Do you have an old laptop lying around the house? What if your old laptop is running slowly or is just generally on its’ way out?

Responsibly disposing of your old laptop may be the only option you have left, but it can be tricky to decide on the best way to go about it – especially when your personal data may be at risk.

We share two simple ways to dispose of your old laptop and ensure that your sensitive information is prevented from falling into the wrong hands:


Recycling your used laptop

Recycling old laptops, hard drives and machines has been a popular way for people to get rid of their old device without it being damaging on the environment.

The WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling) program was introduced in 2006 to give advice on how to dispose of waste electrical and electronic equipment efficiently, ensuring that the old appliances aren’t left in landfill.

Entering your postcode on Recycle More can give you more information on your local authority and the recycling facilities that they have on offer.

When your old laptop has been sent off for recycling, it will be sent to a specialist dismantler that can remove any toxic substances and shred any parts that are not reusable.


Sell your old laptop online

Although recycling your laptop can have great benefits, selling your laptop online for cash can help you to get the same effect whilst receiving the money that it is worth. If you have a fully-functioning laptop that has no issues with its’ configuration or processor, it could be worth a lot of money!

However, if your laptop is on its last legs and is in very poor condition, you may be able to get a bit of cash out of it to put towards buying a new one. We are looking to buy old and used laptops and with our free online service, we can help to value your laptop.

We’ll even give you a free quote on what we’d be prepared to buy it for. It’s exactly the same as recycling but with a noticeable financial benefit for you!


Your personal data

It’s not just your browsing history and photos that can be stored on your computer – passwords, phone numbers, addresses and bank account details can also be kept on your laptops’ hard drive.

This is the kind of information that you will want to remove before recycling your old laptop but when you sell an old laptop with us, you can be sure that the data stored on your device will be permanently destroyed.

Because we are a recognized Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, you can be assured knowing that a total hard drive wipe will be completed once our inspection has taken place and we get confirmation that you want to sell your laptop to us.

To find out more about how you can sell your laptop online for cash today, get in touch with one of the team. Our experts are able to advise you on the best option for you to choose and explain the benefits beyond cash rewards, or alternatively visit the Get a Quote page to use our free valuation service.