ELECTRONIC WASTE (WEEE WASTE)

Some waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is classified as hazardous waste. This includes WEEE that contains hazardous components or substances such as:

  • Polychlorinated biphenyls, for example in capacitors.
  • Ozone-depleting substances for example in fridges and freezers.

The WEEE Problem

The WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU) was designed to reduce the amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment that ends up in landfill. Through the product cycle of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) it may require changes to be made to adjust its product design which will help to optimise quicker dismantling and its recycling properties. 

The WEEE Directive also includes national WEEE processing systems and collection points, which were made to allow consumers to electrical and electronic equipment into separating waste streams to other waste. This means it can be kept track of, processed and reported to the national enforcement authority, so that it is completely taken care of in a safe and environmentally friendly way that meets the expectations of the law. 

A solution to the WEEE problem

If you or your business produce electrical waste, you are expected to carry out the correct processes of WEEE, put in place to ensure its safe and proper disposal. It is standard that you have involvement with your local government and that you are a member of a Producer Compliance Scheme. This will establish a crucial link between you and environmental agencies as well as a number of services to help you to properly dispose of electrical and electronic equipment legally. 

Here at Fresco Environmental, we understand that this can be confusing and complex and so as a TWM (Total Waste Management) provider, we will take care of absolutely everything for you. From start to finish, we can manage, distribute and dispose of your electronic waste using sustainable means and reliable equipment. We are 100% compliant and knowledgeable with the law surrounding WEEE and will work with you to find the best and most effective way to dispose of the bi-product waste that is produced as part of your work.

The WEEE Regulations

Historical WEEE is classed as EEE that was placed on the UK market prior to August 15 2005.

New WEEE relates to EEE that has been placed on the market since August 15 2005. It is now standard practice that New WEEE contains a crossed out wheelie bin symbol.

WEEE materials have been broken down into 5 waste streams:

  1. Large Domestic Appliances (LDA) including washing machines, cookers, tumble dryers, dishwashers etc.
  2. Cooling appliances – Such as fridges and freezers
  3. CRTs (cathode ray tubes) including televisions and computer monitors
  4. Fluorescent tubes and light bulbs
  5. SDA (small domestic appliances) including Kettles, toasters, microwaves, vacuum cleaners

Disposing of electrical equipment

We attend regular on-site visits and completely monthly performance reviews with a robust KPI reporting schedule, to constantly work to see if we can improve your waste management. 

We deliver lasting financial and environmental benefits. Our business solutions are fitted precisely to your needs. We deliver on our promise of professionally engineered solutions which meet your needs and deliver long-term synergistic relationships.

All of our total waste solutions are to the highest standard and encompasses our zero waste to landfill solutions. This means we work to reduce any negative environmental impacts that may occur from ineffective recycling, via our dedicated account management team and advanced recycling technologies. 

Contact us today and just ask and our friendly team are on hand to offer advice and offer a fully comprehensive WEEE waste consultation.

A sustainable solution for waste management across the North-WEst

“Fresco Environmental provides bespoke recycling and environmental services for all our clients. We operate as an integrated Total Waste Management (TWM) provider.”