WEEE Recycling
WEEE Recycling

WEEE Recycling and Disposal

WEEE stands for waste electrical and electronic equipment. Not only do we have food and natural waste, but there is also waste from electronics and electrical gadgets. And it might interest you to know that these wastes are increasing in number, and managing it as per disposal and recycling will be one of the issues that will show up in years to come.

Waste from electrical parts and/or gadgets are varying, and more and more waste is being generated because the tech used in EEE (electrical, electronic equipment) is evolving. There are different wastes from WEEE, and some of them include:

  • Printers
  • Switches
  • Servers
  • Batteries for UPS and electric toys
  • Monitors
  • Laptops and PCs
  • Mobile phones
  • Routers
  • Etc

Recycling WEEE waste is a legal, non-toxic and environmentally-friendly way of dealing with equipment designed electronically and electrically. Whatever gadget that performs work via battery or plug power is an EEE. Let us take note that the 2012 WEEE Directive states that manufacturers of EEE in Europe are liable to undertake the financial strain of equipment released on the market particularly, as per disposal. Whether you are using or making electronic equipment, the disposal should not be a problem. London Rubbish Removal provides a great way of recycling WEEE throughout London. And we work to please our customers.

What are WEEE items?

These are equipment used in or outside the home. They can be big or small in size and range from home-use gadgets to devices used in clinics, lighting, and IT devices. There are classes of WEEE:

  • Historic WEEE - devices launched in the market prior to 2005
  • Non-historic WEEE - devices launched in the market post-2005

As far back as the beginning, those who owned electronic equipment were solely accountable for disposing of them. However, from 2005, this accountability was owned by the EEE manufacturer or those who distribute the products.

So, who is under the regulation of the WEEE and what items fall into the WEEE laws? You will see that below because it is important knowledge when it comes to recycling WEEE.

  • Big home-use gadgets
  • Small home-use gadgets
  • Appliances for telecom and IT
  • Electrical and electronic tools
  • Consumer equipment
  • Devices used in medicine
  • Toys and gadgets used in recreational parks, gyms, and sporting
  • Non-manual dispensers
  • Monitoring and control equipment

Those who the WEEE regulation affect

  • Homeowners
  • Business owners
  • People who operate producer compliance schemes
  • Those who produce, import and rebrand
  • Companies that manage waste
  • Local authorities
  • Retailers

How important is the disposal of WEEE?

Unusable EEE products carry substances that are dangerous, like mercury, lead, and arsenic plus materials that do not degrade organically, including metal, glass and plastics. The environment is threatened by exposure to all these materials. How? As landfill dumps, these products give off harmful chemicals into the earth, and they find their way to water sources, contaminate them, get into our foods and, finally, our bodies. And materials like metal, plastic and glass, which do not break down organically, are likely to remain in their original state for nearly a lifetime. When this happens, our health is not safe because they pollute the environment and ecosystem.

To this end, disposing of WEEE waste is important. Besides, a lot of benefits can come from recycling this waste. Either spare parts or remodelled equipment can be produced from electrical waste in the hands of knowledgeable craftsmen. This is a much safer option than increasing global waste issues. Materials like hard drives should be safely disposed of based on DoD standards and Data Protection Act 2018. Read our post on IT equipment disposal to know more.

Complying with the rules of WEEE

Whether you make, import, sell in small quantities or use EEE products, it is your business to ensure these products get the safest possible recycling. Every business and government outfit in Europe is mandated to dump their WEEE waste legally or face huge fines or go behind bars.

Are you under the WEEE regulation? Would you like to be helped with the safe disposal and recycling of WEEE to show compliance? You are most welcome to London Rubbish Removal - the best and most affordable channel to recycle electronic waste across London. Do just one thing - give us a call, and let's begin.

WEEE management at London Rubbish Removal

We help homes and offices get rid of their unusable electronic equipment in the most legal and safe way. Our team collect this waste diligently and trash them expertly such that the environment is not harmed and our clients do not come short of WEEE regulations.

This is why you need to hire us for WEEE waste collection and disposal. Do you also know that we respond on time to appointments and work professionally while looking happy? That's what you get from our team. A landfill is not where we like to go, rather, we take your electronic waste to the best recycling plants in London. We are a safe practice team that loves to treat your waste with all the seriousness it deserves.

Since the Industry for waste management is also under the regulation of WEEE, the level of awareness on this matter is becoming larger. On our part, London Rubbish Removal is doing its best to champion this through meticulous recycling and disposal of electronic parts.

Hire us for the disposal and recycling of WEEE waste because

  • We have a licence from ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and Environmental Agency, and we have accreditation from Safe Contractor
  • We follow today's WEEE regulations by taking your electronic waste to verified recycling sites in London so our environment can be safe, and our esteemed client will be satisfied knowing you are compliant
  • Our WEEE collection and disposal are affordable
  • We also provide disposal for IT equipment and confidential data. You can reach us for any of these services

Simply call us on 020 37451018 or visit our office at Suite 17, West Africa House, Hanger Lane, London, W5 3QP, to book your WEEE collection and disposal in London. We will be pleased to hear from you.

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