Gigacycle is one of the leading IT disposal and recycling providers in the UK. We are based in Manchester and have regional offices in London and Edinburgh. We provide services for clients all over the UK, using our fleet of own drivers and satellite tracked vehicles.
We work in accordance with the WEEE Directive and Environmental legislation in the UK, providing a service to assist organisations in the disposal of their redundant computers, IT and electrical equipment.
We go beyond the current WEEE legislation to provide a superior service, and we also provide a secure data destruction service that meets the highest UK standards.
All our employees are security vetted to the highest standards. To confirm to the strictest government standards. This includes DBS checks (Previously CRB), Work References, Character references, Proof of Address, Photographic identification and DVLA license verification.
Our Employees are all uniformed and carry photographic ID badges at all times. Each employee requires bio metric fingerprint access to the secure processing facility to access each area. Your security is our service.
Our 8000 Square foot secure processing facility is based in Trafford Park, Manchester. We are proud to say that we are one of the most secure I.T asset disposal processing facilities in the UK, with bio metric fingerprint access, 24hr monitored CCTV, 24hr on-site security patrol, mandatory metal detector searches, security gates, security doors and barriers, lockable storage cages and no public access you can rest assured your data is in safe hands.
We operate our own fleet of secure logistics vehicles.
All our vehicles are fitted with monitored GPS Tracking that includes stationary alerts, route tracking and Way points.
Our vehicles are also fitted with CCTV so we can view the front rear and sides of the vehicle, Vehicle cockpit and the Vehicle Goods area.
Our vehicles are also fitted with Armaplate locks to ensure goods in transit and we operate a strict secure logistics policy so our security vetted drivers know exactly what to do in every situation.
Gigacycle are proud to operate a 0% Landfill policy. In our computer recycling processing facility in manchester we can recycle and reuse every piece of IT related equipment.
How do we do this? Our first option is to Reuse! We aim to reuse as a first option as this is the best form of recycling as it requires less energy and has the least environmental impact than it would to manufacture again.
If the equipment is broken or is deemed unusable our team of skilled technicians will deconstruct it to raw materials such as plastic, aluminium, steel and copper and glass.
These Raw materials are then used to manufacture new products!
Gigacycle work closely with many clients across the UK to provide a computer disposal service that suits their individual needs. We currently work within the NHS, government sectors, FTSE 100 companies and education sectors. We specialise in I.T asset disposal (ITAD) and data destruction.
We are among the highest accredited I.T asset disposal providers in the UK and we strive to evolve and improve constantly.
Our ISO certifications include ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 in which we are audited on our business management practices, environmental practices and data security practices.
Gigacycle is proud to also be ADISA certified to distinction level. ADISA is the Asset Disposal and Information Security Alliance who are an external audit agency for our industry.
The ADISA audit process is multi-layered including full audits by UKAS certified auditors, unannounced operational audits and unannounced forensic audits that ensure our data destruction operation practices are 100% compliant. We work hard to obtain this mark of approval and we work harder to maintain our standards.
Accredited by ADISA with a distinction.
ADISA is an organization that recommends standards for safely disposing of I.T equipment while minimizing the risk of exposure and misuse of any sensitive data stored on that equipment.
Registered Waste Carrier
You must register for an Environment Agency Waste Carriers Licence if you transport waste as part of your business. We transport W.E.E.E (waste electrical and electronic equipment).
ISO 9001 Registered Firm
ISO 9001 is a certified quality management system for organisations who want to prove their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet the needs of their customers and other relevant stakeholders.
Blancco Certified Erasure
Blancco provides us with complete visibility to monitor activities and provides us with 100% certified, tamper-proof audit reports that our clients can access. Blancco erasure software is NCSC approved and accredited by ADISA.
ISO 27001 Registered Firm
ISO 27001 is a specification for an information security management system - a framework of policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organisation's information risk management processes.
The Data Protection Act 1998 requires every organisation that processes personal information to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), unless they are exempt. Failure to do so is a criminal offence. We are registered with the ICO.
NCSC Approved Erasure
NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre, formerly CESG) is the UK government's national technical authority for information assurance (IA). It protects the UK by providing policy and assistance on the security of communications and electronic data, in partnership with industry and academia.
ISO 14001 Registered Firm
ISO 14001 is the principal management system standard which specifies the requirements for the formulation and maintenance of an EMS. This helps to control your environmental aspects, reduce impacts and ensure legal compliance.