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With International E-waste Day only a matter of days away, S2S Group has created a quick reference guide on how to start WEEE recycling immediately.
What is WEEE?
Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is a legal categorisation of hardware and appliances covered in the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013. Currently, there are 14 categories of WEEE which need proper processing by waste carriers. The purpose of this legislation is to reduce the amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment being sent for incineration or to landfill. According to 2019 statistics from The Global E-waste Monitor report says the UK generates the second most WEEE waste per capita, behind only Norway. In 2019 the report states that the UK generated 1.6 million tonnes of WEEE.
How do I know if my business needs to comply with WEEE legislation?
Although there are exemptions to the legislation, the vast majority of businesses in the UK need to comply with WEEE legislation. Businesses that do the following are included:
- Businesses that distribute, sell, import, or manufacture electrical and electronic equipment
- Businesses involved in the reprocessing or recycling of WEEE, also includeing the treatment and recovery of WEEE
- Businesses that produce WEEE fall under the 14 different waste categories.
How do I arrange for WEEE collection and recycling today?
Step 1 – Identification:
Do you have WEEE that needs collection? For more information on what is classified as WEEE, the UK Government provides guidance here.
Step 2 – Categorisation:
What categories of WEEE do you have? There is Government guidance on the correct identification of WEEE here.
Step 3 – Collection:
Arrange a collection with a certified waste carrier such as S2S Group. A secure courier can then be arranged to collect your items.
Step 4: Review:
Ensure that your items are reviewed. Waste electrical and electronic equipment can hold residual value. S2S Group for example can sort WEEE waste into categories and even arrange rebates on items collected.
Step 5: Certification:
Ask that your WEEE processor provides certification of destruction. S2S Group to comply with WEEE legislation, provides its customers with certificates of destruction. Offering peace of mind that waste has been correctly disposed of.
Why should I choose S2S Group for my WEEE collection?
From SME companies to the largest Blue-Chip corporations, S2S Group can assist in the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. As one of the longest-established recycling and asset disposal companies, S2S Group has built a reputation for delivering accredited, secure, and environmentally responsible asset recovery and disposal services in the UK.
If you want to find out more about waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) and how your business can benefit from choosing an accredited disposal company get in touch with S2S Group.