Recycling has become a part of our everyday lives, no longer do we throw all our household waste into the big black wheelie bin, everything is separated and put into the respective places for collection. As much of a bind as it can be, its all for the greater good – to protect the environment.
Since January 2007 all industry’s have had to comply with a government directive known as “WEEE” (Waste Electrical, and Electronic Equipment”) This directive aims to both reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being produced and to encourage everyone to reuse, recycle and recover it.
Some “WEEE” contains hazardous substances and parts such as mercury in some switches, lead in solder and cadmium in batteries. With this in mind, we have an obligation to ensure that all these materials are recycled in the most effective manner.
In the Education industry there is a grave concern for the information held on computers used by staff and pupils. Office computers can hold extremely sensitive information, even computers used by children may contain address details and other data which is protected by the Data Protection Act. If a computer is to be removed from school, compliance of this directive is an absolute must.
If you have any enquiries regarding our recycling services available please contact us.