Electrical and electronic equipment can no longer be disposed of with your usual waste or recyclables. All waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) must now be taken to an approved authorised transfer facility for recovery. WEEE includes non-hazardous equipment (such as toasters, coffee machines and videos), IT equipment (including CPUs, laptops and mainframes), hazardous equipment (including fluorescent lamps and lead batteries) and equipment with ozone depleting substances (such as air conditioning appliances and freezers).
For more information about the regulations, visit our legislation section or wwww.netregs.co.uk.
What this means to you
As a user of electrical and electronic equipment (and a resulting producer of WEEE) you must dispose of your WEEE correctly. The exact implications of disposal vary depending on when you bought the equipment (before or after 13th August 2005), from whom you bought it and the exact nature of that equipment.
How Bywaters can help
Bywaters can meet all your WEEE requirements and make recycling easy for you. We can advise you on all aspects of WEEE including legislation and disposal implications. We can collect and dispose of all types and quantities of WEEE either on a 'one-off' basis or as a regular collection.