Health & Safety

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling (WEEE)

Recycling of WEEE is a specialist part of the waste and recycling industry.  It is a rapidly growing sub-sector due largely to the implementation of the original WEEE Directive in the UK by the WEEE Regulations 2006, With that came the associated requirements for the recovery, reuse, recycling, and treatment of  WEEE. The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013.

Every year an estimated 2 million tonnes of WEEE items are discarded by householders and companies in the UK.

The regs state that you don’t need to record individual serial numbers of waste transfer notes, just a description of the waste, such as 3x Dell monitors, ix Dell laptop. The details of who collected the items or picked up from and the environment agency waste carrier license details. However, it does not hurt to record serial numbers for peace of mind.

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