Weee Waste Services

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WEEE Shred UK offers a secure WEEE Waste collection service which supports organisations in meeting compliance requirements and environmental responsibilities e.g. the WEEE directive.

Our flexible expert approach offers organisations the ability to responsibly recycle IT equipment with a fully traceable audit trail. We assess our customers’ requirements on a case-by-case basis and thus provide an accurate and fair cost prior to a project being undertaken. In order to provide this assessment, we will request an asset inventory detailing approximate specification and quantities of equipment to be retired.

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Weee Waste Service

Certified WEEE Waste disposal and recycling process, the unique benefits of our service

What differentiates our service from the competition?

  • Use of our own satellite tracked vehicles and security cleared drivers
  • Full UK coverage with no minimum collection quantities
  • Full Environmental Permit and Authorised Treatment Facility
  • 96.4% client retention rate since 1999
  • ADISA accredited (Asset Disposal & Information Security Alliance)
  • Members of ICER (Industry Council for Electronic Equipment Recycling)
  • Safe Contractor accredited
  • ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001 accredited
  • Investors in People accredited
  • Security cleared staff
  • Open book pricing policies with guaranteed rebates
  • Data wiping and certification to the highest recognised standards
  • Comprehensive asset reporting
  • Customer employee purchase schemes managed FOC
  • No hidden extras

The Recycling / Disposal Process

On the day of collection, we provide both a Duty of Care Transfer Note and Hazardous Waste Consignment Note, which must be signed by both the customer and a WEEE Shred representative.

A comprehensive asset report is produced for every collection. Every item of equipment except for minor peripherals is logged into the asset report. Asset reports are forwarded in electronic format.

A typical asset report will include the following information as a minimum, although additional information can be added if required.

  • Make, model and specification of each item of equipment
  • Unique barcode asset number for each item of equipment
  • Equipment condition (Grade)
  • Customer asset number if applicable
  • Equipment serial number
  • Data erase certification for individual hard drives
  • Confirmation of resale or disposal
  • Additional comments
  • Collection summary

The Importance of using an ADISA accredited company

Launched in October 2010, the Asset Disposal and Information Security Alliance (ADISA) is a group of leading experts on the area risk management, compliance and data protection within the area of IT Asset Disposal.

The primary ADISA objective is to highlight the IT security risk within the asset disposal process and to work with all parties to help improve service quality, raise professionalism and WEEE Shred UK ensures data is protected by an acceptable sanitisation process.

Your organisations responsibility under the WEEE directive

Organisations in the UK throw at least one million tonnes of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) away each year. This figure is estimated to be growing by up to 80,000 tonnes annually.

The recycling and treatment of EEE is not currently undertaken to a sufficient extent, so the introduction of the WEEE Directive in January 2007 introduced strict legislation to address the situation.

www.gov.uk/electricalwaste states that;

‘There are rules on how to deal with most waste electrical or electronic equipment (WEEE). These rules are known as the WEEE regulations and will apply to your business if you:

  • Sell electrical and electronic equipment
  • Generate WEEE
  • Produce electrical or electronic equipment
  • Manufacture or rebrand electrical or electronic equipment
  • Import or export electrical and electronic equipment within the EU

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) came into force in January 2007.

The WEEE Directive aims to both reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being produced and to encourage everyone to reduce, reuse and recycle.

The Directive also aims to improve the environmental performance of businesses that manufacture, supply, use, recycle and recover electrical and electronic equipment.

You may also have obligations under the WEEE Regulations if you are a business with electrical or Under the WEEE Directive you still cannot dump redundant electronic equipment, thus you will have to engage the services of a reputable IT disposal company. In addition to your recycling responsibilities you must adhere to the Data Protection Act and we ensure that all data is wiped and certified.

Following on from the recent record fine for improper IT disposal, the information Commissioner’s Office has just released guidance notes on how organisations can avoid similar action when disposing of their data carrying equipment

ICO Recommendation: Create an asset disposal strategy. This needs to:

  • Include clear instructions on desire to re-use, re-cycle or destroy.
  • Conduct a risk assessment of the disposal process.
  • Identify devices containing personal data.
  • Catagorise the personal data.
  • Ownership of the chain of custody when using a third party service provider.

ICO Recommendation: When selecting an IT asset disposal company you should:

  • Choose a company that offers sufficient guarantees about its security measures.
  • That uses independent approval of products.
  • Conduct a client site assessment and audit.
  • Continue to audit throughout the business relationship.

Additional Services

Shredding Service

WEEE Shred UK is a better alternative for all your secure shredding services, including hard drive shredding, disposal of confidential information and recycling. We place great emphasis on your company and employee security, data protection compliance and outstanding
customer service.

Data Destruction

WEEE Shred UK uses the latest CESG approved overwriting software that exceeds this standard and allows us to overwrite our customer’s hard drives up to ninety-nine times. If, a hard disc cannot be data erased or if it is below 40GB the drive will be shredded. All company references including permanent security markings will be removed.


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