Waste Electronic & Electrical Equipment Recycling

WEEE & IT Waste Collection

Since the introduction of the Waste Electronic & Electrical Equipment (WEEE) directive, office computers, kitchen appliances and any similar electrical equipment are legally required to be diverted from landfill.

Waste Electronic & Electrical Equipment Recycling

Electric Waste Disposal

Since the introduction of the Waste Electronic & Electrical Equipment (WEEE) directive, office computers, kitchen appliances and any similar electrical equipment are legally required to be diverted from landfill.

What is WEEE?

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) refers to any household or commercial electronic or electrical equipment that is redundant or no longer required. Anything that is powered by a battery or plug socket is classed as electrical. WEEE can include:

  • Fridge Freezers
  • Washing Machines
  • Microwaves
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Fluorescent Tube Lighttight
  • Shop Cash Registers and Tills
  • Computers and Printers
  • Televisions & DVD Players
  • Electronic Lawnmowers
  • Games Consoles
WEEE Waste Recycling

All electronic waste is considered too dangerous to be taken to a landfill site. This is because toxic materials contained in electrical waste, such as lead, mercury and cadmium, have a tendency to leak into the soil when disposed of in this manner, harming ecosystems and potentially polluting water supplies.

Electronic Waste disposal has to be taken care of in a specialised way. This varies depending on the type of waste but generally electronic waste needs to be dismantled and, where possible, reused.

We recycle over 95% of the waste, diverting it away from landfill.

Treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Due to the complex mix of product types and materials (TV's contains 6% metal and 50% glass, whereas a cooker is 89% metal and 6% glass), some of which are hazardous (including arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury and certain flame retardants). WEEE recycling poses a number of health risks that need to be adequately managed.

 

Why is WEEE recycling important?

Technological advancements mean that there is a fast turnaround of electrical goods - with huge numbers being thrown into landfill. Not only does this take up lots of space, but electronic waste disposal can result in harmful metals, such as lead, mercury and cadmium, soaking into landfill soils and polluting water supplies.

The WEEE Directive was introduced to support sustainable production and consumption by reducing the amount of electrical equipment being incinerated or going into landfill.

The Greener Waste Disposal Company

We pride ourselves on our green credentials and our desire to ensure as much of your waste can be reused or recycled. This is why we have such a great record of over 95% of the waste we collect avoiding landfill by being forwarded to specialist recycling facilities.

Where ever possible we make the utmost effort to either upcycle or reuse by being given to charity.

  • smart-home-smoke-sensor-opt 95%+ Waste Avoids Landfill
  • smart-home-smoke-sensor-opt Most waste types recycled

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