SCH Group has launched a recycling service that it has claimed will provide resellers with a lucrative new revenue stream.
The Birmingham-based IT group has added a flat-pack green box to its distribution portfolio, which resellers can offer customers for the disposal of their redundant IT equipment.
Once the box is full the customer dials the number provided. It is then collected and taken to SCH’s recycling plant for separation and reuse. The distributor opened its disposal complex four years ago in Neo Park.
John Woodcock, director at SCH’s recycling facility, said resellers can offer
the service to their customers to ensure they meet their legal IT disposal
“The service is basically a box on a pallet,” he said. “Our resellers are astounded by the simplicity of the idea and that no one has done it before.
“The one single price includes delivery, collection and recycling charges and the box can either be delivered to the reseller or to the customer directly.”
Woodcock said the box can be filled with any IT equipment that comes under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment directive.
“The box is collected within 72 hours before being taken to Neopark for recycling,” he added. “The contents are separated, crushed and reused. We do not use any landfill methods at our facility.
“The service is perfect for the reseller because it can either sell it as a backend to a sale or use it as a way to generate new business, without the administration. For an extra charge we will also brand the box with the reseller’s logo.”
SCH expects the service to be particularly popular in local government as the sector has green on the radar.
Bill Osborne, service solutions consultant at recycling and onsite data destruction firm Ultratec, said SCH is not alone in offering this type of service.
“Ultratec’s partner ER3 was the first to offer such a service and we sub-contract work with them for local government contracts in Scotland,” he said.
Osborne claims the Glasgow-based recycling company started offering a pallet-based IT disposal service a few years ago.
He added: “We have also been offering the same service for 18 months, including work that we do for ER3 in England, as it reduces our carbon footprint to partner with local services in Scotland. We receive the boxes from customers and send them back we received two today.”
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