by John Hastings in Bolton, England, United Kingdom



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This project will only be funded if at least £10,000 is pledged by 18th August 2021 at 3:22pm

To recycle unwanted electronic equipment and provide any that's realistically of benefit to the local community and divert all from landfill

by John Hastings in Bolton, England, United Kingdom

Recycle-IT Is a Social Enterprise (Comunity Interest Company).  


This Crowdfunder campaign is aimed at Helping Develop this community and environmental resource that's needed now more than ever.

Our social aims are community-driven, by simply recycling & reusing unwanted computers and equipment with local people were able to add extra value to unwanted equipment and provide them to those in genuine need

to Help Bridge the Digital Divide.

Our Environmental aims are to divert all IT computer waste from landfill, ethically and thoughtfully through innovation and collaboration (Reuse and Upcycling). 

The enterprise takes in computers, laptops and other electronic waste (W.E.E.E) which are no longer needed or wanted from homes, businesses, offices, schools etc and recycles and reuses them (by collection or drop off).  

Then alongside local volunteers and placements, we inspect hardware, wipe HDD's, dismantle none working equipment and reuse/re-home any realistically useable equipment.



Were at the start-up stage and just incorporating so we are looking for help with setting up/running costs.


Premises. (Rent for a new small workshop) 

(update we possibly have 3 months rent-free period available in our new centre)

IT Equipment (For us to Recycle & Reuse) we will always need this

Volunteers. (From the local community) we will always welcome involvement. 

Funds will be directly used towards the list below and we plan to open in August/September


Licensing and Insurance

Volunteer Expenses

Wages (living wage)

Running cost's 

theses are broken down individual cost from September to December 2021


Waste carriers licence

£254   (per 3 years)

T11 waste Exemption

£1,221 (per 3 years)


£1600 (EL +PL + building contents) per year


Phone & internet

£250   (installation +set up cost)

Electic and Water

£50 per month x 4 months

Staff and Volunteers

Volunteer Expenses

£1200    (£10 travel + £5 dinner) x (5 day x 4 Mths)


£6,175   1 person (£1,543.75 x 4 Mth, 37.5hr week £9.50Hr)



Extended funding campaigns will continue into 2022 as we have a rent-free period under discussion for 3 months but we will then have to find  rent of approximately £250 per month after that 


Thanks for reading this far and I hope we've inspired you to donate to this fantastic social enterprise that genuinely helps both the community and the environment. 

Please do check us out on our social media channels and get in touch if you think we could work together.


 Company number 13406026

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