WEEE Waste Disposal Liverpool
At Liverpool Waste Management, we are happy to provide commercial waste collection services to businesses and organizations throughout Liverpool. In our efforts to lead by example in sustainability, Liverpool Waste Management has been monitoring its own carbon footprint with Carbon Footprint Ltd., a leading carbon management organization. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information on this or any of our other commercial recycling collection services or general business waste collection services.
We are available day in and day out. We can also offer you waste recycling bins for free and deliver them to you at no cost too. All you have to do is contact 0151 321 9850.
What is WEEE Recycling?
WEEE recycling is a highly specialized waste stream. The rules governing it aim to advocate and to encourage recycling and reuse as much as possible of the WEEE. An astonishing 2 million tons of WEEE waste is estimated to not be recycled annually in the UK. This is harmful to the environment as this waste is either deposited to landfills or incinerated. WEEE waste contains dangerous materials and, if left in landfills or incinerated, they release harmful gases and contaminate air and soil.
In 2003, the WEEE Directive, which aims to boost WEEE recycling and re-use rates, entered European law. Those laws were first introduced in the United Kingdom in 2006, and then became legislation in the United States in January 2014. The goal is to reduce the amount of WEEE that ends up in landfills. WEEE stands for Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment, and no matter what industry you’re in, you’re bound to have some.
Treatment of WEEE Liverpool
The actual treatment of WEEE varies greatly depending on the type of WEEE and the technologies used. Some treatment facilities employ large-scale shredding technology, while others utilize a disassembly process that can be manual, automated, or a mixture of the two. Large household appliances (e.g., ovens, refrigerators, washing machines) account for over 40% of WEEE, but other items such as IT equipment (primarily computers), TVs (over two million discarded each year), small household appliances (e.g., kettles and hair dryers), electrical tools, digital watches, electronic toys, and medical devices also account for significant amounts of WEEE.
A typical television is six percent metal and 50 percent glass, whereas a cooker is 89 percent metal and only six percent glass. Plastics, ceramics, and precious metals are among the other materials found in WEEE materials.
WEEE recycling carries a variety of health dangers that must be addressed properly. Exposure to compounds produced during manufacturing, for example (such as mercury released from fluorescent tubes, lead and phosphorus pentachloride as a result of breaking cathode ray tubes) could be harmful to health.
Taking Control of Your WEEE Waste
We are here to give courteous, reliable, and professional service with our WEEE recycling solutions that are best suited to your business needs. We can provide professional guidance and a tailored, eco-friendly solution if you are disposing of electronic equipment and are unsure of your duties.
We have a highly qualified team that can educate you on whether your WEEE waste is harmful and how to secure it properly before we arrive to collect it. It’s critical that you don’t try to dismantle any electronic equipment yourself, as many of them contain hazardous fluids and substances. Remove any toner, liquids, or pastes from printers, copiers, or fax machines before recycling.