Every year, tonnes of electrical equipment finds its way into landfill. It is one of the fastest-growing waste streams in the EU and is expected to reach 12 million tonnes by 2020.
Worryingly, waste electronic equipment can leak dangerous substances into the environment. Toxic fumes, as well as an accumulation of chemicals, can affect the air, soil and even the food we eat. As businesses and as individuals, we all have a role to play in keeping e-waste to a minimum.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive was introduced in the UK in 2007 to address this issue.
These regulations place obligations on many different companies handling electrical equipment and waste to reduce the amount of electrical waste going to landfill.
At PC4 Recycling, we believe that everyone needs to do their part for the environment. That’s why we’re not only WEEE-compliant but are also registered with the Environmental Agency, under T11 Repair or Refurbishment of waste electrical and electronic equipment. Our (WEEE) Environment Agency reference is NCC/060717/2016.
This registration allows us repair, refurbish or dismantle various types of waste electrical and electronic equipment so that the whole WEEE item or any dismantled parts can be reused for their original purpose, or dismantled parts can be recovered.
We also hold ISO 14001 certification from the BSI for our Environmental Management. During the tough independent assessment process, we were able to show that we comply with all applicable regulatory requirements and have effective controls in place to reduce waste and increase efficiency.
Ensuring your WEEE compliance
When you use our IT Recycling or Reuse IT services, you will receive electronic copies of the certificates that prove your WEEE compliance. This gives you a paper trail for audits and asset management purposes.
An added benefit of using our WEEE-compliant services is that we fully safeguard your confidential data. We do this by either wiping it securely using Blancco HMG InfoSec Standard No.5 – certified by the National Cyber Security Centre – or physically destroying your hard drives and recycling the waste parts.
Our services are convenient to use and built around meeting the needs of your business, whether you have a handful of PCs to dispose of or hundreds.