IT Waste Disposal & Recycling
How the Process Works..
The WEEE Directive
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) was introduced into UK law in January 2007 by the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment Regulations 2006. The WEEE Directive aims to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being produced and to encourage everyone to reuse, recycle and recover it. WEEE is the fastest growing waste stream in the UK. Each year in the UK, the general public dispose of over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste.
To legally transport and recycle WEEE waste you must be licenced by the Environment Agency. Any company that offers this service must hold a Waste Carriers Licence and an environmental permit or exemption. All WEEE waste should be recycled in accordance with Guidance on Best Available Treatment, Recovery and Recycling Techniques (BATRRT) and treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
Movement of all WEEE waste must be accompanied by a WTN and if in the case of Lead Acid Batteries and Cathode Ray Monitor a Hazardous Waste Consignment Note. In association with the HWCN the producer must register with the E.A. These documents must detail all the information shown in the example Hazardous Waste Consignment Note below.
Contact us to arrange a collection, we can usually collect within 2 days. Once collected we will leave you with an itemised list of equipment for your records..
Once the equipment is back with us an assessment is carried out on all equipment. Items will be identified as waste or recyclable. Data is permanently destroyed using CESG approved methods.
At the end of the process we produce an audit report listing item information including asset tags, make, model, serial no where legible. Finally a waste transfer note is provided with the audit report.