What is WEEE
WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) is anything that has a plug or needs a battery and is at the end of its useful life. It is the fastest growing waste stream in the UK with approximately 2million tonnes being discarded away every year.
The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 became law in the UK on the 1st of January 2014 and replaced the 2006 Regulations. The new Regulations transpose the main provisions of Directive 2012/19/EU on WEEE which recasts the previous Directive 2002/96/EC.
The broad aim of the Directive is to address the environmental impacts of EEE when it reaches the end of its life and to encourage its separate collection, subsequent treatment, re-use, recovery, recycling and environmentally sound disposal.
What can WEEE recycle
Our main focus is on product recalls, out of date stock and used products which contain batteries, including mobile phones, IT equipment and other devices, but we are able to accept all types of WEEE.
IT & Telecoms
Medical & Monitoring
Why is it important to recycle your electrical waste?
When not disposed of properly, WEEE can be very harmful to human health as many items contain toxic chemicals.
Fridges and Freezers contain greenhouse gases such as CFC, HCFC and HFC that can be extremely harmful to the environment. Recycling your old fridge, freezer, etc. is one way of contributing to the fight against climate change.
Recycling is an important part of creating a sustainable world and reduces our dependence on depleting natural resources as Electrical and Electronic Equipment contain metals, plastics and even glass that can be used again if recovered properly through recycling.
What happens to your WEEE at AA Battery Recycling Ltd?
The individual items are decontaminated: cables and other electrical components are removed; ballasts, plastics, iron compounds and other metals are separated and recovered. These materials are then sent for further processing and recovery.