What is E Waste?

April 15, 2020

e waste pile

E Waste or electronic and electrical waste refers to old equipment coming to the end of it’s useful life. That doesn’t mean that this type of waste is completely redundant however, much of it can be reused or recycled.

The WEEE Directive explains how all of this type of waste needs to be dealt with, it’s simply not acceptable for it to go straight to landfill. You can find out more about the WEEE Directive here. Do be assured, that Recycling Your IT have all the necessary insurance, certifications and licenses to be able to deal with E Waste correctly.

What does E Waste Include?

Loosely termed, E Waste refers to any household consumer or business electronic or electrical equipment that is end of life. So anything with a plug on it could be included. We deal with businesses in the main and have well established processes for collecting, sorting, recycling and reusing all types of e waste. So this could include old computers, laptops, printers, photocopiers, specific industry equipment, projectors and much much more.

How can I reduce my E Waste?

Whilst our company is here to properly deal with waste, we are of course always looking o help businesses reduce the amount of E Waste they produce. There are some ways to do this.

  • Firstly, when looking at purchasing new equipment, taking a slightly longer view may mean that you don’t need to replace it quite so soon. Spending a little extra now, could save you a lot more in the longer term.
  • Secondly, properly maintaining equipment will help to extend it’s life and as a result, reduce the amount of E Waste you produce. This could mean regular software updates, proper cleaning and more. Your IT department or outsourced company should be able to advise you on this depending on the type of electronic equipment you have.
  • Lastly, explore the option of refurbishment or upgrading your equipment from the outset. You may be able to purchase external hard drives for example if needing additional space. It’s something that is worth further consideration before deciding to replace.

Why work with Recycling Your IT for my E Waste Disposal

Not only do we have all the paperwork (see above) to demonstrate our knowledge in this arena, we also have a wealth of experience. Our team are fully versed in the types of E Waste, what can be broken down, reused and recycled so you can be safe in the knowledge that your E Waste is dealt with in as environmentally friendly way as possible We pride ourselves in ensuring as little as possible ends up in landfill and that as much as possible goes to it’s ‘next life’.

For many of our customers, this helps them adhere, not only to legislation, but also to their own company policies and stance on protecting the environment and reducing their own impact.

If you would like to find out more about E Waste then please get in touch today.