Introduced by the EU in 2002 and finally implemented by the UK in 2007, the aim is for all member states to recycle at least 85% of electrical and electronics waste equipment by the end of 2016.
The Directive puts a responsibility on the supplier of electrical / electronic equipment to ensure that consumers can return expired items for recycling.
For individuals this usually means delivering to a household waste recycling centre where they are collected and recycled. For commercial Organisations, we offer a safe and reliable Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) disposal service.
This is an increasingly important part of our business, especially when it comes to the safe disposal of IT equipment - much of which contains a mixture of hazardous waste such as gases, chemicals and batteries on motherboards as well as useful metals.
We can safely dispose of and recycle old IT equipment such as computers, VDUs, printers and CRT/LCD displays. We also recycle other electronic hardware such as TVs, tapes, floppy discs, CDs and DVDs, all in compliance with European Directives (WEEE) and UK legislation.
IT equipment recycling involves stripping down and separating the various material components in the equipment. The majority of IT equipment is currently collected, shredded and processed, with the ferrous, non-ferrous and precious metals recovered and sent for recycling. This creates a value and future cost saving.
WEEE Recycling Containers
Suitable containers can be supplied for your storage of your Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment until full or for one-off bulk disposals.
If required, we can also provide a packing service for you.
"Since DJB came along and installed their system, we have gone from 100% landfill, to 0%.
We are saving thousands of pounds a year on recycling, compared to what we was spending on landfill."
- Peter Fewings, Technical Manager, Wembley Arena
"We partnered with DJB back in 2009 and by 2010 we had halved what went to landfill.
I am proud to say that now, nothing goes to landfill thanks to DJB, 100% is all recycled."
- Jonathan Rolfe, Operations Director, Truline
"The money we receive from recycling pays for all the equipment and the service we receive from DJB is fantastic.
Everything they promised would be done is done."
- Peter Johnson, Contracted Cleaning Manager, New Covent Garden