WEEE recycling – if you're a business you need to know and comply with the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations? Make sure you comply with WEEE with Greenzone's summary.
All organisations have a legal responsibility under the WEEE regulations to ensure that their waste electrical and electronic equipment is recycled and disposed of correctly.
What are the WEEE Regulations?
The WEEE Regulations, also known as the WEEE Directive, came into force in July 2007. These regulations prevent commercial electrical and electronic waste going to landfill; it forces companies to recycle their electrical and electronic equipment.
What equipment is covered by the WEEE Regulations?
Most, if not all, organisations will be affected by the WEEE legislation as it covers equipment including:
- IT and telecommunications equipment including computers, laptops and monitors as well as mobile phones and their batteries
- Lighting equipment including fluorescent lights which are also defined as Hazardous Waste
- Electrical and electronic tools
- Monitoring and control instruments
As well as some 'consumer' items which businesses may use such as:
- Large household appliances like fridges
- Small household appliances like kettles
In essence, any item in your business premises that uses electricity will be subject to these regulations. From kettles, toasters, microwaves and fridges to mobile phones, computers, monitors and fluorescent tubes, every business will be affected by WEEE.
How can you make sure your organisation complies with WEEE?
Greenzone can help you comply with WEEE by providing:
- Collection and recycling of WEEE materials
- Treatment at authorised facilities
- Paperwork relating to the disposal of WEEE materials
For more detailed information on Greenzone's WEEE recycling and disposal service please visit our services pages, use the contact form below or call us on 0845 8844550.
For more information on how Greenzone can help with your entire waste disposal and recycling, call us now on 0845 8844550.