waste electrical equipment

Electrical Waste Recycling

Electrical waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the UK. With new technology replacing old, equipment soon becomes redundant. The WEEE directive was introduced to govern how electrical waste is handled and recycled. Pure Planet Recycling are specialists in offering a cost effective electrical waste recycling service to businesses across England.

Many other companies specialise in purely computer recycling, however, Pure Planet Recycling handles almost any electrical equipment. If it uses a plug or battery we can recycle it. We collect the items from you and ensure that they are recycled legally and environmentally.

The electrical equipment we process is often end of life or damaged beyond repair so the best recycling practice is material recovery. An automated plant handles the recovery of the materials. The process involves breaking it down into small segments and then segregating the materials into large containers. A simple sounding task, but the machinery is very complex. These materials go back into the manufacturing chain to make new materials and products. The reuse of materials such as plastics and metal is favourable to using virgin materials. Details of the plant used can be found here.

Our electrical waste recycling service guarantees the following:

  • Adherence to the WEEE directive for e-waste recycling.
  • Fully trained and insured staff, using our own fleet of vehicles.
  • Latest recycling technology utilised in our recycling process.
  • Full duty of care/hazardous waste paperwork provided.

We recycle all categories of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment as stated in the WEEE directive, these are:

  • Large household appliances
  • Small household appliances
  • IT and telecommunications equipment
  • Consumer equipment
  • Lighting equipment
  • Electrical and electronic tools
  • Toys, leisure and sports equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Monitoring and control equipment
  • Automatic dispensers

For more information on the WEEE directive and best practises for electrical waste please see the Health and Safety Executive website.

If you need to store your redundant equipment safely on your site please our weee recycling containers.