DJ in a spin embarks on new computer recycling career


WHEN Warrington DJ Steve Lewis found himself with no weddings or events during lockdown he embarked on a new career running a computer recycling company based at Birchwood.

Steve, from Woolston, had always had a keen interest in computers and was a co-founder of Radio Warrington which was set up with re-used computers and radio equipment back in 2007.

Now rather than sending computers to landfill Steve and his team have been recycling mini-laptops and donating them to local preschool nurseries in the area.

Steve Lewis from Radio warrington

Steve said: “During lockdown, like everyone in the entertainment industry I had no paid work, but then came the opportunity to take over Computer Recycling Technology in Birchwood.
“When businesses upgrade their PC’s and laptops they must not just discard their old machines as it has personal data on the hard drive even when it has been deleted. We offer a free local service of data destruction and provide certification to prove that it is totally gone.”
Steve is passionate about reusing old technology and recycling the earth’s precious metals and materials. Wherever possible, CRT will refurbish computers, laptops and servers once the data has been destroyed.
“People tend to discard technology and appliances which may have years of service left if they are repaired or upgraded. This is particularly true with computers which seem to slow down over time, but if they are professionally wiped or have a fresh hard drive installed they can be as good as new,” he added.
If they are too old or damaged CRT strip them down and the metals, plastics and circuit boards are recycled rather than going to landfill.
They recently started to distribute free refurbished mini-laptops to local preschool nurseries.
Steve added: “Although it is commonplace for schools to be given refurbished machines, nurseries get forgotten so when we recently collected and recycled some tough little touchscreen laptops we thought they were ideal for very young children to draw or write using an attached wand.”
CRT offer free collection of laptops, computers, screens and other waste electrical equipment. Professional standard data destruction is also free and customers are sent certification when completed.
mean while Steve is still able to do regular shows on Radio Warrington 1332am where they continue to reuse studio and computer equipment provided by Computer Recycling Technology of Birchwood.



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