Did you know that every year people dump roughly 50 million tonnes of harmful and toxic electronic waste into the environment?
In the EU, the target is to collect 65 tonnes of e-waste by 2019. The new law, enforced in 2014, replaces the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive of 2003. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, governs how manufacturers and retailers in European countries behave in regards to recycling.
What is WEEE?
WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Anything that requires batteries or a plug to operate is classified as Electrical or Electronic. WEEE is one of the fastest growing waste streams; around 1 million tonnes of WEEE is thrown away in the UK every year. It contains valuable metals, as well as plastics and other materials that can be recovered through the electronic recycling process and then used to make new products.
By electronic recycling your old and unwanted electrical items, you’re doing your bit to help the environment by preventing potentially hazardous waste from entering landfill and causing soil and water contamination.
What does WEEE include?
- electrical chargers
- DIY tools
- remote controls
- electric toothbrushes
- washing machines
- tumble dryers
- food processors
- electric cookers
- CD players
- electronic toys
- vacuum cleaners
- game consoles
London City Waste Clearance offers a hassle free WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) clearance and IT disposal service. Whether you are disposing a single photocopier or a thousand computers, we will clear all your electronic equipment. Our electronic recycling means we will dispose of or will reuse unwanted electronic items fulfilling our commitment to reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.
All our work is carried out in accordance to the legislation put in place by The Environment Agency. All electronic recycling will be carried out in accordance with The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive. Our service is fully compliant with this directive, as well as being highly responsible and environmentally friendly.
Our smart friendly staff will arrive at a time that suits you. When we complete any WEEE removal task, we’ll provide you with a waste transfer note which proves you have signed over all the responsibility for the waste to us. Once the items leave your premises, they are our responsibility, and we’ll deal with them in an ethical manner.
To find out more about how London City Waste Clearance can help your electronic recycling, contact us for a free, no-obligation same day quote.
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