ICEX and E-Waste Disposal
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) sets out legislation for the disposal of all types of e-waste and electrical items.
Prior to implementation most of the e-waste generated in the UK was disposed of within the general waste stream and sent to landfill. The UK already had a reclamation plan for the hazardous materials found in e-waste such as fridges/freezers, Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) televisions and lighting tubes.
Two million tonnes of WEEE was disposed of in the UK during 2015. 800,000 tonnes were made up of large items such as white goods. 1.2 million tonnes of electrical waste are divided between smaller household items and commercial waste. Redundant IT equipment makes up a large amount of this waste.
ICEX provide secure and certified IT disposal processes, utilising both digital and physical sanitisation procedures. We can give office equipment the chance to be repurposed and get the UK closer to the 45% reuse target set out in the 2012 revision of the WEEE directive.
Since 2014 56% of IT equipment that ICEX has processed has been repurposed. Anything that cannot be reused is processed through the correct disposal channels following hazardous waste disposal guidelines and we guarantee that nothing goes to landfill.
Contact one of our team to find out what items are WEEE and how you can dispose of them in a secure and sustainable way.