Industry Leading UK WEEE Waste Disposal
Whether it’s televisions, computers, mobile phones, cooking or refrigeration devices, the average household of today contains a plethora of electronic items. Like plastic, paper or garden waste, separating this waste from others ensures an easy recycle. Unlike those other waste streams, however, particular legislation is applied to how electricals are disposed of and recycled, meaning that you will require the use of a WEEE waste disposal service. This is where we can help.
Here at BKP, we can offer you a one-stop solution in the safe and quick collection, recycling and disposal of all of your electrical waste. As we have many years of experience working with many individuals and businesses, all with different requirements, you can feel rest assured that whatever your specific needs are, we have all of the necessary expertise to help.
If you’re new to and/or unsure about why electrical items need to be separated, what the law states or even what types of items are defined as WEEE, we’ve got all the information you need.
All About WEEE Waste Disposal
Why is the disposal of electrical items so tightly governed?
The utmost reason why WEEE waste needs to be strictly governed is because of the complex mix of materials that are used to construct electrical items. Different electrical appliances will contain a wide variety of metals, plastics, glass and ceramics, as well as mercury and lead; two materials that are hazardous to our health and the wider environment in general. By placing electrical items in general waste, this increases exposure to harmful substances, and without specialised WEEE waste disposal, they will create several health compilations and cause significant damage to land.
Secondly, the separation and recycling of electrical waste will see its materials potentially reused for different applications. Not only will this help to cut down on the resources used during the disposal of their materials, but the recycling process will make components for manufacturers easy to come by. If implemented on a wide scale, this will potentially cut down on the costs of producing electrical appliances in the future.
What the law states about electronic waste
Active in UK law since 1st January 2014, The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations (2013) is the government’s interpretation of the EU Directive 2012/19/EU . The purpose of this is to set specific targets for the collection, recovery and recycling of all WEEE items from across Europe to reduce landfill.
At its core, the legislation instructs waste producers that it is they who are responsible for the effective and safe disposal of their electrical items when they are deemed ‘waste’. Householders will need to arrange for the disposal of used electrics by either transporting them to a licensed facility or arranging for a collection from a local WEEE waste disposal service.
It’s important to ensure that any site or company that accepts waste must be fully licensed. As per the law, the producer of the waste is
responsible for it, even when it is passed to a third-party. A
disposal firm that has the correct licences is the best way to ensure that
the waste will be managed professionally and in a legally-compliant manner.
What items are defined as ‘WEEE Waste’?
Waste Electrical and Electrical Equipment ‘WEEE’ (also often referred to as ‘e-waste’) is defined as any electrical or electronic equipment that has reached the end of its ‘user life’ (thrown away by the user). What defines a WEEE item encompasses a wide variety of equipment, but it can be said to be any item that makes use of electricity, connected through a plug or battery .
Typical examples of WEEE waste include household appliances (cookers, microwaves, fridges, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, irons, toasters, etc), lighting equipment, audio/visual equipment (televisions, DVD players, game consoles, speakers, etc) and IT equipment (computers, tablets, laptops, etc).
So, if you’re considering a clear out of your property in the near future, why not consider getting in touch with the expert team here at BKP? No matter your WEEE waste disposal requirements; whether you’re a individual, commercial or industrial business, we can provide an easy and quick solution in clearing your property of all unwanted items.
Choose BKP For Hazardous Waste Collection, Disposal and Recycle Across The UK
With over 50 years of experience in the waste management industry, our constant innovative outlook, in regards to the latest technologies (as well as our adaption to the latest trends and legislations), has allowed us to establish a leading hazardous waste service that places our clients’ requirements first.
All the work we perform is done so by abiding to strict PPE; as health and safety is something that we take seriously, everything we do is done by ensuring that the environments we work in are safe before, during and after we have completed the job at hand. Our hazardous waste disposal site is fully-licensed and all assurances will be given.
What’s more, as a proud member of the GRG group of waste management companies , we can offer complete coverage across the UK; regardless of your location or your specific requirements, our WEEE waste disposal service can be delivered at a time that suits you.
Contact Our Electronic Waste Disposal Team Today
To learn more about how we can deliver our WEEE waste collection, disposal and recycling services, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0800 376 5004. Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as we can.