Computer & ICT Recycling
Fast and compliant recycling of retired IT, telecommunications & office electronics. Data destruction included as standard, free-of-charge.
Items We Collect & Recycle
WEEE Disposal Ltd collect and recycle all types of electrical equipment. We offer a complete collection, recycling and data destruction service.
Complete data destruction is included free-of-charge with all of our waste collections. We will erase your data using the HMG IS5 (Baseline) method as a minimum, and will shred data drives in-house where this is not appropriate. Erasure certificates are provided at no additional cost to schools, charities, and business customers. If you need additional assurance, we also offer premium data services such as mobile hard drive shredding – click the link below for more information.
Asset Id SECURITY
We always ensure that visible marks identifying you or your organization are removed from any assets or parts before they leave our site. This helps to protect your privacy, preventing cold calls and other nuisance communications. Where required, we can log asset identification numbers as items are accepted at our site. If you require a serialized asset inventory, please get in touch to discuss your needs.
POPs & RE-USE
There have been recent updates to rules concerning WEEE containing Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). The new guidance imposes that waste containing POPs concentrations above a threshold value must be disposed of by a method such as high-temperature incineration, rather than by traditional recycling.
Re-use of waste containing POPs is prohibited in the UK/EU, and this waste cannot be exported for re-use.
We are continually monitoring these rules to ensure total compliance, and can provide advice you help you meet your duty of care. We can help you determine whether your items are waste, or rather surplus, to ensure your retired assets are treated in the most sustainable way possible.
We can normally recycle ICT equipment from charities, schools and businesses free-of-charge. 8 in 10 of our ICT collections are completely free!
Sometimes charges apply for the disposal of hazardous wastes such as TVs and monitors, for haulage (depending on your location and the size of the collection), or for enhanced asset tracking & destruction service tiers.
When your consignment is received at the depot, our team will weigh in the waste, and check that all the expected assets have been received. Our expert technicians will remove any identifying marks, and transfer any data storage devices to a secure area pending destruction.
We assess the re-use potential of every item we receive, either as a unit or in parts. If an item cannot be re-used, we will disassemble it and send the materials to one of a handful of trusted downstream partners for recycling.
As an Environment Agency AATF, you can be confident that we will dispose of your waste safely, sustainably and compliantly.
As standard, we will attempt to destroy data digitally using the UK Government HMG IS5 Baseline protocol, free-of-charge, on any data storage device (HDD, SSD, PC, Laptop, Tablet, etc) we receive. This treatment means drives can safely be re-used — the most sustainable option. To facilitate this, we boast a state-of-the-art data erasure suite of fully air-gapped PCs, designed for energy efficiency, located in a secure cage with 24/7 CCTV monitoring. Any drives which fail the erasure process are shredded on-site.
If you require extra assurance, we offer additional service tiers at competitive prices:
- Serialized destruction paperwork
- Certified shredding (zero re-use)
- Callout drive crushing (at your site)
- Callout drive shredding (at your site)
- Portable drive crusher day-hire
We’re always happy to provide containers such as IBCs, stillages, bins and skips (subject to availability). Please get in touch to discuss your needs!
We have a one-week lead time for collections in the South West, two-week for UK mainland locations, and we aim to make any collection UK wide within three weeks.
Wherever possible, we respond to all enquiries same- or next-working-day.
We’re extremely proud of our diverse fleet of liveried vehicles which allow us to take on any job, of any size, anywhere in the UK. We have articulated lorries, skip lorries, smaller 7.5T lorries, transit-sized vans, and even a little Ford KA!
For very small collections we may need to charge for haulage. We have partnered with a number of local authorities to provide kerbside collections of small electrical items, click here for more info.
Customers are also welcome to deliver electrical waste in any quantity to our Wellington depot by prior arrangement.
Absolutely! We can arrange WEEE collections from any of your UK, ROI or channel island sites. As well as servicing SMEs, we have a wealth of experience working with ICT & facilities teams from large enterprises, and will always strive to work around your schedule.
All our vehicles are tracked to monitor trip progress and driving style, and to ensure their cargo reaches its destination securely.
For smaller collections, we can only provide an approximate ETA (usually AM/PM and a date) in advance, but on the day of your collection we will send a live tracking link. It will show you an up-to-date ETA all day, and you can watch the driver’s progress on a map once they depart their previous stop.
We will always provide a data destruction certificate following consignments including sensitive information.
If your consignment contains only non-hazardous waste, we will provide a duty-of-care waste transfer note. If the consignment includes hazardous waste, a Hazardous Waste Regulations (HWR) Consignment Note must be carried alongside the waste. If you are not familiar with this document, we can provide one for you, usually for a small fee.
We aim to send all completed paperwork within one week of collection. If your collection was booked by a broker, the paperwork will be sent to them.
All our staff currently travel with hand sanitizer and wear face coverings when working indoors away from the depot. They will be careful to respect 2m+ social distancing at your site. If you have any specific infection control measures in place (such as special access times), just let us know – we are very happy to accommodate your needs.