Legacy and redundant IT and electrical equipment sent for recycling by Birmingham City University (BCU) is helping to raise much-needed funds for one of the West Midlands’ pioneering domestic abuse charities.

BCA has a contract with the Manchester-based SE Recycling, an IT recycling specialist to dispose of its unwanted and redundant IT equipment. As part of the agreement, SE Recycling generates a rebate through the refurbishment and resale of the equipment. The rebate is given to the university, a percentage of which is given to Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid (BSWA).

To date, the total raised through the sustainable recovery, reuse and recycling of Birmingham City University’s IT and electronic equipment is just under £3,300, which helps provide a vital lifeline to many women who are victims of domestic violence and abuse. Moreover, the charity has provided this pioneering support for more than 40 years.

Anna Fawcett, Income Generation & Corporate Relationships Manager for BSWA said: “We’re so grateful as ever to our friends at Birmingham City University for helping us in this doubly brilliant way – recycling and raising money for our vital services. Thanks so much!”

SE Recycling’s IT Collections Manager, Simon Chow commented: “For the past four years we have worked with several organisations to turn unwanted, redundant IT equipment into sustainable funds for charity. Birmingham City University has demonstrated how much of a positive impact recycling can have, not only on the environment but the local community too.”