No matter what business or industry you’re in, ShP has a solution to help you manage and comply with the WEEE directive.
Corporate WEEE recycling
If you are a business wanting help and advice on WEEE recycling and associated services like wiping hard drives, look no further than ShP. We assign every corporate client with a dedicated WEEE collection manager to help organise, manage and process your WEEE on a regular basis.
We provide the following standard service level agreements:
- dedicated account management;
- nationwide office collections;
- secure manned 65,000 sq ft processing facility
- Blancco hard drive data wiping service;
- environmental waste reporting; and
- financial return*.
* Financial return will only apply product depending
Call our corporate WEEE recycling team today on 01524 580900 to find out how we can help your business comply with WEEE regulations.
Producer WEEE recovery and disposal services
As a manufacturer of WEEE you should be part of a producer compliance scheme (PCS). Under the PCS there are many responsibilities enforced on producers of WEEE. Part of your responsibility will be to finance the collection, treatment and recovery of the future waste created by your products.
Through our experience of WEEE management, ShP has developed a framework for producer trade-in services whereby we can help create and manage a manufacturer led trade-in schemes to comply with WEEE legislation and promote up selling opportunities through trade-in led recycling initiatives. To find out more, contact our industry and retail trade-in and recovery team on 01524 580900.
Retail WEEE services
Retailers and distributors of electronics must enable customers to return waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) products on a like-for-like basis, when they purchase a new product. This is known as ‘retailer take back’.
ShP has a unique and successful retail trade-in solution that helps recover WEEE and drive the sale of new products by issuing a financial reward to retailers customers when they trade-in their old electronic products to upgrade to a newer model. ShP will provide a web enabled retail trade-in facility and manage the fulfilment and disposal of all WEEE collected through such a scheme. To find out more about ShP’s retail services please contact us on 01524 580900.
Obligations of electrical and electronic equipment users
If your business uses electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) you still have responsibilities when you dispose of it.
You must comply with your duty of care. This includes storing waste equipment safely, using a registered waste carrier and keeping a waste transfer note when equipment leaves your site.
If your business rents or leases EEE the organisation that provides the equipment will normally be responsible for disposing of it.
The full list of WEEE categories and products
1. Large household appliances
- Other large appliances used for refrigeration, conservation and storage of food.
- Washing machines.
- Clothes dryers.
- Dish washing machines.
- Electric stoves.
- Electric hot plates.
- Other large appliances used for cooking and other processing of food.
- Electric heating appliances.
- Electric radiators.
- Other large appliances for heating rooms, beds, seating furniture.
- Electric fans.
- Air conditioner appliances.
- Other fanning, exhaust ventilation and conditioning equipment.
2. Small household appliances
- Vacuum cleaners.
- Carpet sweepers.
- Other appliances for cleaning.
- Appliances used for sewing, knitting, weaving and other processing for textiles.
- Irons and other appliances for ironing, mangling and other care of clothing.
- Grinders, coffee machines and equipment for opening or sealing containers or packages.
- Electric knives.
- Appliances for hair-cutting, hair drying, tooth brushing, shaving, massage and other body care appliances.
- Clocks, watches and equipment for the purpose of measuring, indicating or registering time.
3. IT and telecommunications equipment
- Centralised data processing:
- Printer units.
- Personal computing:
- Personal computers (CPU, mouse, screen and keyboard included).
- Laptop computers (CPU, mouse, screen and keyboard included).
- Notebook computers.
- Notepad computers.
- Copying equipment
- Electrical and electronic typewriters.
- Pocket and desk calculators.
- Other products and equipment for the collection, storage, processing, presentation or communication of information by electronic means:
- User terminals and systems.
- Pay telephones.
- Cordless telephones.
- Cellular telephones.
- Answering systems.
- Other products or equipment of transmitting sound, images or other information by telecommunications.
4. Consumer equipment
- Radio sets.
- Television sets.
- Video recorders.
- Hi-fi recorders.
- Audio amplifiers.
- Musical instruments.
- Other products or equipment for the purpose of recording or reproducing sound or images, including signals or other technologies for the distribution of sound and image than by telecommunications.
5. Lighting equipment
- Luminaires for fluorescent lamps with the exception of luminaires in households.
- Straight fluorescent lamps.
- Compact fluorescent lamps.
- High intensity discharge lamps, including pressure sodium lamps and metal halide lamps.
- Low pressure sodium lamps.
- Other lighting or equipment for the purpose of spreading or controlling light with the exception of filament bulbs.
6. Electrical and electronic tools (with the exception of large-scale stationary industrial tools)
- Sewing machines.
- Equipment for turning, milling, sanding, grinding, sawing, cutting, shearing, drilling, making holes in, punching, folding, bending or similar processing of wood, metal and other materials.
- Tools for riveting, nailing or screwing or removing rivets, nails, screws or similar uses.
- Tools for welding, soldering or similar use.
- Equipment for spraying, spreading, dispersing or other treatment of liquid or gaseous substances by other means.
- Tools for mowing or other gardening activities.
7. Toys, leisure and sports equipment
- Electric trains or car racing sets.
- Hand-held video game consoles.
- Video games.
- Computers for biking, diving, running and rowing.
- Sports equipment with electric or electronic components.
- Coin slot machines.
8. Medical devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products)
- Radiotherapy equipment.
- Pulmonary ventilators.
- Nuclear medicine.
- Laboratory equipment for in-vitro diagnosis.
- Fertilization tests.
- Other appliances for detecting, preventing, monitoring, treating, alleviating illness, injury or disability.
9. Monitoring and control instruments
- Smoke detector.
- Heating regulators.
- Measuring, weighing or adjusting appliances for household or laboratory equipment.
- Other monitoring and control instruments used in industrial installations (for example, in control panels).
10. Automatic dispensers
- Automatic dispensers for hot drinks.
- Automatic dispensers for hot or cold bottles or cans.
- Automatic dispensers for solid products.
- Automatic dispensers for money.
- All appliances which deliver automatically any kind of products.