a one-stop service for disposal needs

Do you have good quality furniture, electrical, computers or other office and household items that are no longer required and can be reused?

Athali aims to provide a one-stop service for your disposal needs. Upon request our team will arrange for your unwanted items to be collected free of charge!
We collect items across Hong Kong at no charge. Direct Donations are essential to keeping our service running. Any donation made will contribute directly to Creating a Better Community, helping with Athali running costs, and helping us to help the community.

ELETRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT RECYCLING

Waste Electric and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) is a complex waste stream due to the mixture of materials and components used, many of which are hazardous.

To ensure that this complex and growing waste stream is properly managed, Athali works with WEEE specialists to ensure that any WEEE waste produced by our customers is treated properly.

We aim to minimise the carbon footprint and environmental impact associated with WEEE by maximising the quality and quantity of equipment reused and recycled.

WEEE collections can be tailored to suit your requirements. Whether it is a single appliance unit or a bulk load of equipment, Athali can make the necessary arrangements to ensure the equipment is collected and treated properly.

We offer a range of flexible and tailored WEEE and Hazardous waste collection services for the following items:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Televisions
  • Large electrical appliances
  • Small electrical appliances
  • Lamps and fluorescent tubes
  • Refrigeration units

SECURE DATA DESTRUCTION & ERASURE

We understand the importance of data privacy and security, therefore we dispose of your computers and servers using recognised data wiping technology to securely wipe off your data prior to any refurbishment or recycling.

We employ industrial-grade DoD 5220.22-M compliant data erasure technology to destroy all data on harddisks, SSD & USB disks completely, eliminating any possibility of future recovery of deleted files and folders.

Standard DoD 5220.22-M, US DoD 5220.22-M (ECE)

US Department of Defense in the clearing and sanitizing standard DoD 5220.22-M recommends the approach to “Overwrite all addressable locations with a character, its complement, then a random character and verify” (see table with comments) for clearing and sanitizing information on any writable media.

To conform this security standard in our service, this approach has been implemented, i.e. triple data overwriting for the destruction of remains of sensitive data.

US Department of Defense 5220.22-M Clearing and Sanitization Matrix

Media Clear Sanitize
Magnetic Tape1
Type I a or b a, b, or m
Type II a or b b or m
Type III a or b m
Magnetic Disk
Bernoullis a, b, or c m
USBs(floppys) a or b b or m
Non-Removable Rigid Disk c a, b, d , or m
Removable Rigid Disk a, b, or c a, b, d , or m
Optical Disk
Read Many, Write Many c m
Read Only m,n
Write Once, Read Many (Worm) m, n
Memory
Dynamic Random Access memory (DRAM) c or g c, g, or m
Electronically Alterable PROM (EAPROM) i j or m
Electronically Erasable PROM (EEPROM) i h or m
Erasable Programmable (ROM (EPROM) k l, then c, or m
Flash EPROM (FEPROM) i c then i, or m
Programmable ROM (PROM) c m
Magnetic Bubble Memory c a, b, c, or m
Magnetic Core Memory c a, b, e, or m
Magnetic Plated Wire c c and f, or m
Magnetic Resistive Memory c m
Nonvolatile RAM (NOVRAM) c or g c, g, or m
Read Only Memory ROM m
Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) c or g c and f, g, or m
Equipment
Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) g q
Printers
Impact g p then g
Laser g o then g
  1. Degauss with a Type I degausser
  2. Degauss with a Type II degausser.
  3. Overwrite all addressable locations with a single character.
  4. Overwrite all addressable locations with a character, its complement, then a random character and verify.

THIS METHOD IS NOT APPROVED FOR SANITIZING MEDIA THAT CONTAINS TOP SECRET INFORMATION.

  1. Overwrite all addressable locations with a character, its complement, then a random character.
  2. Each overwrite must reside in memory for a period longer than the classified data resided.
  3. Remove all power to include battery power.
  4. Overwrite all locations with a random pattern, all locations with binary zeros, all locations with binary ones.
  5. Perform a full chip erase as per manufacturer’s data sheets.
  6. Perform i above, then c above, a total of three times.
  7. Perform an ultraviolet erase according to manufacturer’s recommendation.
  8. Perform k above, but increase time by a factor of three.
  9. Destroy – Disintegrate, incinerate, pulverize, shred, or melt.
  10. Destruction required only if classified information is contained.
  11. Run five pages of unclassified text (font test acceptable).
  12. Ribbons must be destroyed. Platens must be cleaned.
  13. Inspect and/or test screen surface for evidence of burned-in information. If present, the cathode ray tube must be destroyed.

FURNITURE RECYCLING

Athali also collects, refurbish and recycle used furniture and homeware that are still in good or acceptable condition

  • Arm Chair, Sofa
  • Bed, Bedside Table
  • Bookcase, Shelves
  • Chest of drawers
  • Coffee Table, Side table
  • Dining Table, Dining Chair
  • Kitchenware, Utensils
  • Lamp, Ceiling Lights
  • Office Cabinet
  • Office Chair
  • Office Conference Table
  • Office Desk/Table
  • Paintings, Framed Mirrors
  • Plant Pots, Vase, Decorative Items
  • Shoe Cabinet
  • Sideboards, buffets & console tables
  • TV Stand, TV Bench
  • Wardrobe