WEEE waste (waste electrical and electronic equipment) is a specialist type of waste and as such it requires a specialist waste removal service. If you need to dispose of any electrical or electronic equipment, please don't hesitate to contact BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd and enquire about our WEEE waste disposal service.
What Is WEEE Waste?
WEEE waste can cover a wide variety of different electrical and electronic items including smoke detectors, microwaves and even toasters! If you're unsure if an item is considered WEEE waste or not, a good 'rule of thumb' to follow is this.
If it has a plug or a battery, it's probably considered WEEE waste.
WEEE waste can include things such as:
- Vacuum Cleaners
- Electric Tools (such as an electric drill)
- Games Consoles
- Running Machines
- Washing Machines
- And Many Other Items
Why Is This Not 'General' Waste?
With electronic and electrical items being used in general everyday use, it can be confusing for some to learn that these items require specialist WEEE waste disposal services. However, electrical and electronic items contain a wide variety of materials and some electronic items can include hazardous materials! Some can include materials such as arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury to name a few.
As such, it is very important that you do not dispose of your electrical and electronic waste in the general waste stream. Instead you should dispose of your WEEE waste using a waste solution that complies with The WEEE regulations, such as the WEEE waste disposal service from BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd.
What Are The WEEE Regulations?
The WEEE regulations, also known as The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 are described by hse.gov.uk as regulations that “transpose the main provisions of Directive 2012/19/EU on WEEE which recasts the previous Directive 2002/96/EC"
The WEEE regulations document (available on legislation.gov.uk) includes offences and penalties! So disposing of your electrical and electronic equipment in a responsible and legally compliant manner is very important!
Confused By Legislation? Trust A Professional Waste Management Business!
We understand that legislation can be confusing. So if these regulations confuse you, don't worry. Contact our team and enquire about our WEEE waste disposal service. Our professional waste management service for electrical and electronic equipment will manage your waste in a responsible and legally compliant manner. Giving you peace of mind in the knowledge that your electrical and electronic waste is being disposed of in a manner that complies with The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013.