device for you. This will be confirmed to you once we have established the quantity of data, and you can decide whether or not to have the data transferred.
This service is optional and can be requested when your laptop or PC is taken to one of our a drop-off points. Further details about data transfer can be found in our frequently asked questions.