The WEEE Directive was introduced in January 2007 and now affects a wide variety of businesses. Its aim is to reduce the volumes of waste disposed in landfill by improving the environmental performance of businesses that manufacture, supply, use, recycle and recover electrical and electronic equipment,.
At Oran ES our waste collection and disposal services provide customers with both peace of mind and a reliable, cost-effective means of meeting their environmental responsibilities.
In addition, we offer customers a hazardous waste service. If you have hazardous waste that requires treatment or disposal, talk to one of our experts today.
For more information on how Oran ES can keep you compliant with all current legislation, call 0800 432 0000 today to arrange a FREE consultation with one of our experts or complete the online request form.
What is WEEE?
WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. For items to qualify as WEEE, the item must be dependant on electronic fields, battery power or electrical currents to function and operate within a voltage range of up to 1,000 volts AC or 1,500 volts DC. Some items are exempt such as large scale fixed industrial machinery, military equipment and items which form a small part of a vehicle.
The WEE Directive
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) aims to minimise the impact of electrical and electronic goods on the environment by increasing re-use and recycling and reducing the amount of WEEE going to landfill. WEEE regulations require those responsible for placing electronic equipment on the market to meet the obligations based on the weight of the equipment they have previously placed on the market.
Who Is Responsible?
The Directive affects producers, distributors and recyclers of electrical and electronic equipment - including household appliances, IT and telecommunications equipment, audiovisual equipment (TV, video, hi-fi), lighting, electrical and electronic tools, toys, leisure and sports equipment.
If your business sells any of the above items then you have a responsibility to ensure that sufficient funding is in place to dispose safely of the item if it becomes redundant. The WEEE Directive seeks to make producers responsible for financing the collection, treatment and recovery of waste electrical equipment. It also demands that distributors allow consumers to return their waste equipment free of charge. A retailer can also nominate a 3rd party to carry out this function, provided that the final holder of the WEEE is not charged.
Where Does This Regulation Apply?
The UK Regulations implementing the WEEE Directive were laid before Parliament on 12 December 2006 and entered into force on 2 January 2007. This applies to the whole of the UK, with other European countries monitoring similar legislation regarding WEEE disposal.
How Oran ES Can Solve Your WEEE Problems?
Oran ES can offer a tailored service for customers' WEEE appliances following a FREE Onsite Waste Audit of the workplace. The Oran ES WEEE collection and disposal provides customers with peace of mind through a safe, reliable and efficient service.
To arrange a FREE consultation with an expert contact one of our specialist team or complete the online request form.
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