What is WEEE

Recycling of WEEE is a specialist part of the waste and recycling industry.  It is a rapidly growing sub-sector due largely to the implementation of the original WEEE Directive in the UK by the WEEE Regulations 2006, With that came the associated requirements  for the recovery, reuse, recycling and treatment  of  WEEE.   The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 became law in the UK on the 1st of January 2014 and replaced the 2006 Regulations.

Information below is taken from the UK Government HSE web site. For more information click on this link

What are WEEE items

  • Large household appliances e.g. fridges, cookers, microwaves, washing machines and dishwashers
  • Small household appliances e.g. vacuum cleaners, irons, toasters and clocks
  • IT and telecommunications equipment – e.g. personal computers, copying equipment, telephones and pocket calculators
  • Consumer equipment e.g. radios, televisions, hi-fi equipment, camcorders ad musical instruments
  • Lighting equipment e.g. straight and compact fluorescent tubes and high intensity discharge lamps
  • Electrical and electronic tools – e.g. drills, saws and sewing machines, electric lawnmowers
  • Toys, leisure and sports equipment e.g. electric trains, games consoles and running machines
  • Medical devices e.g. (non infected) dialysis machines, analysers, medical freezers and cardiology equipment
  • Monitoring and control equipment e .g. smoke detectors, thermostats and heating regulators
  • Automatic dispensers e.g. hot drinks dispensers and money dispensers

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How we process WEEE

Large household appliances (e.g. ovens, fridges, washing machines) currently make up over 40% of WEEE but there are large volumes of other equipment such as IT equipment (mainly computers), TVs (over two million discarded each year), small household appliances (e.g. kettles and hair dryers), electrical tools, digital watches, electronic toys and medical devices.

Such items contain a wide variety of materials e.g. an average TV contains 6% metal and 50% glass, whereas a cooker is 89% metal and only 6% glass. Other materials found include plastics, ceramics and precious metals.

We use whatever process is appropriate for the item to be disposed of. Please contact us on 01824 750340 if you have any doubts as to whether we can deal with a particular material. General white goods, IT equipment and mist electrical goods are no problem.

CONTACT US

Ring for price/tonne for the following:
  • Circuit boards
  • Fridge motors
  • Gold memory
  • Laptops
  • Motherboards
  • PSUs
  • Plugs
  • Computers
Phone: 01824 750 340
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