Collection and disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
Dispose of your electrical and electronic waste responsibly using our WEEE recycling service. Our flexible collection options and transparent pricing make it hassle-free for you to get rid of WEEE items like fridges, computers, laptops and printers. By choosing Greenline Environmental for e-waste disposal, you’ll also be doing your part to avoid landfills while supporting our reuse, recycle, and repurpose scheme. Let us handle your WEEE waste so you don’t have to!
Booking a collection is easy. Call our team at 0800 644 1248 for a quote or any advice on WEEE disposal and compliance for businesses.
WEEE waste can be simply defined as any unwanted equipment that has a plug or requires a battery. This can include items such as computers, televisions, and large household appliances. As the demand for new devices increases with technology, it also leads to a surge in electrical and electronic waste that ends up in landfills.
Not only this, but e-waste can contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, and cadmium, as well as persistent organic pollutants (POPs), which are known to cause harm to human health and the environment if not disposed of properly.
WEEE recycling often involves collecting, processing and dismantling electronic items, extracting valuable components such as metals and plastics, and disposing of non-recyclables in accordance with environmental and WEEE regulations. This can help reduce the amount of e-waste that ends up in landfills as well as its environmental impacts on air, soil, and water.
The WEEE Directive is a comprehensive legislative framework that aims to minimise the environmental impact of electronic and electrical waste, promote recycling and resource recovery, and ensure that businesses adhere to responsible disposal practices. This is why compliance with WEEE regulations is of utmost importance for businesses across all industries, not only for environmental protection but also for demonstrating their social responsibility and commitment to sustainable business practices.
Failure to comply with WEEE regulations can result in significant penalties, including substantial fines, legal sanctions and reputational damage. To avoid such consequences, businesses must invest in robust compliance strategies that address the entire product lifecycle. This includes proper collection and disposal of WEEE equipment, conducting regular audits, maintaining accurate records, and staying up-to-date with the latest regulatory developments.
There are 14 broad categories of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) covered by the WEEE Regulations. These include:
|1. Large household appliances – fridges, cookers and washing machines|
|2. Small household appliances – irons, vacuum cleaners and clocks|
|3. IT and telecommunications equipment – telephones and personal computers|
|4. Consumer equipment – televisions, radios and camcorders|
|5. Lighting equipment – high-intensity discharge lamps|
|6. Electrical and electronic tools – drills, saws and electric lawnmowers|
|7. Toys, leisure and sports equipment – electric trains and games consoles|
|8. Medical devices – analysers and cardiology equipment|
|9. Monitoring and control equipment – thermostats and heating regulators|
|10. Automatic dispensers – hot drinks dispensers|
|11. Display equipment – TV screens and screens used for advertising and promotions.|
|12. Appliances containing refrigerants|
|13. Gas discharge lamps and light-emitting diode (LED) light source – LED, smart and multi-functional lamps|
|14. PV panels (solar panels)|
In almost all cases, WEEE items should have a picture of a crossed-out wheelie bin on them. If you are unsure or need advice on WEEE disposal and compliance, call our team at 0800 644 1248 for advice.
We offer a streamlined booking process with clear and competitive pricing, regardless of the type of WEEE equipment you have for disposal. At Greenline Environmental, we understand that timing is crucial for any business, which is why we strive to provide reliable, flexible and prompt collection service whenever possible.
There are also no hidden fees or charges, and our full audit trail guarantees transparency and accountability from the start to the end. When we collect WEEE items, they are transported directly to a specialist disposal facility, where they are stripped of any parts that can be recycled. We’ll provide all the paperwork you need to confirm where goods have been taken for recycling or disposal, along with a Certificate of Destruction.
We are also committed to our environmental responsibility, putting sustainability at the forefront of every service we offer. So you can rest assured that every piece of waste we collect is reused, recycled, repurposed, and managed responsibly; with landfill avoidance being our top priority.
|Simple and clear pricing|
|Full audit trail from collection to disposal and Certificate of Destruction provided|
|Landfill avoidance, we take our responsibility seriously – reuse, recycle and repurpose|
A general rule is that if your item is powered by a plug or batteries it is likely to be WEEE waste. The most common types of WEEE waste for homes and businesses are fridges, freezers, computer equipment, microwaves, washing machines and even toys. When you see a crossed out wheelie bin sign on an item this tells you it is WEEE waste and has to be disposed of responsibly.
Many WEEE items contain components that can cause harm to humans, animals and the environment if not released in a controlled facility. It is important that electronic and electrical items are disposed of safely and within the WEEE regulations. Greenline Environmental will provide all the necessary paperwork to assure you that you have disposed of your WEEE items correctly and safely.
The material composition of WEEE waste can greatly vary between different items and categories, which is why electronic waste should be recycled or disposed of responsibly and correctly. All WEEE items and equipment we collect are taken directly to a specialist disposal facility, where they are stripped of any parts that can be recycled. Any WEEE parts that cannot be recycled are disposed of in accordance with WEEE regulations.
You can also read more about WEEE waste here.
There are certain electrical and electronic items that are not covered under the WEEE regulations. These can include filament bulbs (excluding LED), large-scale stationary industrial tools, implantable medical devices, among many others. If you are unsure whether your e-waste falls under the WEEE regulations, please contact our team at 0800 644 1248 for expert advice.