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WEEE Waste Management York

As part of our commitment to public health and the environment, we work with local, national, regional, and global market leaders to reduce end-of-life electronic waste in landfills by recycling equipment. As part of our data destruction process, we ensure that the data on electronic media is destroyed, leaving no trace and ensuring that it cannot be recovered by any means. 

York Waste can help businesses reduce WEEE waste to zero by taking full responsibility for their WEEE waste management  and ensuring it doesn’t end up in landfills. For more information on weee waste services, call us today at 01904 295 130

What is WEEE Waste?

Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, otherwise known as WEEE, refers to anything with an electrical or electronic component. The term today is more commonly used to describe obsolete and discarded items. A WEEE is any item that has reached the end of its useful life, after which it will be discarded. In the years preceding February 2003, there were no laws governing the recycling of electronic equipment or devices. Over time, electronic devices began showing the crossed-out bin symbol as WEEE recycling became law.

As a waste management business, we at York Waste are deeply committed to helping the environment and companies fulfill their Duty of Care. There has been a problem with using and dumping used and unwanted electronics since the 1970s. The quantity of electronics discarded has changed substantially since then, as have the methods of disposal. However, more people are donating and reselling WEEE instead of disposing of it completely in landfills.

WEEE Waste Recycling York

There are numerous firms in the UK that provide WEEE waste collection services, such as us here at York Waste. Whether it is old equipment or outdated computer equipment, we will recycle it in an efficient and environmentally friendly way. The time and day can be scheduled to your convenience. The recycling of electronic waste entails repurposing and reusing the waste. The process of recycling electronic waste can be used to reclaim materials within WEEE that will be able to be used for creating new products. Electrical waste is produced by a variety of appliances, including air conditioners, TVs, microwaves, electric stoves, heaters, DVDs, fans, microwaves, and radios. Most offices have computers, laptops, mobile phones, batteries, hard drives, circuit boards, and monitors.

Below are the steps involved in WEEE recycling:

Collection: First and foremost, WEEE recycling begins with the collection phase, as it does with any other recycling process.

Sorting:  Afterwards, the waste is sent to recycling centers. The next step is to shred and sort the WEEE waste once it reaches the recycling centres. The pieces of electronic waste are decreased in size when shredded, allowing them to be easily separated and sorted.

Magnetic separation:  After that, a powerful overhead magnet is used to separate steel and iron from other waste. The method successfully removes steel from WEEE waste for recycling. Nevertheless, some mechanical operations might be required to separate waste particles like circuit boards, copper, and aluminum.

Finalising: The final step in the recycling process is to prepare the material for sale. They can be sold to be used in different manufacturing plants for different purposes such as making jewelry or parts for cell phones.

It is relatively simple to follow these methods, even though they are time-consuming. Depending on what is being collected and separated for recycling, there are several processes in between, but they are not very difficult.

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