Computers are a fast expanding stream of UK waste. Consumers frequently change computers and the computer waste mountain builds and builds. Millions of obsolete computers are discarded annually.
Why recycle computer equipment?
Computers should never be thrown out because they contain toxic substances. Electronic waste often ends up in the developing world, and the UN’s Environment Programme is alarmed by the amount of electronic goods which is improperly disposed of overseas. There is increasing concern about the pollution caused by hazardous chemicals and heavy metals in Africa, Asia and South America.
Concept offer computer recycling services for corporate, educational and governmental bodies throughout the United Kingdom. We ensure …..
- That corporate branding is removed.
- Compliance with stringent UK environmental legislation.
- Minimal Disruption to your business
- A low cost effective solution.
Resources are extracted from obsolete or faulty Computers. We also re-use components deemed to have residual life. Hard disks are fully erased.
WEEE legislation and Computer Recycling
New legislation came into force in 2007 to cover waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The regulations have significant implications those who treat or recover WEEE, and stipulate that users must store, collect, treat, recycle and dispose of WEEE separately from other waste. It is now a requirement that you obtain and keep proof that your WEEE was given to a waste management company such as Concept, and was treated and disposed of in an environmentally sound way.