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WEEE Recycling Newcastle

How often have you had an electrical item break on you?  Whether it’s your hair sprays giving up the ghost or your freezer breaking down just after you’ve completed the huge store; we’ve been there.  Even if your electrical appliances aren’t broken, then it can be so tempting to go for an update when the latest model comes out.  That they ‘re expensive to replace and can’t be disposed of with your customary household garbage – you have to recycle WEEE items.

Why Recycle WEEE Items Newcastle?

Why is it tougher to dispose of electrical items? Waste electrical and electronic equipment (better called WEEE) is whatever needs batteries or a plug to operate.  This includes things like telephones, hairdryers, fridges/freezers, washing machines etc.. WEEE is among the fastest growing waste flows as people are constantly updating to the latest technology.  Each year, around 2 million tonnes of WEEE is thrown off.  Think about the number of people who update to the most recent iPhone or game console every year!  With the issue of not having the ability to throw WEEE things away normally, this leaves a good deal of people confused. This is since WEEE may contain hazardous substances.

Sending these hazardous materials directly to landfill will have a poor effect on the environment.  It is very likely that they will contaminate the soil and the surrounding regions.  There could be such substances as lead, arsenic and cadmium.  When they get into the dirt, it might have an effect on crops, animals and effectively our food supply

Can your electrical things be reused?

First of all, think about whether it’s possible to give or sell your things to other people.  Reusing is far better than recycling.  You may have upgraded, but your old television might be perfect for someone else.  One  individual ‘s rubbish is another individual ‘s treasure after all!  It might also be possible you could get broken things fixed – determine if the expense of repair is worth it.  As an alternative, you could donate any broken items to your regional college if it provides electrician courses.  They’d be grateful for the donation! If you don’t know anyone that would like the things, then start looking into selling them.  Websites such as ebay, facebook market and gumtree are really worth looking into.  Even in case your items are a bit broken, you may be able to offer them for spare parts.  Older things are worth a list also, especially game consoles.

Recycling your WEEE Newcastle

If your WEEE can’t be redeemed and is definitely futile, then the next best thing to do on the waste hierarchy would be to recycle.  This is where Waste company come into help.  We can take any of your WEEE things and make sure that they get recycled correctly.  No matter which of our services you decide to use, we will make sure that they get properly recycled.  All of the waste sites that we use are completely audited to ensure that they are diverting as much waste as possible from landfill.  We rate these sites based on lots of different facets.

 Included in these are:  recovery and recycling rates, management standards, health and safety as well as modern slavery risk. Once at the recycling centre, the items are sorted and broken down.  They are shredded by a machine, however hazardous parts such as batteries are usually picked out by hand.  After the items are shredded, the bits are sorted by type.

With the hazardous substances taken out, it is a lot easier to sort the rest of the pieces.  They are sorted into plastics, ferrous and non-ferrous metals.  Ferrous metals are those which contain iron, and these can readily be piled from non-ferrous metals as they are not magnetic.  The remaining substances are sorted by an air flow system. The substances which were sorted will subsequently be sent to be recycled.  Plastics and metals can be melted down and reused.  Ferrous metals are generally used for vehicles, and they will often be reused in that way

How do I recycle my WEEE?

if you’ve bulky, difficult to move WEEE things like white goods, vacuum cleaners etc. we can help.  We operate with all the north London waste ability to supply free kerbside collection. As long as the things are tough to handle or bulky, we can collect them.  You need to be able to get the things beyond the home so that we can accumulate them without access to your house needing to become granted. If you have any items that you can easily carry then you will have to take them into your regional household waste recycling centre yourself.

This includes little household appliances such as coffee machines, irons, toasters and hair dryers.  In case you have any queries about the things which we’ll accumulate, then you are able to examine the manual on this page.

Our guy and van Service Newcastle

Alternatively, even if you are not found in any of the seven regions then the best alternative would be to reserve our man and van support.  We offer same day collections and we do all the hard work for you.  Our drivers will come to you during the allocated time slot and will eliminate any bulky WEEE items.  They are happy to remove your rubbish from both indoors or outdoors from any safe and reasonable site.  You don’t have to be worried about having to carry any heavy and bulky things down the stairs if you live in a flat.  With Waste company, you won’t have to lift a finger and you can guarantee that your WEEE items will be recycled as they can be. We pride ourselves on diverting more than 95% of this waste that we gather from landfills.  In case you have any queries relating to this ceremony, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.  Our friendly team is here to answer any queries you might have about your waste or our solutions.

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