Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
AYS Skip Hire, under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 – Part II, Waste Management Licencing Regulations 1994 (as amended) Regulations 17 & 18 and Schedule 3, is able to collect and store up to 80 cubic metres of WEEE waste at one time for purpose of its recovery elsewhere.
What is the scope of the WEEE Directive?
The WEEE Directive cover a wide range of electrical and electronic products, although some are exempt from certain requirements.
The types of products covered are:
- large and small household appliances;
- IT and telecommunication equipment;
- consumer equipment such as TVs, videos, hi-fi;
- lighting, electrical and electronic tools (except large stationary industrial tools);
- toys, leisure and sports equipment;
- automatic dispensers;
- medical devices (these are exempt from the WEEE recycling and recovery targets);
- monitoring and control instruments.
This means if you have such items to dispose of we can handle it at a competitive price.
At least as much comes from non-household sources such as offices, factories, schools and hospitals. Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) plays an ever-increasing role in our daily lives. Our kitchen appliances, mobile phones and computers offer us many benefits during their working lives but when this equipment is thrown away it affects the environment. Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the UK and the EU. Some WEEE contains hazardous substances and parts such as mercury in some switches, lead in solder, and cadmium in batteries. Recycling rates for most types of WEEE (other than large hazardous goods such as fridges, freezers, TV”s and monitors) are very low.
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