WEEE stands for Waste Electrical & Environmental Equipment. In broad terms, WEEE can be defined as most products that are battery or plug operated.
Large household appliances – cookers, microwaves, washing machines, dishwashers, etc.
Small household appliances – vacuum cleaners, irons, toasters, clocks, etc.
IT and telecommunications equipment – computers, telephones, calculators, etc.
The recycling of WEEE is a rapidly growing enterprise, aimed to lessen the amount of harmful products dumped in landfills and negatively affecting the environment. It is estimated that 2 million tonnes of WEEE items are discarded from domestic and business abodes across the UK each year, a significant percentage of which can be recycled.
Most electrical waste consists of a multitude of materials, including metal, glass, plastic, precious metals, arsenic, lead and mercury. This complex and dangerous mix of components means that the recycling of WEEE poses a serious health risk to those involved and must be taken care of by fully trained professionals, such as Samplas.
We are a registered Approved Authorised Treatment Facility and fully accredited WEEE recyclers, so you can rest assured that your electronic waste is in safe hands.
For safe, efficient and reliable WEEE collection and recycling across the UK and Europe, look no further than Samplas. As part of our policy to deliver a zero-to-landfill situation, our dedicated team of specialists acquire all of your company’s waste recyclables and take care of them in an environmentally conscious way that adheres to WEEE regulations. Thanks to our fleet of services, we offer a flexible and efficient collection service, perfectly adapted to your business and timescale.
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