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IT Lifecycle Solutions

Sustainable IT solutions.Responsibly delivered

Supporting circular economy, maximising value returned to organisations.

We provide a one stop solution to dispose of data bearing equipment safely and securely – with added returned value through new technology services and funds.

Asset Recycling

Maximising return for your assets

Our buy back service can be used at any point during the asset lifecycle, as well as during the procurement phase. Any funds earned from asset recycling can be paid directly to your business, or held as credit for future spend with us on new equipment and services.

Vendor trade ins

Get higher return with channel recycling partners

Our partnerships with vendors across the industry ensure we’re always able to return maximum value to your business, with no hidden costs. We have the added benefit of being able to take advantage of vendor promotions and incentives – getting you an even better deal.

Secure WEEE Disposal

Disposing IT Hardware safely & securely

Our secure service ensures your equipment is disposed of in line with company and industry requirements – including the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive.

Secure Data Destruction

Taking care of customer data

Data security is one of the most important elements of the circular economy, which is why we offer data destruction services that can be delivered on or off site. CESG/NCSC erasure software is used as standard, unless specific physical destruction of media is required by your business.

Secure reuse of equipment

Reusing devices with a peace of mind

We support the reuse and redeployment of assets within your organisation by using DoD/NCSC certified erasure software, giving you the confidence that the data has been destroyed correctly.

Why Softcat

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Flexible end-to-end lifecycle services

There’s no need to work with multiple partners to procure, support and dispose of your IT hardware. As an end-to-end IT solutions provider, we can work with you throughout the full lifecycle of your equipment.

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Transparent costs

We don’t hide behind small print and hidden costs. As a standard, all processing, data destruction, logistics and certification costs are included within our pricing structure.

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Dedicated continuous improvement

We’re always looking to deliver innovation, with a specific focus on sustainability, including areas such as urban mining and the circular economy.

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Multinational capability

All of our lifecycle solutions can be delivered across the globe, while being managed centrally through your account team.

“Electronic waste is the fastest-growing waste stream in the world, with 50million tons estimated for disposal over 2020. ”


We partner with the industry’s best providers to power your lifecycle journey. From finding the right vendors to ensuring a return on investment while meeting your unique security requirements.

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“Recycling a million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by 3,657 an average household in a year.”

Find out how you can empower your business with Softcat.