Root Communication Limited

Providing nationwide collection and recycling service for redundant Electronic equipments.
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Root Communication

State-of-the-art asset disposal

Root Communication have a state-of-the-art disposal site in UK that is proudly carbon neutral and a fleet of secure vehicles that can collect your IT equipment from anywhere in the UK mainland.
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Computer Recycling

Comprehensive & Customised Solutions

Whether you are a large organization in a compliance-driven industry or a small office needing a simple pickup, our team can help. We are a nationwide electronics recycling company that can handle all your commercial e-waste recycling and ITAD needs.

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Step-by-Step Process of Electronic Items Recycling



All hard drives and processors are shredded or crashed in a ten ton process. It is essentially done to ensure all the data in the hard drive is destroyed. They are then processed into aluminum ingots for use in automotive industry.



All the collected computers are then manually sorted by item type before moving into the advanced stages of processing and reuse. Computers with cathode ray tubes (CRT) in them are processed in one line and the rest processed in another.


Test for Potential Resuse

After sorting, the computer devices are tested for possibility of reuse. If still functional or in a fairly good working condition, and the parts are not superannuated or only requires a little upgrading, the computer is likely to be upgraded or refurbished and then sold or donated. It is usually done after enhancive repairs and memory wipe after which the computers are donated to charity for second life or sold to second hand computer shops where the demand for second hand computers are high.


Manual Disassembly

After the entire computer sets are checked for potential reuse, the ones that don’t satisfy the need for refurbishing or if the upgrade costs outweigh the reuse benefits, the computer components are taken apart. The basic computer components that are disassembled generally include: speakers, sound and graphic cards, circuit board, DVD drives, hard disks, and keyboard among other parts. The process is manually carried out by highly skilled personnel so as to maintain the utility of the components.


Data Destruction

Unwanted or obsolete computers have to be collected from the owners or computer waste collection points when they fill up to the recycling company. The computer collection centers operate differently depending on the policies used during collection. Some recyclers may pay the owners of the computers while others charge the owners for disposal. Some, mostly computer manufacturing recyclers, trade in the old computer in exchange for a new one at a small cost. It is a way of reducing the environmental footprint, recovering some items for reproduction, and promoting the sale of new computers


Material Composition

Once the useful and hazardous components of the computer sets have been harvested, the pieces left are further shredded by material composition. For instance, plastic shells of the computers, metals, circuit boards, wires and so on are broken down separately. The resultant debris is then passed through screening techniques to remove valuable components. Smelting is as well used to recover any further precious metals such as iron, gold, silver, and copper among other valued components from the debris.



The various materials recovered can then be ferried downstream to respective secondary material recyclers for additional processing. The secondary recyclers, manufacturers, or raw material buyers reuse the materials for manufacture of new products. For example, the metals are sent to metal recyclers to manufacture new steel and other metallic materials.

Electronic Waste Recycling

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Recycling e-waste enables us to recover various valuable metals and other materials from electronics, saving natural resources (energy), reducing pollution, conserving landfill space, and creating jobs. According to the EPA, recycling one million laptops can save the energy equivalent of electricity that can run 3,657 U.S. households for a year. Recycling one million cell phones can also recover 75 pounds of gold, 772 pounds of silver, 35,274 pounds of copper, and 33 pounds of palladium

Electronics recycling is critical in diverting solid waste and supporting zero landfill initiatives. Also highly significant, electronics recycling helps eliminate toxic scrap. While it constitutes a minority of solid waste, it represents up to 70% of toxic waste.

Unfortunately, the majority of these electronic products end up in landfills, and just 12.5% of e-waste is recycled. According to a UN study, over 41.8 million tons of e-waste was discarded worldwide, with only 10%–40% percent of disposals appropriately done. Electronics are full of valuable materials, including copper, tin, iron, aluminum, fossil fuels, titanium, gold, and silver. Many of the materials used in making these electronic devices can be recovered, reused, and recycled—including plastics, metals, and glass. In a report, Apple revealed that it recovered 2,204 pounds of gold —worth $40 million—from recycled iPhones, Macs, and iPads in 2015.

The electronic devices that surround you on a daily basis are built with many components that contain precious metals of gold, silver, copper, and palladium. From cell phones to modems and computers, old electronics are finding a new lease on life in the electronics recycling marketplace.

We Manage the Total IT Disposal Process

Root Communication mange total IT Disposal Process

Industry expertise and advice to ensure the best solution for your needs

Logistics managed Nationwide collections using our own vehicles

24-7 tracked vehicles with built in CCTV for secure customer collections

Certified secure data and erasure destruction using specialist equipment

Free detailed IT Audit and reporting

Secure CCTV, monitored business park

Business premises secured with 24 hour monitored alarm and CCTV

ICO Registered and approved by the Environmental Agency

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