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Since our award wins and latest TV coverage, we have taken calls from lots of companies looking for a secure IT recycling service whilst we remain as the trusted partner to collect WEEE from universities, councils and businesses throughout the country. It has been amazing to have made so many promising connections within our community due to these accolades and for those we are very grateful.

Did you know that IT disposal now accounts for over 1.3 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste - the equivalent of 150,000 double decker buses! And it is up to credible companies like Ucan to ensure that it is recycled or re-used in the proper manner, see our licences page for that reassurance.

 And on another note, all those replacing their gadgets, tablets and computers this year, remember that there is a right way to do IT disposal.  Here at Ucan we will make sure it keeps out of landfill and ensure it is either IT recycling or re-used. Simply drop it down with us and we'll do the rest.

Call us on 0113 242 4421 for more information or to arrange a bulk collection.



IT Disposal Made Easy

January 04 2018

January. A time of reflection and new beginnings.  A time when it is out with the old and in with the new. IT refreshes can happen all year however, we know that businesses typically start to think about the clearing out and claiming back spare desks at the end of and...

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We're Hiring - a driver with all the trimmings please!

January 04 2018

We are on the hunt for someone super. The role is "Driver and Warehouseman" but actually the title doesn't sound as important as the position actually is.  Our driver is the face of Ucan Recycling and with that must come a passion for what we do and also a drive (excuse...

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5 minutes with Jane

December 08 2017

Jane Johnstone joined Ucan Recycling back in April this year as our IT Disposal Collections Co-ordinator and Senior Administrator. As part of her role she is responsible for the smooth running of our redundant IT collections from organisations all over the country. Her professional and methodical approach has already made...

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New investment at Ucan

November 29 2017

We have taken delivery of two brand new Fork Lift Trucks here at Ucan Recycling. The guys have been told to take extra care in the yard to keep them in the pristine condition that they arrived in - but judging by the amount of stock coming in and out...

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Work experience pays off again!

October 25 2017

We received a phone call from a company asking for a reference for someone who completed work experience with us earlier this year. We then heard from the guy that he had been offered a job and has accepted. He was so chuffed that the experience paid off and we...

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Looking for a super duper Senior Administrator

February 23 2017

We are on the hunt for a strong and organised administrator, if you are screaming "I can do this" after reading the below then I need to hear from you. Send me a covering letter and your CV telling me how ace you are to Job title: Senior Administrator and...

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Lights, Camera, Action! Ucan Recycling in the spotlight

February 13 2017

We've had exciting times recently at Ucan as BBC Look North's business correspondent, Danni Hewson came down to film us about the important work we do with Bradford's unemployed by offering valuable work experience opportunities. As the unemployment figures for the region were announced last week, we were eager to convey...

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Job Success for another Volunteer

January 17 2017

We received this lovely message out of the blue today from a great guy who did a stint of work experience for us last year:"I just wanted to let you know that I got a permanent position at work, so thank you to everyone at Ucan for all the support...

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We're hiring! Warehouse Manager and Officer, Logistics and Compliance Co-ordinator

December 20 2016

What a year at Ucan! To get us set for whatever 2017 is going to throw our way we are looking for some smart and savvy individuals to help us be ready to take in more IT equipment for recycling. If you read through the following and it floats your boat then...

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Business awards scheme gives credit for community activities

November 17 2016

  The ‘Raising the Bar’ awards, which highlight companies doing good deeds in schools, the community and with charities, featured firms from Bradford, Leeds and York at the Met Hotel in Leeds. The event, run by West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.  Four organisations were praised for work in different...

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Winner of Winners - again!

November 14 2016

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Ucan are Raising the Bar in Bradford

October 20 2016

We are delighted to have been awarded Winner of Winners last week at the North and West Chamber of Commerce Raising the Bar Awards hosted at The Met Hotel in Leeds.  Proof again that being small shouldn't hinder you when it comes to shouting about what you do.  During the evening...

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£202 raised for Macmillan Cancer

October 05 2016

On Friday 30th September we joined the nation by hosting our very own BIG COFFEE MORNING. The event was a huge success in many ways.  Not only did we raise £202 for the charity but it was a great way for the company to down tools for a couple of hours...

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New strength to the Ucan Recycling team

July 27 2016

Ucan Recycling has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Anne-Marie Parkinson. Anne-Marie will take on the new role of Office and Compliance Manager, to support the Community Interest Company (CIC) with its continued growth. Established in 2010, Ucan provides a free IT collection service for businesses, schools, universities and local...

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Ucan Recycling hits the headlines

July 14 2016

Since our award win the Ucan name has appeared in the regional business headlines, as well as in the national HR and recycling media.  If you’ve missed the coverage, you can read the press release that sparked the attention, here: CIC proves social agenda is good for environment, community and the...

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We are Winners! Ucan steal the show at the T&A's Bradford Means Business Awards.

June 13 2016

We have had a brilliant weekend!  Rob, Nicky, Jordan and Colin were lucky enough to attend the Bradford Means Business awards on Saturday night and we were not only winners of the category "Job Creator of the Year" we entered but we scooped the creme de la creme which is...

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Job Vacancy: Office, Compliance and Logistics Manager

May 31 2016

We're on the hunt for a super duper individual. One that isn't shy of a bit of hard work and one that can wear many hats. You will never be bored and you get this nice view from your desk. Interested? then please read on: Main Responsibilities/Day to day duties: To keep...

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We're through to the Final!

April 25 2016

Today we've received the great news that we are FINALISTS in the Bradford Means Business Awards 2016 for the category Job Creator of the Year! Looking forward to the glittering ceremony on the 11th June when the winner will be announced - might have to buy myself a frock! So...

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Another job created in Bradford!

March 14 2016

We are delighted to announce that Neil (pictured here) has found a job after being unemployed for 19 years. Neil was 4 months into a 6 month placement gaining useful skills and inner confidence which have now found him a full time job. Speaking about his experience Neil said he "loved...

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Is this the end for Work Experience?

February 15 2016

On Friday, we have received confirmation from Interserve - the agency appointed by the DWP, that the Mandatory Work Activity Programme is to finish at the end of March. The “work for your benefits” scheme may be seen by the Government to have failed, however, this closure news is hugely...

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Are you recycling your IT the right way?

January 19 2016

As per the research data from UN Environmental Program, around 49 million metric tonnes of waste is generated from electronics, particularly computers, every year around the world. Put that into pictures and that is over 7 million double decker buses disposed of every year! Computers are mandatory for everybody today, with...

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Kind words indeed......

January 11 2016

We received an email from a satisfied customer last week about Francis Clegg. He is Ucan's driver and collects IT from companies all over the country. As an employer it is always great to receive positive feedback about staff and makes us feel proud of what we do and the...

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Drum Roll.....Ucan Dan is Man of the Month!

January 11 2016

Employee of the Month, December 2016 A big thank you to Dan Nelson, Business Development Manager, for his continual innovative approach to how we work and introducing new systems to move the business forward. Ucan Dan Rocks! Ucan Recycling - Always striving for 100% Re-use. IT Disposal Specialists. Call now for all...

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Why it's important to dispose of your WEEE responsibly

January 05 2016

Used computers, monitors and other electronic equipment that are disposed of improperly have the potential to contaminate our environment and prematurely fill our existing landfills. To address these problems two pieces of legislation have been put in place: The Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE Directive) and the Directive...

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Is your company data safe?

December 16 2015

Here’s how to make sure We are collecting data at ever-increasing rates as the costs of data storage go down. Why get rid of our beloved data when we can always buy more storage space? Some companies like Google love collecting and working with data, and these companies will rarely if...

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We've got two new team additions to shout about

November 23 2015

We are pleased to announce that we have two new additions to the team. Back in September,  we placed a recruitment advert for an IT Technician and because the role is so specific we didn't have the usual barage of irrelevant job applications which made a refreshing change as I...

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Can you tell the difference between a 775 chip set Intel processor and a 1155 chip set Intel processor? If you can, then read on.

September 11 2015

We are looking for an experienced IT Technician and Ebay Co-ordinator for our Warehouse in Wyke, Bradford. Ucan Recycling are specialists in the recycling and reuse of waste electronic and IT equipment (WEEE). We are wanting to find an IT savvy individual who, as part of a small team can help...

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Ucan Work Experience Opportunities

September 08 2015

We are all back after the long hot summer (we wish!) and we are busier than ever. As part of our ongoing commitment to helping local people get back to work, we are offering 8 week work placements to those who are finding it difficult to secure a permanent job. We...

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Calling all IT Resellers

July 20 2015

Because we are specialists in bulk IT disposal we have a constant supply of quality stock for the reuse computer sellers both locally and nationally.  Over the past 5 years, we have built many links with local computer shops who see us as the place to go to buy quality IT...

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Moving on

July 02 2015

We have moved out of our Leeds site and into our new bigger premises near Bradford. We are still unpacking the boxes and the phone lines are causing us some strife but we can be found at the following address: Brookfields Farm Brookfields Road Wyke BD12 9LU  ...

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Welcome to Ucan Dawid

April 09 2015

The search is over for our new Warehouse Operative. The vacancy has been filled by Dawid Lukasiewicz who is learning the ropes and getting to know all the nitty gritty of IT disposal and computer recycling. If you see Dawid around the site, please give him a welcome.  ...

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Warehouse Supervisor needed!

April 01 2015

Due to movements internally we are now on the look out for an experienced Warehouse Supervisor to manage our small but busy warehouse. Ideally you will already work in or have previous experience in a waste industry or scrap, however, we will not discount any applications if you fit the following...

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We're hiring: Warehouse Operative needed

March 24 2015

We are on the look-out for an experienced Warehouse Operative to help with goods in and out of a small but busy warehouse. Ideally you will already work in or have previous experience in a waste industry, IT recycling or scrap. However, we will not discount any applications if you fit...

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Twist and Shout

March 19 2015

Congratualtions to James Twist - a volunteer here at Ucan Recycling who has just secured himself a permanent position for National Rail staring in a few weeks. We love it when this happens and we believe that by offering these work placements to people it gives them the new skills and...

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Work Experience at Ucan Recycling

January 27 2015

When we set up Ucan Recycling, from the outset we were a very different company. We are classified as a social enterprise which not only means that we are a “not for profit” organisation but it also means that we have a set of values which set us apart from...

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Recycling at work. What’s the point?

January 27 2015

For many of us, our workplace is where we spend the majority of our time during the working week. Typically a day can look a bit like this: 8.15am Arrive and dump morning Metro newspaper and takeaway coffee cup in the nearest bin8.20 am Make/Eat breakfast – dispose of left over food...

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