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About WEEE Disposal Limited

Our history from 2013 to present

About Us

The WEEE Disposal Group has now recycled equipment from over 1,000 different businesses, schools, colleges, universities and other organisations across the entire UK, saving thousands of tonnes of computer waste from going to landfill sites by recycling computers, monitors and other IT equipment.

Established in 2013, the WEEE Disposal Group has grown to be the leading force in WEEE recycling in the South West. With an excellent reputation and nationwide coverage, we work with dozens of other leading waste managers & environmental consultants, undertaking on average 225 collections per month. We now process in excess of 1350 tonnes of electrical waste per year. 

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Meet the team

Portrait: Sam Kingdon, Managing Director

Sam Kingdon

Managing Director

Even while studying for GCSEs, Sam was running numerous businesses and pilot projects in the ICT, waste, and transport sectors. Despite his youth, his wealth of experience is invaluable to the business. Sam holds qualifications as a Transport Manager and as a Medium-Risk Physical Treatment Operator. WEEE recycling has been his primary focus since South West Computer Recycling launched in 2014.

Portrait: Harry Sargent, Director of Operations

Harry Sargent

Director of Operations

Harry has been involved with Sam's numerous business ventures since they met at secondary school. He finally joined the company after graduating with MEng (Hons) from the University of Oxford. Owing to an engineering background, he is at ease working with product lifecycles, testing & repair, and hazard analysis.

Portrait: Lewis Walsh, Team Leader (Logistics)

Lewis Walsh

Team Leader, Logistics

Lewis is one of the longest serving members of staff. With acute knowledge of our waste management processes & systems, he ensures the whole team are safe and compliant when transferring your WEEE, and that we make the necessary records to provide you with the information you need.

  • A young Sam Kingdon, Managing Director, featured in a newspaper.

    June 2014

    South West Computer Recycling Limited occupies its first commercial premises: a small industrial unit in Burlescombe, Close to the Devon/Somerset Border.

  • A young Sam Kingdon shows off his first 2 vans beside his first ever employee

    January 2015

    The company's first employee hits the road in a van.

  • Three small liveried vans in a rural yard

    June 2016

    The fleet grows to 3 vans!

  • View of a liveried lorry in an empty car park from above

    June 2017

    First HGV joins the fleet. Now replaced by bigger, newer machines essential to the operation, our first lorry was a steal at £1200!

  • A view from above in a tidy warehouse

    December 2017

    SWCR moves into a business unit in Wellington, 4× the size of the Burlescombe site.

  • A shredding line in a dramatically lit business unit

    June 2018

    SWCR invests in a WEEE shredding line capable of processing 2 tonnes per hour, operating under a full standard rules permit. 

  • Fire fighters apply water to a trailer fire at night

    September 2019

    SWCR suffers a devastating total loss fire at the Wellington site, attributed to Lithium-Ion batteries as the most likely cause.

  • Case Poclain 360 Excavator loading a bulk trailer with small mixed WEEE indoors

    October 2019

    Operation fully re-established in two neighbouring units, just 2 weeks after the fire.

  • Liveried commercial vehicles in a flood-lit yard at night

    March 2021

    The business grows into a third adjacent unit in Wellington and the nationwide 'WEEE Disposal' brand is launched. The premises now has 16× the footprint of the original Burlescombe site.

  • Three liveried goods vehicles parked neatly

    Today

    Our fleet of 12 vehicles collects over 100 tonnes WEEE per month from all across the country.

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Phone:

01823 672 501

Address:

Poole Industrial Estate, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 9HW