The WEEE Regulations have been recast – does this make any different to you and what does it mean? In reality it makes little difference to the way end users dispose of their IT (for your information, WEEE category 3 is IT equipment which we specialise in) except that there are some a few product and category changes – these include photovoltaic panels under the new category 14 and LED lamps have been changed to category 13. TONER CARTRIDGES AND BOTTLES WITH ELECTRONIC CHIPS ON THE ALSO NOW FALL UNDER THE WEEE REGULATIONS. eReco offers a fully managed recycling scheme for these products too, in addition to secure IT and WEEE recycling.
You can look up detailed information on the Department for the Environment website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/weee-regulations-2013-government-guidance-notes
eReco is primarily an ITAD (IT Asset Disposition) specialist, however, since the inception of the Company eReco has also collected and processed other electrical items under WEEE legislation and was one of the first AATFs (Approved Authorised Treatment Facility) in the country. By using our WEEE services, you are assured of being compliant with the legislation and will receive all the relevant documentation, asset booking in reports (with hazardous and non hazardous waste detail), waste transfer and consignment notes and so on. We will also assist in registering your company as a hazardous waste producer if necessary to make sure you are legally compliant.
Since July 2007, a system has been operating in the UK to take-back, reuse or treat and recycle used electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). This system is intended to reduce the amount of untreated waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) going to landfill and to ensure that what gets separately collected is dealt with properly. Further information about the WEEE system is available on the Environment Agency (EA) website: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/topics/waste/139283.aspx
The EA wants to promote the reuse of used EEE whilst ensuring that WEEE is stored, transported and dealt with in a way that does not risk harming the environment. Professional companies like eReco who collect, keep or treat used electrical equipment understand when that equipment is classed as waste and what controls apply. eReco is skilled and dedicated to handling this equipment in the best way (see BATRRT handling guidelines) to divert as much of it from landfill as possible.
eReco is committed to operating a 0% landfill policy.