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WEEE Directive

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive was transposed into UK law from a European Community Directive in 2006. The Directive stipulates that collection, recycling and recovery rates of electrical goods should be at 4kg per capita, so the UK regulations place legal obligations on householders and businesses to prevent WEEE being disposed of in the general waste stream. For businesses, a licensed waste carrier must be contracted to collect and either recycle or recover the WEEE, and it must not be placed into the general waste stream. 100% of the WEEE Secure Paper collects is recovered, and we prioritise reuse over recycling in accordance with the waste hierarchy.

What do we collect?

  • office equipment

    Office equipment

    Unwanted computers, printers, phones and other pieces of office equipment can all be recycled. You can find out more about our IT recycling on our ITAD page.

  • kitchen appliances

    Kitchen appliances

    Anything with a plug counts as WEEE; we can collect toasters, kettles, microwaves and any other unwanted kitchen appliances.

  • furniture

    Furniture

    Chairs, desks and any other kind of furniture can be collected. Items in good condition will be reused, those beyond repair will be disassembled and the parts recycled.

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    White goods

    Dishwashers, washing machines and fridges can all be collected. Items containing ozone depleting substances, like fridges, will require a hazardous waste note.

How do we collect?

  • Roll cage

    • For larger quantities of electrical equipment and small pieces of furniture
    • We drop the cage off and collect it along with your other recycling, at a time that suits you
    • On wheels, so useful for bulking up equipment that is stored in various locations
  • clearance

    Clearance

    • We can collect loose items of electronic equipment and furniture
    • Collected along with your other recycling or as a one-off clearance
    • You will be asked for an inventory of items and we will provide you with a quote

What happens to your electrical & furniture

  • What happens to your electrical & furniture step 1

    Electrical and furniture waste is generated at your workplace

    1

  • What happens to your electrical & furniture step 2

    Our truck will collect your equipment from your premises

    2

  • What happens to your electrical & furniture step 3

    All electrical and furniture waste is taken back to our depot where it is sorted and assessed

    3

  • What happens to your electrical & furniture step 4

    It is then sent on for recycling or reuse

    4

How do we collaborate with you?

We've perfected our approach to working with our clients over the last 30 years to maximise their recycling rates

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