What is WEEE?

What is WEEE?

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). The WEEE directive is the European Community Directive 2012/19/EU on WEEE, which together with the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC, became European Law in February 2003, setting collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods. A picture of a wheelie bin with a cross through it became the adopted symbol for WEEE items which need to be disposed of differently to household watse.

All companies at some point will produce WEEE which will require disposing of correctly, to comply with not only the environment agency, but also in accordance with the GDPR regulations. It is now a criminal offence to dispose of WEEE using regular waste options, any redundant computer or CRT must be handed over to a waste producer or waste management centre.

So what is it exactly?

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) is the European Community directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment which, together with the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC, became European Law in February 2003, setting collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods.

The directive imposes the responsibility for the disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) on the manufacturers of such equipment. Those companies should establish an infrastructure for collecting WEEE, in such a way that "Users of electrical and electronic equipment from private households should have the possibility of returning WEEE at least free of charge". Also, the companies are compelled to use the collected waste in an ecological-friendly manner, either by ecological disposal or by reuse/refurbishment of the collected WEEE.

What does it mean?

It's now a criminal offence to dispose of WEEE using regular waste options. Any redundant computer or CRT monitor must be handed over to a waste producer or waste management centre.

Why choose us?

Our company complies fully with the above legislation. We hold a waste carrier licence and a waste management licence exemption. We are an ADISA registered member so you are fully compliant with the GDPR regulations when disposing of IT with CWL.

We comply with the law, so you can be assured you are dealing with a company you can rely on and trust.

Many companies produce several tons of WEEE per year, they require a secure disposal company to make sure that this WEEE is dealt with properly and securely. This is where we come in. We are registered with the environment agency to collect, store, refurbish and recycle WEEE in means most friendliest with the environment.

Whether you are an electronics company, a school or a local/regional council in need of hardware waste disposal in compliance with WEEE regulations, our team will be happy to discuss a solution with you.

We believe the best way for us to go forward whilst staying within the WEEE guidelines is to give 'IT' equipment a new lease of life, whether it is in the hands of students, charity donation programmes, schools or general consumers.
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