Computer waste WEEE
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is the fastest growing waste stream in the EU – approx 9 million tonnes were generated in 2007 and this is expected to rise to 20 million tonnes by 2020.
All equipment that requires a source of electrical current to function is referred to as electrical or electronic equipment. As soon as this is discarded it becomes electrical or electronic waste WEEE.
The WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive was brought in in July 2007 to prioritise waste prevention and help reduce landfill. It sets a target that 65% of IT equipment must be recycled.
This means electrical waste must be collected separately and recycled using specialist technology to remove certain substances and recover more materials.
How Seal Metal Recycling can help
Seal Metal Recycling is an approved exporter (AE) of electronic scrap. This means we are able to deal with an array of organisations and issue the correct evidence notes to help record volumes of WEEE generated.
We guarantee to our customers that all hard drives are destroyed and made unusable and provide certificates of destruction.
Seal Metal Recycling handles a diverse range of electronic equipment for secure disposal and recycling including;
- Motherboards – class 1
- PCB boards – class 2
- Low-grade circuit boards – class 3
- Power supplies
- Hard drives
- Floppy drives
- Copper yokes
- Computer processors
- Mixed WEEE
- Monitors, LCD’s
- Mobile phones
- Set-top boxes
- Fax machines
- And much more
If you have Electronic scrap (WEEE) that you are looking to dispose of or would like to discuss any specific WEEE queries please feel free to contact us