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IT Disposal - WEEE Directive and what it means to you

What is the WEEE Directive? 

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive is a European directive which became law in 2003, which sets collection, recycling and recovery targets to help the burden of electronic waste within Europe. 

When it comes to IT disposal, we consider not only the WEEE Directive for the safe destruction of electronic and electrical equipment but regulations current in all the countries where we operate. 

 We are striving to achieve our aim of 0% landfill! 

What’s in the average computer? 

The average computer is composed of plastic, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, circuit boards and glass, all of which must be found appropriate channels or have to go to waste. As our aim is zero landfill, we work hard to find those channels. 

Our process follows this outline: 

  • We agree the process for IT hardware disposal, including how we will remove all stored data, with you. 
  • We track all your assets using bar-code technology. 
  • We remove all labels and identifying markings from the units. 
  • We wipe all software, including operating systems and applications, in accordance with all relevant licensing agreements and copyright law. We can capture this information and report back to you. 
  • We send all units with no commercial value for IT recycling according to the location’s regulations. the process is transparent and you can track it throughout by using our secure 

Want to find out more about the WEEE directive or wish to enquire about the other services we can offer you? Contact us to today to learn more about our IT disposal and IT recycling services.