WEEE Waste Recycling Wallasey
It is important to dispose of electrical items correctly, as they contain a host of harmful ingredients that can leak into the soil and contaminate the drinking water. It will be a breeze to deal with your WEEE waste recycling needs when using Wallasey Waste company. We can be reached at 0151 321 1710. We understand that separating your waste streams is an economical idea and will help you save tons of money in landfill taxes as mixed waste often ends up in landfills. To learn more about how our services make your life easier, contact us today.
You will receive a waste transfer note and a waste audit from us. Your duty of care pledge is always at the forefront of our minds! With our certified management system for weee waste, we will help you abide by the guidelines established for weee waste management.
What is the Process of WEEE Recycling?
While it is currently prohibited in many countries to dispose of these goods in landfills, it is nevertheless practiced in others. For example, in Hong Kong, it is believed that 10 to 20% of computers wind dumped in landfills. Burning electronic waste releases toxins into the air and into the water, like lead, cadmium, and mercury. Weee wastes are hazardous to both wildlife and human health, since these chemicals can accumulate in the food chain. In addition to PVC polymers and flame retardants, many gadgets use brominated flame retardants, which emit toxic dioxins and furans when burned.
In an increasingly technology-driven society, effective recycling of electronic waste (e-waste) is a need due to the significant harm that toxic components such as heavy metals may cause to human health and the environment. Many people are increasingly recycling electronic equipment as the public becomes more aware of the harmful consequences of improper disposal. So, how is WEEE recycled? Below are the steps involved in WEE recycling:
Sorting and separation
We physically separate batteries, UPS battery systems, toner cartridges, and fluorescent lights, and we hand-remove components that shouldn’t be crushed or shredded.
Removal of further materials
After the sorting, the waste is shredded so that further materials that can not be recycled are further sorted and removed. Or items that need to be recycled separately. Usually these little bits are metals and can be removed with the help of a magnetic remover. Non-metallic materials such as glass and plastic are also removed from other metals such as aluminum, copper, and brass. Other materials such as plastics and glass are removed with the aid of water. Glass containing lead might be delivered to lead smelters to be used in new products including batteries, CRTs, and x-ray shields.
Following separation of the basic materials, these commodities can be sold to recyclers and manufacturers for reuse in the production of new electronic devices and other products. After the circuit boards are crushed and melted, the metals on the circuit boards can be sold as raw commodities. You can make biofuel from smashed wood used in television cabinet models of the past.
There are a slew of options for repurposing your electronics before they have to be recycled. When you’re thinking about getting rid of your devices, keep many of these and other possibilities in mind.