Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is any kind of waste which includes electronic materials. This could include any kind of regular household equipment, such as laptops, wires and mobile phones, as well as a range of office and retail equipment including printers, fax machines and servers.
Following the WEEE waste regulations 2006, our WEEE disposal services are designed to cut down on the amount of electronic waste that is sent to the landfill. These regulations make it absolutely necessary for you to send your e-waste to real authorities on the matter, and take steps to ensure that it is recycled, rather than simply abandoned. If you fail to comply with WEEE Disposal legislations, then you could run the risk of incurring costly fines that will really impact your business in a negative way.
Why Is WEEE Disposal Essential For Your Business?
Our professional services can ensure that all the e-waste your business produces is dealt with in an eco-friendly manner and that your business remains compliant with the appropriate directives. Even if you have had little e-waste to deal with in the past, any retailer who provides electrical equipment now has an obligation to provide WEEE disposal to their customers.
All kinds of electrical products contain a range of valuable and precious materials which can easily be extracted and recycled for reuse. In something like a laptop, for example, there are more than 60 elements which can be easily recycled for reuse.
What Counts As Waste Electrical And Electronic Equipment?
If you manufacture, sell or handle electronic equipment during your working life, then you need reliable and cost-effective WEEE management to ensure that you stay on the right side of the law. WEEE includes practically all items which require a plug or battery power source.
There are 10 kinds of waste electrical and electronic equipment which you need to be on the lookout for, including:
- Large Household Appliances – Fridges, TVs, et cetera.
- Small Household Appliances – Kettles, Microwaves, et cetera.
- IT and Telecommunications – Laptops, Computers, Mobile Phones, et cetera.
- Consumer Equipment.
- Medical Devices.
- Monitoring and Control Equipment.
- Automatic Dispensers.
- Lighting Equipment.
- Electrical and Electronic Tools.
- Toys, Leisure and Sports Equipment.
Recycling metals from WEEE waste uses a fraction of the energy needed to mine for new materials. Recovering 10kg of aluminium uses no more than 10% of the energy need for its primary production. This prevents:
- 13 kg Bauxite residue
- 8.11 kg Sulphur Dioxide
- 28kg CO2
Why Is Reliable WEEE Recycling So Important?
Recycling materials and metals from waste electronics uses only a fraction of the energy that is needed to mine for new materials. For example, if you were to recover 10kg of aluminium from waste electronics, then you will be consuming as little as 10% of the energy that you need in order to produce it in the first place.
This can prevent a great deal of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere and drastically increase your business’ eco-friendliness.
Get In Touch With Recycling Services Today For Reliable WEEE Disposal
Here at Recycling Services, we are able to provide a full range of WEEE disposal services to ensure that all of your electronic waste is dealt with in a reliable and environmentally-friendly manner. Our solutions can deal with waste generated by a range of businesses, including commercial, office, industrial and retail companies.
For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our professional team today on 01952 204471. Alternatively, you can email any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back in touch with you as soon as we can.