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Our WEEE Recycling Services

Electrical equipment often ends up in landfill, where it can potentially cause damage to the environment. This is because much of it contains chemicals, which leak into the soil and nearby waterways, threatening humans and wildlife alike. Bywaters offers effective waste recycling solutions for these items, including sorting through it to find waste items for reuse. Our experienced team completes this process to ensure that your WEEE waste is handled safely and sustainably.

Any electronic appliance can be included in the WEEE waste stream. We collect every form of WEEE for recycling, including IT equipment and white goods like fridges, washing machines and dishwashers.

Your WEEE waste is transported by our environmentally-friendly Euro 6 fleet to our specialist facilities, where it is then either broken down into its individual component parts for recycling, or reused. This helps prevent your WEEE from entering landfill, ensuring it can be used again.

Did You Know...

Tonnes of WEEE Waste Discarded Each Year
Litres of water Contaminated by One Fluorescent Tube

The WEEE Recycling Process

We collect your WEEE using our Euro 6 fleet

For IT equipment, we can arrange data wiping services

Any reusable items are donated to charity or local businesses

Non-reusable items are broken down into component parts

Each material is then recycled into new products

WEE Recycling FAQs

As electronic appliances and equipment are separated into their component parts to be reused, it won’t be a problem if your WEEE waste is broken. For example, screen glass for computer monitors or smartphones will not need to be intact, as it will be crushed when it enters the glass waste stream anyway.

White goods refer to large electrical appliances typically found in the kitchen, such as refrigerators, washing machines and freezers, as well as ovens, dishwashers and water heaters.

The largest items we typically collect are fridges and washing machines. However, we aim to find WEEE waste solutions for every client, no matter the size of the item. If you need to dispose of a larger appliance, get in touch with us and we will organise a suitable WEEE service.

WEEE regulations only apply to finished products, so components, sub-assemblies and spares are exempt from WEEE waste streams. However, if an item can’t function by itself, such as a cable, it is classed as WEEE and can be recycled as such.

WEEE waste contains components or substances which can pose a serious threat to the environment, including ozone-depleting substances, asbestos, fluorescent tubes and nickel cadmium batteries. For instance, heavy metals can leak and contaminate soil or water supplies. This is why it’s crucial to find methods of WEEE recycling which eradicate the chances of these issues harming wildlife or people, and why our services can help get rid of WEEE safely.