What items are WEEE

Thinking about WEEE productsWEEE stands for Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment. It is a European law(enforced in 2003) that all businesses and government bodies must 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. Some people might find this law a nuisance,however it has been put in place to protect us all and future generations. Below for clarification, is a list of all electrical waste.

IT and telecommunications equipment including:

  • Computers
  • Servers
  • Photocopiers
  • Mobile phones
  • Printers
  • Networking Switches & Wireless Access Points

Large household appliances including:

  • Electric cookers
  • Dishwashers

Cooling and freezing appliances including:

  • Household and commercial refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Air conditioning units

Medium household appliances including:

  • Microwave ovens
  • Electric fans
  • Electric radiators

Small household appliances including:

  • Toasters
  • Irons
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Hairdryers

CRT monitors & LCD monitors

Consumer electronics including:

  • TVs
  • DVD players
  • Hi-fi equipment
  • Electric guitars
  • Amplifiers
  • Cameras

CRT TVs & Flat panel TVs

Electrical and electronic tools including:

  • Drills
  • Electric saws
  • Sewing machines
  • Lawnmowers

Toys, leisure and sports equipment including:

  • Video game consoles
  • Electronic fitness equipment

Medical devices including:

  • Analysers
  • Imaging and radio therapy equipment

Monitoring and control instruments including:

  • Smoke detectors and thermostats

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 must 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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