Nationwide WEEE Waste Collection

Our WEEE Waste Collection service, efficiently handles the clearing of all WEEE electrical items. Providing a simple solution for any amount of WEEE waste. Just book online or call us, and we’ll swiftly collect your electronic items.

WEEE Waste Collections Across The UK

WEEE Waste Collections

Ensuring the legal disposal of electronic waste is crucial for safeguarding the environment and your business’s reputation. Since the implementation of stringent WEEE regulations in 2014, the UK mandates careful handling of electronic waste disposal. With Business Waste, you can easily organize the collection of WEEE produced by your business, ensuring compliance with UK laws and understanding your duties.

Whether it’s outdated household appliances or your company’s IT equipment, recycling electronic waste is not only a legal requirement but a responsibility your business holds. We offer guidance on adhering to UK regulations for e-waste disposal and provide efficient WEEE management solutions. For a complimentary WEEE collection quote, please give us a call.

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Disposal of WEEE Waste

WEEE collections & disposal

At Waste King, we are experts in secure e-waste collections, adhering strictly to the WEEE directive to ensure compliance and environmental responsibility. No matter your WEEE disposal requirements, we’re equipped to assist across the UK. Understanding that all businesses face the challenge of WEEE disposal, our mission is to simplify this process through our comprehensive WEEE management solutions.

Electronics that are powered by a battery or plug typically fall under the WEEE category and are recyclable with the expertise of a proficient waste management team. Our skilled professionals are ready to equip your business and its clientele with a designated waste collection facility (DCF) specifically for handling WEEE materials.

Included in our WEEE services, we offer complimentary WEEE bins for storing your outdated, damaged, or unused electronic devices. The only cost to you is for the collection service. You can schedule this service as a one-time pickup or on a recurring basis—daily, weekly, or fortnightly—and from any accessible location within the UK. Our WEEE collection services are designed to safely and legally manage the disposal of all types of electronic waste.

For a free quote on your electronic waste disposal and recycling needs, or to explore more about our WEEE solutions, give us a call. Our knowledgeable team is on hand to address any queries and to recommend the most suitable WEEE collection services for your enterprise.

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The right bin for the right waste

Electronic waste bins

Our dedicated Waste King teams across the UK specialise in providing businesses with a comprehensive selection of electronic waste bins, tailored to accommodate all types of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) items, regardless of size. No matter where you’re located, we have a local team ready to support your waste management needs.

Whether your business is looking to dispose of large appliances such as refrigerators, or numerous smaller electronic devices, Waste King has the perfect WEEE bin solution for you. Our variety includes everything from large skips designed for substantial items and less frequent pickups, to smaller, two-wheel bins ideal for minimal waste or more regular collection schedules.

To suit the unique requirements of your business, Waste King offers flexible collection options, including daily, weekly, or fortnightly WEEE pickups. Discover the range of electronic waste bins we provide and find the perfect fit for your business needs.

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Recycling Experts

Who needs WEEE recycling?

WEEE disposal and electrical recycling are essential services that cater to a broad spectrum of business needs, given that nearly all businesses generate some form of electronic waste. The necessity for these services spans a wide range of sectors, from manufacturers dealing with electronic by-products or defective prototypes to retailers managing unsellable, damaged electronic items. For Waste King, ensuring responsible electrical recycling is a cornerstone of our commitment to environmental sustainability.

Businesses utilising IT equipment, operating kitchens with electrical appliances, or those that feature televisions in their waiting areas will, at some point, require WEEE disposal and electrical recycling services. Our team specialises in catering to the specific needs of various industries that frequently need WEEE collection, including:

  • Automotive: For electronic tools, cleaning equipment, and IT devices.
  • Catering: Including hot drinks machines, electronic kitchen tools, and other appliances.
  • Hospitals: Such as dialysis machines, cardiology equipment, and a wide array of medical devices.
  • Offices: IT hardware, photocopiers, and smoke detectors are among the common items.
  • Retail: Damaged electrical items, consumer electronics, and lighting solutions.

Waste King is here to support your business in managing its electronic waste efficiently and sustainably. Contact our team on 0370 343 9990 for expert assistance with your WEEE disposal and electrical recycling needs.

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WEEE & the law

WEEE regulations

The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 mandate compliance for any business involved with electronic and electrical products, whether through manufacturing, importing, distributing, selling, repairing, or usage. Implemented UK-wide in 2014, these regulations aim to minimize the volume of WEEE ending up in landfills.

Under the WEEE regulations, businesses responsible for producing or distributing electronic waste are required to fund the collection, treatment, and recycling of this waste. Partnering with a licensed carrier for your WEEE disposals, like Waste King, ensures your electronic and electrical waste is processed according to WEEE standards.

Furthermore, these regulations compel all businesses retailing electronic or electrical equipment to offer customers a method for disposing of their old devices when purchasing a new one. Compliance can be achieved through one of two methods:

  1. Providing a complimentary, in-store take-back service where customers can return their old items.
  2. Establishing an alternative free take-back service accessible to customers.

These obligations ensure that all businesses producing WEEE, in any capacity, adhere to environmentally responsible disposal practices.

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WEEE Waste – what is it?

What is WEEE waste?

WEEE, stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, encompasses all kinds of electrical or electronic devices and appliances that are no longer functioning or needed, both from households and businesses. This category includes any item that requires a battery or plug for operation and has reached the end of its useful life.

Recognised as the fastest expanding category of waste in the UK by the Environment Agency, WEEE poses a significant environmental challenge. In response, the UK introduced stringent WEEE regulations on 1 January 2014, mandating the diversion of all such waste from landfills and incineration. These regulations underscore the obligation of producers and disposers of WEEE to prioritise recycling and reusing electrical waste wherever feasible.

It’s important to note that WEEE regulations specifically target finished electrical products, excluding components like microchips, wires, and spare parts from the definition of WEEE waste. Moreover, the disposal of batteries follows distinct guidelines, requiring separate bins and recycling processes. At Waste King, our team is well-versed in the nuances of WEEE disposal and recycling, ensuring compliance with all legal requirements while emphasising eco-friendly practices.

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Different Types of WEEE

WEEE Categories

At Waste King, we adhere to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, which encompass a broad range of business and household items powered by plug or battery. This includes everything from malfunctioning washing machines to portable gaming devices. These regulations categorise WEEE into 10 distinct groups, mandating that any item fitting these categories must be disposed of responsibly and in compliance with the law.

Our team is proficient in managing the disposal and recycling of items within these WEEE categories:

  • Large Household Appliances: This includes washing machines, dishwashers, cookers, microwaves, as well as fridges and freezers.
  • Small Household Appliances: Items such as irons, toasters, clocks, and vacuum cleaners.
  • Lighting Equipment: Including high-intensity discharge lamps, along with straight and compact fluorescent tubes.
  • Electrical and Electronic Tools: Electric saws, drills, electronic lawnmowers, and sewing machines are part of this category.
  • IT and Telecommunications Equipment: Laptops and personal computers, telephones, pocket calculators, and copying equipment.
  • Consumer Equipment: Encompasses stereos, radios, televisions, video cameras, and musical instruments.
  • Automatic Dispensers: Covers both money and hot drink dispensers.
  • Monitoring and Control Equipment: Items like thermostats, heating regulators, and smoke detectors.
  • Medical Devices: Includes analysers, medical freezers, cardiology equipment, and dialysis machines (excluding those contaminated).
  • Toys, Leisure, and Sports Equipment: Games consoles, electric trains, and running machines fall under this category.

Waste King is committed to ensuring that your electronic waste is handled in the most environmentally friendly manner possible. Our team provides professional guidance and services for the collection and recycling of WEEE, guaranteeing compliance with regulations and aiding in the protection of our environment.

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WEEE Disposal

What happens to WEEE waste?

Electronic devices and appliances are composed of diverse materials such as metals, glass, plastics, ceramics, and others. Among these, certain materials like mercury and lead are considered hazardous and require special handling as hazardous waste, complicating the recycling process for WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment).

Once transported to an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility, the initial step involves the careful disassembly of these items. Appliances containing liquids have their fluids safely removed, and any harmful chemicals, including refrigerants from fridges and freezers or mercury from fluorescent lighting, are meticulously extracted.

At Waste King, our approach to WEEE recycling leverages advanced technology to separate and dismantle electronic waste. This meticulous process ensures that recyclable components are forwarded to relevant sectors for reprocessing or direct reuse, encompassing metals, plastics, precious metals, and more. Our service guarantees your compliance with WEEE regulations, offering your organisation peace of mind.

The recycling of electronic waste diverges based on the materials involved. For instance, glass from damaged computer monitors might be crushed and reshaped, while plastics from outdated mobile phones are shredded for repurposing. Electronic components themselves are broken down, with the metals they contain often being melted for recycling. This detailed process underscores our commitment to environmental responsibility and the efficient management of electronic waste.

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WEEE Waste FAQs

Are batteries considered WEEE?2024-02-24T17:55:44+00:00

Batteries are an integral part of our daily lives, powering everything from small gadgets to essential electronic devices. Proper disposal and recycling of batteries are crucial due to their hazardous components. Waste King offers specialised battery bins for the efficient collection of used batteries, perfect for businesses that rely heavily on electronic and electrical devices. Our service encompasses the recycling of all single-use batteries, including common types like AAA and AA, button batteries for watches, and batteries from mobile phones, laptops, and power tools. Our team is dedicated to ensuring these materials are handled responsibly, helping your company contribute to a sustainable future.

Are USB cables WEEE?2024-02-24T17:56:33+00:00

Typically, items like USB cables fall outside the scope of WEEE regulations, which are primarily focused on end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment. Nevertheless, peripherals such as keyboards and USB cables might be considered WEEE waste if they require another product to function and are no longer operational. If you’re uncertain about whether your old USB cables qualify for WEEE disposal, our team at Waste King is here to provide guidance. Feel free to reach out for assistance in determining the proper disposal method for your items.

Are you licensed to remove my waste?2024-02-25T11:27:09+00:00

Yes. Our employees are fully licensed and our trucks are fully insured including cover against any damage caused to a client’s property when removing waste from those premises.

Are your teams uniformed?2024-02-06T21:14:12+00:00

Yes. Our teams are supplied with safety boots and branded clothing. A spare set is always in the truck so they are clean and presentable for the next collection.

Can you move pianos?2024-02-06T21:16:13+00:00

We can move small pianos, and in some regions, our teams are insured to break them up and dispose of them on site. We can recommend professional piano companies that remove large and heavy pianos.

Can you put electrical items in the bin?2024-02-24T17:58:33+00:00

Electrical goods and battery-operated products must never be discarded in regular bins. For the environmentally responsible disposal of household electrical waste, these items should either be returned to the retailer or taken to a dedicated recycling center. Businesses, on the other hand, are encouraged to contact Waste King to arrange for WEEE collections for any outdated electrical items.

Ensuring the correct disposal of electrical items is crucial to prevent their deposition in landfills, where hazardous materials could potentially contaminate soil, water, and air. By recycling old electrical goods, we guarantee that any dangerous substances are appropriately managed and safely disposed of. This process also allows for the recovery and repurposing of valuable metals, contributing to a more sustainable and eco-friendly approach to waste management. If you require assistance with disposing of electrical items, reach out to our team at Waste King on 0370 343 9990.

Can you transport my items from one location to another for me?2024-02-25T11:27:28+00:00

No. We can only take items away. We are not insured or licensed to provide a removals service and our trucks are not designed for removals. However, we can move items from one room to another within the same property for a small additional charge.

Do I need to be at the property while the collection carried out?2024-02-25T11:27:55+00:00

No, providing our teams can access the waste. Our team will call you with an exact quote and then process your card payment on completion. Our teams take photos before and after and we can send this to you on request.

Do you work on Sundays?2024-02-06T21:20:38+00:00

Yes, we have collected rubbish on Sundays although this will occur an out of hours surcharge and we need time to organise a team.

How can I recycle electronics at home?2024-02-24T17:59:58+00:00

Recycling electronics from your home is straightforward, with several options available. If you’re looking to dispose of electronic items, consider returning them to an electrical retailer or the manufacturer first. Many have a take-back scheme in place, allowing collections, in-store returns, or even accepting items not originally purchased from them.

These entities are committed to accepting your old electronics, functioning or not, to ensure they are recycled properly. The UK boasts over 10,000 drop-off points as part of this initiative. Additionally, many local household waste recycling centres are equipped with specific bins for WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) recycling.

It’s advisable to contact your local council or governing authority as some provide home collection services for such items. For a hassle-free and reliable solution, Waste King offers specialised waste collection services designed to handle electronic recycling from your residence. Our team ensures a convenient and environmentally responsible way to manage your electronic waste, supporting sustainable practices. For more information or to arrange a collection, reach out to Waste King at 0370 343 9990. Our team is ready to assist with your electronic recycling needs, ensuring a seamless and eco-friendly process.

How do I dispose of computers, tablets and laptops?2024-02-24T17:52:34+00:00

IT recycling presents a significant challenge for both businesses and households in managing WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) disposal. Computers, in particular, contain various hazardous substances such as lead, mercury, chromium, beryllium, and cadmium. When an old computer is no longer usable or beyond repair, responsible disposal becomes crucial.

It’s important to note that only certified facilities are equipped to recycle computers properly. At Waste King, our team is here to assist with computer disposal for your business as an integral part of our WEEE collection services. Our dedicated e-waste collection team will collect your outdated PCs and laptops, ensuring they are transported to accredited recycling centers for proper processing.

How do you know how much our rubbish weighs?2024-02-06T21:18:54+00:00

Some trucks have weighing scales on the vehicle and a guide to help you understand 1 yard of bulky waste is only 30-60 KG, and bricks can weigh 2KG. A rubble sack can weigh around 25KG. Alternatively, we can send you a weighbridge ticket once it is tipped at our waste transfer station. The scales are calibrated to industry standards.

How do you know what to charge?2024-02-06T21:18:26+00:00

It is challenging to be exact, although the team is very generous on what they remove. The guide we have is two small domestic washing machines are one cubic yard which is 0.83m3. If you would prefer to load a waste bag or skip, you can book online. We welcome any pictures sent to us, and our team is happy to quote you. We have been estimating for 14 years and completed thousands of collections successfully, so you are in good hands.

How much notice do you need to book my collection?2024-02-06T21:19:38+00:00

We aim to complete our jobs within 24 hours or same day. In some rural areas it may take longer to complete the collection.

We only charge according to the items we collect.2024-02-25T15:05:13+00:00

We charge by weight or volume where as Skip Hire is charged on the size of the skip and not the amount of waste that is put into it. Skips can cause the added hassle and expense of having to apply for a skip permit in advance and you run the risk of fly tipping into the skip.

What are the effects of electronic waste?2024-02-24T17:57:10+00:00

If electronic waste is dumped in landfill the hazardous and toxic substances some items contain – like lead and mercury – can leach into soil and water. This adds to pollution, which negatively affects the surrounding environment and health of those living and working nearby.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) claims that people trying to recover precious metals from e-waste in landfill could be exposed to a thousand harmful substances. This can lead to all sorts of health complications. Recycling and proper disposal of electronic waste avoids it ending up in landfill and potentially harming humans and the environment.

What do you approve as heavy materials and charge by weight?2024-02-06T21:17:25+00:00

We class dense types of waste like bricks, rubble, tiles, glass, soil as heavy materials. You can book a skip online alternately.

What does Waste King do?2024-02-25T15:04:49+00:00

We remove waste, rubbish and unwanted items from commercial premises, construction sites and domestic houses and gardens. Our service includes a two man team who are insured and licensed to load the waste materials – from anywhere on the property – onto our trucks, sweep up after the job is complete and transport the waste to a registered transfer station.

What e-waste can be recycled?2024-02-24T17:51:26+00:00

Virtually all WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) or e-waste items have the potential to be recycled. If your item requires a plug, charger, or batteries for operation, it’s eligible for recycling. Additionally, if it features the WEEE wheelie bin logo—a black symbol of a crossed-out wheelie bin mandated by the European Union—it’s designated as recyclable.

At Waste King, we handle a wide array of e-waste for recycling, including but not limited to:

  • Computers and laptops
  • Televisions
  • Household appliances
  • Lighting equipment
  • Toys and gaming consoles

Our team is dedicated to ensuring that your electronic waste is recycled responsibly, helping to reduce environmental impact and promote sustainability.

What extra charges or items do you charge?2024-02-06T21:17:57+00:00

We charge for fridges and aircon items, and they average £30 across the country,
TV /monitors and laptops are £10 each
Small Tyres £5
Mattresses, on average, are £10, but if we have extensive collections, we include some mattresses free as part of the collection.

What junk do you not take?2024-02-06T21:15:44+00:00

We cannot remove infectious waste, raw food like meat and fish, and chemicals.

What type of items do you remove?2024-02-25T11:25:38+00:00

We can remove any item as long as it can be lifted by two people. For example, but not limited to:

Furniture: beds, sofas, tables, chairs, armchairs, cabinets, wardrobes, computer desks

Appliances: cookers, washing machines, fridges, freezers, microwaves, tumble dryers, stereos, televisions, printers, fax machines, computers

Garages, Lofts and Cellars: tools, lawnmowers, boxes, clothes, books

Garden: shrubs, bushes, branches, mud, concrete, soil, turf, compost, garden furniture, sheds

Construction and Demolition: plaster, plasterboard, pallets, glass, concrete, packaging, metal

Roofing and Flooring: tiles, carpets, wood

We can’t collect certain hazardous materials such as paint cans, motor oils, chemicals, solvents, asbestos, medical or biological waste but your local authority can offer advice on how you should dispose of them. Certain items which we can collect are classified as hazardous waste because of the way in which they need to be disposed of. These items include computer monitors, fridges and freezers. There is a supplement rate for these items because our disposal costs are higher.

What type of waste do you remove?2024-02-06T21:16:41+00:00

We take all types of non-hazardous waste. For example, plasterboard, builders, DIY waste, WEEE, furniture, wood, flooring, garden refuse, junk from the house and commercial waste.

What vehicles come to my property?2024-05-09T14:45:12+01:00

We have a fleet of different weight trucks. Majority of the trucks are 3.5 ton Luton Box vans, and we also have 7.5-ton class 1 HGV vehicles for more extensive and heavier collections. Our most giant truck is 40 yards capacity and 18 ton Class 1 HGV.

Where can you not remove rubbish from?2024-02-06T21:14:45+00:00

If we cannot park or we have access issues, we may have issues removing the rubbish. If there are any health and safety issues, we can not remove the rubbish. We can offer a Waste bags collection that you can book online.

Where can you remove rubbish?2024-02-06T21:15:13+00:00

We are insured to remove rubbish on your property and remove it from your loft, indoor and outside, including the garden.

Why use Waste Kings’ Man & Van service instead of a skip?2024-02-25T11:26:29+00:00

We do all the loading and sweep up afterwards and generally it is cheaper!

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