1m tonnes of waste electrical and electronical equipment (WEEE) is produced every year in the UK. WEEE is the fastest growing waste-stream in the world. The majority of this waste ends up in landfill which can become hazardous. Due to the presence of unsafe materials, it can be a danger to public health and the environment. It is also a shameful waste of our planet’s diminishing resources, as much of the materials can be recycles.
The increase of waste production is inevitable, the continuous updates and evolution of technology contribute to this therefore it is critical that we become more aware of how we dispose of our electronic goods. The WEEE directive is a piece of legislation that has been put in place to increase the amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment that is reused or recycled and therefore reduce its effect on the environment, contribute to a more circular economy and improve resource efficiency.
We only use WEEE Authorised Treatment Facilities here at Inspired Technology Services, we offer a remarkably secure and potentially profitable WEEE disposal service. Tailored to your specific needs, we provide a bespoke data destruction service which includes on site data destruction where policies forbid storage device removal. This allows companies to recycle their waste while adhering to the 1998 Data Protection Act – preventing prosecution or any damage to reputation due to data falling into the wrong hands.
To ensure the most stress free transition between upgrades you can arrange disposal of your redundant hardware to coincide with your new hardware installation. Inspired can project manage your upgrade, with seamless removal and responsible disposal of old hardware from site while new hardware is being installed. This avoids a cluttered work environment, as well as ensuring you don’t have to lift a finger.
The sooner you decide to recycle, the sooner we are able to help you gain financial return, therefore we encourage companies to think quickly about this decision. If your equipment is between 3 and 5 years old, we can evaluate whether it can be refurbished and re-sold where possible – giving a 90% chance of a financial return when disposing of these items. If your assets are not of a sufficient value to be resold, any value in the equipment may be used to offset cost from data destruction or WEEE recycling charges.