Wiltshire-based IT company get national recognition for their altruistic work with the community.
Last year Green Machine Computers were finalists in the Great British Expo’s South-west awards for their ‘Commitment to the Community’. This year, they went through to the national awards in this category (and two others), and they won. Since the company began in 2011, their goal has been to help other people. This ethos has continuously been implemented by their diverse team, who go above and beyond to make a positive impact on people’s lives.
Green Machine Computers are eco-friendly IT recycling experts, with a focus on lowering pollution from e-waste and providing refurbished IT equipment to disadvantaged people. In 2021 the company started their Tech Amnesty campaign; a drive to get refurbished technology into the homes of school children who were struggling to keep up with their studies during the Coronavirus lockdowns. The campaign was hugely successful, but the organisation wanted to expand their charitable reach. This year, Green Machine Computers also included charities and non-profit organisations into their long list of donation recipients.
In the last financial year, Green Machine Computers were able to donate over 600 electronic devices to people in need, this included: Afghan refugees, Ukrainian refugees, domestic abuse survivors, school children in the UK and in Africa, families in poverty, local non-profits working to protect the environment, and many more. Not only does this have a huge impact on the people involved, but it also helps to reduce pollution too. Each desktop computer that gets refurbished by Green Machine, lowers carbon emissions by around 150kgs. In addition, by reusing the core components found in technology, the company reduces the need for gold mining and other hazardous processes for extracting natural resources.
The environmentally conscious company also uses the recycling and refurbishment processes to train individuals in their local area. Many of their employees come from disadvantaged backgrounds and were introduced to Green Machine through various charitable organisations such as the Army’s Careers Transition Program (a scheme to help ex-military veterans get into the workplace), and the Newbury Community Resource Centre (who support adults with learning difficulties / NEETs).
Green Machine Computers’ Tech Amnesty campaign has made a noticeable difference to the community, but the work is far from over. There are still around 2 million homes in the UK that don’t have easy access to a computer. In a technological age, those without IT equipment have a significant disadvantage. Access to current technology is no longer a privilege, but a necessity.
If you have any unwanted IT equipment and want to put it towards a good cause, you can drop off donations Mon-Fri 9-5 to Green Machine’s offices in Ramsbury, or to one of their secure donation points across Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire (please see website).
If you have 15+ items, you may be entitled to a free collection, so please get in touch with the team if this is the case.
Data is erased from every device as standard, and the company can provide you with certificates of data destruction and carbon reduction if requested.
Want to become a donation zone? Green Machine are looking for partners who would be willing to host one of their secure lockable boxes on their site. Please email for more details.
Phone: 01672 520 133
Address: Unit 5 Whittonditch Works, Ramsbury, Wiltshire, SN8 2XB