During processing, WEEE is usually made up of different materials such as metals and glass and chemicals like mercury, lead and phosphorous. According to the Health and Safety Executive: “As a result of this complex mix of product types and materials, some of which are hazardous (including arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury and certain flame retardants) WEEE recycling poses a number of health risks that need to be adequately managed”.
RJS Waste Management is committed to recycling WEEE waste wherever possible and can handle the equipment mentioned above and more. You can find more examples of WEEE waste on the HSE website here.
WEEE and data Security
In line with the Data Protection Act, the correct recycling or disposal of redundant IT equipment, and the sensitive information that a hard drive may hold, is a concern for every business. We will provide a data destruction certificate for any hard drives that are collected. We can even offer a premium “witness the burn” service, should your industry require proof of safe data destruction. You can find out more about our data destruction services here.