E-waste, discarded computer equipment monitors, printers, hard drives and circuit boards. Such items should not be thrown out in the rubbish because they contain toxic substances, and are effectively hazardous waste. E-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.
A single computer can contain up to 2kg of lead, and the complex mixture of materials make PCs very difficult to recycle.
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, and was treated and disposed of in an environmentally sound way.
Cybertronics UK Accept a large variety of networking equipment from PC’s to Routers. Whether the products are faulty or old stock we can remove and log everything for you saving you the headache. All removed stock is logged and recycled to relevant government requirements.