WEEE Regulations came into force on the 2nd January 2007 and apply to all companies in the European Union. The directive has been brought into force as an attempt to handle the growing problem of electric waste in landfill sites (it is estimated that in the UK alone an estimated 1.2 million tonnes of electronic waste are produced every year).
The WEEE Directive aims to reduce the amount of
electrical and electronic equipment being produced and
to encourage everyone to reuse, recycle and recover it.
The WEEE Directive also aims to improve the
environmental performance of businesses that
manufacture, supply, use, recycle and recover electrical
and electronic equipment.
The regulations are principally aimed at manufacturers, importers and retailers of electrical goods, but the principle of recycling of electronic waste is beneficial to everyone. Households and small businesses are discouraged from throwing away electrical items that can be recycled (since August 2005 all electrical goods suitable for recycling have been marked with the crossed out wheelie bin logo).
At TBC Recycler & Auctioneer we offer an inexpensive and environmentally friendly solution to modern day e-waste disposal issues. We are fully WEEE compliant, and can provide full waste disposal certification. All the equipment we receive will go through a full refurbishment and data cleansing process. We find homes for all equipment that can be brought back to full health, and ensure that the remainder is disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.