IT recycling > Legislation
IT Security and Responsibility
Some company directors may be surprised to know that by law, you are now responsible for ensuring redundant IT equipment is safely disposed of and any sensitive information within does not reach the public domain.
Paper Round can help.
The Waste Electronics and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Directive is new European legislation. For the first time it puts an obligation on businesses to ensure the correct disposal and recycling of their electronic and IT equipment.
The electronics industry is subsidising a number of collection schemes, but this is only for household waste. Businesses must still arrange and pay for their own recycling.
It is your Company's legal responsibility to ensure personal information of individuals (staff or customers) does not enter the public domain.
The rise in identity theft has increased the importance of safeguarding personal data.
To help demonstrate your compliance with the Act you should specify one of Paper Round's certified enhanced security options when disposing of your PC's.
Duty of Care Waste Transfer Notes (WTN) can be issued for all one-off IT collections. Existing Paper Round members are covered by our annual WTN but we can issue an additional WTN for IT on request.
If we are carrying hazardous waste we will generate a Consignment Note and notify the Environment Agency as appropriate.