Recycling & The Law

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WEEE directive and The Hazardous Waste Regulations.

The recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment is mainly governed by two sets of legalisation – the WEEE directive and The Hazardous Waste Regulations.

All electrical waste is considered WEEE regardless if it is still working.

The older CRT monitors and UPS (server batteries) are classified as hazardous waste and disposal is governed by further regulation and must be declared to the Environment Agency.

Don’t worry – We understand these regulations and can ensure that your company is compliant and that you have all the paperwork you need.

See our licensing page for a copy of our Hazardous waste carriers licence and our WEEE exemption certificate.

For more information please give us a call.

WEEE Recycling issues

Did you know that the disposal of what is called WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) has specific laws in the UK? In January of 2007 the WEEE Directive came into force in the UK, see Environment Agency Web Site.

What about data protection?

Certain types of information held on computers (see About The Data Protection Act) must be completely wiped before the computer can be recycled. Don’t worry we can do this for you – this type of wiping is different from the normal deleting of a file you may perform as a routine, it involves special software to completely wipe the data.