WEEE Waste Recycling & Collection

  • One-off WEEE waste collections from homes or businesses

  • Containers and bins can be hired for larger or scheduled collections

  • Cable and scrap metal bins for electricians, plumbers a cable waste producer

  • We pay or rebate for non-ferrous metals, drop off or collection (trade only)

  • Boiler and packaging collections for plumbers

We provide affordable, efficient and environmentally friendly Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Waste Recycling & Collection.

Ad-hoc WEEE Waste Collection

  • Mixed electrical items.
  • Laptops, mobile phones and tablets accepted.
  • Call out and additional items charged.

Scheduled WEEE Collection

  • Bags, wheelie bins, bulk bags or dolav boxes can be provided.
  • Ideal for offices and warehouses.
  • Rebates for cable.

Hard Drive Data Destruction

  • Hard drives are cut and shredded.
  • 100% recycled.

Regular Trade Cable & Non-Ferrous Metal Collection

  • Popular with plumbers & electricians.
  • Rebates given at competitive prices.
  • Copper pipe, copper tanks and brass bought.
  • Upfront charge for 240Ltr bin and delivery.

What is WEEE Recycling?

WEEE recycling refers to the process of properly disposing of and recycling Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). This helps prevent environmental damage and allows valuable materials to be reused. Correct WEEE recycling also ensures compliance with UK regulations and supports sustainability efforts.

What Products Fall Under WEEE?

According to the UK Government’s Environment Agency, Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) is equipment that…

  • Relies on electric currents or electromagnetic fields to function.
  • Generates, transfers, and measures these currents and fields.
  • Is designed for use with a voltage rating of 1,000 volts or less for AC and 1,500 volts or less for DC.

As the name suggests, most electrical or electronic equipment falls under WEEE. This includes office equipment, cables, hard drives, and laptops. Other items might include printers, keyboards, and monitors, which require specific recycling processes to handle electronic waste properly.

Can Batteries Go Into WEEE Waste?

Batteries should not be disposed of in the WEEE waste recycling bins unless specifically accepted by the corresponding recycling facility. Due to their hazardous materials, batteries usually require separate recycling processes.

How to Comply with WEEE Regulations?

To comply with WEEE regulations, businesses must properly label, store, and recycle electronic waste through certified recycling programs. They must also maintain waste disposal records and ensure compliance with national guidelines to avoid penalties.

For an overview of WEEE Regulation, please visit the government website. 

How to Correctly Dispose of Electronic Waste?

Electronic waste can be disposed of using certified WEEE electrical recycling facilities. Make sure to separate e-waste from regular rubbish, ensure proper handling and follow guidelines for safe disposal to prevent environmental harm and comply with regulations.

Some local authorities include small electrical items in their WEEE disposal & recycling programs. If yours does, follow any specific instructions, such as placing these items in a clear plastic bag tied to your recycling bin.

What Are The Benefits of WEEE Waste Recycling?

Participating in WEEE waste recycling has amazing benefits! It protects the environment, conserves resources, saves energy, and creates jobs. It also ensures compliance with regulations, secures data, and reduces landfill waste. Recycling valuable materials from electronics minimises the need for raw material extraction and supports sustainable manufacturing practices.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

What does WEEE stand for in recycling?

WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, covering electronic waste recycling and disposal.

Can you put electronic items in the bin?

No, electronic items should not be thrown in the bin. To maintain compliance, designated WEEE electrical recycling services should be used.

What happens if you don't comply with WEEE?

Non-compliance with WEEE regulations can lead to fines and environmental harm due to improper electronic waste disposal.

Which item is not covered under the WEEE regulations?

Non-electronic items like furniture are not covered under WEEE regulations and require different disposal methods.

Are vapes classed as WEEE?

Yes, vapes are classed as WEEE and should be disposed of through electronic waste recycling programs.

How does electronic waste affect the environment?

Electronic waste can release toxic substances, pollute soil and water, and harm wildlife if not properly recycled.

What to do with old electronics?

For proper disposal and material recovery, old electronics should be taken to certified WEEE recycling centres.

Is it safe to recycle WEEE items containing sensitive personal information?

Yes, but ensure sensitive data is erased before recycling electronic waste to protect your personal information.

What are the benefits of WEEE waste recycling?

WEEE electrical recycling conserves resources, reduces environmental pollution, and supports sustainable waste management practices.

What are some common misconceptions about WEEE recycling?

Common misconceptions include believing all electronic waste can go in regular rubbish or thinking it’s not harmful to the environment.

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    Areas we cover

    We currently cover a great range of towns and areas in and around Surrey, Hampshire & Berkshire for WEEE Recycling.

    Areas covered include Aldershot, Ascot, Bagshot, Basingstoke, Bracknell, Camberley, Chertsey, Cobham, Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet, Guildford, Kingston, Lightwater, Maidenhead, Reading, Slough, Staines-upon-Thames, Sunningdale, Weybridge, Windsor, Winnersh, Woking, Wokingham, Yateley.

    We also have partnerships nationwide allowing us to meet your needs wherever you may be located.