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IT Asset Disposition (ITAD)

IT asset disposition (ITAD) focuses on the reusing, recycling, repurposing, repairing, or disposing of unwanted IT equipment in a safe and environmentally responsible way. 

The objective of ITAD is to minimise or even eliminate sending electronic waste, or e-waste, to landfill, helping keep waste such as plastics and heavy metals out of the environment.

Although your organisation may have a systematic replacement cycle for electronic equipment, the decision of whether to refurbish, resell, recycle, or dispose of your business equipment has to made, and the overhead of doing so still has to be addressed. 

At Sumo Technologies we have carried out this process in our service centre for decades; harvesting the serviceable components of devices that cannot be repaired and using these to repair others. We even have a name for this 2-4-1; which in short is taking two devices of the same model and specification and making one device out of it. 

Our ITAD process is simple yet effective:
1.    A device is received and graded.
2.    All data on the device is electronically destroyed, with the original owner receiving a report and certificate of destruction as proof.
3.    Where possible devices are repaired and refurbished.
4.    If this isn’t possible then the device is harvested for all serviceable components or those that can be returned to a serviceable condition.
5.    Recyclable materials are recovered from the device.

We are then left with:
•    Refurbished devices: these can either be sold or repurposed by the originating company.
•    Recovered components: that will either be used in the refurbishment process or sold.
•    Recyclable materials: which can be disposed of to the appropriate recycling outlet.
•    Waste: Unfortunately, until electronic devices are designed with recycling in mind there will always be waste at the end of the process, ideally this will be incinerated in a facility that repurposes the heat/energy created, or it goes to landfill. The goal of ITAD is to reduce the volume of this as far as is possible.

What to know more how you can engage with Sumo Technologies to ensure your asset ownership is ethical, then call us +44 01904 670670, or email

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