What items are WEEE
WEEE stands for Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment. It is a European law that all businesses and government bodies have to follow. This law was formed to stop electronic waste being dumped into landfill.
Pretty much all electronic waste contains harmful chemicals which if left to decay in the ground will eventually leach toxins into our water systems and more. Those toxins will then get into our food chain and ultimately into us. So albeit some people might find this law a nuisance, it has been put in place to protect us all and future mankind. Below for clarification is a list of all electrical waste.
- Large household appliances including electric cookers and dishwashers
- Cooling and freezing appliances including household and commercial refrigerators, freezers and air conditioning units
- Medium household appliances including microwave ovens, electric fans and electric radiators
- Small household appliances including toasters, irons, vacuum cleaners and hairdryers
- IT and telecommunications equipment including computers, servers, photocopiers, mobile phones, printers, and facsimile machines
- CRT monitors & LCD monitors
- Consumer electronics including TVs, DVD players, hi-fi equipment, electric guitars, amplifiers, radios, cameras
- CRT TVs & Flat panel TVs
- Electrical and electronic tools including drills, electric saws, sewing machines, lawnmowers, sanders, nail guns
- Toys, leisure and sports equipment including video game consoles, electronic fitness equipment electric trains and car racing systems, coin slot machines
- Medical devices including analysers, imaging and radio therapy equipment
- Monitoring and control instruments including smoke detectors and thermostats
- Automatic dispensers including cold drinks and snacks dispensers, cash machines
The law requires you to use a licensed recycler when disposing of anything electronic. On collection of your electrical waste you should be presented with a Duty of Care waste transfer note and where applicable, a Hazardous waste consignment note. This paper work must be completed correctly and will need to show the SIC code of your business and if applicable your Hazardous waste producers licence number. This paper work has to be kept for a minimum two years and failure to follow this law can result in a minimum £5000 fine and or imprisonment.
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