WEEE Waste collection

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WEEE stands for Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment. By law, all businesses and government bodies must not dispose of electronic waste into landfill.

WEEE is one of the fasting growing forms of waste. It must be disposed of safely and with minimal damage to avoid harmful metals, such as mercury and lead, from getting into landfill soils and possibly polluting water supplies.

Like all other services, we offer a comprehensive service including a detailed onsite inspection to identify your requirements; our trained staff will be on hand to pack and clear all of your WEEE waste.

We dispose of all types of waste electrical and electronic equipment. This is then packed into crates and tonne bags and sent off for disposal and recycling. Our clearances and disposal are all certified, any hard drives are wiped if needed be and after disposal certificate of destruction is provided.

Hurn Recycling can remove all your electrical equipment and guarantee its disposal in line with WEEE legislation.

To find out more, call us on 01202 257 530 or contact us for a quote. If out of office hours leave a message and we will get right back to you.

What is WEEE?

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) refers to any household or non-household electrical or electronic equipment that is broken or redundant. WEEE can include:

  • Large household appliances - eg fridges, cookers, microwaves
  • Small household appliances – eg vacuum cleaners, clocks
  • IT and telecommunications equipment – eg personal computers, copying equipment, telephones and pocket calculators
  • Lighting equipment – eg straight and compact fluorescent tubes and high intensity discharge lamps
  • Electrical and electronic tools – eg drills, saws and sewing machines, electric lawnmowers
  • Toys, leisure and sports equipment
  • Medical devices – eg (non infected) dialysis machines, analysers and cardiology equipment
  • Monitoring and control equipment - eg smoke detectors, thermostats and heating regulators

Why choose Hurn Recycling's WEEE service?

There is a number of reasons to choose Hurn Recycling for your WEEE recycling, disposal and collection. It is our sole objective to make it as easy as possible for you to get the WEEE removal service you need. Here is a few of the many reasons to choose Hurn Recycling:

  • We offer an easy, cost effective, and sustainable solution
  • We provide a comprehensive service including a detailed onsite inspection to identify all of your requirements.
  • Our clearances and disposal are all certified
  • Our clearances and disposal are all certified, any hard drives are wiped if needed be and after disposal certificate of destruction is provided.
  • We have a dedicated and accessible team that is on hand to help you with any questions or enquiries
  • We cover the majority of the South West - Dorset, Devon, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

To find out more, give us a call on 01202 257 530 or contact us for a quote.

What are the problems with Electrical Waste?

In the UK, we discard approximately 155,000 tonnes of electricals every year, instead of reusing or recycling them. This poses a major threat to the environment and to human health.

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Electrical Resources

If electrical resources are not being recycled and end up in landfill, valuable resources are more than likely lost forever.

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Damaged Economy

In the UK, approximately £370 million per year is lost due to the loss of valuable raw materials such as copper, aluminium, gold and steel.

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Climate change

The production of electricals creates carbon emissions. Recycling our old electricals would cut a considerable amount of CO2 emmissions.

How does WEEE recycling work?

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (2013) became law in the UK on 1 January 2014 and replaced the WEEE Regulations 2006. The exact treatment of WEEE can vary enormously according to the category of WEEE and technology that is used. Some treatment facilities utilise large-scale shredding technologies, whilst other use a disassembly process, which can be manual, automated or a combination of both.