What to do with your unwanted electrical goods? WEEE
EC Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and EC Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS)
On 30 July the Government published the final consultation on WEEE and RoHS. This includes the draft implementing Regulations and draft non-statutory guidance. Updated Regulatory Impact Assessments are also included. Views are invited on these documents and the consultation will run until 29 October 2004. As before, a summary and assessment of responses will be published after the consultation closes.
Read more from the Department of Trade and Industry website... DTI.
Green Home Electronics put used hifi and audio equipment back to use, they currently process about 1.5 tonnes per month and are hoping to grow significantly in the near future.
British Heart Foundation (BHF) Furniture and Electrical
Furniture and Electrical stores are larger than normal BHF stores to accommodate everything from second-hand suites and bedroom furniture to electrical goods such as fridges and washing machines.
If you have a particular interest in furniture and electrical goods or you just want to lend a helping hand, why not give your local BHF Furniture and Electrical Store a call on 0844 412 5000.
We are constantly looking for fresh stock and offer a FREE collection service*, which helps the environment through recycling in your local community.
*collections are generally free. However, for house clearances - where the BHF is asked to dispose of items deemed unsuitable for re-sale in our shops, there will usually be a charge.
For further information call 0844 412 5000.
SR Waste Recycling specialises in recycling electrical and electronic waste. But can also accept most waste types that contain some metal. Due to our unique recycling processes we are able to offer free recycling of the following waste examples... seee website for details.
Remploy e-cycle is your one-stop-shop for recycling or refurbishment of electrical and electronic goods in accordance with the WEEE Directive. White goods refurbishment, WEEE take back sortation, IT refurbishment, Customer returns management.
WEEE Dispose IT provides WEEE compliant in accordance with the guidelines set out by SEPA - Scottish Environment Protection Agency recycling solutions for computers, monitors, networking equipment, cables, printers, office machines and all kinds of other associated equipment. We offer a secure data removal of storage media devices in compliance with the United Kingdom, German and US Department of Defense standards (DoD). Each transaction also includes a complete audit report and data removal reports - certificates.
Renew North East is a charity that recycles washing machines, tumble dryers, fridges, freezers, and electric cookers. If you can take your unwanted appliance to their factory in Baltic Road, Gateshead - unfortunately they cannot collect these from your doorstep as the cost is prohibitive. When taking refrigeration they ask that you donate £10 towards the charity to cover the cost of safe disposal. If they deliver an appliance they will take a like for like take back. Where possible these white goods are serviced and resold.
FAST = Filey and Scarborough Trust for Recycling. Will recycle all small electrical items plus fridges, freezers, cookers, washers and tumble driers. They will also take all household bric-a-brac.
WEEE Recycling Directory - Search for a WEEE Recycler in your area, place a tender, request a collection, read the latest WEEE information, ask questions in the WEEE forum.
e3 Processing Ltd - We recycle all types of electrical items.
Letsrecycle.com - a good summary of all that has gone on in the UK with regard to WEEE compliance.
WEEE Recycling Network - The Network is an information service for small businesses covering all aspects of the WEEE Directive. We aim to deliver news, comment and information on the affects and opportunities that the directive will bring.
International Waste Management Group - IT Equipment, Fridges/Freezers, White Goods, All Electronic & Electrial Equipment. We are part of WEEEP (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment Partnership), which aims to give PC access to people in the community. Part of this project involves training people how to work and fix the PC's we donate. Advantages include helping people to train for further qualifications.
MATRIX-DIRECT-RECYCLE disposes of any quantity of redundant IT equipment from a single consumer PC to a complete office network whether fully operational or faulty irrespective of the age. We operate nationwide collecting equipment via our own network of vehicles or third party courier companies through this fully automated web site. Costs are typically £15 per item but please refer to their website for more details.
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