About LCWS Recycling
LCWS (Lancashire Computer Waste Services) is an Eco-Friendly FREE* I.T. Recycling company that assists businesses, schools, colleges, Local authorities, and households across the UK in the recycling and safe secure disposal of their IT & electrical related equipment.
LCWS Recycling Ltd. have 2 generations in the business with Father and Son as Directors. David Bannister (father) and Jack Bannister (son) both work in the business on a daily basis.
We recycle Desktops, Laptops, Servers, Storage, Networking, Printers, Monitors, Projectors and all computer related Peripherals. This service includes collection, transportation, recycling, re-marketing reuse, data wiping or hard drive destruction.
In line with current WEEE Legislation, we offer a simple easy and free service in the recycling of redundant I.T. equipment.
With our recycling and disposal process, LCWS Recycling aim is to eliminate any unnecessary landfill of items that may be of use to other companies or individuals.
2018Red Rose Award NominationWe were delighted to be nominated for the Red Rose Award in two categories, the Family Business award and the E-Commerce Award with our sister company Rapid IT Ltd. The announcement of the winner will be on the 8th March.
Office Extension & RefurbThe upstairs office has been extending out with a mezzanine over the warehouse. In the extension is a meeting room and communal area with a kitchen and pool table for the staff to enjoy. We have also put in new office furniture which looks clean and modern.
2017Bought PremisesWe purchased the building ready to be able to make changes to it ourselves.
Pendleside Hospice DonationLCWS Recycling Ltd. and Rapid IT Ltd. Donate a laptop to Pendleside Hospice to be used by the family support team.
Whiteough Centre DonationWe were pleased to be able to help the Whiteough Outdoor Centre with the donation of laptops and PC’s to be used by the youngsters attending the Centre. Chris Stevenson (Operations Manager) and Linda Szafar (Project and Relationship Manager) attended the Centre to hand over the hardware.
Blackburn Youth Zone DonationWe were happy to donate 10 computers so that children attending the Youth Zone can improve their PC skills. We then returned to Blackburn Youth Zone to see how our computers were being utilised and were happy to find that they had a variety of places in the youth club. One has been installed in the gym to help with searching for nutrition plans and workouts, a couple were being used in the staff room for college work placement students to work on, one was being used in a gaming room and the other one was being used in the mentoring/counselling office to help the youths and staff research different issues that they may be having. It was great to see our computers going to good use!
Burnley BondholderWe joined Burnley Bondholders which is an innovative and powerful network of organisations who believe what is good for Burnley is good for business.
GDPR EventWith HM Network Ltd we held a seminar for Burnley Business Week informing attendees about what GDPR is and what they needed to do in preparation for it.
Development of LCWS BrandThe decision was made to have our graphics done in-house so we hired a Graphic Designer straight out of university. Since then we have a new website, better marketing material and a general improvement of all our graphic content all to help develop the LCWS brand.
BoostWe joined Boost who are a company that help Lancashire businesses grow.
Marinel DonationWe donated 10 fully functioning computers and a server, along with hundreds of books, to the Marinel Primary School in Accra, Ghana. The computers will be set up in the classrooms, the school library and also in the office for administration purposes.
Morocco DonationWe support Furniture for Education (FEW) by donating school furniture we take in from schools when we collect redundant ICT and electrical equipment as part of our free IT recycling service. Padiham Primary School provided 18 redundant desks and a large number of books which we donated on their behalf to the charity. We also donated a number of PCs to the charity who sent them as part of a container load of equipment and furniture being shipped to deserving schools overseas. One of these charities is the Moroccan Children's Trust.
BS EN 15713We achieved our BS EN 15713 certification.
LancashareWe joined Lancashare who are a unique business directory which support Lancashire businesses.
ISO 27001We achieved our ISO 27001 certification.
HiveWe joined Hive who unite businesses, organisations and individuals across the area in a powerful network to help develop and promote Blackburn and Darwen, challenge perceptions and raise the profile of the area.
AATFWe achieved our AATF certification.
2016Burnley FC in the CommunityWe signed up to the Burnley FC in the Community 'Friends of' Scheme. The charity help develop opportunities to those who need it most.
2015Boxing Day FloodWe were badly affected by the floods that hit many homes and businesses on Boxing Day 2015 across Lancashire. When the River Calder burst its banks, three feet of water engulfed the premises of both organisations in a matter of minutes, causing tens of thousands of pounds’ worth of damage to stock and company assets. A massive effort from hard-working staff, family & friends assisting over the subsequent weeks, dramatically helped in an enormous clean-up operation, which allowed both companies to reopen their buildings again in the New Year; albeit scarred by the water damage.
ISO 14001We achieved our ISO 14001 certification.
ISO 9001We achieved our ISO 9001 certification.
1998The BeginningLCWS Recycling Ltd was Founded in 1998.