Our WEEE disposal service
At KCM we can dispose of all of your electrical items legally and correctly in accordance with the recommended guidelines.
Our Rotherham based plant has a dedicated WEEE section where we process all electrical waste. Our machinery shreds the WEEE scrap and breaks down the materials into various components. The separated WEEE material is then sorted into metallic, plastic and ferrous particles then processed onwards.
There’s no need to worry about your data being stolen, we work in a secure setting and can track your waste’s entire journey.
Legal disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is a specialist part of the waste and recycling industry. WEEE includes most products that have a plug or need a battery.
Every year two million WEEE items are discarded by home owners and businesses’ in the UK. Most commonly old hair dryers, lighting, keyboards and mice.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive was introduced in 2012 with the aim reduce the amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment that ends up in landfill.
The directive states that it is your business’ responsibility to be aware of the options available to you and ensure that the duty of care is observed in regard to disposing of waste electricals at all times. This includes storing your waste safely to prevent fire, using a registered waste carrier, keeping a waste transfer note when it leaves your site and ensuring that your waste is handled by an appropriately licensed waste management organisation. By not following waste regulations, you can receive a fine of up to £5000 and face prosecution.
At KCM we can recycle WEEE from:
Retailers and distributors
Businesses of all types, big or small.
Common commercial WEEE waste types include:
Air conditioning appliances
Battery operated children’s toys