How It Works

Our company’s history and goals to provide secure IT disposal services.

We Collect & Recycle Your Redundant IT 


The original start-up business was set up in 2010 by Rob Seal from a small garage in Leeds. The idea was to create a recycling business that would help the environment around us whilst also supporting the local community with long-term job opportunities. Back then Ucan was a 1-man band operation but fast forward to today and we operate from multiple sites in West Yorkshire and employ 20+ full-time employees.

Right now we offer nationwide collection services to UK businesses and organisations such as schools, universities, trusts, councils, and corporates to help remove all redundant IT equipment from their premises. We perform full asset management and secure data disposal services for all our customers. 

Because we handle sensitive company e-waste we are closely monitored and licensed by the Environment Agency to ensure that we abide by best practices and guarantee the secure disposal of all data assets. Wherever possible we will actively look at repurposing IT equipment to prolong the e-waste lifecycle. Any repurposed IT items would undergo a complete data-bearing kit wipe before being put back into use.

Our purpose is to champion e-waste recycling and spread the message that asset management doesn’t have to cost the earth!


Step 1

Equipment is collected and carried safely in our vehicles to our industrial warehouse located in Buttershaw, Bradford.

Step 2

Once here at Ucan, the collected equipment is bar-coded and allocated a reference number for asset tracking.

Step 3

Equipment is then visually inspected and categorised for either disposal or refurbishment/reuse.

Step 4

A certificate of Destruction/Disposal (C.O.D.) is issued for each item to give you peace of mind that all data is either erased or destroyed.

Step 5

We remove all company references and security markings from equipment. If security markings cannot be removed, equipment will automatically be forwarded for breakdown and disposal.

Step 6

Equipment allocated for re-marketing is then subjected to a functionality test and graded depending on condition. Asset reports of the equipment are offered for your perusal as a hard copy or as an electronic file.

Our Accreditations


Trusted By Leading UK Organisations

1000's of Satisfied Customers

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Why Choose Us


We will collect your unwanted computers, laptops, and other IT equipment normally at no cost.


Our large electronic recycling centre is based in Bradford and we collect regularly in Leeds, Yorkshire and the rest of the UK.


AATF Approved By The Environment Agency - meaning you can trust in our approach to be professional, ethical and secure.


We're closely monitored & licensed by the Environment Agency to ensure we abide by best practice.


We're proud to say we have won numerous awards for the work we do to help the unemployed get back into work.


Any data destruction agreement is certified with a certificate of destruction for complete peace of mind.


Got IT equipment you want to sell? We also buy equipment so please call us to discuss.


We are a zero-waste company, meaning we reuse and recycle everything we collect - none of our waste goes to landfill.


Established WEEE recyclers since 2010 - you can be assured you are dealing with a reputable company.

Get In Touch

Find us

Our office is located at Unit 5, Bulmer and Lumb, Royds Hall Lane, Buttershaw, BD6 2NE

Call us

For a no-obligation chat, call us on
0113 242 4421

Contact us

Send us a message via email or fill in our contact form over on our Contact Page