Let’s start with the obvious. What is IT WEEE Waste?

WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and covers a huge range of devices – basically anything powered by a battery or a plug. That includes your firm’s IT hardware – your computers, mobile phones, printers and monitors (amongst other things). Hence the term IT WEEE Waste.

Today, the amount of WEEE waste being generated in the UK is increasing rapidly. In fact, according to the Environment Agency, WEEE Waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the UK. And your out of date IT is part of that.

So now that this equipment is no longer of any use, what can be done? That’s where we come in.

Recycling of IT WEEE has become a specialist role in the waste and recycling industry. It’s governed by the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013, the main objective of which is to reduce the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites, by ensuring that electrical and electronic equipment is recycled in a sustainable way.

Our IT WEEE recycling services have been designed to take the stress out of your IT WEEE management. We take care of everything. Which means harmful metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium stay out of landfill sites.

The Importance of WEEE Recycling

We’re seeing such rapid advancements being made in technology almost on a daily basis, and these advancements soon render relatively modern electronic equipment out of date. Think about how often you upgrade your mobile; or how quickly big brands introduce new, all-singing, all-dancing models far better than the previous option.

In order to avoid huge piles ending up in landfill, it’s vital that they are recycled responsibly. While this varies depending on the type of waste, it generally means that the item in question is dismantled and, where possible, the components reused.

Our IT WEEE Service

We provide a simple, cost-effective solution to your IT WEEE management, as well as UK-wide collection. It’s a very straightforward process and ensures that you not only meet your corporate and social responsibilities, but also stay on the right side of your GDPR / WEEE compliance.

Here’s just a few reasons why some of the UK’s biggest businesses trust us to dispose of their unwanted IT equipment:

  • Free professional secure service
  • Free nationwide collections (subject to minimum quantities)
  • Guaranteed data destruction
  • Comprehensive reporting
  • ISO 9001, 14001 and 27001 accredited
  • UK GDPR / WEEE compliant
  • Extensive industry experience
  • Cutting-edge processing facilities
  • Certified carbon neutral business

The whole process has been designed to be effortless from start to finish. For more information about how the process works, click here.