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WEEE - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

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 We aim to use our blog posts to explain more clearly about the job we do, why we do it and how YOU can help this wonderful planet by recycling.

Perhaps you’ve seen the word around as you use a search engine to find out more about recycling, maybe you’ve seen it on our own website and you wish to know more...


What is WEEE?

In January 2007, the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive were introduced into the UK law by the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2006.
This regulation is in place because the main aim is to encourage people to reuse, recycle and recover equipment. This in turn reduces the total electrical and electronic equipment being produced.

The Official symbol of WEEE

Why do we need WEEE?

This law allows recyclers to help prolong the life of electrical equipment for a longer life instead of simply throwing it away and causing harm to the environment.  The European Parliament and EU Council have set goals aiming to reducing the amount of WEEE going to landfill and reducing the hazardous substance content of Electronic and Electronical Equipment (EEE). As mentioned in our previous month’s blog, thrown away electrical equipment creates harmful E-Waste.

What is categorised as WEEE?

  • Large household appliances
  • Small household appliances
  • IT and telecommunications equipment
  • Consumer equipment
  • Lighting equipment (with the exception of household luminaries)
  • Electrical and electronic tools (with the exception of large-scale stationary industrial tools)
  • Toys, leisure and sports equipment
  • Medical devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products)
  • Monitoring and control instruments
  • Automatic dispensers

What can I do to help?

If you find you have old/unused/unwanted equipment, don’t throw out with your household rubbish, give us a call and we will make a FREE* collection.  (*t&cs apply)
Let us take care of everything for you. We dispose of all your equipment safely and securely.

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