WEEE Management London
WEEE management is one of the trickiest and most regulated waste streams. As a business, you need to have a working knowledge of how to handle this kind of waste. If you do not, however, do not despair. Waste company has all the experience and skills as well as knowledge of how to handle WEEE. No matter your WEEE requirements and needs, Waste company has got you covered.
The great thing about WEEE, even though it may be considered hazardous, it is quite easy to recycle. Some companies provide their customers with an option to return their electronics when they no longer have use for them or damaged to eliminate weee. But, if you’re looking to dispose of a number of weee items in bulk, Waste company is your bet. We’re eco friendly, efficient with zero landfill policy. Call us today on 020 3369 6005
What is WEEE?
Weee is an abbreviation for Waste for Electrical and Electronic Equipment. That means any waste for anything that has a plug, runs on batteries or electricity. The rapid demand for electrical equipments and the increased technological growth has caused weee to be one of the most growing waste stream. As soon as a newer, better gadget comes through, we tend to throw away the existing ones even if they’re still in perfectly good condition.
However, WEEE tends to be laced with highly hazardous materials such as mercury which may leak into the soil and our water systems and contaminate it. That is why countries began setting regulations that govern weee management.
How is WEEE Recycled?
WEEE is meant to be recycled and disposed of properly. Your business might not specialise in the production of electronic equipment but nowadays, every business has some kind of weee it produces. Which means every business is likely to require weee recycling or disposal.
We will collect the weee, sort it and dismantle it to tiny pieces so we can separate the items that can be recycled. We will then send the recyclable parts to our recycling centres where they will be remade into new electrical pieces to be used in items such as cars, cellphones, computers and other electrical equipment. Those parts that cannot be recycled will be disposed of.
How Do You Dispose of WEEE?
One of the most problematic weee to dispose of are IT equipment such as computers and laptops and other hardware. This is because these items often contain hazardous chemicals and materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium, etc. If our computers are obsolete in your business but someone else may be able to use them, you may consider selling them or
giving them up to charity. However, if they’re broken beyond repair, calling a waste recycling company like us will save you a world of trouble with the law by disposing of your waste in an environmentally friendly way.
Weee disposal is a tricky business. It needs to be done in an eco-friendly way that ensures that contact with civilians, our water supply and places we grow our food in does not come into contact with the waste. The only way you can be sure of this protocol being followed is if you use a waste disposal company that knows what it’s doing.
The Different Types of WEE
There are about 10 main types of weee, namely:
- Medical devices: x ray machines, cardiology equipment, medical freezers.
- Large electric appliances such as fridges, washing machines, stoves, cookers.
- Small electric appliances: Irons, toasters, vacuum cleaners
- IT and Telecommunications equipment: Mobile phones, laptops, printers, PCs.
- Toys, leisure and sports equipment: game consoles, gym equipments like treadmills, trains
- Electrical and electronic tool: Drills, swas, electric lawn mowers, sewing machines
- Lighting equipment: Fluorescent light bulbs and other types of electrical lamps.
- Monitoring and control equipment: smoke detectors, motion sensors.
- Consumer equipment: camera, radios, television, stereo
- Automatic dispenser: Coffee makers, water dispenser, money dispensers.