About WEEE Disposal Limited
Our history from 2013 to present
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.
Meet the team
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.
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.
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.
South West Computer Recycling Limited occupies its first commercial premises: a small industrial unit in Burlescombe, Close to the Devon/Somerset Border.
The company's first employee hits the road in a van.
The fleet grows to 3 vans!
First HGV joins the fleet. Now replaced by bigger, newer machines essential to the operation, our first lorry was a steal at £1200!
SWCR moves into a business unit in Wellington, 4× the size of the Burlescombe site.
SWCR invests in a WEEE shredding line capable of processing 2 tonnes per hour, operating under a full standard rules permit.
SWCR suffers a devastating total loss fire at the Wellington site, attributed to Lithium-Ion batteries as the most likely cause.
Operation fully re-established in two neighbouring units, just 2 weeks after the fire.
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.
Our fleet of 12 vehicles collects over 100 tonnes WEEE per month from all across the country.
IN a TYPICAL month WE RECYCLE