Case Study - Technology waste welcomed by the community

As the public sector continues to be encouraged to go paperless and make better use of technology, how does it ensure it disposes of old IT and electrical equipment responsibly and safely? Glasgow-based Haven Recycle has gained a reputation for offering solutions to this high-tech problem thanks to its specially-designed service aimed at the Scottish public sector.


Operating from its state-of-the-art, high-security and independently-audited premises, Haven Recycle delivers a number of services including asset recovery through the reuse or resale of excess computer equipment; WEEE recycling compliant with waste disposal regulations; information security management offering  data destruction options; and recycling or reusing of old and disused tablets, smartphones and mobiles.

And, when public sector organisations place contracts with Haven Recycle – a social enterprise – not only can they be guaranteed a value-for-money service, they have the satisfaction of knowing they are sustaining vital employment for disabled and disadvantaged people.

Already familiar with Haven Recycle’s services are NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Lothian, Glasgow City Building and the University of the West of Scotland - following tenders advertised through PCS.

Anthony Benney, operations director at  Haven Recycle said: “Working with the public sector is  very important to the business, however, we know that we cannot expect contracts purely because we are a social enterprise – we need to deliver a competitive and quality service to guarantee a long-term future for the business.

“Thanks to PCS, the business has secured a number of contracts with public sector organisations – this has allowed us to gain the experience and knowledge to deliver a tailored offering, specifically suited to the needs of the public sector.

“We are extremely proud of the skills and knowledge of our employees and would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our services to more public sector organisations.”