The Krome Technologies simple, secure service for the disposal of surplus and waste IT equipment meets all of the requirements of the Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Hazardous Waste Regulations. Using our bespoke online disposal portal you can track your assets and have full visability of the entire disposal process.
Onsite Storage Containers.
We will deliver you, free of charge, a secure lockable storage container in which to collect your redundant ICT equipment, containers come in 2 sizes, full pallet size (L 1200 x W 800 x H 1022mm) and half pallet size (L 800 x W 600 x H 1022 mm), they also fold down to a third of their orginal size for easy storage.
What can you put in it?
All Hazardous & Non Hazardous IT Equipment, Including:
- Screens, TFT & CRT Monitors.
- Printers, all sizes.
- Hard Drives.
- Networking Equipment, inc Cables.
- Telephones/Mobiles/Fax Machines.
Once your pallet is full you can call, or book a collection online. We will collect your pallet, again free of charge, within 3 working days and will leave you with an empty container to re-fill again.
We will provide all the necessary personnel, equipment and vehicles to load and transport the equipment safely and securely. We will collect any redundant ICT items irrespective of age, specification or condition.
Receipt & Audit.
Receipt processing and storage is undertaken at our secure warehouse and technical service locations. Equipment is audited and bar-coded. Audit reports are prepared to include the date and location of the collection and the make, model, serial and inventory numbers of equipment. “Non capital” items e.g. keyboards and mice, are not scanned to record assset numbers, but are recorded in quantities.
Equipment is assessed in accordance with the WEEE directive regulations and is divided into the appropriate categories:
Re-use. Equipment is assessed as suitable for re-use as per the WEEE Regulations. Such equipment is likely to be less than three years old and will be subject to data purge & refurbishment. Any equipment that is re-used is recorded on our bespoke disposal portal and profit from the resale is credited to you.
Recycling. Items assessed as unsuitable for re-use are treated and recycled in accordance with WEEE Regulations. These are also recorded on the disposal portal for you.
Protecting our client’s information is paramount to Krome, and as such we take data destruction extremely seriously. All incoming data bearing products are kept in secure quarantine for 14 days before data destruction commences, this allows clients a grace period to retrieve the data should they need to. Once the 14 day period is over the units are wiped inaccordance to the GCHQ Communications-Electronic Security Group (CESG) in their INFOSEC Memorandum No 5.
Baseline Standard, is applied as a minimum, this involves de-partitioning hard drive units followed by an overwriting procedure, reformatting and scan using approved software.
Enhanced Standard, (required for highly sensitive data) is available on request for an additional charge.
Our Enhanced Standard wipe uses Blancco® Data Cleaner, the world’s leading secure data destruction tool. Blancco® is accredited to HMG IA Standard No. 5 – Secure Sanitisation of Protectively Marked or Sensitive Information, Issue 3.1, October 2009. Blancco® erases data on hard disk drives to the higher and lower available standard and specification globally.
If, for whatever reason, a hard drive is unsuitable for secure data erasure we will physically destroy the unit in-house.
All data wipes are recorded and loaded into the Disposal Portal where you can download your data destruction certificates.