Computer recycling

Recycling computers

  • Before you bin your old PC, read the Which? guide to recycling computers in the UK
  • Your options: From retailer take-back schemes to donating to charity
  • Expert tips on erasing sensitive information safely
  • Why following some councils’ advice could put your personal data at risk

What's in this guide

PC recycling tips

Your options for recycling your old computer, plus recycling under the EU's Weee directive

Erasing PC data

Before recycling your PC, follow our guide to erasing personal data

Recycling survey

Find out how other Which? members recycle their old computers

Council recycling advice

Why councils' advice on recycling PCs could endanger your personal data