Collection and Waste Transfer Notes

For all businesses, it is now a legal requirement (The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013) to dispose of your computers and electronic equipment legally with Waste Transfer notes to an Authorised Recycler.

By recycling your IT equipment with Jamie’s you will be reducing your carbon footprint and helping the local community.

We provide waste transfer notes approved by the Environment Agency and have a T11 exemption certificate as a fully registered waste facility. We also provide free data destruction certificates for businesses, however a charge of £10 applies to individuals.

What We Collect

Please note: for 5 items or over collection is free; you will be charged £20 for a collection of under 5 items.

Free Collection Items

  • Desktops, notebooks & laptops

  • Phones & Tablets

  • External & internal hard drives

  • IP telephones

  • Server equipment

  • Printers – approx. H15, W45, D30cm.

  • Cables, keyboards & mice

  • Power supply units

  • TFT/Monitors

  • Hazardous Items – UPS, (TFT Pre 2009), laptop batteries

  • Toner cartridges: boxed and unused

  • 10 Flat Screen Monitors

Paid Collection Items

  • Large printers (£36)

  • Back up tapes (£3)

  • Interactive whiteboards (£50)

  • Hazardous Waste – CRT Monitors (£100)

  • White boards (£36)

  • Large photo copiers (£60) (vat inclusive)

  • 10-20 TFT =£36 (vat inclusive)

  • Over 20 TFT = (£36) (vat inclusive) PLUS £2.50 per monitor

We request that equipment is ready for collection in a safe place and that social distancing rules are adhered to for the safety of our driver.


We typically operate within a 50 mile (80KM) radius of Southampton.

Due to rising fuel and labour costs, we reserve the right to exclude free collections outside 50 miles due to it being uneconomically viable.

Therefore we have 2 alternative solutions:

a) For larger collections, we can arrange a pallet collection company to collect a pallet of goods that is wrapped properly and no higher than 2m. The fee is usually from £100.

b) For small items, we can email you a postage label for a fee of £15. The goods need to be wrapped and boxed properly and weigh no more than 25kgs. Then you can attach the label and drop the parcel off at your local post office. The parcel can be tracked back to our depot and we can then process the goods accordingly


Please note that we are part of a charity and your voluntary contribution goes a long way towards helping people in your community

Asset Tracking

Learn about the asset tracking process below:


How to Prepare Donations

Apple Devices

  • Make sure you backup your device.
  • Remove the device from your ‘Apple ID’ device list.
  • Unpair devices: Apple watches.
  • Turn off iMessage’s.
  • Remove from “Find My”.
  • Erase device.

Click here for more info

Android Devices

  • Backup your device: transfer codes from apps e.g. Google Authenticator.
  • Remove accounts including your Google Account.
  • Delete all saved passwords.
  • Erase all data from device & factory data reset.

Click here for more info

Windows Devices

  • Make sure you update and backup your device.
  • Remove the device from your Microsoft Account.
  • Unlink the device from the Microsoft Store.
  • Then you should be able to reset the device.

Click here for more info

Windows Devices (Businesses Only)

Remove from remote administration and all cloud base / azure management systems.


If you need more information please reach out


Phone: 023 8063 2198

Dropping Off Your Goods to Our Site

Please report to reception when dropping off donations, so we can record the items and gather any necessary information. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Data Destruction

"Data Destruction is a key process at Jamies Computers and our Number 1 Priority”

Data Destruction & Certification

  • FREE to businesses
  • £10 to individuals

This allows the computer equipment to be refurbished and reused.

Our Technicians use Blancco 5 software to erase the data, the software then re-scans the hard disk to verify that the data destruction is complete and creates a test report that contains our refurb code, make/model and serial number of that hard disk.

Blancco provides thousands of organizations with an absolute line of defense against costly security breaches, as well as verification of regulatory compliance through a 100% tamper-proof audit trail.  Blancco has been tested, certified, approved and recommended by 18 governing bodies around the world, and erases to U.S. Department of Defense (Standard 5220.22-M) and  21 other standards, to meet security and regulatory compliance requirements.

We guarantee to physically destroy any hard drives that are faulty or that we cannot wipe.

We will produce a data destruction certificate for your records to show that all data destruction for your assets is complete.

Eurosoft Data Destruction

  • FREE

Exceeding data destruction levels specified by major organisations and government bodies, ZeroData permanently and safely removes all of the data on hard drives. No over-managed file administration — just secure, reliable, data wiping results.

Eurosoft ZeroData™ permanently and safely removes all of the data on hard drives and exceeds the data destruction levels specified by major organisations and Government bodies for PC reassignment, upgrades, refurbishment, recycling and donation.


Hard Drive Degauzer & Physical Destruction

  • £3 per hard drive or tape

Using the Hard Drive Degauzer & physical destruction method we can fully destroy your hard drives and discs.

All hard drives destroyed using this method will come with a certificate of destruction to give you piece of mind that your data has been safely and securely destroyed.

Make a Voluntary Contribution

Jamie’s Computers is a not-for-profit organisation. If you’d like to donate to help keep us running, please do so here.