National Device Bank

The secure, sustainable and socially responsible solution for corporate IT asset disposal. Don’t dispose, donate your company's unused tech to the National Device Bank and help digitally excluded people get online.

What is the National Device Bank

Upgrading or disposing of your corporate IT equipment such as laptops, mobile phones and tablets? Exploring new ways for your company to make a positive impact on both the environment and society? We have a free solution that addresses each of these goals.

Donate your company’s unused or end-of-life IT equipment to the National Device Bank.

If you’re an individual looking for help to access your own device, take a look at our map to find local support near you.

Get in touch to donate devices, or continue reading to discover why your organisation should get involved.

Keeping your data safe: a secure alternative to IT asset disposal

We understand data security is a major concern when disposing of company IT equipment. Which is why we work with Reconome to securely collect, wipe and refurbish donated devices.

Reconome uses industry-leading AIDSA certified data wiping technology with Blancco and Certus software completed by DBS checked staff. This software is accredited by the UK National Cyber Security Centre using the Ministry of Defence standard. All customer data is completely wiped and destroyed with no data retained after the process is complete, remaining GDPR compliant.

For every device donation, we provide a full reconciliation report of assets received and certificates of data erasure and destruction. This process, from collection to wiping, is completely free of charge – designed to ensure you can change the lives of those less fortunate with confidence and ease.

Find out more about data security on our Device Donation FAQ page, or get in touch with our team who would be happy to talk your through our data erasure process.

Supporting your environmental goals: a sustainable alternative to IT asset disposal

The UK is the second largest emitter of electronic waste per capita in the world. There’s an estimated 1.5 million tonnes of tech discarded every year, and only 52.2% is recycled.

Your company can now responsibly and sustainably discard or dispose of your e-waste by donating unused IT equipment to the National Device Bank – meaning less tech ends up in landfill, and more devices get into the hands of those in need.

In just one year, corporate device donations to the National Device Bank, including laptops, mobile phones and tablets has prevented:

  • 2,750,000+ CO2e emissions
  • 26,000+ kg of e-waste

Donating your company’s IT equipment for reuse makes a true positive impact on our environment – preventing new emissions from entering the atmosphere, and by keeping toxic materials out of the ground. Ask us how donating unused devices can help your company achieve the E in your ESG goals.

Helping people who can’t afford their own device: a socially responsible alternative to IT asset disposal

Digitally excluded people do not have access to or the capability to use the internet or digital technologies. And without further intervention, an estimated 5.8 million people will still be digitally excluded in the UK by 2032, unable to use the internet or benefit from online services, opportunities and connection with loved ones. Your company can help tackle this by donating unused devices like laptops, mobiles and tablets. Check out the full list of IT equipment you can donate on our FAQs.

Device donations are distributed across Good Things Foundation’s National Digital Inclusion Network. The Network is made up of thousands of organisations helping people in their own local communities to get affordable and safe access to the internet.

Once donated devices are securely refurbished and sent to the Network, they’re given to people who can’t afford or access their own, meaning they can get online and connect with jobs, training, friends & family and essential everyday services. Read how getting their own device from the National Device Bank has helped Shanaha gain confidence and independence, and Samuel to stay connected during a time of isolation and loneliness

Device donations are helping people and the planet

360+ local organisations providing devices to their communities

6,600+ donated devices have been distributed to people

2,750,000+ CO2 emissions have been avoided by reusing devices

26,000+ kg of electronic waste have been kept out of landfill by being reused

Donating corporate devices is simple – and free

It’s free and easy for organisations, both in the private and public sector, to donate unused devices to the National Device Bank as an alternative to other IT asset disposal services:

  • Your company advises us how many and what type of IT equipment you’re donating.
  • Good Things and our trusted partners handle the collection, data erasure, refurbishment and distribution across our National Digital Inclusion Network, getting devices into the hands of those who need them
  • All at no cost to your organisation!

This process enables organisations to adopt a circular electronic for social good model, meaning you can embed device donations into your company’s long-term IT asset management strategy – and establish your business as a leader in reuse of IT for social good. The National Device Bank also accepts one-off device donations.

Check out our device donation FAQs or contact us to find out more.

Thanks to some of the device donors so far...

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Device Donor

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Device Donor

Ocado is delighted to be partnering with Good Things Foundation , and the wonderful work they do. It is fantastic to see the end of life laptops finding new homes and being impactful.” – Suzanne Westlake, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Affairs, Ocado Group

Thank you to the many organisations who have donated to the National Device Bank since it launched in 2022. Without your used device donations, we wouldn’t have been able to already help thousands of digitally excluded people to get access to their own device and get online.

But there’s more we need to do. We want to help the millions of people still living in digital poverty who can’t afford or access their own devices across the UK. If you have corporate devices to dispose of, donate them to the National Device Bank.

Don’t dispose of corporate IT equipment, donate it

Find out more about donating your company’s unused technology to the National Device Bank. Submit the form below and a very friendly member team will get back you to schedule in a no-obligation introductory call.

This form is for business enquiries only.

Do you have any information on the number or types of devices for donation, or questions ahead of a call with our team?

The National Device Bank is supported by our Strategic Partners

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