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WEEE Disposal and Recycling
WEEE Disposal and Recycling

WEEE Disposal and Recycling

WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. This is a type of waste that is quickly generating across the globe. Disposing and recycling this waste in a way it doesn't cause harm is a big problem for our ecosystem now and later on.

There are numerous types of WEEE waste, and it keeps increasing since electronic tech keeps improving. Here are some examples of WEEE:

  • Printers
  • Laptops or PCs
  • Mobile phones and tablets
  • UPS batteries
  • Routers
  • Monitors
  • Switches
  • Servers

All appliances that operate with a plug or battery are classified as electrical and electronics. Recycling WEEE involves disposing of these appliances in a non-dangerous, effective way that complies with environmental safety. The 2012 Directive of WEEE stipulates that European manufacturers and distributors will bear the cost of any impact the products they release into the market, particularly the disposed of ones have on the environment.

Whether you are buying or manufacturing, recycling your electronics has become easier with the services of London Rubbish Clearance as we provide WEEE recycling for Londoners. Whatever be your needs, we can handle them for you.

What items are covered by WEEE?

These are items that are either used in the house or outside the house and may be big or small in sizes, such as lighting, electric dispenser, medical appliances and IT devices. There is what is known as historic WEEE - devices launched in the market prior to 2005. The non-historic WEEE include items on the market after 2005. History shows that whoever owned the equipment is responsible for disposing of it however, since 2005, the manufacturer or distributor carried this responsibility.

That said, here are items that, when it comes to recycling, it should be done according to WEEE regulations:

  • Small-size in-house appliances
  • Big-size in-house appliances
  • Equipment for IT and telecom
  • Consumer equipment
  • Automatic dispensers
  • Instruments for control and monitoring
  • Medical devices
  • Sports and leisure equipment and toys
  • Electrical and electronic tools

Those covered by the regulations of WEEE

  • Homeowners
  • Business operators
  • Retailers
  • Local authorities
  • Producers, rebranders and importers
  • Operators of producer compliance scheme
  • Waste management industry

How relevant is WEEE waste disposal?

Toxic chemicals are contained in every electrical device - this ranges from lead, mercury to arsenic plus other materials like metals, glass and plastics, which cannot be decomposed by microorganisms but are pollutants. As a landfill material, these old electronic appliances will decompose and release harmful substances into the earth, including water sources. Gradually, these toxins penetrate our food and bodies. Even worse is the fact that metals, plastic and glass can stay in the environment without disintegrating for years on end. Our health, environment and ecosystem are not safe with this kind of occurrence.

Legally recycling WEEE is relevant enough to discourage these materials from entering the environment and causing problems. WEEE can be recycled and used as spare parts. As for the disposal of hard drives, since they contain confidential information, it must follow the Data Protection Act 2018 and DOD standards.

Staying compliant with WEEE laws

Everybody who uses an electrical appliance, whether as a producer, distributor, retailer, and final consumer, must be intentional about the legal disposal of WEEE. It is mandatory that businesses and government parastatals in Europe trash WEEE according to standards, as non-compliance can attract large fines and jail times.

It is easy to comply with the disposal standard of WEEE. London Rubbish Clearance is your practical and simple channel to get rid of electronic waste such that you don't have to be penalised. Simply reach out to our team today.

Collecting and recycling electronic waste in London

Are you a business or homeowner? Do you have junk electronics you need to dispose of? London Rubbish Clearance is an expert waste collection and disposal company that is out to help you do it right. Yes, our methods are in tandem with WEEE disposal regulations.

A little more about us shows that we are a reliable junk collector with a timely and efficient system of taking electronic waste and having them recycled at leading plants across the nation. Landfills scarcely see our waste. And because your health and environmental safety matter to us, we employ only highly trained staff as our workforce to ensure the safe disposal of electronic waste.

More and more waste collectors are getting to know about WEEE. And at London Rubbish Clearance, we are running with the trend to control and manage electronic waste effectively.

Why choose us?

  • We have an operational licence from the Environmental Agency, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, and are accredited by Safe Contractor
  • Our electronic wastes are recycled at the best recycling plants in the country according to the existing legislation so that our customers can be satisfied knowing we are law-abiding waste collectors. And we charge moderately for WEEE waste collection and disposal.
  • If you need to clear away computers or other IT units, plus confidential documents, we can help you do so. You may contact us for more details on this.

Our WEEE disposal service is exceptional and speaks for itself. Call London Rubbish Clearance now on 020 37450854 to request our disposal services.

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