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WEEE Recycling Canterbury

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. 

At Waste company, we offer cost-effective WEEE collection and promise to dispose of it carefully and in accordance with the WEEE Directive. Our staff is experienced and knowledgeable about WEEE recycling, so your business is safe with us.

With the growing use of technology came the increasingly rapid use of electrical equipment waste. It is now one of the most rapidly growing types of waste. This is because as technology advances, our technological gadgets that we already own go out of date just as quickly and we have to replace them with newer versions

How Does WEEE Recycling Work?

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.  That is why there is a WEEE Directive set in place.

The WEEE Directive enforces the recycling of electronic waste material. It ensures that:

  • All WEEE is collected separately from other waste and disposed of responsibly. Failure to do this would result in the waste ending up in landfills where the toxins released would end up in people’s water supplies and the soil and that could be fatal. 
  • Creation of WEEE, where possible, is prevented by ensuring efficient use of the materials by reusing and other forms of recovery. 

The RoHS Directive restricts the use of certain hazardous materials and substances in electronic and electrical equipment (EEE). RoHS stands for Reduction of Hazardous Substances.

When we’re recycling WEEE, we will transport it to the recycling plants where it will be sorted and dismantled into tiny pieces so that the items that can be recycled can be separated. The recyclable parts will then 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.

Dangers Associated With WEEE Waste

Electrical items contain a lot of harmful substances that, if not disposed of properly, can leak into the soil and contaminate our drinking water. They also emit harmful gasses into the atmosphere. Some of the dangers associated with WEE are:

Environmental impact: Recycling weee helps avoid weee ending up in landfills and causing harm to wildlife and human life. Some weee contain mercury,radioactive substances, and asbestos, all of which are very harmful to the environment and human lives.

Fire and explosion risks: Other weee items such as fridges and freezers and  items with batteries are highly combustible and may cause fire hazards if left carelessly in the open. 

With Waste company, all of your weee recycling worries will be put to rest. We will provide you with a waste transfer note and a waste audit. We are always eager to help you uphold your duty of care pledge!

What is Classified as WEEE?

WEEE is Waste Electrical and Environmental Equipment. It is a waste resulting from all equipment and materials that require the use of electricity. Some are battery-powered. This consists of equipment and tools such as computers, medical equipment, electronics (TV’s, fridges, food dispensing machine and other large electrical equipment), PV solar panels, fluorescent tubes to mention a few. 

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. 

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