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The government is committed to making sure that limited amounts of electronic waste is sent to landfill or incinerated. And so are we. You will likely find that any electronic items you have will be marked with a symbol showing a crossed-out wheelie bin. This is to remind you that they should not be thrown away with the rest of your waste products, but should try to be recycled by a valid waste disposal organisation, such as ourselves.

Paperwork and documentation

We have all the relevant licences in place to ensure that we are following all the necessary regulations as set out in The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013. These can be inspected ahead of us collecting your waste, so that you can be sure that you are adhering to the laws. We have security-vetted personnel who will come to collect the waste from your business. 

Our IT recycling service offers data destruction as standard, meaning all your data is completely destroyed and the hard drive is fully shredded. We will also provide a certificate of data destruction for you to keep, meaning that you and us are covered if there are any queries or concerns from your clients, customers or the Environment Agency.

We can also give you 24/7 access to your historical documentation, should you require it.

What do we do with your electronic waste?

We will come to your site to do a survey of what equipment you have and will then provide you with a free no-obligation quote for our services, which will also detail our intentions with regard to items that can be reused and sold on, or parts which can be recycled into other electrical components.

Even if items are unable to be refurbished or have the parts recovered for other uses, the incineration procedure we use produces renewable energy, so it is actually of benefit to the environment, rather than harming it.

We can collect any form of electrical office equipment, from PCs and laptops to modems and franking machines, and dispose of it carefully and responsibly, on your behalf.

Why is electronic waste classed as hazardous?

Persistent Organic Pollutants, or POPS, are generally found in the plastics used in electrical equipment. A directive came into force in July 2019 that insists that electronic waste is assumed to contain these POPS unless it can be proved otherwise.

In addition, various chemicals are present in e-waste which can be harmful to humans and the surrounding environment if not disposed of properly. These can include, but are not limited to, lead, mercury, CFCs and even asbestos.

Final thoughts

If you don’t want to fall foul of the WEEE regulations and don’t really understand what they mean for you and your business, then leave it all to us. Contact us today to find out how we can help you to dispose of your IT waste carefully and considerately. We may even be able to sell it on and provide you with an income stream with which to buy new equipment. Give us a call now on 0800 078 9580 and have a chat with one of our knowledgeable team. You may be surprised by the lengths we will go to.